Chris Hemsworth reveals his kids originally hated fat Thor in Avengers: Endgame. Thor had a much different story arc than Marvel Cinematic Universe fans were anticipating and Hemsworth's kids would agree after watching the movie for the first time with their dad. The reaction to the God of Thunder's new look has been mixed amongst MCU fans, but for the most part, it seems to have been a success.
Thor has gone through some pretty major big screen changes over the past few years, which was by design. Chris Hemsworth was pretty tired of playing the character until he hooked up with Taika Waititi on Thor: Ragnarok. From there, it's been pretty much anything goes for the God of Thunder as long as it's unique and kind of weird. When asked what his kids thought about seeing him on the big screen with some extra pounds in Endgame, Hemsworth had this to say.
"They hated it. Not the movie. They really didn't like me being like that. They're like, 'When does he change back? What's he doing then?' I say they hate, I think they just they were quite shocked. Actually no, my daughter afterward was like - I said, 'Which did you like better?' and she's like, 'The fat one.' And I said, 'Oh really?' And she goes, 'Yeah, it's funny.' But she didn't think I'd want to hear that. I was like, 'No, I like that version of him too.' But initially, they were like, they didn't really know what to do it with it. But afterwards they were like, 'Oh, that's kind of fun. It's cool.' I think they just wanted to see the hammer and the flying and all the cool stuff."
A lot of MCU fans had the same reaction to Fat Thor in Avengers: Endgame that Chris Hemsworth's kids had. But now that the movie has been out for over a month, some of those fans have started to come around. Seeing a fat, depressed, and alcoholic God of Thunder was a complete shock to fans who were expecting to see the buff version of the character everybody knows and loves.
Chris Hemsworth has spoken out many times about how he loved playing The Big Lebowski version of the superhero. While the character was going through some major things in Endgame, Hemsworth offered up some comic relief in an emotionally heavy movie, while also becoming relatable to the average moviegoing audience. Depression is a real thing and it can often result in the physical and emotional changes Thor went through in the movie.
With that being said, some feel like the Russo Brothers and Marvel Studios were insensitive to those who have weight issues by including an overweight and drunk Thor in Endgame. They have defended their decision to do so and claim they wanted to make the character more relatable. In the end, Chris Hemsworth's kids came around and so have the majority of MCU fans. You can watch the interview with Hemsworth below, thanks to the ExtraTV YouTube channel.