Chris Hemsworth talks X-Men, reveals details about Thor’s eye-patch

Chris Hemsworth has been doing a lot of press off-late for his upcoming release 12 Strong. A side-effect of this is that he’s being asked a lot about his Marvel projects (almost every conversation or interview ends with an interesting tidbit or two) and we’re consequently hearing him talk about his Marvel movies a lot more. In a recent chat with Cinemablend, the actor expressed his excitement at the possibility of the X-Men joining the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) while also providing a few insightful detail or two about Thor’s eye-patch going forward.

On the subject of X-Men, Hemsworth was simultaneously jubilant at the prospect of them joining the MCU and yet giddy and regretful that he might not get a chance to play around in that sandbox seeing as they’re nearing the end of their contracts. He also revealed his immense excitement at being present in Avengers: Infinity War and sharing scenes with Guardians of the Galaxy.

Oh, [it’s] awesome. And I hope they get to do it, because contractually a lot of us have now kind of done our run. But to interact… and I’ve said that a while ago about, ‘Imagine interacting with Wolverine or all the different characters from X-Men’… [Deadpool and Thor] would be pretty cool. The most exciting thing about Avengers was just being on set as Thor with the Guardians, or… I was as much a fan to see that kick off as anyone else.

Moving on to the subject of his eye-patch, ever since we saw two different versions of Thor, one with his eye intact in the D23 and San Diego Comic Con footage and the other with his eye patched in the more recently released official teaser, fans have been wondering whether the eye-patch is real or digital. Hemsworth clears the air on that one, stating it’s a completely CG replacement, concisely explaining:

It’s a CG one. Just four little dots on my face! Done.

Elaborating further on the process of adding the patch and the challenges of working with a real eye-patch, Hemsworth explained:

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.

Hemsworth will next be seen in 12 Strong which releases in theaters this week followed by Avengers: Infinity War which comes out on May 4, 2018. Unless of course, somehow Thor has a cameo in Black Panther in which case that list would change slightly. What do you think about Thor’s eye-patch being all CG? Would you have preferred they went with a practical one instead? And does the prospect of Thor fighting with or alongside Wolverine or any of the X-Men excite you? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below.