Taika Waititi has finished 'Thor: Love and Thunder' script, says Chris Hemsworth's weight remains 'ongoing discussion' with Marvel

To beer belly or not to beer belly, that is one question we've been pondering when it comes 2021's Thor: Love and Thunder.

Will Chris Hemsworth hold onto the extra stuffing his depressed Norse God acquired in this past summer's Avengers: Endgame (earning the nickname "Fat Thor," or the more politically correct "Bro Thor"), or return to his previously impeccable physique?

Chris Hemsworth's Thor channels 'The Big Lebowski' in 'Avengers: Endgame. (Photo: Marvel Studios/Disney)
Chris Hemsworth's Thor channels 'The Big Lebowski' in 'Avengers: Endgame. (Photo: Marvel Studios/Disney)

We asked writer-director Taika Waititi, who, two months after shooting down rumors he'd finished the screenplay for Thor's fourth standalone adventure, spilled the beans that now he has in fact completed a draft (watch above).

"This is an ongoing debate that we're still having at Marvel," Waititi told us during an interview promoting his new festival-winning comedic WWII drama Jojo Rabbit. "'Cause we're trying to figure out how long — how many months or years — this is after Endgame, at what point does this take place?

Thor: Love and Thunder
Thor: Love and Thunder

"I think we always want to keep changing it up with Thor. He's so interesting when he's changing all the time."

Of course the Thor series will be dramatically changed up by the return of Natalie Portman's Jane Foster, who will emerge as Mighty Thor and may possibly be battling cancer in the story, borrowing from a comic storyline.

SAN DIEGO, CALIFORNIA - JULY 20: (L-R) President of Marvel Studios Kevin Feige, Director Taika Waititi and Natalie Portman of Marvel Studios' 'Thor: Love and Thunder' at the San Diego Comic-Con International 2019 Marvel Studios Panel in Hall H on July 20, 2019 in San Diego, California. (Photo by Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images for Disney)
Marvel Studios boss Kevin Feige looks on as Taika Waititi present's Thor's hammer to Natalie Portman while announcing 'Thor: Love and Thunder' at San Diego Comic-Con International 2019. (Photo by Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images for Disney)

As for Thor's weight level, though, read between the lines of what Waititi said about "changing it up" and it sounds like Bro Thor will go down as a one-and-done for Marvel.

Jojo Rabbit opens Friday; Thor: Love and Thunder is scheduled for release on Nov. 5, 2021.

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