As fans of Game of Thrones, we were thrilled when we learned director Alan Taylor would be tackling Thor: The Dark World. It turns out we aren’t alone in that. In a new interview with Prestige Hong Kong, leading man Chris Hemsworth said he was excited to see the way Taylor translated his style on Game of Thrones to Marvel’s universe in the Thor sequel.
“I love the way he adds an incredibly organic element to the fantastical world of Thrones, and I think that’s what Thor could benefit from. It’s grounded in reality, no matter how mythical or science-fiction-like it becomes. There’s a truth to it all,” Hemsworth said. “Certainly, working with him now, you can see he doesn’t want Thor or the Asgardians to seem like some distant race or god-like. He still wants them to be relatable.”
Hemsworth also opened up about why he opted for an English accent to play the Norse god. He explained he felt the Shakespearean element of that voice helped fans differentiate him from his avenging peers, and that fans would have called him “Crocodile Dundee” had he played the character as an Australian.
He talked about his time on The Avengers, which ended up being the highest-grossing movie of the year. As we’ve heard other actors from that film say in the past, the atmosphere on set is the same as you see in the movie.
“Most of the time we’re all on set together and it just became a laugh for all of us. We sort of fed off [the energy of] each other and before you know it, someone has to step in and say, “Come on, we’re trying to shoot a movie here!'” Hemsworth recounted. “Robert Downey Jr. obviously has an incredible sense of humor and wit about him, which you see in all his characters. He’s like that in real life. You’re playing catch-up; always 10 steps behind what he’s saying. All those guys I learned something from and admired.”
Opening Nov. 8, 2013, Thor: The Dark World also stars Tom Hiddleston, Natalie Portman, Anthony Hopkins, Jaimie Alexander, Kat Dennings, Idris Elba, Zachary Levi, Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje and Christopher Eccleston.