Chris Hemsworth is one of Australia’s most beloved actors. With everything from soap opera to action blockbusters under his belt, the larger than large (even when he’s small) lad from a land down under has opened up in an interview with GQ magazine.
In the piece Hemsworth seems to agree with many of us, admitting that the sequel to his career launching role, Thor: The Dark World wasn’t that good.
Speaking of the Marvel Thor franchise Hemsworth said, “The first one is good, the second one is meh.” He adds, “What masculinity was, the classic archetype — it just all starts to feel very familiar. I was so aware that we were right on the edge.”
The Dark World gets a lot of praise, mainly for the moments between Thor and his brother Loki, played by Tom Hiddleston. The pair have formed a strong friendship over the years of playing the roles. However the film has also had a lot of detractors and has been labelled an “incoherently plotted misadventure, overcrowded with comedy sidekicks and blind leaps of narrative logic, all of it cursed with undercooked villains… [it] only works when Tom Hiddleston’s Loki is on screen.”
The film only rates 66% on Rotten Tomatoes, although it did rake in $644 million globally at the box office.
The entire Thor franchise took a whole new turn with last year’s release of Thor: Ragnarok under the direction of Taika Waititi. The film was a beautiful homage to Frank Kirby, styled very much like the comic books from which the entire Marvel Cinematic Universe stems.
It also allowed Hemsworth to show his comedic timing.
When promoting the latest Thor outing Hemsworth said, “We all had, I think, the same want and need and passion to change this up in a big way, I remember meeting with Taika and he said ‘let’s just break everything we know and destroy it and rebuild it’ … every day was about exploring the unknown and trying something different. I had got pretty bored of myself as that character, and so did he, and maybe a few people out there. So we thought, ‘let’s do something different.’”
We last saw the God of Thunder hurtling through space battling the Titan, Thanos in Avengers: Infinity War, and he survived ‘the snap’, unlike his brother Loki who died within the film’s opening minutes (or did he?) and several other of the superheroes that had fans rather unhappy with the Russo brothers.
Thor will team up again with Iron Man and the few other surviving characters in the as yet untitled Avengers 4, due to be released in April 2019.