After the Avengers assemble, Thor will be one of the first heroes to head back into his own movie. When MTV News spoke with Chris Hemsworth at the closing-night festivities of the Tribeca Film Festival, he expressed his excitement for a new director and his hopes that “Thor 2” will take the God of Thunder away from both Earth and Asgard.
After it was announced that Kenneth Branagh would not return as director for the sequel, Alan Taylor, one of the creators and directors of “Game of Thrones,” joined to helm the film. Hemsworth said the darker tones of “Thrones” have him eagerly anticipating a new take on the Norse myth.
“[‘Game of Thrones’] had a real mythical element to it, but it was rooted in such an organic and tangible world,” Hemsworth said. “I think Asgard could really benefit from that sort of a grittier, aged feel to it and not so ethereal.”
Aside from a new tone, Hemsworth is eager to see where “Thor 2″ will take him within the Marvel Universe. “The big thing about the comics for me was the origin story,” he said. “Thor was interesting, but what I found more fascinating was the other worlds and realms that you can be taken off into.”
As for whether that meant more time spent in space and away from Earth and Jane Foster (played by Natalie Portman in the first movie), Hemsworth noted, “I think so. I haven’t seen the script yet, but hopefully. There are so many other universes out there and realms in the comics that they explored. I think definitely we’ll venture into them.”
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