Chris Hemworth and Tom Hiddleston are in the middle of shooting their highly anticipated sequel to Thor, Thor: The Dark World, and I couldn't be more excited to see them back in action and kicking some ass is Asgard. In a recent interview with Empire, Hemsworth talked about returning to the world of Asgard, director Alan Taylor, and bringing Thor to the big screen for a third time. Thanks to CBM we have some quotes from the magazine to share with you!
On Returning To Asgard For:
We've known since Thor 1 that we were gonna do a Thor 2, so we've been talking about possibilities, and then once The Avengers worked, there were things where we'd go, "Cool, we can continue this and this is where we go from them with the story." It's been a long time. But you always need this period, the rehearsal prep, and we've got some good stuff down. I just saw some of the sets in the last few days and it looks incredible. There's a lot more of an organic kind of feel to Asgard now. And that Viking element of the Asgardian people, of Thor's history, is much more present.
On Alan Taylor's Style:
It's less science fiction. I mean, if you look at Game Of Thrones, what I love about it is that it has that mythical element but you're always grounded in such an organic world. I think that's the goal scored second time round.
On How The Success Of Marvel's The Avengers is Affecting His Outlook:
You almost forget that this just doesn't happen that often. I was talking to Matt Damon and he goes to me, "So Snow White did pretty good?" and I said, "Yeah, I think it'll probably hit $400 million, but it's not Avengers numbers." And he goes, "Man!" and he shook his head. "You're [frick]ing ruined - 400's huge!" It's like my brain thinks, "That's the norm now, that's the benchmark." Which, Jesus, I don't think anything will ever come close...Probably Avengers 2. But it will be pretty hard to hit that again. It's almost as if I've been ruined for the rest of my career regarding box office expectations.
On Bringing Thor to the Big Screen for a Third Time:
In a way, it becomes more difficult at this point. Thor 1 was the origin story and he starts off as a brash child and ends as the hero; the danger then is, where does he go from here? If he doesn't change, he's gonna become boring. How do you break him down again to rebuild him and have some sort of arc, some sort of journey? Avengers was different, it was the arc of the team. So now, on [Thor 2], we've been really throwing around, "Okay, so what's Thor's big conflict here?" Because it can't just be that bad tempter again, or that he's too cocky. We've done that. And now, where does the humour lie? Because it can't be the fish-out-of-water, Crocodile Dundee kind of thing that we had in the first one. He's been to Earth now. There may be elements of that...
We've then got Hiddleston who recently talked to The Huffington Post about the film's tone, the differences between Kenneth Branagh and Taylor, and a third Thor film, which all all know will eventually happen.
On Taylor's Tone for the Film:
Ken established the tone, so we’ve taken the baton and kept running. Alan Taylor is fantastic, one of the men responsible for 'Game of Thrones' which is so of that world, a very grounded, gritty, earthy world where warriors and swords and monsters and magic all meet, so his experience of that has given him a fantastic take on the whole world of Thor.He was refashioning those archetypes in space. We talked about King Lear and that kind of dynastic drama, about succession, with somebody at the top of the tree, and somebody else due to succeed the throne, there's always a wrestling if it’s father and son… it's all very dynastic.
On Taylor Taking Over for Branagh:
I went to a summer screening of a Marvel short film. Ken came and so did Alan, it was very clear how much mutual respect between them and I thought, ‘ok, it’s going to be fine.’
On the Possibility of a Third Thor movie:
These kind of films, not to get too heavy about it, all depend on the financial success of the one before, so we'll have to see.
I'm looking forward to seeing our first footage from the movie. We've seen a ton of Set photos and videos, but nothing really official. It would be nice to see some kind of official image soon, but we still have a while before we see a trailer. I have no doubt it's going to look amazing, and have a great story that fans are going to love. So far everyone seems really excited about it.