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Chris Hemsworth's New MCU Replacement Franchise Is Better Than A Thor Return


  • The Transformers and G.I. Joe crossover could be Hemsworth’s next big franchise.
  • Hemsworth needs a successful franchise to grow beyond his Thor character in the MCU.

In more ways than one, Chris Hemsworth‘s new MCU replacement franchise seems more exciting than his return as Thor. Chris Hemsworth has become a part of several renowned movie franchises in recent years. While he is best known for portraying Thor in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, the actor is also the leading man in Netflix’s Extraction films. Before he took the role of Tyler Rake in Extraction, he was also seen in Men in Black: International in 2019 and was also a part of Star Trek‘s roster as George Kirk in 2009.

Recently, Chris Hemsworth also portrayed Dementus in Furiosa: A Mad Max Saga, allowing him to shine as a villain in the George Miller franchise. However, despite playing diverse characters in myriad movie franchises, Hemsworth is still associated with his MCU role. Fortunately, this might soon change since the actor might become the leading man in another compelling movie franchise.


Chris Hemsworth’s New Transformers Movie Is A Major Risk After 4-Film Box Office Trend

Chris Hemsworth’s new role in the Transformers and G.I. Joe crossover movie is a risk based on the actor’s box office history with franchises.

Transformers & G.I. Joe’s Crossover Is An Exciting New Project For Chris Hemsworth

The Crossover Can Get Him His Next Big Franchise

Chris Hemsworth has already dipped his feet into the Transformers franchise by voicing Optimus Prime in the upcoming animated movie Transformers One. However, as reports suggest, his journey with the franchise is far from over, as he is in talks to portray one of the leading characters in the Transformers and G.I. Joe crossover set up by Transformers: Rise of the Beasts‘ ending. Since Chris Hemsworth has already taken on several heroic roles in action films like Extraction, Thor, and 12 Strong, it is hard not to see how he would perfectly embody one of the leading G.I. Joes.

Despite being a part of several renowned movie franchises in recent years, Chris Hemsworth has not experienced the highs of commercial success he did with the MCU. Furiosa also failed to leave its mark at the box office despite garnering rave reviews from viewers and critics. While the Transformers movies have also been driving diminishing returns with each new installment, the crossover film is expected to garner new interest from audiences, making it the perfect franchise for Chris Hemsworth to return to form after his tenure in the Marvel Cinematic Universe as Thor.

Chris Hemsworth Needs New Franchises More Than Returning As Thor In The MCU

The Actor Needs The Opportunity To Grow Beyond His Superhero Role

Thor, played by Chris Hemsworth, as he appears in Love and Thunder (foreground) and Ragnarok (background)
Custom Image By Yailin Chacon

Almost all characters who were first introduced in the MCU’s phase one have either been replaced or have perished. Although Thor’s future in the franchise is still ambiguous, he is a part of the MCU’s roster in some ways. However, with the MCU introducing new superheroes with each new installment, it seems evident that Chris Hemsworth’s Thor has outstayed his welcome in the franchise. Owing to this, Chris Hemsworth needs a new solid franchise like Transformers under his belt, which could allow him to find new growth as an action movie star.

Chris Hemsworth Movie

Global Box Office

Tomatometer Score


$107.2 Million



$229.1 Million


Men in Black: International

$253.9 Million


Furiosa: A Mad Max Saga

$114.9 Million


A role in a blockbuster franchise like Transformers would give Hemsworth the opportunity to diversify his repertoire beyond the superhero genre and also display his range as an actor. His recent movie choices have done an incredible job of showcasing his versatility. But he also needs a commercially successful franchise to cement his status as a leading action star. Hopefully, audiences will get to see more of Chris Hemsworth in several other big-budget franchises, like Transformers.

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