PETA Lobbies Taika Waititi to Make Thor Go Vegan in ‘Thor: Love and Thunder‘. With the introduction of “Fat Thor” in Avengers: Endgame, PETA decided to implore Director Taika Waititi to consider making Thor go vegan in the upcoming fourth Thor film.
PETA shared an open letter to Taika that featured their reasoning for the request and how it wouldn’t be too far from how Chris Hemsworth had prepared for the role initially in Thor and the first Avengers film. They also shared that Marvel actors Natalie Portman (Thor) and Benedict Cumberbatch (Doctor Strange) also follow plant based diets on a regular basis.
It is currently unknown if “Fat Thor” will return in the next feature film and Director Taika Waititi says they “haven’t figured that out” yet for Love and Thunder, but didn’t exclude the possibility when asked by a fan.
You can read the full letter to Taika Waititi here:
“Dear Taika [Waititi],
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
Do you think Thor should try cleaner eating habits and lay off the Cheez Whiz and Funyuns? Or do you think his diet is not an important element of his storyline? We would love to hear your thoughts and ideas in the comments. Be sure to check back here at Chip and Co. for all things Marvel Studios!
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