Set Visit: Chris Hemsworth Talks ‘Thor: The Dark World’
Chris Hemsworth in Marvel's 'Thor: The Dark World'.
What do we really know about "Thor: The Dark World"?
For Asgard-thirsty Marvel fans, the answer is likely: not enough! And while Marvel's super-secretive ways will likely insure that answer remains the same till opening day (on November 8), we can now reveal to you the full transcript from our roundtable interview with Chris Hemsworth, conducted during a set visit in London, late last year.
Obviously, Marvel's head honcho Kevin Feige knows how keep his superheroes properly mum, as Hemsworth had to sheepishly avoid some of our more specific questions, but the interview does leave us knowing some more about the epic scale of "The Dark World," even if it's just enough to make us even more thirstier for November.
Here's what we found out:
On where we find Thor when the film begins…
Chris Hemsworth: Basically, Avengers is kind of a side-step amongst everything for all the journeys. This is certainly a continuation of it but at the same time, Thor’s journey picks up from where we left the first one. He's about to take on the throne, earning the right to be king, and now coming to the realization of what responsibility comes with that. Also, Alan [new director Alan Taylor] keeps talking about the dark side of that responsibility, and the secrets with being king, and becoming very political about what people need to know, and what they want to know.
Obviously, Tom [Hiddleston] is on set, so that's continuing. It's great to have some meatier stuff with Tom. Certainly in "Avengers," the stuff I got to sink my teeth into were those scenes. Following up our relationship and the ongoing question from Thor about what it is that Loki wants, and why, and how did we come to this? I think we get to possibly attack some of those questions properly.
On whether it will be as funny as "The Avengers"…
CH: Probably not, because Downey’s not in it, so that takes cares of that for us. Yeah, Natalie [Portman] and Kat Dennings certainly have some great humor. There's a few nice fish out of water moments with Thor, but not quite as naïve obviously as in the first one. I think the earthbound stuff really grounds this story in both films and keeps a lightness to it that trickles through Asgard as well.
Natalie Portman and Chris Hemsworth in Marvel's 'Thor: The Dark World'.
On the balance of time between Asgard and Earth…