One of the biggest surprises in Avengers Endgame was Thor’s transformation from the muscular Asgardian god to a chunkier take on the character. The introduction of “Fat Thor” has proven controversial, with some fans accusing Marvel of fat-shaming and others finding the new comic turn of the character hilarious. Now Iron Man star Downey Jr has weighed in on the conversation, praising Hemsworth’s “Fat Thor” and Big Lebowski tribute. Speaking with Variety, he said: “Boy, did he go bonkers. He went out to the bleeding edge.”
Hemsworth continued: “I enjoyed that version of Thor. It was so different than any other way I played the character.
“And then it took on a life of its own.”
Talking about the filming process, he said: “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.”