Thor: Ragnarok came just at the right time for Chris Hemsworth, as he was starting to get a little tired of playing the God of Thunder. However, the movie’s sharp change to Thor’s status quo got him really interested in playing the character again.
In a recent episode of Jimmy Kimmel Live! where Hemsworth revealed a brand-new clip, the actor spoke very honestly about his experience as playing Thor. He claimed that he felt things were getting too “same-y” for his liking, and both he and director Taika Waititi agreed that they needed to shake things up:
“Every day was about exploring the unknown and trying something different… I had got pretty bored of myself as that character and so did [Waititi], maybe a few people out there, so we thought, ‘Let’s do something different.’ And every day was improvised and a journey into somewhere we hadn’t been before.”
That decision to go off-the-rails with Thor: Ragnarok seems to be paying off in a big way, as the movie is currently tracking to open higher than any other movie in the Thor series. The full Jimmy Kimmel segment can be viewed below:
Thor: Ragnarok collides on November 3, 2017 with a cast that includes Chris Hemsworth as Thor Odinson, Mark Ruffalo as Doctor Bruce Banner (The Hulk), Tesssa Thompson as Valkyrie, Sir Anthony Hopkins as Odin Borson, Idris Elba as Heimdall, Benedict Cumberbatch as Doctor Stephen Strange, Karl Urban as Skurge, Jeff Goldblum as En Dwi Gast (The Grandmaster), Tom Hiddleston as Loki Laufeyson, Cate Blanchett as Hela, and Clancy Brown as Sutur.
5 Reasons We’re Excited For ‘Thor: Ragnarok’
Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 is out on home media and Spider-Man: Homecoming has been playing in theaters for a while now, so it’s time to look forward to the next Marvel movies, the first being Thor: Ragnarok.
The trailer for the film is incredible. The vibe, the action, the set-design, the soundtrack, every element of the trailer screams, “This is a different kind of Thor movie.”
And that’s exactly what we need. Thor: The Dark World was the most easily forgettable Marvel sequel, only distinguishable from the original for its use of fan-favorite villain Loki. Thor: Ragnarok looks poised to switch up the formula, seeming more like a fun intergalactic romp than a brooding space epic.
Judging from the trailer and other positive buzz, there’s plenty of cause to be excited for Thor: Ragnarok. Here are the 5 reasons why. Click next to get started!