Chris Hemsworth is no longer obligated to play Thor as his contract with Marvel Studios has ended, but in an interview with IGN, Chris Hemsworth speaks of his interest to continue playing Thor:
“I’ve just, literally two days ago, finished Avengers 4 and that’s my contract — my preexisting contract is done now, so it’s kind of like, ‘wow, that’s it,’. 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.
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.
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.”
Not only does he still want to play Thor he would love to take advantage of one of the new properties Disney has recently purchased from Fox. In an interview with Screen Rant, Chris Hemsworth expressed his excitement to do an X-Men Crossover, more specifically with Wolverine. Though Wolverine is currently dead there are many possibilities for bringing him back. Something like an Infinity War that could possibly change the entire universe as we know it, would do. Wink, wink, hint hint.
“We can bring him back to life… Now that you’ve informed me that it’s a possibility I’m going to get on the phone and try to coax him over or convince him and see if he has one more in him.”
Chris will have to get in line though. Ryan Reynolds on many occasions has tried to get Hugh Jackman to bare the claws again for another movie to no avail. Many believe that the new prospect of crossing over with the Avengers might entice him. In an interview with Collider, this is what Jackman had to say:
“It’s interesting because for the whole 17 years I kept thinking that would be so great, like I would love to see, particularly, Iron Man and the Hulk and Wolverine together. And every time I saw an Avengers movie I could just see Wolverine in the middle of all of them like punching them all on the head. But it was like, “Oh well, that’s not gonna happen,” and it was interesting just when I first saw that headline — it was just the possibility of it and who knows what’s gonna happen, obviously — I was like, “Hang on!” But I think, unfortunately, the ship has sailed for me, but for someone else, I would like to see Wolverine in there.”
So it is very unlikely we will ever see Hugh Jackman as Wolverine again. Maybe we can throw a Thor/ Deadpool/ Wolvie Three Amigosesque movie idea at him. Hugh Jackman will always be recognized as the true Wolverine, but we may have to come to terms with someone else playing the role. I for one am not ready to throw in the towel.