“I guess they don’t like me.” Martin Scorsese and Quentin Tarantino’s previous criticism of Marvel films has been termed as “super depressing” by Chris Hemsworth. In 2019, Scorsese stated that the Marvel Cinematic Universe films were “not cinema.” Later, in a piece for The New York Times, the director extended on his critique, highlighting their harmful influence on the exhibition of non-franchise films.
During a podcast appearance in November, Tarantino said that Marvel performers aren’t legitimate movie stars. “Part of the Marvel-ization of Hollywood is… all these famous actors playing these characters.” They are not, however, movie stars. Right? Captain America is the main character. Alternatively, Thor is the main character. I mean, I’m hardly the first to express that.”
During an interview with GQ, Hemsworth, who plays Thor in the MCU, said of their comments, “That’s super depressing when I hear that.” I’m not going to work alongside two of my heroes. I guess they don’t like me.” “I’m thankful that I was a part of something that kept people in theaters,” he continued. I’m not sure whether or not those films were detrimental to other films.”
“I don’t like it when we start judging each other when there’s already so much fragility in the business and in this area of the arts… I say this less to the directors who made those remarks, all of whom are still my heroes, and I would work with any of them in a heartbeat. But I’m referring to the broader public view on the subject. I don’t believe any of us have the answer, but we’re working on it.”
Hemsworth also stated that Taika Waititi’s Thor: Love And Thunder, which will be released in 2022, is “too silly” for audiences. “I think we just had way too much fun,” the actor explained. “It just got too silly.” Being in the thick of things makes it difficult to have any meaningful perspective… I enjoy the process since it is always exciting. But you really don’t know how people will react.” Extraction 2, which will be released on Netflix on June 16, stars the actor. He’ll also appear opposite Anya Taylor-Joy and Tom Burke in the Mad Max: Fury Road prequel Furiosa.