When Thor: Ragnarok came out last November we were given the treat of seeing a version of Thor we hadn’t seen before. It was a nice change a pace and something that really helped the character. The Thor movies are some of the weaker in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, carried mostly by how good the casting is. With Ragnarok it felt like they finally achieved a genuinely good movie. Now we’re heading into Avengers: Infinity War, and one person was really nervous about how Thor will be approached in the movie. Chris Hemsworth spoke to News.com.au about his worries that all of the character work they did in Ragnarok would be ignored in Infinity War.
“I came into this and called Joe and Anthony and said, ‘Look, don’t write me the old Thor, we’ve got a new Thor now,’” Hemsworth said. The Russo brothers told him they had reinvented the character of Thor all over again, something that took Hemsworth a while to embrace. “I was like ‘no, no, no’ and I was really protective of what I’d created with Taika.”
The Russo Brothers went out of their way to assure Hemsworth that this is a slightly different Thor because he was put in a totally different scenario with a bunch of new characters. Thor hasn’t spent any time with the Avengers since Age of Ultron.
“They then said, ‘No this is a whole different thing; Thor’s never faced something like this, never been a part of this large and ensemble.’ I think for our characters it was difficult but for me a hugely exciting adventure.”
One of the reasons Hemsworth felt so protective is that he finally felt like he was able to put out a performance he was proud of.
“I felt stuck about what I was giving there and felt like I probably wasn’t bringing my portion to it as much as I could have,” Hemsworth said. “For me, I’ve loved this experience because I’ve felt a little more confidence to try new things or kinda say maybe my opinion has some value and put it forward.”
The Russos did a good job of nailing all of the characters they had to juggle in Captain America: Civil War. We can just hope it works out here too.
Summary: As the Avengers and their allies have continued to protect the world from threats too large for any one hero to handle, a new danger has emerged from the cosmic shadows: Thanos. A despot of intergalactic infamy, his goal is to collect all six Infinity Stones, artifacts of unimaginable power, and use them to inflict his twisted will on all of reality. Everything the Avengers have fought for has led up to this moment – the fate of Earth and existence itself has never been more uncertain.
Avengers: Infinity War, directed by Anthony and Joe Russo, stars Robert Downey Jr., Josh Brolin, Mark Ruffalo, Tom Hiddleston, Chris Evans, Chris Hemsworth, Jeremy Renner, Chris Pratt, Elizabeth Olsen, Sebastian Stan, Benedict Cumberbatch, Paul Bettany, Chadwick Boseman, Benedict Wong, Zoe Saldana, Karen Gillan, Vin Diesel, Dave Bautista, Pom Klementieff, Scarlett Johansson, Don Cheadle, Tom Holland, Bradley Cooper, Sean Gunn, and Anthony Mackie. It will be released on April 27th.