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Avengers Endgame: No Intention to Promote Fat Shaming by Showing Thor as an Obese Superhero

In the later parts of Avengers: Endgame, Thor is shown with a pot belly, a stark contrast from his generally ripped and muscular figure in Marvel Cinematic Universe.

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Updated:May 8, 2019, 3:36 PM IST
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Avengers Endgame: No Intention to Promote Fat Shaming by Showing Thor as an Obese Superhero
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Avengers: Endgame was released worldwide on April 26. In the film, Thor, portrayed by Chris Hemsworth, is shown battling depression and alcoholism in the aftermath of supervillain Thanos' finger snap that took place at the end of last year's Infinity War.

In the later parts of the film, the superhero is shown with a pot belly, a stark contrast from his generally ripped and muscular figure.

The character's physical appearance received mixed response from viewers, with some finding jokes on his body quite offensive, while others have appreciated that the film does not end up showing a once-again lean and fit Thor.

Clarifying his obese appearance in the film, co-screenwriter Christopher Markus and Stephen McFeely have said there was no intention to promote fat shaming by showing Thor as an overweight superhero.

Markus told Vulture during an interview that he and McFreely wanted to show the toll the events of the last film took on Thor and his weight gain was "just part and parcel of that state of mind".

"We didn't go, like, 'Let's chunk him up, it'll be hilarious'. And we leave him in that state at the end of the movie. Even though he's emotionally resolved... We fix his problem, and it's not his weight. I know some people are sensitive about some of the humour that comes from it, which I understand," Markus said.

"But our issue that we wanted him to deal with was his emotional state that his mom addresses. And I think he is the ideal Thor at the end of the movie, and he's carrying some weight," he added.

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