Thor may not get as much screen time as the rest of his “Avengers” co-stars, but by the end of the movie, he’s likely the character you’ll want to see more from.
With Tom Hiddleston already signed on to reprise his role as Loki in “Thor 2,” Chris Hemsworth will have enough trouble on his hands when he gets back to doing standalone movies next year. The endings of “Thor” and “The Avengers” arguably leave more things unsettled for the Norse god than any other of the heroes.
That’s why we were so eager to talk with Hemsworth at the closing night festivities of the Tribeca Film Festival. Two things about the “Thor” sequel have us and Hemsworth particularly excited. (1) Alan Taylor, co-creator and director of “Game of Thrones” is replacing Kenneth Branaugh, and (2) the movie is said to explore realms other than Asgard and Earth. Hemsworth seemed genuinely thrilled to see Taylor come aboard to helm.
“[’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.”
According to the actor, the elements of cosmic exploration were one of the main selling points for the character. “The big thing about the comics for me was the origin story,” Hemsworth said. “Thor was interesting, but what I found more fascinating was the other worlds and realms that you can be taken off into.”
When asked whether the intergalactic setting would play a larger role than the Earthy ones, Hemsworth’s answer was “I think so.”
“I haven’t seen the script yet, but hopefully,” he said. “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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