Iron Man and Captain America aren’t the only Marvel heroes who’ve been given three films. Thor is about to join the club come November when Thor: Ragnarok hits. And, if you ask Chris Hemsworth about the film, he’ll admit the sequel complete a journey Thor has been on since his 2011 debut.
ComicBook’s Brandon Davis got to chat with Hemsworth on the set of Thor: Ragnarok at a press outing, and the actor said Thor is starting to come to terms with his kingship over Asgard.
When asked how Thor: Ragnarok will add to the hero’s overall journey, Hemsworth said it has, “a lot of stories about Thor outside of the first film like being a rightful king and earning the right to take that vision [from Avengers: Age of Ultron] and power and taking on responsibility.”
Hemsworth also nodded to Thor: The Dark World then and referenced how the second film pulled the Avenger away from his home-world.
“In the second film, he’s kind of pulling away from it. I think there’s still kind of a reluctance, with it all,” Hemsworth continued. “I think he spent a lot of time on Earth. He’s part of that team now and that world. And we ended Avengers with him saying there’s something going on out there. There’s some bigger questions I need answered.”
By the time Thor: Ragnarok comes around, the superhero is ready to embrace the responsibilities that come with being a leader. After having a vision about Thanos during Avengers: Infinity War, Thor has been on his own adventure to find out the Mad Titan’s endgame.
“He’s on this sort of a personal journey to do his own discovery and then find these answers for himself. His origin calls him back or has drawn him back for now, and he’s drawn to this thing. So, if there is a reluctance, it’s not necessarily him trying to become the king,” Hemsworth explained.”
“He’s kind of has no choice I think. He gets completely torn out of anything familiar and it shifts again. This is 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 that I think the coupling of myself working with Ruffalo brought out in both of our characters.”
Of course, Marvel fans may note like thinking of Thor: Ragnarok as the final piece of Thor’s journey. After all, the character is a popular one in the MCU, and fans aren’t emotionally ready to part ways with Thor just yet. The hero may embark on a new journey by the time Avengers: Infinity War roles around, but Thor: Ragnarok could set up the hero for an untimely goodbye. And, if that is the case, fans will need to bring all the tissues when they screen the next Avengers flick.
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