Chris Hemsworth Had To Remember He Wasn’t Thor Filming Men In Black: International’s Stunts

Chris Hemsworth In Thor And Men In Black: International

Chris Hemsworth has a lot of experience with stunts, having played Thor in the MCU since filming commenced on 2011's Thor. The actor is next set to do some stunts for another major franchise in Men In Black: International, but according to the Hemsworth, it was a real challenge to remember he was playing a less god-like character on the big screen this time around. Per the actor:

Thor's stunts are wildly complicated, but it feels like an atomic bomb goes off with each of those [hammer] hits. Everything is sort of magnified to a level that is so nonhuman. Whereas this, we have to keep grounding it. There's always a part of it where I'm like, 'Can I do a flip or just sort of leap from this building to that one?' and they're like, 'Nah, humans don't do that sort of thing,' So they have to rein me in occasionally.

Since Men in Black and its sequels and now spinoff have always dealt with fictional weapons and a slew of aliens, it's easy to see why real humans may not have been the first thing Chris Hemsworth had on his mind when he started filming Men In Black: International.

Chris Hemsworth clearly wanted to give input into what his Men In Black: International character, Agent H, could do, at least per his comments to EW. However, sometimes his experience with what Thor could do in the MCU sort of got in the way with the more human tendencies and limitations of H.

Still, it clearly should be nice for Chris Hemsworth to take a break from large weapons and infinity guantlets for a while and suit up in a different kind of suit. In general, one would think that it would be pretty fun to play a superhero, although Chris Hemsworth has talked previously about how he had Thor fatigue before filming Thor: Ragnarok.

At one point, Chris Hemsworth was hopping from project to project so frequently that he announced he was taking at least a six month break from acting, although I have no idea if he capably got to it in 2018, as Bad Times at the El Royale was released a few months after 12 Strong and Avengers: Infinity War and Men in Black: International started filming back in October of 2018. Perhaps there was a gap between Infinity War and Bad Times? I certainly hope he had the chance to de-stress.

Regardless, clearly Chris Hemsworth was not going to say know to the chance at joining another big franchise, and joining that franchise with his peer Tessa Thompson, who also starred in Thor: Ragnarok.

We'll see if the dynamic duo can strike gold twice when Men In Black: International hits the schedule on June 14, 2019. Be sure to take a look at this year's other big releases with our full movie schedule.

Jessica Rawden
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