Although Chris Hemsworth is only 39 years of age

a recent revelation regarding his risk of Alzheimer's has changed his career plans

The actor who plays Thor in the Marvel Cinematic Universe is completing the projects he had already agreed to

but is then planning to take a step back.

That's because he found out during an episode of his series 'Limitless' that he is genetically eight to 10 times more likely to develop Alzheimer's in the future

Chris Hemsworth's Alzheimer's revelation

"It really triggered something in me to want to take some time off," he told Vanity Fair

"Since we finished the show, I've been completing the things I was already contracted to do