When we last saw Thor at the end of Avengers: Endgame the Asgardian was looking a little rotund, to put it kindly. Having lost his will to fight for a while the God of thunder let himself go to the point he was dubbed fat Thor.
Questions have been asked of director Taika Waititi recently as to whether Thor will remain fat in the upcoming movie, Thor: Love and Thunder, or if he’ll return to his more chiseled body. It hasn’t been confirmed either way and PETA has weighed in on the argument with a letter to the director urging him to make the character Vegan.
The letter gives several reasons why a vegan diet would help get Thor back on track. Take a look at it for yourself below:
We understand that you have a bit of a weight problem on your hands, and PETA is here to help. As we all remember, Thor packed on a few pounds in Avengers: Endgame, so the question consuming Marvel fans across the Nine Realms is how our favorite thunder god will return to his Ragnarockin’ bod in your upcoming film, Thor: Love and Thunder. We suggest taking a page from Chris Hemsworth’s own playbook and exploring what would happen if Thor tried going vegan.
According to his personal trainer, Hemsworth went vegan while filming the original Thor and Avengers films, developing a particular taste for beans and veggie burgers. Perhaps if Thor took the Bifrost Bridge to our world, he might get inspired by plant-based Avengers, Benedict Cumberbatch (Doctor Strange) and Natalie Portman (Jane Foster) and that battle armor would start fitting a little more comfortably.
If Thor is serious about protecting the Earth, going vegan makes a lot of sense—axing animal products from his diet could save more than 1,000 gallons of water, 20 pounds of carbon dioxide emissions, and 30 square feet of forest each day as well as the lives of nearly 200 animals a year! By having Thor go vegan, you could easily explain his restored physique while hammering home the benefits of a plant-based diet.
Just some food for thought …
Assistant Manager, Animals in Film & Television
This isn’t the first time that PETA has tried to get involved in the entertainment industry, you may remember recently that they asked players not to fish in Animal Crossing: New Horizons because fake fish have feelings too you know.
Honestly, Thor going Vegan isn’t a bad idea, there are definitely certain benefits to a Vegan diet, I myself am mostly plant-based (mostly, I’ll still happily eat any meat), however, it’s things like this that give Vegans a bad name and adds to the stereotype that someone will always tell you they are Vegan.
Whether we get a fat or slim version I’m still excited about the new movie. Let us know your thoughts on all this in the comments.