Looper: Robert Downey Jr. Speaks Out About Fat Thor

Published on: Saturday, June 1, 2019

Robert Downey Jr. Speaks Out About Fat Thor

Everyone has had something to say about fat Thor in Avengers: Endgame, and now Robert Downey Jr. has added his two cents. Chatting with Variety as part of the outlet's cover story all about Thor himself, Chris Hemsworth, Downey Jr. spoke out about the God of Thunder's striking new physique.

The five years after the Avengers' post-Infinity War face-off with Thanos, which ended with Thor decapitating the tyrant, weren't kind to the God of Thunder. The mighty Asgardian sank into a pit of grief isolating himself to a small shack in New Asgard and spending his days eating, drinking, and yelling at kids while playing Fortnite. He emerged after the time jump sporting a shaggy beard, unkempt hair that grew to his shoulders, and a protruding belly courtesy of barrels of beer and newfound love for Cheez Whiz.

Chubby Thor divided fans, but where does the Iron Man actor sit on the spectrum? Downey Jr. revealed to Variety that he adores what Hemsworth did with the character, and praised his all-or-nothing performance.

Hemsworth relished the experience of pushing himself to his limits and continuing to take risks with Thor. In fact, Hemsworth was so excited about being able to play Thor in a different way and enjoyed chubbier Thor so much that he pushed to keep the hero's plumper shape throughout the entirety of Endgame, lobbying to not have Thor undergo the planned mid-movie transformation where he gets fit again.

Hemsworth even found some joy in the not-so-fun parts of portraying fat Thor, namely the heavy silicone prosthetics and extra weights he had to wear, saying,

"Physically, it was a good three hours in hair and makeup. Then the prosthetic suit, particularly for the shirt-off scene, that was a big silicone that weighed about 90 pounds. It was certainly exhausting. I had weights on my hands and ankles just to have my arms and legs swing differently when I shuffled along through the set. People just kept coming up and cuddling me like a big bear or rubbing my belly like I was pregnant. Or trying to sit on my lap like I was Santa Claus. You get a lot of affection. I felt like an old man, an old grandpa, with a bunch of kids around."

Downey Jr. wasn't the only Endgame guy who had kind words to say about chubby Thor. The film's co-director, Anthony Russo, shared with Variety that Thor's arc in Endgame was among his favorite narratives in the entire film. Like Downey Jr., Russo also applauded Hemsworth's commitment to his character. Keep watching the video to see as Robert Downey Jr. speaks out about fat Thor.

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Source: https://youtu.be/RSd9XSYaRJg

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  • Looper

    Looper

     5 months ago +242

    Was there too much Fat Thor?

  • Trinity Livingston

    Trinity Livingston

     2 weeks ago

    To funny though, got to see fat Thor and Baby Ant Man!

  • DMT Production

    DMT Production

     1 months ago

    Beer belly is better πŸ˜‚

  • Joshua Johnson

    Joshua Johnson

     2 months ago

    0:15 1:50 Nat: Is he asleep? Rhodey: no, no, I'm pretty sure he's dead. Audience: 😊 🀭 πŸ˜† πŸ˜‚ 🀣 😭 πŸ€ͺ.... 🀭 😊 πŸ˜‰ 😐 πŸ™ πŸ˜’

  • Bruce Wayne

    Bruce Wayne

     2 months ago

    Fat thor could use a White Russian and two bumbling bowling friends.

  • GibsonVienna

    GibsonVienna

     2 months ago

    Thor, the new Dude!

  • David Brockmeier

    David Brockmeier

     3 months ago

    Everyone calls him Fat Thor, when the nickname should be Thunder Thighs

  • Twist O'lemon

    Twist O'lemon

     3 months ago

    Thor = The Dude

  • The Stark Knight Returns

    The Stark Knight Returns

     3 months ago

    Next video:

    "How Rhodey being "pretty sure Thor was dead" in the plan explanation scene leads directly into Phase 5"

  • Eiesto s

    Eiesto s

     3 months ago

    XD GRANDPA THOR XD

  • juanlash

    juanlash

     4 months ago

    It would have been even more funny if Hemsworth actually got fat, like Christian Bale did in one movie if I'm not mistaken

  • williams collette

    williams collette

     4 months ago

    Fatty fat fat thor

  • colemanned

    colemanned

     5 months ago

    It's a movie. Get over it.

  • Lin Trash

    Lin Trash

     5 months ago

    what exactly did RDJ mean by if you think youre at 70% start pulling back - don't you want to give it your all?

  • Moist Von Lipwig

    Moist Von Lipwig

     5 months ago

    fat thor is important because he gives representation to the troubles a lot of men and women go through. if you think that it's poking fun at the people who go through those troubles, then you're just oversensitive.

  • Dutch Van Der Linde

    Dutch Van Der Linde

     5 months ago +2

    Next video why Hawkeyes Mohawk May play a big role in retirement

  • Moos3

    Moos3

     5 months ago

    Where is rdj

  • Ale

    Ale

     5 months ago

    Next video: why Thanos' soup is important in the MCU

  • MCShvabo

    MCShvabo

     5 months ago

    I liked fat Thor for what it was but I think he should had turned to regular Thor after pulling in Mjolnir. To me, that would really show that his bad state was more mental than anything else.

  • Mr Hawkhawk

    Mr Hawkhawk

     5 months ago

    He's a little chubby.. so what. He is still a bad ass fighter