One thing we’ve learned about Thor over his MCU run is that the God of Thunder is very attached to his hammer. So too it turns out is actor Chris Hemsworth, who plays the Odinson in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. For a bachelor like Thor this might not be a problem, but for a married man like Chris Hemsworth, it most certainly is. And yes, Chris Hemsworth and his wife Elsa Pataky have arguments about where he puts Thor’s hammers, as she confirmed:
Yes, he always picks the best places in the house, and I'm like, 'It's not going there. We have five of them from every movie we've done, like, seriously, no.
Kind of like how UFC champions used to get a new belt for every title defense, Thor apparently gets new hammers for each MCU movie he’s in; he’s not reusing them. And it’s not just one new hammer either; he gets multiple fresh hammers for every movie too as his wife Elsa Pataky explained. If he only got one hammer for every MCU appearance that would still be eight hammers, but at five per movie that’s 40 hammers!
Even if Elsa Pataky is overestimating the quantity of hammers in her house by half, it still seems like they have a lot of them. All those hammers laying around leads to a question of where to put them and this is where her and husband Chris Hemsworth come into conflict. As she told Fitzy & Wippa on Nova radio, Chris Hemsworth always picks the best places in the house to put his hammers.
It would seem that Chris Hemsworth, in true Thor character, believes that his hammers are awesome and deserve to reside in a visible and prominent place of distinction within his household. So rather than put a nice bit of pottery by the front door, he might put Mjolnir there. Instead of books on a coffee table: Mjolnir; instead of a potted plant on a side table: Mjolnir; instead of a piece of art or picture of the family on a mantle: Mjolnir.
The MCU actor apparently previously told the radio duo that he thought one of his hammers should go in the middle of the dining room table. It sounds like a great idea for a centerpiece to me, but his wife is none too thrilled with such suggestions and constantly has to tell her live-in Asgardian that his hammer can’t go there. It’s almost like a parent telling their kid to stop leaving the toys all around the house.
She must have felt like she was being trolled when in Avengers: Infinity War, Thor upgraded from Mjolnir to Stormbreaker. As if her house wasn’t already full of large hammers, now she needed to find places for a giant one. Perhaps Chris Hemsworth and Elsa Pataky should look into building an armory onto their house to accommodate these prop weapons.
Thor: Love and Thunder opens in theaters on November 5, 2021. Check out when the other Phase 4 movies are arriving along with all of next year’s biggest movies in our 2020 Release Schedule.