‘Thor: Ragnarok’ Star Chris Hemsworth On Bringing New Life To The Character

Thor Ragnarok Chris Hemsworth AustraliaNorth American fans have just a few days left to wait until Thor: Ragnarok arrives in theaters, but those fortunate enough to have seen the film are already praising it as a hilarious and colorful adventure that breathes new life into the God of Thunder’s standalone series. In an interview with Good Morning America, lead star Chris Hemsworth discussed how the creative team behind the film attempted to deliver a new moviegoing experience for fans of the Thor movies.

Explaining that he was growing tired of playing the titular hero, Hemsworth discussed how he and director Taika Waititi worked together to avoid retreading familiar territory:

“Everyday if it felt familiar we just went in a different direction. Huge improvisation. Taika would stand offset kind of yelling suggestions and commentating on your performance.”

Thor will be wielding a new weapon and sporting a new hairstyle for his third solo adventure and Hemsworth explained how the new look was part of the plan to reinvent the character:

“It was just part of this kind of rebirth. This reinvention of the character was to sort of strip it all away. Break his hammer, cut the hair, change the costume, change the music and it gives it such a different favour and because of, I think, the improvisational sort of quality it has a very unpredictable kind of wacky nature to it which is unique and something I think we’re all pretty proud of.”

Are you excited to see Taika Waititi bring his unique vision to the Marvel Cinematic Universe? Share your thoughts below!

In Marvel Studios’ “Thor: Ragnarok“, Thor is imprisoned on the other side of the universe without his mighty hammer and finds himself in a race against time to get back to Asgard to stop Ragnarok – the destruction of his homeworld and the end of Asgardian civilization – at the hands of an all-powerful new threat, the ruthless Hela. But first he must survive a deadly gladictorial contest that pits him against his former ally and fellow Avenger – the Incredible Hulk!

Directed by Taika Waititi, the film stars Chris Hemsworth, Tom Hiddleston, Cate Blanchett, Idris Elba, Jeff Goldblum, Tessa Thompson,  Karl Urban, Mark Ruffalo and Anthony Hopkins.

Thor: Ragnarok will be released in theaters on November 3, 2017.

Source: Good Morning America

5 Reasons We’re Excited For ‘Thor: Ragnarok’

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Thor: RagnarokGuardians 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!

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