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The Major Prop Chris Hemsworth Keeps On Taking From MCU Sets

Props in films aren't usually a very special thing. Whether it's a fake gun or a simple household item, audiences typically aren't supposed to even notice that a prop is anything but what it represents in the movie. Certain props, however, are a cut above the rest. 

Items like the lightsaber of Luke Skywalker (Mark Hamill) in "Star Wars" or Dorothy's (Judy Garland) shining ruby slippers in "The Wizard of Oz" are valued very highly because even though they are just props, they are pieces of cinema history. This is why collectors often dish out exorbitant amounts of money to get their hands on certain props, and why stars like Ryan Reynolds might go out of their way to steal their favorite props on set (in this case, Deadpool's iconic suit).

However, Reynolds isn't the only Hollywood superstar who has been sneaking props off of superhero sets. Chris Hemsworth, a.k.a. Thor, the God of Thunder, keeps on taking a certain major prop from MCU sets. Yes, it's probably the one you're thinking of, but the real surprise is where exactly he keeps them.

Chris Hemsworth is Marvel's greatest hammer thief

As you could probably guess, Chris Hemsworth has a bad habit of snatching the prop versions of Thor's hammer, Mjolnir, from Marvel sets. According to an interview he did with Jimmy Kimmel in 2018, Hemsworth has a total of five hammers stashed throughout his house. Oddly, he doesn't keep them all in a place you'd expect. "One's in the toilet at one house," Hemsworth said. "It's next to the toilet if you need some assistance with that for whatever reason." 

In general, one might imagine that Hemsworth would keep all the hammers together on a mantle or in a display case. But no, the Australian Asgardian keeps them all right next to his personal porcelain throne, potentially for the purpose of holding toilet paper, as Kimmel jokingly suggested. Hemsworth also said that he believes the hammer causes people to stay in his bathroom for longer periods of time. 

The props certainly captivated his toddler sons, who at three years old were barely strong enough to lift the props, which now have multiple dents and scratches from their attempts to play with them. Although it hasn't been confirmed, it's likely that Hemsworth has added a version or two of Stormbreaker to his ever growing collection, after the weapon's debut in "Avengers: Endgame."