Chris Hemsworth Speaks On ‘Thor: The Dark World,’ ‘Robopocalpyse’ & His Interest In ‘Star Wars’
After a long day of work in London shooting ‘Thor: The Dark World,’ Chris Hemsworth spoke to MTV about a range number of topics, including reprising his titular role in the upcoming ‘Thor’ sequel, his favourite films of year, Steven Spielberg’s ‘Robopocalypse,’ and his interest in the new ‘Star Wars’ movie. Shedding some light on how filming’s going on ‘Thor: The Dark World,’ Hemsworth revealed, “We have six weeks to go to shoot. This is the trickiest bit, because you can go, “Oh, yeah, we’re past the halfway mark!” which isn’t a good idea, because you’re not finished yet. You sort of get that second wind about now or you hope to and push on through. But it’s been great. The look of the film is a lot bigger than what we did even previously. The first one worked and people loved it, but this is with a different director and just has a totally different feel. There’s a definite “Game of Thrones” vibe thanks to [director] Alan [Taylor].”
Asked whether the relationships between Thor and Jane and Loki have progressed significantly on ‘Thor: The Dark World,’ Hemsworth replied, “Definitely. For Thor and Jane, there are some unanswered questions now, since obviously he didn’t stop in and catch up with her in ‘The Avengers.’ Thor might have some explaining to do in this one…Where the hell have you been? There’s some fun to be had with that. And with Loki, we get down to the major bones of our conflict with everything that’s come from “Thor” to “Avengers” to now.”
The actor also gave some insight into his favourite films of 2012, “I hadn’t read the “Hunger Games” book but was blown away by the film. “Dark Knight Rises”; Chris Nolan’s a genius. That’s someone I would love to get another opportunity to work with. “Rust & Bone”….Oh my God. I think it’s one of my favorite movies ever. I was just blown away by that film. I loved the truth and honesty about it. It was raw.”
Long attached to the project, Chris Hemsworth confirmed that his next project is Steven Spielber’s big budget technothriller, ‘Robopocalypse.’ “No one does sci-fi better than him. It was a no-brainer. And then I read the script and was even more excited if that’s possible.” Scheduled for a worldwide release on April 25th, 2014, ‘Robopocalypse‘ is set in the near future and tells the story of an artificial intelligence named Archos who assumes the persona of an innocent boy and takes over control of the global network, turning our own technology against us.
He was also asked if he’s heard anything about a “Snow White” sequel or spin-off, “Honestly, I’ve heard the same things you’ve heard. I think if there’s an appetite for the sequel, they’ll get one going, but there’s nothing official yet. I had a great time making the last one, so who knows?” With all of these franchises he’s working on, Chris Hemsworth was asked if he has room for one more, with ‘Star Wars’ gearing up again, “Oh man, I love those films. That’s the sort of bread and butter of my film experience as a kid. I would love to work on something like that. I also loved “Lord of the Rings.” I would have loved to have done something in that world.”
In ‘Thor: The Dark World,’ the likes of Tom Hiddleston, Idris Elba, Ray Stevenson, Kat Dennings, Jaimie Alexander, Tadanobu Asano, Anthony Hopkins, Tom Hiddleston and Natalie Portman will also reprise their roles from the first film, while Zack Levi is confirmed to play Fandril, Christopher Eccleston will play the villainous Malekith The Accursed, and Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje will be playing the dual roles of Algrim the Strong and Kurse. Alan Taylor, an accomplished TV director whose credits include ‘Game of Thrones,’ ‘Boardwalk Empire,’ ‘Mad Men,’ ‘The Sopranos’ and ‘Nurse Jackie,’ takes over directorial duties from Kenneth Branagh, who helmed the first ‘Thor’ film. Don Payne, who co-wrote the first film, penned the original draft with Robert Rodat doing the most recent polish. ‘Thor: The Dark World’ is set for a November 8th, 2013 release. Check out the official synopsis below.
Marvel’s “Thor: The Dark World” continues the big-screen adventures of Thor, the Mighty Avenger, as he battles to save Earth and all the Nine Realms from a shadowy enemy that predates the universe itself. In the aftermath of Marvel’s “Thor” and “Marvel’s The Avengers,” Thor fights to restore order across the cosmos…but an ancient race led by the vengeful Malekith returns to plunge the universe back into darkness. Faced with an enemy that even Odin and Asgard cannot withstand, Thor must embark on his most perilous and personal journey yet, one that will reunite him with Jane Foster and force him to sacrifice everything to save us all.
Starring Chris Hemsworth, Natalie Portman, Tom Hiddleston, Stellan Skarsgård, Idris Elba, Christopher Eccleston, Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje, Kat Dennings, Ray Stevenson, Zachary Levi, Tadanobu Asano and Jaimie Alexander with Rene Russo and Anthony Hopkins as Odin, “Thor: The Dark World” is directed by Alan Taylor, produced by Kevin Feige, from a story by Don Payne (credit not final) and screenplay by Christopher Yost and Christopher Markus & Stephen McFeely (credit not final) and is based on Marvel’s classic Super Hero Thor, who first appeared in the comic book “Journey into Mystery” #83 in August, 1962.
“Thor: The Dark World” is presented by Marvel Studios. The executive producers are Louis D’Esposito, Alan Fine, Stan Lee, Victoria Alonso, Craig Kyle and Nigel Gostelow. The film releases November 8, 2013, and is distributed by Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures.
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