The first pictures of Chris Hemsworth of Furiosa’s sets are doing the rounds on social media. The Thor actor has signed up for an unspecified role in George Miller’s Mad Max spin-off/prequel and the photos give a glimpse of his amazing transformation for the role. In the photos shared by fan clubs on Twitter, Chris can be seen with long auburn hair and a long beard, looking very different from his usual self or even his Thor avatar. Also read: Chris Hemsworth hints he might be done as Thor in the Marvel Cinematic Universe
In the two photos shared online, Chris can be seen wearing a puffer jacket and a coffee cup, ostensibly in between shots. He looks totally unrecognizable with long red hair, a heavy beard and long twirling mustaches. While there is no clarity on his role in the film, reports claim that he will play the antagonist, ostensibly Dementus.
Fans appreciate the actor’s physical transformation and makeup. “He’s miles away from the” MCU Thor world here,” tweeted one fan. Another said: “For a moment I thought this was a body double.” However, many fans compared his appearance in the film to his Fat Thor look from Avengers: Endgame, in which he had gained weight and got long hair and beard.
Furiosa is both a spin-off and a prequel to George Miller’s 2015 film Mad Max: Fury Road starring Tom Hardy and Charlize Theron. Furiosa sees Anya Taylor-Joy playing the titular character with Tom Burke also in the lead role. Shooting began in Australia last month after a second unit filmed advance scenes in May. The film is to be released in 2024.
Chris will next be seen in his MCU role in Thor: Love and Thunder, which will be released on Thursday. The film is the fourth solo Thor film in the franchise and sees the return of Natalie Portman and Tessa Thompson. It also introduces a new villain in Gorr the God Butcher played by Christian Bale.