Enough with the Superhero Hate! Chris Hemsworth Defends Marvel and Shares What's Wrong with Thor

Enough with the Superhero Hate! Chris Hemsworth Defends Marvel and Shares What's Wrong with Thor
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The Thor actor was hurt by Scorsese and Coppola's comments about Marvel movies.


  • Superhero movies get a lot of hate from some top filmmakers.
  • Chris Hemsworth says that movies can be bad and good, regardless of their genre.
  • The actor admits there are flaws in his iconic Marvel character.

Although superhero movies have a huge fan base and make staggering amounts of money around the world, they are often looked down upon by high-profile filmmakers.

Earlier this year, Thimothée Chalamet revealed that Leonardo DiCaprio, who hasn't appeared in a single superhero movie himself, told him to avoid the genre if he wanted to be taken seriously by serious filmmakers.

The latter would be Martin Scorsese, who has cast DiCaprio in a number of his films and has publicly disparaged superhero movies on numerous occasions, and Francis Ford Coppola, who has often echoed Scorsese's sentiments in his own comments. But as authoritative and beloved as these filmmakers are, their opinions shouldn't be considered supreme, according to Chris Hemsworth, who is a huge fan of their work.

The Thor Actor on Marvel's Defense

'It felt harsh, and it bothers me, especially from heroes,' Chris Hemsworth said of Scorsese and Coppola's critique. 'Those guys had films that didn't work too – we all have. When they talked about what was wrong with superheroes, I thought, cool, tell that to the billions who watch them. Were they all wrong?'

Specifically, the MCU star doesn't think superhero movies have bastardized the industry. According to Hemsworth, the change in people's movie consumption habits, even if for the worse, happened due to the advent of smartphones and social media, which create echo chambers around their users. And of course, the actor agrees that Marvel movies have their flaws, but they deserve credit for actually drawing people into theaters.

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Thor's Shortcomings

When it comes to his Marvel character, the mighty Asgardian prince who binds lightning to his will and has an uncomfortably close/intimate relationship with his weapons, there's one thing that bothers Chris Hemsworth the most.

His character is rather monotonous and one-dimensional, which is why the actor quickly gets bored playing him – especially when he sees how exciting the other characters are.

'Sometimes I felt like a security guard for the team,' Hemsworth said. 'I would read everyone else's lines, and go, "Oh, they got way cooler stuff. They're having more fun. What's my character doing?" It was always about, "You've got the wig on. You've got the muscles. You've got the costume. Where's the lighting?" Yeah, I'm part of this big thing, but I'm probably pretty replaceable.'

At this point, it's unlikely that anyone else could play Thor. But Hemsworth is right that the character himself doesn't bring much to the table in terms of personality and personal qualities to the Avengers team. And when it comes to his powers, there could be other superheroes with abilities as impressive as Thor's. Hopefully, this won't happen anytime soon and we'll see more of Chris Hemsworth's electrifying character in future Marvel movies.

Source: The Times of London.