With the Marvel Cinematic Universe approaching the new Avengers movies, there has been a lot of talk about which stars are going to step down from playing their comic book characters, with a number of the popular actors seeing their Marvel contracts coming to an end. One of the names being mentioned, as ending their role in the Marvel Cinematic Universe after Avengers: Infinity War, is Australian actor Chris Hemsworth.
Chris Hemsworth plays the role of Thor in the Marvel movies and he is preparing for his latest solo outing in the new film Thor: Ragnarok, before then going on to appear in Avengers: Infinity War. However, Chris has been talking about just how physically demanding it is to play Thor, which has led to some people to suggest that he could be about ready to walk away from the character.
Hemsworth said, 'What you notice as time passes is that your joints and other bits take a beating. You start to go, 'Ah, that never used to hurt when I lifted that! The muscle memory is a huge plus. I remember the first time around I had to work out and eat so much. Now it's much easier to shift gears. You know your routine, what works, what's excessive."
He added, "I was eating excessive amounts of meat when I first did this, to be honest. Luckily I don't need as much to achieve the same results now. But I'm still conscious of the amount of animal protein I'm consuming. These days I try and get more proteins from legumes, grains and vegetables."
Thor: Ragnarok is set to hit the big screen on October 24 in the UK and on November 3 in the US.