*Warning: the following article contains spoilers for Thor: Love and Thunder*
During the end credits of Thor: Love and Thunder, a text appears at the very end of the movie stating that “Thor will return.” How Chris Hemsworth‘s character will return, or when he’ll appear next, is still unclear, but the film has already set up a potential rivalry between him and Hercules (Brett Goldstein), who has been sent by Zeus (Russell Crowe) to kill Thor. Whether that will be the main plot of Thor 5 remains to be seen, but Taika Waititi has admitted that he was completely unaware of Marvel’s plans with Thor, post Love and Thunder.
“That was a surprise to me, too. I’m not joking. I saw it in the theater and I was like, ‘Oh, shit. Really?’ Even Chris was like, ‘What?’ But, of course, he’ll be back. He’s the best character. I mean, I may be a little biased, but he’s the most fun to watch.”
On a potential Thor 5, Waititi would love to return to make the sequel if Hemsworth is also involved:
“Now, I don’t know what would be next. I would definitely do one, but only if Chris did it. But it would need to be something surprising and unexpected for me to want to do it. Like what would be the new take? The battles and all the fighting is fine, but I would want something that feels unexpected when it comes to the story. Like making just a $5 million movie with no fighting at all, just Thor on a road trip. Like ‘Nebraska.'”
Thor: Love and Thunder is now playing in theatres everywhere.