The Russo Bros. Open Up About Thor's Story Arc in AVENGERS: ENDGAME
The following article talks about big plot points in Avengers: Endgame. Continue at your own peril.
Now onto the good stuff. Endgame saw a lot of character growth for so many characters, but one that stood out to me was Thor.
Endgame really concludes his character arc from Thor: Ragnarok, and we see him go through some serious crap. Of course, we saw a huge shift for Thor in Avengers: Infinity War after he loses his brother Loki, Heimdall, many of his people, and then fails to stop Thanos.
This understandably leads him to blame himself and we eventually see him become very depressed and fat. How did we get here from where we saw him in Ragnarok, though? Chris Hemsworth has said he loved the version of the God of Thunder that he created in that film alongside director Taika Waititi.
Well, it turns out that it all started when Anthony and Joe Russo ran into Waititi on their way to the bathroom. This gave them the chance to talk about the way things were going on Ragnarok and where Thor was going. The brothers then explained to THR that they used this discussion to inform some of their choices for the last two Avengers films. Joe said:
As was already mentioned, Hemsworth became proud of Thor’s new direction which is why the brothers were asked how he felt about these changes. Anthony responded:
I personally love Thor’s character arc from Infinity War and Endgame. It’s beautiful, and I’m interested to see how it will lend itself to Thor’s future as it seems he has joined up with the Guardians of the Galaxy.
Did you love Thor’s story as much as I did?