Thor: Love and Thunder brought Chris Hemsworth’s most brutal training

Chris Hemsworth admitted that his training for Thor: Love and Thunder were far above any other in the Marvel Cinematic Universe.

The actor believes he has reached his best conditioning to date.

‎”It was particularly difficult because the target weight was way above where I had been before. So I probably got bigger and fitter than any other time in my life. I had a whole year at home, just training and manipulating my body. We tried more swimming, then we tried more martial arts, and adjusting calories. I think it was really fun exploration.”

told the official website of disney (via ScreenRant).

“When I got to my ideal weight, I had to hold it for four months, which was very difficult. I like working out, of course, and it’s kind of become a hobby now, it allows me to live a lifetime and play with my kids, surf, and do all sorts of things. At the same time, I don’t necessarily like working out to get to the size of Thor, because that’s too brutal for my body.‎”

The film finds Thor (Chris Hemsworth) on a journey unlike anything he’s ever faced – a quest for self-discovery. But his retirement is interrupted by a galactic assassin known as Gorr the Butcher of the Gods (Christian Bale), who seeks the extinction of the gods.

To combat the threat, Thor enlists the help of King Valkyrie (Tessa Thompson), Korg (Taika Waititi) and ex-girlfriend Jane Foster (Natalie Portman), who – to Thor’s surprise – is wielding her ancient hammer, Mjölnir, like the Mighty Thor. Together, they embark on a harrowing cosmic adventure to uncover the mystery of Gorr’s revenge, and stop it before it’s too late.”

Thor: Love and Thunder is directed by Taika Waititi and arrives in Brazilian cinemas on July 7.