Chris Hemsworth has teased the next Avengers movie, saying it will be "even more shocking" than Infinity War.

The 34-year-old Thor actor said of the next film, "If you were shocked by [Infinity War], I think the second one is even more shocking, for other reasons entirely."

Slated for a 2019 release, fans have another year to wait before they will see what follows on from the shocking events of Infinity War, and Hemsworth shares in the excitement.

Chris Hemsworth and Mark Ruffalo in Thor: Ragnarok

"The second one I'm probably even more excited about. Just for people to see. I just think it's another step again," he told Esquire magazine.

"Each step we seem to take with these films, I've loved the fact that there's been growth and evolution and it continues to surprise people as opposed to sort of flatlining, which was obviously always a fear - that they'd run out of ideas or run dry of creative excitement.

"For me, this whole experience has been incredible. In particular the last one."

Infinity War saw a host of characters from the Marvel Cinematic Universe come together for the ultimate ensemble outing, and Hemsworth expressed his relief as the "fresh and unique" way it all came together.

Avengers assembled

"That's what kind of blew me away the first time I read both scripts, is how they managed to orchestrate so many different characters but give them each their own separate shot and moments, and have it be elevated and feel fresh and unique - not just like a messy, thrown-together assembly of these guys," he said.

The currently untitled Avengers 4 is slated for release on May 3, 2019.

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