Thor escaped his Shakespearan trappings with Taika Waititi's Thor: Ragnarok and finally cut looose, letting his hair down. Although, to be fair, he gets his long locks shortented in the movie, so maybe that wasn't the best analogy. No longer the spoiled and petulant Norse god we saw in the first movie, he's a selfless team player, a newly-forged king with one remaining eyeball who, last we saw him, was face-to-face with Thanos's spaceship.
Recently speaking with IGN, Chris Hemsworth voiced his pleasure at the way the character's been handled over the last few movies, particularly Ragnarok and the next two Avengers films, which fulfill his current contractual obligation to Marvel.
"Two or three films ago I was like, 'okay, a couple more.' I was enjoying it but I was like... I felt a little restricted," he said. "And after this last experience with Taika, and actually these last two Avengers, I feel like we’ve reinvented the character a number of times -- even in these next two, he evolves again, and you don’t get that opportunity often in a franchise. So I definitely feel a renewed sense of excitement and enthusiasm, and more so than ever, I think."
And while he hasn't entered into talks to reprise the Asgardian ruler beyond Avengers: Infinity War and Avengers 4, Hemsworth is still down to play him after both have been released in the theaters. "If I had the opportunity to do it again, I think I’d love to," he continued. "I also think there’s an appetite for it now, or there’s a far greater range of possibilities of where he can go now, what he can do, just because we’ve kind of broken the mold a bit."
Now, if we could just get Waititi to commit to starring in a Korg trilogy, we'd really be set!