The latest movie in Marvel’s franchise starring the God of Thunder promises to be unlike every other iteration that came before.
Trailers for the upcoming Thor: Ragnarok have wowed fans with impressive, Kirby-esque visuals and a comedic tone that looks to serve the story better than the dramatic, Shakespearean vibes of the first two movies.
Director Taika Waititi spoke with ComicBook.com at San Diego Comic-Con and revealed the inspiration behind the changes and why it should be the most fan-pleasing interpretation of the character yet.
“It’s fun. I wanted to make an adventure that people could leave the cinema feeling uplifted and feeling like they’ve been on an adventure, it’s been fun, and just being entertained,” Waititi said.
“You look at the cast and they’re all beautiful, they’re all talented, they’re all funny,” he added. “I couldn’t have been luckier with that cast. And Chris [Hemsworth] especially, he’s one of the funniest guys I know. We really exploited that, I really tapped into that side of him. You’re going to see a version of Thor that’s the most fun and I think the most lovable, a version of Thor I think that people are going to like.”
The Thor trailers have already been a hit at fans, dominating discussion on social media whenever they release. Part of that is due to Hemsworth’s comedic nature as Thor — especially in the scenes he’s shared with Mark Ruffalo’s Banner and Hulk characters.
It’ll be interesting to see how the character carries that charm and humor through to Avengers: Infinity War when he and the other heroes will be facing uncertain doom at the hands of the biggest bad to ever bad, the Mad Titan Thanos.
Thor: Ragnarok hits theaters November 3.
Thor is imprisoned on the other side of the universe without his mighty hammer and finds himself in a race against time to get back to Asgard to stop Ragnarok – the destruction of his homeworld and the end of Asgardian civilization – at the hands of an all-powerful new threat, the ruthless Hela. But first, he must survive a deadly gladiatorial contest that pits him against his former ally and fellow Avenger – the Incredible Hulk!
Thor: Ragnarok is directed by Taika Waititi with a screenplay by Eric Pearson. The film stars Chris Hemsworth as Thor and Tom Hiddleston reprising his role as Loki. They are joined by Cate Blanchett (Hela), Idris Elba (Heimdall), Jeff Goldblum (Grandmaster), Tessa Thompson (Valkyrie), Karl Urban (Skurge), Anthony Hopkins (Odin), Sam Neill, Ray Stevenson (Volstagg), Tadanobu Asano (Hogun), Mark Ruffalo (Bruce Banner/Hulk), and Benedict Cumberbatch (Dr. Stephen Strange).
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