Chris Hemsworth discusses Thor and Avengers: Age of Ultron!Plus he reveals his favourite Avenger
With the release of Marvel's Avengers: Age of Ultron around two months away, expect a lot of updates from the cast who will start promoting the films any day now. IGN have posted an interesting interview with Chris Hemsworth, he describes Thor's role in the anticipated sequel and offers up a few new tidbits of information, you can check out a few choice parts below and for the full interview head here.
Question: Talk a little bit about your reaction when you first got the script.
Chris Hemsworth: It was awesome. Coming off of Thor 2 and The Avengers, I couldn't wait to read this [script]. And I just loved how it upped it in a way that wasn't just bigger and flashier. I mean everything had been amplified, but in an intelligent way. All the stories are relevant to what's going on in the world as far as the exponential growth of technology, and artificial intelligence, and the questions of the good versus the bad of the AI world. It's obviously heavily influenced by the times and that debate. He [Joss Whedon] has managed to bring all of the Avengers back in and give them a relevant reason to be there. [He's] justified the conflict. It's a tricky balance. I'm glad I'm not the one writing the thing and having to pull that off.
Q: What’s something that Thor gets to do in this film that he hasn't done before?
Hemsworth: He’s loosened up a bit. I think we lost some of the humor and the naïveté and the sort of fish out of water quality of Thor from the first film into the second one. And there were things I loved about what we did in the second one too, tonally. But that sense of fun was -- I would have liked it to be there a bit more. Joss, I think, felt the same way. So there's more humor in Thor and because he's been on Earth, he's a little more accessible now. He's off Asgard now so he doesn't have to be as regal and kingly as he is in that world, which is nice. I enjoy that more. It's sort of a box, which he gets to step out of off Asgard. You know that stuff just looks out of place, whereas here you can have a gag with the guys and he can be at a party scene in civilian clothes, which is nice...There's a party scene and I was in a nice coat and jeans and the guys just kept joking, 'When did Thor go shopping? Did he buy this online or did Jane do it? Or did he actually go shopping?' And so you don't see him go shopping, but the question’s raised because he's not dressed in his own Asgardian attire. Yeah, he's more human in the film definitely.
Q: Can you talk about the fight sequence you’re filming today [featuring Thor battling The Vision]?
Hemsworth: This is their first meeting, really. And it's, as you can see, it's conflicted. It's a big fight scene.
Q: Each time we see Thor his power and abilities keep getting amped up. Are we going to see his abilities manifest in a new way? Will he be more powerful or more trained?
Hemsworth: Yeah, I mean in this instance you see it's hand-to-hand combat because [that becomes possible] if someone is of his equal strength - or more so than him. He can afford to do that, whereas with the people who were far less capable than him and not as strong I said, 'Let's make sure he's picking up cars, and throwing them, and ripping things in half, and spending a bit more time up in the air and using the elements, as opposed to being stuck kind of in a hand-to-hand fights with the bad guys.' So, yeah, I think it keeps getting kind of amped up and more elaborate. Yeah, we see him fly a bit more.
Q: Other than Thor, who is your favorite Avenger and why?
Hemsworth: I mean, I love the fun Tony gets to have. In sort of the lack of boundaries I think that he's getting. He has room to move so much and so many things and yet always bring it back and be personal and grounded no matter how sort of zany it gets. I just love watching Robert [Downey Jr.] work in this setting. It's pretty special.