AceShowbiz - In "Thor: Ragnarok", the God of Thunder (Chris Hemsworth) didn't only lose one thing. He lost his mighty hammer Mjolnir, his cape, his golden locks and his eye, which were his defining characteristics. But it seems that Thor will have them all back, apart from the hair, in upcoming "Avengers: Infinity War".
In a holiday issue of Vanity Fair, the magazine did a photo session with all actors involved in "Infinity War". Judging from the images from the shoot, almost all characters get new looks for the upcoming "Avengers" film. Jeremy Renner's Hawkeye rocks a mohawk hair, Scarlett Johansson's Black Widow dyes her hair platinum blonde, Paul Rudd's Ant-Man gets a costume upgrade, and many more.
The most notable change of looks is Thor. The new King of Asgard is shown to have his eye back after being plucked out by Hela (Cate Blanchett) in "Ragnarok", leaving a scar on his right eye. His costume is now leaner and has sleeves, as opposed to being sleeveless in "The Avengers", "Avengers: Age of Ultron" and "Ragnarok". Most importantly, Thor is shown to wield a hammer.
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It is unknown whether the hammer is Mjolnir or a new weapon, for the former was previously destroyed by Hela with no effort. A speculation says that Thor temporarily uses his previous weapon, Jarnbjorn. Perhaps the god picks up Jarnbjorn until there is another Mjolnir forged for him.
Hemsworth seems to like the new costume much more than the previous ones. The actor told Vanity Fair on the set of "Avengers 4" that he was relieved to get less bulky version of Thor's traditional armor that he wore in previous films. Previously, he had to give himself a pep talk before each film, saying, "deep breath, here we go, this is going to be hot and uncomfortable for four months."
However, head of Marvel Studios, Kevin Feige, explained that costumes no longer make heroes who they are. Therefore, the unspecified hammer in the photo shoot could be just for symbolic purposes and wouldn't return in "Infinity War". Nevertheless, fans remain hopeful because Thor's new character design in Marvel's comic book indicates Mjolnir's reunion with its master.
"Avengers: Infinity War" also stars Mark Ruffalo, Paul Bettany, Robert Downey Jr., Chris Evans, Chris Pratt, Elizabeth Olsen, Zoe Saldana, Dave Bautista, Bradley Cooper, Vin Diesel, Pom Klementieff, Karen Gillan, Benedict Cumberbatch, Benedict Wong, Tom Holland, Tom Hiddleston, Sebastian Stan, Chadwick Boseman, Anthony Mackie, Benicio Del Toro, Samuel L. Jackson, Cobie Smulders and Sean Gunn. The Russo brothers-directed film will be out on May 4, 2018 in U.S. theaters.