Chris Hemsworth reflects on Thor 4: "It just became too silly"

Chris Hemsworth in Thor: Love and Thunder
(Image credit: Marvel Studios)

Chris Hemsworth has shared his thoughts on Thor: Love and Thunder – a movie largely panned by fans upon release last year due to its quirky tone, ropey CGI, and loose plotting.

"I think we just had too much fun. It just became too silly," Hemsworth told GQ. "It’s always hard being in the centre of it and having any real perspective… I love the process, it’s always a ride. But you just don’t know how people are going to respond."

Love and Thunder may have grossed $760 million at the box office but debuted to mixed reviews – with the Thor-quel plummeting to the third-lowest Rotten Tomatoes score (63%) in the MCU.

But that doesn’t mean it’s the end for Hemsworth’s stint at the God of Thunder. Far from it. But if the actor picks up Stormbreaker and goes adventuring with Love again, it’s going to need to be another change of pace.

"If I was going to do something again it would have to be tonally different," Hemsworth said. "And we’d have to do something very drastic to keep people on their toes. Otherwise it’s just the fatigue of those characters and those films, where people are like, ‘I’ve seen it.’"

Next up in the MCU is Secret Invasion, which debuts on Disney Plus on June 21. Loki season 2 then arrives on October 9, followed by Captain Marvel sequel The Marvels on November 10. All episodes of Echo will then drop on November 29 to round out the year.

For more on all things Marvel, check out our complete guide to upcoming Marvel movies and shows.

Bradley Russell

I'm the Senior Entertainment Writer here at GamesRadar+, focusing on news, features, and interviews with some of the biggest names in film and TV. On-site, you'll find me marveling at Marvel and providing analysis and room temperature takes on the newest films, Star Wars and, of course, anime. Outside of GR, I love getting lost in a good 100-hour JRPG, Warzone, and kicking back on the (virtual) field with Football Manager. My work has also been featured in OPM, FourFourTwo, and Game Revolution.