Thor: Love and Thunder trailer has Chris Hemsworth do the splits, sort of

Thor: Love and Thunder trailer has Chris Hemsworth do the splits, sort of

Taika Waititi’s movies in the Thor franchise have taken a decidedly ‘80s approach. There’s an emphasis on neon coloring, a sense of humor akin to many action comedies from the era, and the new trailer, released Thursday, is even set to the 1987 Guns ‘N Roses classic “Sweet Child O’ Mine.” There’s a different ‘80s-inspired part of the trailer that caught my attention, though: Chris Hemsworth’s pretending to do the splits. Clearly influenced by Jean Claude Van Damme’s incredible exploits, we see Thor jumping up in the air to intercept two speeding vehicles heading towards him, holding them in place with just the power of his legs. Here’s the thing, though: Van Damme actually did the splits in his movies, and this is pretty clearly a stitched together CG effect, …
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