Chris Hemsworth Talks Thor: The Dark World: Where We Find The Odisnson, His Relationship With Loki And More
It’s that magical time of the week where the first wave of set reports for Thor: The Dark World are starting to hit. Today’s reports feature the god of thunder himself, Chris Hemsworth, teasing the film. As you probably know, set visits are done months and months prior to them actually being posted. The stars have to play coy and not reveal anything in the way of details even though they might have squeaked out since the original visit. Hemsworth did manage to reveal a few interesting tidbits about the highly anticipated sequel relating to where we find Thor and how the relationship with his brother Loki has changed.
A lot of outlets unleashed their reports today, but we’re going with IGN‘s account of the festivities. Hemsworth talked a little about where we find Thor and whether the first film or The Avengers has a bigger impact on The Dark World:
Yeah, um… where is he? [laughs] I mean he, you know, basically it’s sort of, Avengers is kind of a side step amongst everything I think for all the journeys. And this is certainly a continuation of it, but at the same time Thor’s journey I think picks more so up from where we left the first one. About to take on the throne, about to earn him the right to [be] king. And now coming to the realization of what responsibility comes with that, and also [director] Alan [Taylor] keeps talking about the sort of dark side of that responsibility, and the secrets within, you know, being king. And obviously Tom [Hiddleston] is on set so it’s sort of this is continuing, which is great to have some meatier stuff with Tom. Certainly, The Avengers the stuff [I] got to sink my teeth into was those scenes and [to] follow up our relationship. And the on-going question from Thor about what is it that Loki wants, and why, and how did we come to this? And I think we get to kind of possibly attack some of those questions properly.
After confirming that the movie will indeed be more focused on Asgard and the Nine Realms than Earth this time around, Hemsworth teased the potential romantic relationship being explored with Lady Sif and how Thor and Odin will get along:
The comic books, there’s obviously an attraction with Thor and Sif, or what have you. And there was a little peppering of that in the first one. Little hints at it. Um, there may be more indication. [laughs] Uh, politician.
The stuff with Odin’s interesting because … you’ve got to have the right amount of conflict in order for this to be interesting. The conflict between Thor and Odin was, I think, so great in the first one, and he didn’t want to repeat that, so certainly they disagree as I think they always will at times. But there’s a far greater respect from each other. So it becomes a more mature conversation, but there’s more at stake this time too. It’s not sort of just their individual egos; there’s the whole universe at stake.
The Loki/Thor relationship is undoubtedly one of the biggest draws in the Thor movies, as well as The Avengers. With Loki trying to kill Thor a few times and take over the Earth by aligning with Thanos, it’s not too hard to understand why Loki and Thor aren’t getting along too well. Hemsworth talks about the changing relationship with the god of mischief:
I can’t say too much, but I think in the comic books you kind of roll your eyes sometimes at the amount of times they’re back to being best friends. So we wanted to keep in mind, Loki did just try to kill you for the seventh time and Earth… You know, it’s a big war and what have you.
I don’t know, I think maybe there’s something we can… [chuckles] something we both have — a common need or something. You know the scene in Avengers when Thor says “careful how you speak.” That you may be crazy but it’s my brother kind of sums up. Yeah, he’s a screw-up but he is my brother. I don’t think they’re going back to being best friends, but they’re still… I think Thor’s at a loss about how they got to this point, because for him [it] came out of nowhere.
In this film he certainly can acknowledge now with a maturity that, O.K., he should have been more aware of Loki over the years and where he was positioned and all of this, and why maybe that led him down a certain path. So I think there’s a sort of an empathetic view for Loki that no one else can have because they’re not bound by blood.
There’s still a lot more teasing from Hemsworth about the story and his co-stars at IGN. You can read the full press chat with Hemsworth by clicking here. With Thor going more expansive and really exploring the Nine Realms, it will be interesting to see what Game of Thrones alumn Alan Talyor will bring to the table. From the set pics and trailer we’ve seen already, it appears that he has a unique take on the whole thing. We’ll get a new trailer tomorrow, so hopefully we see some more of the other realms and the people and creatures that inhabit them. What do you think about Hemsworth‘s comments? How do you hope the Thor/Loki relationship plays out in the film?
Source : IGN