After playing the superhero Thor for seven films, Chris Hemsworth had to adjust how he approached stunts accordingly for his performance in Men in Black International. Despite facing extraterrestrials in the upcoming film, Hemsworth had bring his action sequences down to Earth.
"Thor’s stunts are wildly complicated, but it feels like an atomic bomb goes off with each of those [hammer] hits. Everything is sort of magnified to a level that is so nonhuman. Whereas this, we have to keep grounding it," Hemsworth told Entertainment Weekly. "There’s always a part of it where I’m like, ‘Can I do a flip or just sort of leap from this building to that one?’ and they’re like, ‘Nah, humans don’t do that sort of thing,’ So, they have to reign me in occasionally."
Reunited with Thor: Ragnarok co-star Tessa Thompson, the new film has the duo working for the titular agency to face an internal threat, with stunts taking place all over the world.
Directed by F. Gary Gray, Men in Black International stars Chris Hemsworth, Tessa Thompson, Rebecca Ferguson, Kumail Nanjiani, Rafe Spall, Laurent Bourgeois and Larry Bourgeois, with Emma Thompson and Liam Neeson. The film opens on June 14.