Avengers: Infinity War Star Chris Hemsworth Dishes On Thor’s Missing Eyepatch


As is often the case for a mainstream event movie like Avengers: Infinity War, many of Marvel’s leading cast members have spent the past few months fielding all sorts of interview questions pertaining to Earth’s Mightiest Heroes and Thanos, the ultimate MCU villain.

Take Chris Hemsworth, as an example. Currently in the midst of his press tour for 12 Strong, the Afghan war drama inspired by true events, Hemsworth has been badgered about the God of Thunder, Infinity War‘s show-stopping trailer and even his involvement in Paramount’s Star Trek 4 – or lack thereof.

However, the latest nugget of information comes to us by way of Cinema Blend, who quizzed the Phase One Avenger about Thor’s missing eyepatch. For those of you who’ve already seen Ragnarok, you’ll know Taika Waititi’s threequel left the Norse god with only one eye following his climactic duel with Hela. And yes, that plot point will carry over into Avengers: Infinity War – albeit with a slight twist.

Via Cinema Blend:

It was… yeah, I remembered being… with the eyepatch, the story unrolling, ‘Yeah, cool, this is interesting.’ And then the day that we put the eyepatch on I was like, ‘This is ridiculous.’ The thing kept falling off, and we didn’t have the thing [gestures an eyepatch strap]. So it became a CG eyepatch, which I was stoked about… But I’m happy with that trade [for the wig]. It has its downsides. But the upside is that it’s an hour less in hair and makeup without the wig on.

Following up on his memorable turn in Thor: Ragnarok, which has since stormed to an eye-watering $849 million worldwide, the God of Thunder is poised to rejoin the Avengers for the first time in three years, so it’s small wonder why many consider Infinity War to be the most-anticipated movie of 2018 – Black Panther being a close second, of course.