If you watched last week’s episode of “Game of Thrones,” then it’s likely that you like us! found it very exciting to see Alan Taylor’s name pop up as director of that episode. Taylor is responsible for helming some of the best episodes of the hit HBO show, like “Baelor,” “Fire and Blood” and “The North Remembers,” so it’s all the more exciting that he’s on hiatus from “Game of Thrones” right now so he can direct “Thor 2.”
Apparently we aren’t the only ones who are serious “Game of Thrones” fans. MTV News caught up with “Thor” star Chris Hemsworth while he was promoting “Snow White and the Huntsman,” and he said that he hopes Taylor can give “Thor 2” a shot of what makes “Game of Thrones” so great.
“Alan Taylor is directing, and he’s one of the producers and directors of ’Game of Thrones.’ I love that sort of mythical element, that there was an organic real world there, and I think Asgard and Thor’s ethereal universe could be injected with that,” Hemsworth said. “It could be more sort of tangible. So more locations, less green screen. I think the Viking influence that that sort of world came from. It should feel [tangible]. It should exist more, instead of too shiny, clean, golden.”
Though Hemsworth hasn’t seen a script for “Thor 2” yet — “Marvel has a habit of, the day before we shoot, handing us the script and saying, ’Quick, learn your lines!'” he said with a laugh — he said that what he has seen is “exciting.” It seems like Hemsworth is very concerned with keeping the sequel to 2011’s “Thor” “relatable,” and he thinks a more grounded Asgard and inclusion of scenes on Earth will do the trick.
“You’ve always got to tie in Earth, I think. But Thor in the comic books, I found, that after the initial kind of establishing the character got more interesting because there were so many realms and things to explore,” he said.
We already know that Natalie Portman will be returning to the project to reprise her role as Jane, but will we also see a return of Thanos? We won’t because, according to Hemsworth, he would be “too easy.”
“We need a bigger fish,” the Aussie said with a laugh.
“Thor 2” is slated for a November 15, 2013 release date.
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