So far, we’ve heard from “Thor” star Chris Hemsworth about his character’s costume and human/god dynamic, we’ve heard from Kevin Feige about why Kenneth Branagh was chosen as director, and we’ve even heard from Natalie Portman and Kat Dennings about (among other things) Thor’s codpiece. But what about the crazy set pieces we’ve seen in the “Thor” trailer and “Thor” promo images?
During this year’s Comic-Con in San Diego, MTV News spoke to actor Tom Hiddleston, who plays Thor’s nemesis and adopted brother, Loki. In the following segment, the actor described his favorite set pieces in the film, including the frozen land of the Frost Giants, Jotunheim.
“The Asgard sets were like walking through a futuristic palace,” said Hiddleston. “They’d matched the size of the spaces to the size of the studio, so it felt like you were walking through the gorgeous palaces of a shining city in the sky.”
But it wasn’t the golden halls of Asgard that impressed Hiddleston the most.
“I actually loved Jotunheim,” he said. “It was the first set we were on. Jotunheim is where the Frost Giants live, who are the mortal enemies of Asgardians.”
“It’s basically a planet that is made of ice,” he continued. “If you can picture any alpine region like the French Alps or the Rockies or something — it’s kind of like that on acid, it’s just bigger and spikier and I loved all that. They had really realistic ice flows and snow and mountains and dripping water.”
Of course, there’s another reason Jotunheim held a special place in Hiddleston’s heart. According to the actor, it’s also where we get to see Loki get involved in some heavy action.
“That was when I pulled out some of my big moves,” he hinted.
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