Chris Hemsworth believes the final Avengers film will be 'even more shocking' than Infinity War
Spoilers if you haven't seen Infinity War. Which obviously you have. If you haven't, why are you here?
It hasn't been long at all since Avengers: Infinity War took over box offices worldwide and saw people come in their millions to watch a big purple dude with a chin like a panini try and collect a bunch of shiny crystals so he could diabolically eliminate half of the population of the entire galaxy.
Whatever you made of Infinity War, particularly its (literally) divisive ending, it succeeded in setting up the yet unnamed Avengers 4 quite nicely having, you know, obliterated half of the main cast to dust.
With that in mind, Thor himself thinks the last film is going to be a doozy. And he wouldn't lie to us, would he? In an interview with Esquire he said:
"If you were shocked by [Infinity War], I think the second one is even more shocking, for other reasons entirely.
"That’s what kind of blew me away the first time I read both scripts, is how they managed to orchestrate so many different characters but give them each their own separate shot and moments, and have it be elevated and feel fresh and unique—not just like a messy, thrown-together assembly of these guys."
He also acknowledges the continued growth and development of the Marvel franchise, which has seen two of its most popular films to date (Black Panther and Thor: Ragnarok) released in the last six months, as well as the record-breaking Infinity War.
"The second one I’m probably even more excited about. Just for people to see.
"I just think it’s another step again. Each step we seem to take with these films, I’ve loved the fact that there’s been growth and evolution and it continues to surprise people as opposed to sort of flatlining, which was obviously always a fear—that they’d run out of ideas or run dry of creative excitement.
"For me, this whole experience has been incredible. In particular the last one" he said.
Avengers 4 will mark the final chapter of Marvel's third phase, and is currently set to hit theatres around May next year.