Chris Hemsworth Discusses Thor's New Look In MARVEL'S THE AVENGERS
In a recent interview with SciFi Now Magazine, Australian actor Chris Hemsworth has talked in detail both about the progression of his character between the events of THOR and Marvel's The Avengers as well as the decision to give the character a new look of sorts. Be sure to pick up the latest issue of the magazine for even more of his thoughts on both Joss Whedon's superhero ensemble and Snow White and the Huntsman.
The actor reveals why exactly Thor ditches his sleeves and cape for parts of Marvel's The Avengers, and also goes into detail about how the God of Thunder has progressed since his solo movie as well as much more.
"I think they did a great job of toning it back a little with the outfits so there was a little bit of a common thread between them. Individually, in their own films they're probably a little flashier. In The Avengers, I removed my cape for some of the scenes, and that was more Thor's casual number. Captain America had his sleeves rolled up. Just something that broke the formality of it all, and I think it works for that reason because of those slight adjustments. Everyone was scared of that, of how it was going to look, but then among the action scenes where everything is so hot and full on, it's like now you want the colours; now you want everyone to be in their full glory. And then the stuff just kind of launches off the screen. It's wicked.
"With this film it was a little more difficult to track an individual journey so much. You still do, but you have to work harder because it's not as obvious. You're much more a part of the flow of the group. For me, I guess Thor, in a different way from everyone else, was much more emotionally invested in the villain, and the problem that the villain brings because it was his brother. That's his sort of difference, and it's a much more personal conflict. For the rest of them it was more like they had a job to do.
"At the end of Thor he's matured somewhat. He's been humbled and he's earned his powers now, but then what do you do? Put it into action. It's one thing to say you've learned a lesson, but now it's like, "Show us that you're not still a cocky petualant kid!" He's tested with that, his ego is put to the test. All of theirs are. Everything I'm hearing...I'll get in trouble for aying anything else, but the truth is that everything I've heard is that it's going to be fucking awesome. Someone said the other day, "Do you feel weird or at a Halloween party dressing up in that outift?" I said, "When you're on set and everyone else is wearing those outfits, for the first time you feel like you finally fit in." For the first time it's like, "I don't feel out of place with this cape and this big hammer, because that guy's wearing an iron suit, that guy's wrapped up in an American flag and that guy turns green." That was a trip."
Chris Evans as Steve Rogers/Captain America
Robert Downey Jr. as Tony Stark/Iron Man
Chris Hemsworth as Thor
Jeremy Renner as Clint Barton/Hawkeye
Scarlett Johansson as Natasha Ramanoff/Black Widow
Mark Ruffalo as Bruce Banner/Hulk
Samuel L. Jackson as Nick Fury
Tom Hiddleston as Loki
RELEASE DATE: April 26th, 2012. (UK) May 4th, 2012. (US)
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