When Thor: Ragnarok hits theaters in two months, the out-of-this-world chemistry between Thor (Chris Hemsworth) and The Incredible Hulk (Mark Ruffalo) will make the film like no Marvel movie that has come before it.
The film, which draws heavily from Walter Simonson's "Ragnarok" storyline in the Thor comics as well as on the Planet Hulk series from writer Greg Pak, will see the pair meet up in space and form an unlikely alliance after Grandmaster (Jeff Goldblum) tries and fails to force them into killing one another in gladiatorial combat. While audiences saw Bruce Banner decide to head off into space at the end of Avengers: Age of Ultron, Hemsworth notes that they end up together by very different means and with very different reasons.
"[Thor] kind of has no choice, I think," said Hemsworth during an interview on the film's set. "He gets completely torn out of anything familiar and it shifts again; this is totally where the whole film sort of shifts and we’re on different worlds that we haven’t seen before. There’s different looks to all the characters. There’s different dynamics. I think the coupling of myself working with Ruffalo brought out a whole new tone, both of our characters."
What kind of tonal shift should fans expect? It sounds like Hemsworth thinks the two kept pushing one another beyond the edge of what they might have otherwise tried, creating a wild and unpredictable feel to their relationship and to the movie by extension.
"We were like, 'wow, this is very far. This is too far,'" Hemsworth mused. "And I said, it’s good to play with that, let’s send it off-world, and then we’ll make it somewhere in the middle. That’s been really enjoyable because it’s kept us on our toes. I think it’s going to keep audiences on their toes, too. There’s a whole different energy, look, feel to any of the Thor films we’ve seen before. I think even different to the- any Marvel films, which is great."
The film's look and tone has been compared to Guardians of the Galaxy based on trailers alone, but even that might be deceiving since Guardians helmer James Gunn recently said that future Marvel Cosmic movies won't necessarily look like those films.
Thor: Ragnarok is due in theaters on November 3, 2017.