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Avengers: Infinity War will feature 70+ Marvel characters, says Chris Hemsworth

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Jan 16, 2018

We knew that Avengers: Infinity War (out May 4) would be massive, bringing together 10 years worth of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, but did we know just how massive? According to Chris Hemsworth (Thor), this project is much bigger than any of us could ever have imagined as it will feature over 70 Marvel characters. It's not just a friend from work this time, but the entire Marvel Universe! 

“This is one of the biggest things in film history and to be a part of it was just incredible," he said in a recent interview with the Toronto Sun (Postmedia Network). "I think what these characters are about to face — with Thanos — there’s been nothing quite like it. There are 76 cast members or something like that. I think what people are going to be excited about is what I was excited about and that’s Thor meeting the Guardians and Iron Man meeting Doctor Strange.”

And it's not just the appearance of all these heroes that make Infinity War an exceptional film, but also the way they'll react when thrown into the same conflict. “The interactions between all of these characters and the different sorts of chemistry and the relationships that are formed is something that people are going to be pretty blown away by," added Hemsworth who recently voiced his hopes for more Thor in the MCU.

Nevertheless, he told USA Today that he's finished with the character, at least for now. "Contractually, right now — yeah, this is it. I’m done. I won’t be playing the character again," said Hemsworth. "It’s sort of a scary thought. This really seemed like this never-ending thing. And now it’s potentially finishing."

If there's a Thor 4 in the cards, Hemsworth added, it'll be sometime in the future after the next two Avengers movies. He discussed the possibility with Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige, saying, "[Kevin] said, 'Look, we just have to concentrate on [Avengers] now,' " he said. "So who knows? There are 76 cast members in these two Avengers films. They will be the biggest films of all time, far bigger than my character. It’s a conversation for further down the road, if it was going to happen."

Even after seeing this huge production firsthand, the actor was still blown away at the scope of both Infinity War and its follow-up, the untitled Avengers 4. After finishing his scenes he said he turned to the Russo Brothers and said, "I don’t know how you guys have gotten this far and I don’t know how you’re going to hold it together and complete this thing, but my hat’s off to you."