And while Thor’s outfit appears to be taken directly from the recent “Thor” run by J. Michael Straczynski and Olivier Coipel, the costume was extremely uncomfortable, according to Hemsworth.
“I put the [costume] on and said ’It’s not very comfortable, but it looks amazing, so it’s all good.'” during an interview with Superhero Hype. “And then a couple of weeks in, I thought ’It’s getting more and more uncomfortable,’ and at the end of three, four months it was a pretty difficult thing to wake up and put on every morning. But it’s sells such an image in the picture. It does a lot of the work for you.”
“We just kept trying to humanize it all, and keep it very real,” continued Hemsworth. “[We looked] into all the research about the comic books that we could, but also bring it back to ’Who is this guy as a person, and what’s his relationship with people in the individual scenes?’ And working with someone like Kenneth Branagh, who has all those bases covered and has so many ideas, it was a hell of a time!”
“I just finished shooting [’Thor’] last Thursday, and saw ’Iron Man 2’ the other day — which I loved — and saw the tag at the end,” related Hemsworth. “I was with a bunch of mates and we all got kind of giddy watching it. I can’t wait! It was such an incredible four months shooting that film, and I think the film’s going to be fantastic.”
“Thor” will bring down the lightning in theaters on May 06, 2011.
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