Exclusive: Chris Hemsworth Returning To Marvel As Frog Thor

We've exclusively learned that Chris Hemsworth has a lot more plans for his frog variant.

By Faith McKay | Published

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The appearance of Throg (Frog Thor) in Loki season one was so fabulously unexpected that it’s hard to believe it would ever happen again. While the Marvel Cinematic Universe pulls a lot of great material from their comics, often, a lot of their weirder and more bizarre ideas stay on the page and away from the screen. Season one of Loki leaned into the unexpected, and Chris Hemsworth happily joined them by voicing Throg for his small part, but that’s all many are willing to expect from this little venture into the variant known as T365. Apparently, Marvel is into this though, and so is Hemsworth. Thanks to work from one of our trusted and proven inside sources, we’ve learned that Throg is going to be in Loki season two and have a bigger role in the Marvel Cinematic Universe overall.

It would have been easy to believe that the brief and secret appearance of Chris Hemsworth in Loki season one would have been it for the character. While it was short and sweet, it was popular with audiences. We weren’t able to learn how many episodes we can expect Throg to appear in for season two, but it’s safe to bet that since he’ll be a bigger character in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, it won’t be such a small and secret appearance this time. Of course, the bigger question is where else we can expect to see Hemsworth’s new variant character appear.

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Will this mean we’ll see Throg in the upcoming Thor: Love and Thunder? That’s bound to be a big question on a lot of people’s minds. That movie is directed by Taika Waititi, who made Thor: Ragnarok, a movie that definitely leaned into the strange. It’s coming out on May 6, 2022, and has been filming recently, meaning that Throg was something people behind the scenes at Marvel knew about while making Thor: Love and Thunder. All of these things lend to making a Throg appearance for Chris Hemsworth possible in the upcoming Marvel movie, but it’s hard to say if that’s likely. With Jane Foster (played by Natalie Portman) as a central character, and her picking up Mjölnir (Thor’s Hammer) in the movie, it would make sense to have a brief and fun Throg appearance, showing more folks picking up the beloved weapon.

While news of Chris Hemsworth’s appearance as Throg in Loki episode five was met with a lot of love online, it would have been extremely easy to miss in the episode. In case you missed it, he appeared in a very brief scene where the camera panned down into the dump. Thor’s hammer was seen, and just below, Throg was in a glass jar labeled T365.

Chris Hemsworth as Throg

That was his variant code given to him by the Time Variance Authority, but is also a reference to Thor #365, the Marvel comic where Throg first appeared in 1986. He’s even wearing clothes that look like what he wore in the comics, with his signature cape and helmet. It was revealed after the episode aired that when Throg gives a cry of frustration and anger, that’s actually Chris Hemsworth doing the voice work. They didn’t use an old recording. The Marvel actor signed on for this brief and secret appearance.

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The fact that Chris Hemsworth signed on to voice Throg in Loki is obviously extremely fun and makes the actor sound like a pretty cool guy. While that could have been all, it’s also a greater sign that he was game to voice Throg for future projects. He may have known at the time that voicing Throg would lean into more appearances for the variant down the line.

As Marvel moves forward exploring the multiverse and developing variants, things are going to get so much stranger. A lot of the actors may soon be playing alternate versions of themselves, which is wildly fun. It’s fantastic that for Chris Hemsworth, that’s going to mean some voice work as a frog.

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