Chris Hemsworth Slams Directors Criticizing The MCU: “They Had Films That Didn’t Work Too”

Chris Hemsworth has taken a stand in support of Marvel. In recent times, directors like Quentin Tarantino, Martin Scorsese and Francis Ford Coppola have voiced their criticisms of Marvel Studios.

Hemsworth addressed these critiques by referencing the directors’ own works before offering his rebuttal. He noted that even these esteemed directors have had their share of unsuccessful films. “Those guys had films that didn’t work too — we all have,” Hemsworth said. He also questioned the directors’ dismissal of superhero films, stating, “When they talked about what was wrong with superheroes, I thought, cool, tell that to the billions who watch them. Were they all wrong?”

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These directors, despite their critically acclaimed works, have not been supportive of superhero films. Scorsese, for instance, told The Guardian that Marvel movies are “not cinema.” Hemsworth, while defending the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU), also took a moment for self-reflection. He last starred in ‘Thor: Love and Thunder,’ which featured Natalie Portman as the Mighty Thor.

Reflecting on the film’s mixed reception, Hemsworth admitted, “I got caught up in the improv and wackiness.” He acknowledged that he may have become a parody of himself and felt he “didn’t stick the landing” with his performance. Despite these concerns, ‘Thor: Love and Thunder’ grossed $760.9 million worldwide.

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Looking ahead, Hemsworth is set to star in ‘Furiosa: A Mad Max Saga.’ Director George Miller praised Hemsworth in an interview with Pinkvilla, describing him as a “very talented, gifted actor and highly intelligent.” The film, which also stars Anya Taylor-Joy and Tom Hardy, is scheduled for release on 23rd May 2024.