Chris Hemsworth has released a video of Fat Thor singing Johnny Cash’s version of “Hurt” on the Avengers: Endgame set. Screenwriters Christopher Markus and Stephen McFeely, along with the Russo Brothers, decided Thor was going to get caught up in depression for Endgame, which resulted in a substantial weight gain and a thirst for alcohol. In order to try and get his character to that state, Hemsworth decided he needed to find a song The God of Thunder might be listening to.
When it comes to dark and sad songs, it’s pretty hard to beat the late Johnny Cash’s version of Nine Inch Nails’ 1995 hit “Hurt.” The Man in Black covered the song in 2002, shortly before his death and his version of the song has been covered many times over the years. Now, Chris Hemsworth has used Fat Thor’s version to help promote Men in Black: International, which is even more fitting. The Avengers: Endgame actor shared the behind-the-scenes video with Jimmy Fallon and later released more of it on social media.
Chris Hemsworth explained that the video was taken in his trailer on the set of Avengers: Endgame in between takes and downplays his guitar playing and singing. While he might not be the best musician, the video is pretty funny and it’s pretty strange to see The God of Thunder with an acoustic guitar in his hands instead of Mjolnir or Stormbreaker. If Thor were to wield a guitar more often, one might assume him for more of a 1980s shredder guitar like a B.C. Rich Mockingbird or a Warlock to fit in better with his reputation.
The Avengers: Endgame cast has been sharing quite a bit of behind-the-scenes footage over the past several weeks. There was a strict no cellphone rule while on set, but Chris Hemsworth says it was nearly impossible to enforce since everybody was so excited, especially when all of the cast was around each other. And, by the looks of things, he was right. There is a ton of behind-the-scenes footage the cast has shared and the Marvel Cinematic Universe fans are more than happy to see it all.
Avengers: Endgame wasn’t the most uplifting of movies, but Chris Hemsworth had a lot of fun playing a different version of Thor on the big screen. The actor seems to be enjoying himself promoting Men in Black: International too, but he will be taking a much needed break after the promotional tour to spend some time with his family. The MCU takes a lot of time away from the cast and crew, with Endgame and Infinity War taking up even more with principal photography and reshoots. While we wait for some more MCU news and Men in Black: International to hit theaters, you can check out the Fat Thor version of Johnny Cash’s “Hurt” below, thanks to Chris Hemsworth’s Instagram account.