Chris Hemsworth thought he was ‘written off’ by MCU when he realized that Thor would not be part of ‘Captain America: Civil War’

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Chris Hemsworth in “Thor: Ragnarok”. Disney / Marvel

  • Chris Hemsworth was concerned that he was “written off” by the Marvel Cinematic Universe.

  • The actor said he was concerned when he realized that Thor was not in “Captain America: Civil War”.

  • “They said, ‘You do your own thing,'” the actor recalled in a new Marvel book behind the scenes.

Chris Hemsworth was worried he was “written out” by the Marvel Cinematic Universe when he found out that Thor would not be part of 2016’s “Captain America: Civil War”.

“I remember I was on the ‘Age of Ultron’ press tour and everyone was talking about Civil War,” Hemsworth said in a new behind-the-scenes book called “The Story of Marvel Studios: The Making of the Marvel Cinematic Universe” by Tara Bennett and Paul Terry.

The actor continued: “I thought, ‘What is’ civil war ‘?’ I asked, ‘Are you doing a side project or something?’ They say, ‘Oh no, Captain America, you know? The next one is’ Civil War.’ I say, ‘Wait … Iron Man is in it?’ And it’s like, ‘Yeah, but there’s not just Iron Man. There’s vision. There’s Spider-Man …’ “

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Hemsworth said the news made him wonder, “What the hell am I doing?”

“They said, ‘You do your own thing,'” the actor recalled. “I thought, ‘This is it. I’m being written out.'”

Hemsworth and Mark Ruffalo (Bruce Banner / Hulk) were both noticeably absent in the third “Captain America” ​​movie.

The film directly followed the events of “Avengers: Age of Ultron” and pitted Tony Stark / Iron Man (Robert Downey Jr.) and Steve Rogers / Captain America (Chris Evans) against each other because of their opposing views.

“Civil War” featured an ensemble of characters that stood on Team Iron Man and Team Cap, including MCU newcomer Peter Parker / Spider-Man (Tom Holland).

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From left: Chadwick Boseman, Robert Downey Jr., Scarlett Johansson, Paul Bettany, Tom Holland and Don Cheadle in “Captain America: Civil War”. Disney / Marvel

An explanation for Thor’s “Civil War” absence came in the form of a short film written and directed by Taika Waititi, entitled “Team Thor.”

The short mockumentary was first unveiled at the 2016 San Diego Comic-Con and later released as a bonus feature in the home release of “Civil War.”

In the video, Thor revealed that he was on break and living with an average Joe housemate named Darryl Jacobson (Daley Pearson) during “Civil War.” The god of thunder was seen catching up with Bruce, who was also missing in action in “Civil War”.

“Team Thor” ended up providing a smooth transition between “Civil War” and Waititis’ “Thor: Ragnarok,” which hit theaters in 2017 and reunited Thor and Hulk. The two characters also returned to fight alongside the Avengers in “Avengers: Infinity War” and “Avengers: Endgame.”

Hemsworth will repeat his role as Thor for a fourth independent film called ‘Thor: Love and Thunder’, which will be released on July 8, 2022.

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