Endgame Directors Reveal How Chris Hemsworth Reacted To Fat Thor

  • Published on May 9, 2019
  • Thor's new look in Avengers: Endgame has been a hot topic amongst Marvel fans since the moment the film dropped in theaters. People have been bickering back and forth over whether the god of thunder gaining a noticeable amount of weight, letting his hair grow long and his beard get scraggly, and settling into a routine of beer, chips, and video games was a cheap attempt at laughs or an accurate depiction of the effects trauma and grief can have on a person. Amongst all this chatter, one person who has remained pretty quiet about "fat Thor" in Endgame is Thor himself, famously fit actor Chris Hemsworth.
    Thanks to Endgame directors Joe and Anthony Russo, we know how Hemsworth reacted to the news that his hammer-swinging hero character would sport a different physique in the film.
    Speaking in a recent interview with Sirius XM, the Russos shared that Hemsworth was totally on board for chubby Thor and was ready to take the character in a new direction. As Joe Russo put it,
    "Hemsworth is up for anything. He likes to take risks."
    "That's a nice way of putting it."
    Anthony chimed in from there, explaining that he and Joe gave Hemsworth a call to discuss where Thor's personal journey would go in Endgame and how his character arc would wrap up. The initial conversation took place quite a while before Endgame and its predecessor Infinity War, which were shot back-to-back, began filming, meaning the Russos and Hemsworth knew well in advance what Thor would look, feel, and act like in the epic ensemble movie. Anthony Russo said,
    "Before the script was ready, when we called him to pitch the character arc, he was either still finishing or had just finished Ragnarok. But he was so energized by the work he had done with Taika [Waititi] in that movie in terms of coming up with a comedic and irreverent Thor."
    Anthony's brother Joe finished the thought, saying,
    "And we were like, 'Wait until you hear what we've got for you.'"
    Hemsworth couldn't open up much about what happened with Thor in Endgame or offer explicit details about the hero's transformation until the movie premiered in theaters in late April, but he did offer a tiny tease to USA Today ahead of the pic's debut. The Aussie actor told the outlet that he and the Russos had multiple, in-depth talks regarding Thor's change from the god of thunder with lightning coursing through his veins to a self-conscious guy that his fellow Avengers tease has Cheez Whiz flowing through him instead. Of course, Hemsworth had to keep mum about the specifics at that time, though he did explain that he, quote, "wanted to do something different" and push Thor to his limits in Endgame. He told USA Today,
    "[The Russos] were on board and we sat for many hours and days and discussed kind of how far we could push it and what we could do different."
    "Fat Thor" certainly is different to any other iteration of the hero fans have seen in the Marvel Cinematic Universe before. It was a bold move on the part of Hemsworth and the Russo brothers, and definitely caused a rift in the Marvel fandom, but it's evident that there was no ill intent behind the decision. Rather, it sounds like the Endgame team wanted to depict Thor in a brand-new light while making a point about how everyone handles feelings of grief and guilt in their own ways and how there isn't just one right way to be a hero.
    One of the most prominent takeaways from "fat Thor" in the film is that he never underwent a fat-to-fit transformation in order to boost his confidence or to prove to himself and others that he is worthy of being a superhero. Instead, Thor was able to summon his hammer Mjolnir and fight the brutal battle against Thanos at the end of Endgame, while keeping on the extra pounds he gained over the five years post-Snap. He may not look the way he used to, but he's just as powerful, and that's an important message to send to audiences.
    Like Avengers: Endgame screenwriter Christopher Markus once explained,
    "We leave him in that state at the end of the movie. Even though he's emotionally resolved. We fix his problem, and it's not his weight… And I think he is the ideal Thor at the end of the movie, and he's carrying some weight."
    And as Anthony Russo stated in a recent interview,
    "We find 'fat Thor' as inspiring as any version of Thor because he's so relatable. It's a very human version of the character."
    Thor appears positioned to make a return in the MCU with Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3, given where he wound up at the end of Endgame. The Russos did note in their Sirius XM interview that it's ultimately up to director James Gunn whether Thor plays a part in the upcoming film, but if he does, it seems his big belly and bushy beard might be coming back, too.
    Watch the video to see the Endgame directors reveal how Chris Hemsworth reacted to Fat Thor!
    #FatThor #Thor #AvengersEndgame
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Comments • 9 481

  • Schwatvogel
    Schwatvogel 5 hours ago +1

    In awe at the size of this lad. Absolute unit.

  • DragonRaider5
    DragonRaider5 5 hours ago +1

    I want fit thor back... In the end I liked the look way more.
    To me superheroes - and their looks - should be super and not normal or realistic.
    I think it was a nice way to go to make the effects on him so drastic, but now that he's back to normal he can be ripped again.
    If I want to see these kinds of physiques I can simply spend a day at any not olympic place where one can swim at xD

  • Evil Ryu
    Evil Ryu 5 hours ago

    "He may not look the way he used to, but he's just as powerful, and that's an important message to send to audiences."
    "We fix his problem, and it's not his weight."

    More like an unhealthy, fat acceptance pandering message. Being overweight _is_ a problem and factually decreases physical performance. But yeah, keep telling kids that it's ok to let themselves go.
    Only in America.

  • Lord Wicked
    Lord Wicked 6 hours ago

    I didn't like fat Thor it was amusing but was just the wrong time to be pulling that joke being endgame & all

  • Matt/ MCofTheDead
    Matt/ MCofTheDead 8 hours ago

    I like “fat Thor” now. I realized that at the end of Endgame he looked like the most powerful Viking warrior ever. After all Thor is from Norse mythology

  • Red Fortnite Kid
    Red Fortnite Kid 17 hours ago

    they said thor will forever be fat!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Bacon jesus
    Bacon jesus 19 hours ago

    Whyyy!?!?!?! Why ?!?!?!?!?!?

  • Reed More Books
    Reed More Books Day ago

    *Endgame directors reveal how noobmaster69 completely changes the plot of endgame*

  • Spider Slayer
    Spider Slayer Day ago

    I was like WHAT HAPPENED TO THOR in the theater

  • Justin Ramos
    Justin Ramos Day ago

    I like the new chunky Thor ! He gives me a sense that this is a Thor that has a more realistic situation and results and it's shows a more realistic body instead of a unreal body

  • deceptitron
    deceptitron Day ago


  • Jason Maranto
    Jason Maranto Day ago

    Avengers Endgame has made Thor a viable Halloween costume for thousands of middle aged men across the country.

  • Royal Grindi
    Royal Grindi Day ago

    He went from "Bring me Thanos"
    to "Bring me Nachos"

  • Blackwing02
    Blackwing02 Day ago

    The Big Thorbowski ;D

  • Mazindd
    Mazindd Day ago

    Chris hemsworth really become fat??

  • T Seanzy
    T Seanzy Day ago

    Reminds me of Key & Peele - Retired Military Specialists

  • Gary Mah
    Gary Mah 2 days ago

    Santa Claus of the year 2019 goes to Thor 🎅 who looks like a melted ais cream 😂

  • Seif Farag
    Seif Farag 2 days ago

    Who else hated fat Thor and sad Thor

    • psionicinversion
      psionicinversion 2 days ago

      i thought he was hilarious. only Thor could have pulled it off really because of how light hearted he is. he loves his food and alcohol so theres only one outcome of staying in your house for 5 years drinking and eating and that is getting fat. i think alot of the fat acceptance movement hated it because it hits home that is what they have done to themselves.

  • Brian Roehrich
    Brian Roehrich 3 days ago

    He is so much weaker while fat

  • Boots AreC00L
    Boots AreC00L 3 days ago

    He does remind me of Odin now

  • DisneyGirl 4life
    DisneyGirl 4life 3 days ago +1

    I liked his new look. It’s hilarious and does send a great message that even though he was highly overweight and depressed he was still brave and lovable and most of still a hero.

  • Equinox
    Equinox 3 days ago +2

    "You look a like melted ice-cream cone"

  • curly headed
    curly headed 3 days ago +2

    Looper next video:Why ant-man's taco tradegy is important to doctor strange's plan.

  • Xeno Vegito
    Xeno Vegito 3 days ago +1

    Thor doesn't do hold my beer people

  • Error Error
    Error Error 3 days ago

    At least I can cosplay Thor now

  • strangefruit42
    strangefruit42 3 days ago

    Remember that video when Jack Black parodied Chris' workout? That's how we took it. IT WAS THE OTHER WAY ROUND! Hemsworth was doing the Jables workout to get into this unique shape! Hells to the yells, motherfather!

  • pokethunder
    pokethunder 3 days ago

    Still worthy a hero is made for hes noble deeds not is muscles i do love fat thor

  • NoTown Izoe
    NoTown Izoe 3 days ago

    So is thor gonna stay like that ?? Damn they really fucked up the avengers with endgame . first there was fat thor , then there was half hulk half Bruce banner , then there was iron mans death . I'm glad I didnt pay to watch that movie . No thx . I'll just stick to the comics 👍

  • Thomas Stuart
    Thomas Stuart 3 days ago +2

    "Important message" indeed, kids. Remember, eat like crap and don't exercise and you'll be just as powerful. Real superheros have diabetes.

  • BrodashMx
    BrodashMx 3 days ago

    Fluffy Thor LUL

  • AspieJoeyJay Hill
    AspieJoeyJay Hill 3 days ago

    So legit

  • Amara Winchester
    Amara Winchester 4 days ago

    Thor’s character turned into a completely different person. This didn’t even feel like Thor. It was funny but very sad and pathetic. I disliked what they didn’t with him, turned him into a loser!

  • DeathStalker
    DeathStalker 4 days ago

    Thor is now more "realistic" than ever before to the Norse mythology. He also looks like he came straight out of God of War

  • Ari Gol Gol
    Ari Gol Gol 4 days ago +1

    Are you already saw avengersendgame

  • Tia 2
    Tia 2 4 days ago

    Fat Thor could still get it. 😘

  • F U
    F U 4 days ago

    It's just another feminist attack on strong men

    • AKS
      AKS Day ago

      Should be obvious, but seems you are the only one who got that.

  • Zamani Zamani
    Zamani Zamani 4 days ago

    Finally looked like the norse god he is

  • Showstoppa 007
    Showstoppa 007 4 days ago +1

    Wait so is he fat in real life?

  • Mist The Sabertooth
    Mist The Sabertooth 4 days ago


  • Marius1 DK
    Marius1 DK 4 days ago

    Not gona Lie it fits a Nordic god more

    JUMOWA 4 days ago

    I thought Im seeing myself. Love fat thor

  • RoboToaster
    RoboToaster 4 days ago

    Not a big fan of fat thor tbh. the beard was good though.

  • Skills And etc
    Skills And etc 4 days ago +3

    2011: I want to have six pack like thor
    2019: its perfect

  • Jungkookie !
    Jungkookie ! 4 days ago

    When me and my sister first saw thor fat and chubby we just started laughing lol, he was still handsome though

  • Meyra
    Meyra 4 days ago

    His transformation was absolutely hilarious, mom and I cried laughing in the theater - minutes past the reveal scene. I just couldn't get past Rocket's "you look like melted ice cream" comment.

  • Evangelos
    Evangelos 4 days ago

    I hated fat Thor. They have shown other characters go through pain with out anything like a fat suite so dumb.

  • potato savage
    potato savage 4 days ago

    I like chubby Thor *don't judge *=/

  • Pepsi Man
    Pepsi Man 4 days ago

    Umm he’s not fat...he’s just thicc

  • Shxdow _
    Shxdow _ 4 days ago

    The greatest sacrifice was Thors abs

  • Vengeful Gaming
    Vengeful Gaming 4 days ago

    I guess you could call him the

  • DeadShot
    DeadShot 5 days ago

    an Accurate Viking to me!

  • Freddie Mercury
    Freddie Mercury 5 days ago

    Preperations for endgame: all about food

  • Ld Potter lady
    Ld Potter lady 5 days ago

    Welcome to episode 3 of why was this in my reccommendend

  • sessiz zenci
    sessiz zenci 5 days ago +1

    holly shit did thor cosplay as me?!?
    fuck I didn't even dream about it !!

  • Jack
    Jack 5 days ago

    are we supposed to relate to thor, a character that's literally not human?

  • Valxiya’s Old Channel

    Hey, losing Cate Blanchett is tough.

  • Valxiya’s Old Channel

    I honestly feel like I'd go the Ronin route, but that's just me.

  • HellGuard H.G
    HellGuard H.G 5 days ago

    Thor- Are you mocking me?
    Star lord- "Hes trying to copy me"
    Thor- Of course

  • Hey it’s me your girl RC

    Actually it’s thicc Thor

  • UAHA ToxicBoi
    UAHA ToxicBoi 5 days ago

    Gods can’t be fat


    Jesus Christ this video just repeats itself over and over

  • Chris Marklowitz
    Chris Marklowitz 5 days ago

    Thor let himself go following the trauma he sustained. But even though he did drink so much and tried to run and escape he was still worthy. Which resonated with me. I'm recovering from trauma and I like to think that even though Ive let myself go there's hope And it doesn't make me worse of a person and that's such an amazing message to send to fans who idolize Thor as this superhero

  • Bice Portinari
    Bice Portinari 5 days ago

    FAT THOR ☹️🤨😐😶

  • Johannes Hockerup
    Johannes Hockerup 5 days ago

    Did Hemsworth get his own belly, or is it CGI the entire movie??

  • Bruder Schwester
    Bruder Schwester 5 days ago +58

    2018: I want a body like thor
    2019: I have done it

  • D Hufflepuff
    D Hufflepuff 5 days ago

    It's thicc Thor not fat Thor.

  • Clayton Clarke
    Clayton Clarke 5 days ago

    Fat thor was the best, more accurate with the comics

  • Shazia Azam
    Shazia Azam 6 days ago

    thor still has his super strength and worthy ness

  • Anne
    Anne 6 days ago

    He's still hot

  • Bazil Faulty Jnr.
    Bazil Faulty Jnr. 6 days ago

    Herr is a question for Looper . How did Rocket fit that Prosthetic Eye Thor has up his Arse? He must have some arsehole on him.

  • Chaotic Simon
    Chaotic Simon 6 days ago

    Thicc Thor
    Thicc Thor

  • xLight Shadow
    xLight Shadow 6 days ago +1

    Thanos: „You should have gone for the balls“

  • Blaze Newton
    Blaze Newton 6 days ago

    it did not even tell use how he got fat

  • Harrison Fok
    Harrison Fok 6 days ago +2

    Thor: I got fat
    Loki: I’m gonna take a break from you
    *never made his appearance in endgame

  • ZYBA
    ZYBA 6 days ago

    Is he really fat??

  • Madefuji
    Madefuji 6 days ago

    For every fan of Big Lebowski, it was a greatest crossover in history, to put all-mighty god of thunder in pants or... in sweatshirt or robe, he mabye missing the glass of white russian... Never Mind. We were just loughing our ass out of it! Simply, Thor became THE DUDE, Though he did some great things later, and before, and in preasent and... Whatever.

  • Michelle Huff
    Michelle Huff 6 days ago

    I loved Fat Thor!!

  • MrBeast Fan
    MrBeast Fan 6 days ago

    My Dad Thinks They Used SGI :/

  • amy williams
    amy williams 6 days ago

    people who unstanned thor after endgame are the weakest.

  • Amir Gouda
    Amir Gouda 6 days ago

    The most inspiring? He is a god can not be compared to a human

  • Homero Negaraku
    Homero Negaraku 6 days ago +1

    Me : Superheroes can't get fat!
    Thor : Hold my beer.... Belly...

  • geekista
    geekista 6 days ago

    He lost everything, literally everything. Of course he's depressed ! It makes sense !

  • Jonathan Graham
    Jonathan Graham 6 days ago +2

    If you know anything about Vikings they where never clean cut, this is more accurate for a viking.

  • Nivetha T
    Nivetha T 6 days ago +1

    Wow 10M views

  • Shashikant Yadav
    Shashikant Yadav 6 days ago

    A very cute moment Chris

  • abhijit das
    abhijit das 6 days ago +1

    Me before seeing endgame: Thor is so fit
    Me after seeing endgame :Omg Thor is fat

  • Jean-Eider Pierre-Louis

    Fat Thor > fit Thor. Nuff said.

  • Mr Llama
    Mr Llama 6 days ago +2

    This was so disappointing He was much better and cooler before

    WILLY Z 6 days ago

    Thor: You Know What's Corsing Through My Veins Right Now?
    Sonic: Onion Rings?
    Thor: Wrong.
    War Machine: Cheez Whiz.
    Thor: A Bit.
    Iron Man: Lightning?
    Thor: Slightly.
    Ninja: Fortnite?
    Thor: Almost.
    Me: Endgame Memes?

  • Popular-llama-117
    Popular-llama-117 6 days ago

    It works
    He looks like a tank now kinda

  • ThunderousXshot Gaming
    ThunderousXshot Gaming 6 days ago +2

    Fun fact : He is not even as close to as powerful , battle prime Thor didn’t happen yet , but in GoTG 3 he will eat asgardian apples and get skinny , he will also have to fight beta Rey bill. Maybe even the champion.

  • R B
    R B 6 days ago +1

    Next video..... writers reveal why the avengers hate brie Larsen.... and want Emily Blunt to be casted from now on or none will come back!!!

  • Anon Anon
    Anon Anon 6 days ago +1

    Chubby Thor is peak Thor.

  • AL The Alien
    AL The Alien 6 days ago

    Chubby thor was adorable and sad ;-;

  • moon thetic
    moon thetic 6 days ago

    u are like a melted ice cream
    - rocket

  • Hanibal King
    Hanibal King 7 days ago

    This version reminds me of old man Thor from the comics

  • Sim with a Whim
    Sim with a Whim 7 days ago +1

    The scene where he was threatening to go down to NoobMaster's home if he wouldn't quit it was Funny AF,

  • Puppy Gaming
    Puppy Gaming 7 days ago

    Did u know that Thor is actually a fat ,alcoholic,red haired guy that every one is afraid of ( in real Norse mythology)

    OLIVE DOGG 7 days ago

    Lebowski thor

  • Bronze Cube
    Bronze Cube 7 days ago +1

    Um no he's not just as powerful he is weak he got beat up so easily even black panther could have killed him. He got so weak in endgame(thor)