Chris Hemsworth always got the most bulked up and impressive physique when playing Thor. Not talking about Avengers: Endgame when he had that big gut, but he still have that iconic muscular build.
Hemsworth is coming back as Thor and is currently shooting Thor: Love and Thunder in Australia. According to Hemsworth’s stunt double, Bobby Holland Hanton, the actor is the most bulkiest he’s ever been for the role.
Hanton told the Australian morning radio show Fitzy and Wippa (via The New Zealand Herald):
“Everyone is like ‘Wow look at the size and him,’ and I’m like yeah that’s brilliant, I’m that guy’s double,’ so I text him, I’m like, ‘Thanks very much dude, you’ve just made this even harder.’”
The probelm for the stunt double is that he needs to bulk up to a similar size as Hemsworth so that they have the same body type and it’s not easy to be as good as Hemsworth.
“I train with him a lot, we train all the time, we’re on the same diet regime and training. He’s the biggest though he’s ever been, so I have to be the biggest I’ve ever been, which is a challenge, but I’m up for it. Every two hours we are eating, it’s become a chore, I don’t enjoy eating at all, every two hours it’s like get calories in, training twice a day, it’s full-on.”
We’re training so much; we are packing on so much size, it’s difficult on the body. I find carrying around the extra weight is difficult and hard to maintain on the ligaments. He’s all good; look at him, he’s a man mountain.”
I am super pumped to see Hemsworth’s huge physique when the marketing for Thor: Love and Thunder begins. The movie is being directed by Taika Waititi, and the movie will also star Natalie Portman as Jane Foster, who will also become Thor; Tessa Thompson is returning as Valkyrie and ruler of Asgard; Chris Pratt will be back as Star-Lord; and it was recently revealed that Christian Bale will play Gore The God Butcher.
Thor: Love and Thunder will hit the theaters on May 6, 2022.