In the first two Thor films and Avengers films, Chris Hemsworth portrayed a Shakespeare type of character in Thor, which then caused Hemsworth to get bored of playing the role. Working with director Taika Waititi on the third film of the Thor franchise, however, Hemsworth was able to go through a reinvention of the character. Instantly, Thor: Ragnarok, was a smashing success. So it is understandable why Hemsworth would then be protective Waititi’s version of Thor before going into production for Avengers: Infinity War.
Hemsworth reached out to the directors, Joe and Anthony Russo, to make sure that they use the latest version of Thor from Thor: Ragnarok in Infinity War. After the Russo Brothers told Hemsworth that they did another makeover of Thor, Hemsworth admitted that he was worried before he came to an understanding of the path the Russo Brothers paved for him
“I was like ‘no, no, no’ and I was really protective of what I’d created with Taika. Then, they said, ‘Thor’s never faced something like this, never been a part of this large and ensemble.’ I think for our characters it was difficult, but for me, a hugely exciting adventure!”
Hemsworth also felt that his take on Thor in the past MCU movies was not getting his best out of him. After working with Waititi on Ragnarok, it gave Hemsworth all the confidence in voicing his opinions to bring out the best version of Thor possible in the MCU movies.
“I felt stuck about what I was giving there and felt like I probably wasn’t bringing my portion to it as much as I could have. For me, I’ve loved this experience because I’ve felt a little more confidence to try new things or kinda say maybe my opinion has some value and put it forward.”
Robert Downey Jr., sitting next to Hemsworth during the interview with news.com.au from Australia, agreed that Ragnarok was an awesome movie and that it shook off his worries of the superhero genre of possibly becoming tiring.
“[Chris] knocked it out of the park! He can carry the funny and the deep, and the character all at the same time! I’m crazy about that movie because what you and Taika did, for me, is so fresh! It gave me faith again because you wonder, ‘When’s this whole genre going to burn out?’ No time soon, thanks to these guys!”
While the fresh take on Thor from Ragnarok will not make it into Infinity War, I trust the Russo Brothers completely with any Marvel project they work on. The Winter Soldier and Civil War both have great storylines, great use of characters, and action sequences! I trust that Hemsworth will deliver an exceptional performance as Thor with the direction of Russo Brothers when Infinity War comes this April.
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Avengers: Infinity War hits theaters April 27th
Avengers: Infinity War – Iron Man, Thor, the Hulk and the rest of the Avengers unite to battle their most powerful enemy yet — the evil Thanos. On a mission to collect all six Infinity Stones, Thanos plans to use the artifacts to inflict his twisted will on reality. The fate of the planet and existence itself has never been more uncertain as everything the Avengers have fought for has led up to this moment.