Taika Waititi's Reason For Naked Thor Scene In Love & Thunder Is Hilarious
Thor's naked sequence was always in the script for Thor: Love & Thunder, according to director Taika Waititi, and Chris Hemsworth was on board for it
Hemsworth has continued to develop his body during his appearances in the MCU, comparable to Hugh Jackman's portrayal of Wolverine in the X-Men and Wolverine flicks. Thor's muscular body was changed with a more robust frame, making him seem extremely un-Thor-like during the events of Avengers: Infinity War and Avengers: Endgame. Thor has shed his post-Endgame weight by working out and questing with the Guardians of the Galaxy, according to the teasers for Thor: Love and Thunder, and now appears to be larger and stronger than before. Waititi revealed a humorous explanation for Hemsworth's nude Thor sequence in Thor: Love and Thunder while conducting promotion for Lightyear (via ComicBook.com), adding that it was something they wanted to do early on. Waititi claims that the sequence in issue, in which Crowe's Zeus rips Thor's garments off to expose a naked God of Thunder, was intended to highlight Hemsworth's muscular body since it would have been "a waste" not to do so. It would have been a "crime against humanity" not to deliver such a visual delight "for the public," the filmmaker jokes. Read the whole of his reply below:
"We all knew we wanted to do it from very early on. That was in the first draft of the script actually and Chris was on board as well. You know, I think you have a body like Chris, like, you know, even he understands. It would be just, it would be a waste to not show it off. It would be a crime against humanity. So, you know, it's, you have to provide for the masses."
Some have condemned Avengers: Endgame's entire "fat Thor" narrative as "fat-shaming," yet the route to get there was not taken lightly. Thor was suffering from severe depression and PTSD as a result of not murdering Thanos when he had the chance, drowning himself in food, booze, and distractions while failing to face his inner anguish. It's a look at how a person (even a deity) might fall into an abnormal condition if they don't address their internal conflict. Hemsworth worked to preserve Thor's weight throughout the movie, enabling the character to embark on a journey of recovery rather than just reverting to his normal condition with a flick of the wrist. Thor: Love and Thunder looks to continue with that component of healing, with Hemsworth putting in the effort to express it, and Thor doing the work to come back to his best self. Superheroes are based on Greek gods, and as a result, they have a physique and size that is above and above the average. Actors representing these roles have continued to develop into live embodiments of these larger-than-life superheroes, thus it would be a pity not to showcase their efforts. There's nothing wrong with enjoying the human body in whatever condition it's in, regardless of gender, especially when it's Hemsworth in all his splendor.