Ever since Taika Waititi took the reins of the Thor franchise, the character has been reinvented, less of the dark tone from the earlier movies and a lot more humor.
When the first two solo Thor films were released, they felt dull, dark and were hardly memorable. Then came the Taika Waititi-directed Thor Ragnarok with its witty jokes, sharp colors and fun energy to the positive reception of critics and fans.
However, the most recent release, Thor: Love and Thunder rubbed off on fans and critics the wrong way. It felt like a joke and gave off the impression that nobody involved in the film particularly cared about the movie they were making.
Chris Hemsworth, who has played Thor in all of the character’s appearances in the Marvel Cinematic Universe has admitted that the character’s MCU return should have a drastically different tone than what audiences have seen recently.
“You look at Thor 1 and 2, they were quite similar. Ragnarok and Love and Thunder are similar. I think it’s about reinventing it. I’ve had such a unique opportunity with Infinity War and Endgame to do very drastic things with the character. I enjoy that, I like keeping people on their toes. It keeps me on my toes. It keeps me invested. I’ve said this before but when it becomes too familiar, I think there’s a risk in getting lazy then because I know what I’m doing. I don’t know if I’m even invited back, but if I was, I think it would have to be a drastically different version in tone, everything, just for my own sanity… [laughs] Thor lost his mind that last one. He’s got to figure it out now.“