Thursday, I had the pleasure of sitting down with Chris Hemsworth to talk about his upcoming film, of which he actually has two. He’s got The Cabin in the Woods which opens Friday, as well as The Avengers, which opens May 4. In the interview, we actually did talk about both films, and the odd, circular, Joss Whedon link between them, but the conversation predictably turned to his upcoming projects including Thor 2, directed by Game of Thrones helmer Alan Taylor.
Hemsworth revealed he’s read the script and met with Taylor (as well as co-star Natalie Portman) about the film. Plus he says Taylor is going to bring a whole new look and feel to Asgard this time around. We’ll post the full interview in the coming days but, read his Thor 2 update after the jump.
Here’s Chris Hemsworth talking to us about Thor 2:
I have read a script and we start shooting in August. I met with Alan Taylor a couple of months ago and Natalie Portman and I and Alan and a couple of Marvel guys and it was hugely exciting. Ken [Branagh] did such a wonderful job and, with scheduling or what have you, he didn’t end up doing this one, but I’m a big fan of the GAME OF THRONES series, which is Alan’s latest work, and I think that is what’s exciting about the second one: making it sort of more tangible and having a more organic feel to Asgard and that world. I think the science fiction element to THOR… the danger is it falls a little bit into the world of it’s “tough to throw a light to.” I think of big waterfalls and mountains and a Viking influence, where the Norse mythology kind of grew from. Having that in Asgard is going to make it all the more special and that’s what Alan wants to bring to it. I think that would be the new aspect to this one.
That certainly gives a better idea of why Taylor won the job out of the other directors vying for the project. If Thor 2 has a more naturalistic, Game of Thrones look, that’ll be a very good thing.
[Thor's maturity] is sort of the crux of the whole sequel and it’s what Hemsworth is most excited about diving into, and it’s what is the heart of story; it’s Thor and Jane, to continue that dynamic. Really they were only together for three days, and do they love each other? Do they like each other? Do they know each other? We’re acknowledging that that love story in the first movie was sort of a quick crush, essentially, over the course of three quick days in the middle of the desert. And [the heart of the movie is also] the relationship between Thor and Odin, which does change drastically as it did over the course of the first movie, and picks up and continues from there.
Does is sound like Thor 2 is shaping up to be a worth addition to the Marvel movie universe?