Chris Hemsworth Is 'Disappointed' That Kenneth Branagh Isn't Directing 'Thor 2'

Chris Hemsworth"I'm really disappointed."

Chris Hemsworth summarizes the sadness we all feel about Kenneth Branagh's decision not to return for "Thor 2" in his recent interview with The Los Angeles Times. The newspaper caught up with the "Thor" at Comic-Con, and Hemsworth seemed legitimately upset about the fact he'd be taking the trip back to Asgard without his familiar director.

"Ken built that character, and everything I know about the Thor world I learned while shoulder-to-shoulder with Ken," Hemsworth said. "I learned so much from him."

"The Avengers" is currently shooting in New Mexico, and Marvel's intention was to have filming on "Thor 2" begin next May with a July 2013 release date. The LA Times seems to think that the fast-paced schedule went against what Branagh wanted for the project. Instead, he’ll be returning to the British television series "Wallander" and will be continuing his work with his Belfast theater group.

Though Hemsworth is upset about Branagh not returning for "Thor 2," he still wishes the best for the well-respected actor/director.

“As long as he’s happy, that’s the thing,” said Hemsworth. “I learned so much from Ken while we built [the first film], so at least I had that time with someone like that. The start of anything creative is the most important period in a way. That’s when the most can go wrong, and Ken made sure we got it right.”

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