A new rumor suggests that the God of Thunder might be making a triumphant return to the big screen with the development of Thor 5.

According to a post on the Thor Updates X account, insider Daniel Richtman claims that Marvel Studios is currently working on “Thor 5.” However, there’s an intriguing twist to the tale as the post also mentions that the studio is on the hunt for a new director to take the helm, indicating that Taika Waititi, who directed previous Thor films, may not be returning. It’s worth noting that neither Marvel nor Disney has officially confirmed the existence of this project, so it’s essential to approach the news with a degree of skepticism for now.

Chris Hemsworth, who has portrayed the iconic character throughout the franchise, had previously discussed the possibility of a fifth Thor installment in 2022. He emphasized the need for a different tone, explaining, “I’ve said this before, but when it becomes too familiar, I think there’s a risk in getting lazy because I know what I’m doing.” Hemsworth, a seasoned veteran of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, expressed his desire for a fresh approach, suggesting that any future Thor movie would need a significant shift in tone to maintain his interest. He humorously added, “Thor lost his mind in the last one; he’s got to figure it out now.”

In a previous interview, Hemsworth had hinted at his willingness to reprise the role of Thor if Marvel could provide a satisfying conclusion to the character’s story. He mused, “I feel like we’d probably have to close the book if I ever did it again, you know what I mean? I feel like it probably warrants that. I feel like it’d probably be the finale, but that’s not based on anything anyone’s told me or any sort of plans.” The actor acknowledged the classic hero’s journey of birth, journey, and eventual demise, leaving the door open for a potentially dramatic exit. Hemsworth even humorously expressed his preference to step down from the role before he receives too many suggestions to do so.

Thor: Love and Thunder Might’ve Been Too Comical 

Regarding the previous Thor film, “Thor: Love and Thunder,” Hemsworth shared his thoughts on the project. He noted that the cast and crew had an absolute blast while working on it, and the film veered into a slightly more lighthearted and humorous direction. He admitted, “[Love and Thunder] just became too silly.” Hemsworth recognized the challenges of gauging the audience’s response to such creative endeavors, emphasizing the unpredictability of how people might react.

In conclusion, while the possibility of a fifth Thor movie is generating excitement, the details remain speculative at this stage. With a potential change in director and a desire for a fresh approach, it remains to be seen how Thor’s cinematic journey will evolve and whether this chapter will indeed mark the character’s grand finale.

Thor 5 currently does not have a release date.