During the world premiere of Thor: Love and Thunder at El Capitan Theatre in Los Angeles. Speaking to Variety, Hemsworth told “It was 10 years in the making that scene — kind of a dream of mine” he said, “The first time I played Thor I took my shirt off and I thought, ‘You know what’s gonna sweeten this … a decade from now it’s all gonna come off.”
“I had had that out in ‘Rush’ many years ago,” Hemsworth said. “In a Marvel film, it was a very large screen, it was a very big pair of cheeks, and, I don’t know, I had seen it before.”
Thor: Love and Thunder is a sequel to Thor, Thor: The Dark World, Thor: Ragnarok and Avengers: Endgame. The film is written and directed by Taika Waititi. In an interview, Waititi told “I feel like we had all talked about it,” Waititi told Variety. “We had talked about, ‘Yeah, we gotta show off this body.’ My whole thing was like, Chris works so hard, you’ve gotta show it off. Don’t cover it up with all these suits and the cape and stuff, it’s not fair!”
The film stars Chris Hemsworth as Thor, Christian Bale as Gorr the God Butcher, Tessa Thompson as Brunnhilde/King Valkyrie, Jaimie Alexander as Sif, Taika Waititi as Korg, with Russell Crowe as Zeus, and Natalie Portman as Jane Foster/Mighty Thor.
Thor: Love and Thunder will hit theaters on July 8, 2022.