The cast and crew of Thor: Ragnarok have a few things to say about their upcoming Marvel Cinematic Universe installment in a new behind-the-scenes featurette for the film. According to both the director and the stars, Ragnarok will pull the MCU's resident God of Thunder in an all-new direction.
"In this film, we kind of wanted to strip it back and wanted to have more fun with it," star Chris Hemsworth explained. "[Director] Taika [Waititi] had the exact same idea, and we were both saying, 'In Thor: Ragnarok, let's try and have more attitude."
"Ragnarok is sort of a new cycle in the life of the world and all the realms of the universe," Waititi added. "It's the destruction of the old and the rebirth of the new, and that's really exciting to me. The way that I've approached this is to rebuild it in a new way."
"Thor is in a crisis!" shared Mark Ruffalo, who plays Bruce Banner and his alter-ego the Hulk. "He never went back to Asgard to claim the throne. He wanted adventure. When we pick him up, he's at the end of this search for himself."
"Tonally, I think it's a just perfect mix for where the character and story need to go. You know, different costumes, different weapons, different cast of characters to work off and give you a different energy," Hemsworth said.
The featurette also includes a brief scene between Hemsworth and co-star Tom Hiddleston, who plays Thor's trickster brother Loki. "You look great, dude," Hiddleston tells Hemsworth, to which Hemsworth responds, "You too, man!"
Arriving November 3, director Taika Waititi’s Thor: Ragnarok stars Chris Hemsworth as Thor, Tom Hiddleston as Loki, Cate Blanchett as Hela, Idris Elba as Heimdall, Jeff Goldblum as Grandmaster, Tessa Thompson as Valkyrie, Karl Urban as Skurge, Mark Ruffalo as Bruce Banner/the Hulk and Anthony Hopkins as Odin.