Chris Hemsworth Credits His Work on GHOSTBUSTERS For Part of His Performance on THOR: RAGNAROK

I thought that outside of Leslie Jones, Ghostbusters was a pretty bad movie. However, it appears that it helped Chris Hemsworth open up and work on his improvisation skills that would help Thor: Ragnarok be such a great movie. Hemsworth recently talked to Esquire and mentioned that before Ghostbusters, he was very much a man who wanted to know exactly how things would pan out and what would be said, etc.

That was some of the most fun I’ve ever had on set, and probably my real jumping-in point to improvisation. Prior to that, I’d always wanted to be very confident in the fact that I knew exactly what was on the page, and I had my options worked out and I knew where the scene was going to go. Playing it safe, to a degree. And we just threw all that out the window in that film, and it really opened up a whole other side to my sort of process, I think.

It does happen on the Marvel sets. From Thor 3, definitely, it became hugely improvised. And I’m so glad I’ve been able to work with Paul prior to that. And I’ve done Saturday Night Live a couple of times; I have a movie called Vacation. So by the time I got to Thor 3, I was incredibly enthusiastic to do it. Taika Waititi, the director, had the same opinion. And we carried that into Avengers.

Ragnarok director Taika Waititi has said that roughly 80% of the final dialogue in the film was improvised and it worked. With Hemsworth possibly returning as the god of thunder, hopefully, any future adventures will be helmed by Waititi to give us the energy we now know we want from Thor.

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