Expect to see a bit more Volstagg in “Thor: The Dark World” than you did in the first “Thor.” Ray Stevenson said in a new interview that the Warriors Three will have a different sort of role than they did the first time around.
“[Volstagg’s] great on a battlefield. He is one of the Warriors Three and doing what they do, their time is spent fighting on many different fronts,” Stevenson told The Wall Street Journal. “They’re not always fighting together. Volstagg is struggling, he has a brood, they are fighting for hearth and home as much as for the idea of Asgard itself. That’s where he has trouble. He’s all too aware of how potentially threatening this new enemy is on both the home front and the battlefield.”
Stevenson goes on to reveal that fans will be seeing an entirely new side of Asgard in this new movie. As the threat of Malekith the Accursed draws closer, dark times will fall on Thor and Volstagg’s home world.
“In the first ’Thor’ Asgard had this tremendous peace among the nine realms. They were riding at the heights. Everything is working and looking as it should be,” Stevenson said. “In this one, the realms are being whipped up into various rebellions. There is a darker malignant force out there and we are in the process of engaging in long protracted skirmishes and battles. The luster and shine of the city has been taken off and it all leads to a huge assault, an attack at the heart of Asgard. It could be completely wiped out, the stakes are a lot higher.”
“Thor: The Dark World” hits theaters on November 8.
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