Fat Thor Reportedly Caused Major Controversy On Endgame Set SUBSCRIBE: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8rREdMMfZT4 : Add some of Avengers: Endgame’s crew to the list of people who weren’t thrilled with Thor’s husky new look. In a recent interview with Empire magazine, the flick’s screenwriters Christopher Markus and Stephen McFeely revealed that the Thunder God’s new appearance didn’t sit so well with some of those who were on the production’s set.
In case you’re one of the six people who hasn’t seen the film yet, be advised that spoilers for Avengers: Endgame follow.
You’ll recall that after Endgame’s five-year time jump, Professor Hulk and Rocket set out for New Asgard to track down Thor, who had dealt with his failure to prevent the Decimation in a rather unhealthy manner.
Specifically, he had spent the previous half-decade drinking enough beer to drown an elephant, playing Fortnite, and growing the type of gut you rarely see on superheroes. Many fans felt that Thor’s obvious depression and new, portly physique were being played for laughs, although later scenes treated his fragile mental state with sensitivity, allowing it to play into his larger character arc and making the near-immortal god that much more relatable for the audience.
According to Markus and McFeely, a few unnamed crew members took issue. Markus told Empire,
“There was a sad moment where it was like, ‘We’ve got this gross, disgusting body for Thor now.’ And then they unveiled it and it’s just kind of like everybody else’s body here.”
McFeely, however, implied that the on-set anger wasn’t necessarily because they felt that Thor’s condition was being handled with a lack of tact, but because the screenwriters had seen fit to send the character on his downward spiral at all. Markus agreed, saying that it was simply a brutal shock to see just how despondent the mighty Odinson had become. Keep watching the video to see where Endgame writers admit Fat Thor made people mad on set!
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