Chris Hemsworth Talks THOR: THE DARK WORLD

Chris Hemsworth Talks THOR: THE DARK WORLD

Offering more about Games of Thrones helmer Alan Taylor's direction for Marvel's Thor: The Dark World, returning star Chris Hemsworths reiterates how he grounded the sequel in reality.

This month's issue of Prestige Hong Kong magazine features Aussie actor Chris Hemsworth on its cover, and an exclusive photoshoot (pictured below) and interview on the inside. During the Q&A, Hemsworth offered up more praise for Thor: The Dark World director, Alan Taylor, and his ultimate approach to the anticipated Marvel sequel. Declaring working with him “awesome” first and foremost, the actor adds:

“Yeah, 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. 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.”

Meanwhile, Hemsworth was recently spotted in West London jogging alongside wife Elsa Pataky, with their newborn daughter India Rose. Filming for Thor: The Dark World will pick up Monday at Butlers Wharf. The scene that'll be filmed will form part of a visual effects sequence running through streets of London. And a filming notice sign adds that shooting will involve the use of a motorbike driving on the pavement.

Exploring Thor's relationship with the Asgardian all-father Odin, as well earthbound companion Jane Foster, “Thor: The Dark World” follows the God of Thunder to The Nine Realms beyond Asgard and earth. And as his evil half-brother, Loki, returns for Asgardian justice, a new threat rises. Also rejoining Thor are his fellow Asgardians, Lady Sif, gatekeeper Heimdall and Warriors Three, as they encounter mythical Norse creatures among evildoers.

“Thor: The Dark World” stars Chris Hemsworth, Natalie Portman, Anthony Hopkins, Tom Hiddleston, Idris Elba, Christopher Eccleston, Jaimie Alexander, Zachary Levi, Tadanobu Asano, Stellan Skarsgard, Ray Stevenson, Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje, Rene Russo, with Alice Krige & Kat Dennings. And Alan Taylor (“Game of Thrones”) takes over directorial duties from Kenneth Branagh, who helmed the first “Thor” film. From a screenplay by Don Payne and Robert Rodat, “Thor: The Dark World” is set for release on November 8, 2013.

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Sanderman - 10/6/2012, 10:33 PM
i am really looking forward to this. i feel like its going to knock the 1st one out of the park
luffycapri - 10/6/2012, 10:39 PM
Why's all the good news coming so late on this site today ?
marvelstudios - 10/6/2012, 10:41 PM
Lucky bastard has got the hottest wife.
JerBear - 10/6/2012, 10:44 PM
"he doesn’t want Thor or the Asgardians to seem like some distant race or god-like."
I wonder what he means by that. I'm completely okay with making the world of Thor more tangible and organic, but I still want to see Asgardians as, if not just straight up gods, then at least a very powerful and advanced ace. I don't want to think any of the stuff happening in Thor could happen on earth.
JerBear - 10/6/2012, 10:44 PM
powerful and advanced *race
lokibane2012 - 10/6/2012, 10:50 PM

Ground it in human emotions, not reality. It's a story about gods.
GetsugaTensho22 - 10/6/2012, 10:50 PM
If after reading Hemsworth himself say that the film is grounded in reality ElgUaSon, SageMode, WolverinesZombie or StigMartyr and the other Marvel trolls still say that Nolan's movies or Man of Steel will be "ruined" just because the director's said they'd be grounded in reality, then i will eat my shoes.
GetsugaTensho22 - 10/6/2012, 10:51 PM
Also, is that Kurse?!?!
CharlesLord - 10/6/2012, 10:51 PM
Is that Heimdall in that picture?!?!?! He looks like an evil japanese samurai monster. Kinda epic
TheEnd - 10/6/2012, 10:53 PM
Great! now a trailer please! :D
Jolt17 - 10/6/2012, 10:56 PM
From the recent set images, I think it's pretty obvious. And, it's certainly not that "grounded," but more like...I don't know how to explain it. It's different, and I have a feeling that it will be very good.

TheEnd: I'm afraid, it's still too early to ask for it. :P
Jolt17 - 10/6/2012, 10:57 PM
And yeah, he IS Thor.
Shua - 10/6/2012, 11:04 PM
I am very excited for this movie, but equally excited for CA:The Winter Soldier and Guardians of the Galaxy. Iron Man 3 will be great im sure, i just need a trailer to get my excitement up.
Mechagino - 10/6/2012, 11:13 PM
"Grounded in reality, not god-like."

And now I worry,
usclerkguy - 10/6/2012, 11:17 PM
I'm psyched for this!!! Hope Phase 2 kicks butt!
95 - 10/6/2012, 11:24 PM
Not even a Thor fan. Kenneth Branagh's film is my least favorite of the MCU. I've been intensely anticipating Shane Black's Iron Man 3. But, I have to say, with the casting and character additions, the more confident Viking-essence, The Dark World is my most anticipated CBM in the upcoming slate.
SageMode - 10/6/2012, 11:41 PM
Asgardians are a distant race of gods (or extradimensional race however you look at it), and should be treated as such. Hopefully Taylor doesn't make them TOO relateable. Thor is of fantastical elements. But given whats been seen on Game of Thrones, I have faith.

I would say something, but I don't want to make the diminished intellect tone of your comment make sound anymore stupid than you already exude. Carry on, Assmat.

SageMode - 10/6/2012, 11:45 PM

Well said......well said.
Ace101 - 10/6/2012, 11:45 PM
nice, but...any news if balder is in the movie. man theyre hiding that sht just like they kept the chituari being in the avengers a secret >.<
Ace101 - 10/6/2012, 11:47 PM
oh and im so pumped to watch this, cant wait for it to come. def my most anticipated movie of next year.
mgeoff88 - 10/6/2012, 11:47 PM
I think Chris Hemsworth is speaking about both the aesthetic and relatability of the characters in the film.

The Thor:TDW set pictures makes it look more like LOTR(medieval based) than the first Thor movie was.

Not too surprising with Alan Taylor helming the film.

@Equinox Lol, his helmet will now have GPS, Bluetooth, and AM/FM radio. ;P

@Mechagino He means the characters will be more relatable despite being Gods. Don't worry, they wouldn't take the characters powers away.
jimpinto24 - 10/6/2012, 11:55 PM
I'm really looking forward to Thor:TDW!
TheOneAboveAll - 10/7/2012, 12:37 AM
"He still wants them to be relatable.”
WTH !!! I wanted to see gods on the screen not human-Asguardians. These gods are supposed to know they are near immortal and act as such. They should represent what they are, God of Thunder meaning he represents thunder, lightning, storms, oak trees, strength, the protection of mankind, and also hallowing, healing, and fertility. COMON I want to see that. I want to see a being above humans. Even gods can be relatable.
Kayo - 10/7/2012, 12:41 AM
Thor: TDW is going to be fine folks

In Marvel we trust
AztecRainGod - 10/7/2012, 1:01 AM
"You can see he doesn’t want Thor or the Asgardians to seem like some distant race or god-like"

Um, but what they are IS a distant god-like race.

I am officially a bit worried about this. [frick] "believable", I want a direct godamn comic book adaptation.
Seejay - 10/7/2012, 1:13 AM

I would say I have almost read all Thor comics and think TheOneAboveAll do make sense. "These gods are supposed to know they are near immortal and act as such". This is very much true in the comics. They all suffer from some hubris, even Oden at times.
Paulley - 10/7/2012, 1:50 AM
I wish people would remember in the MCU... Asgardians are not "gods" they are an advanced civilization which humans treated as gods.

Grounded in reality is more lightly refereeing to the emotional states of the characters... or grounded within the established "reality" of the MCU
Amazo - 10/7/2012, 2:09 AM
In real life the guy is really dense.I mean,he's as dumb as a glass hammer!
CorronZenith30 - 10/7/2012, 2:10 AM
really looking forward to the next instalment of the prince of thunda

grounded in more reality is great... making him more relatable is essential... I'm sure even near-immortal Asgardians have their limits :-) (below)

Minghagz - 10/7/2012, 2:22 AM
Aside from MOS... Most anticipated film for 2013!!
Seejay - 10/7/2012, 2:23 AM
@Paulley - 10/7/2012, 1:50 AM

Actually, it differs. In most comics, the 600 series, they are inter-dimensional being. However, there are plenty of comics when they actually are more true to the mythology, these often done by Marvel Knights.

RamonSuarez - 10/7/2012, 2:35 AM
Notice the Nolan trolls misusing this article to bring up the issue of "realism" in defense of their master's trilogy. Holy shit people, when Hemsworth mentions "realism" he's talking about making Asgard feel more organic and relatable, not eliminating any of the science fictional or fantasy elements from Dark World at the center of the Thor mythos like your God-King did with Batman in The Dark Knight.
GUNSMITH - 10/7/2012, 2:40 AM
Zounds - 10/7/2012, 3:29 AM
Anyone worrying about Hemsworth's comments on Taylor, Game Of Thrones and it's tethering to reality and that Taylor wants the Asgardians to be "relatable" is missing the obvious elephant in the room, comparitively speaking...Said otherwise (Or asked otheriwse), does anyone who has seen GOT ever say or think to themselves, "I wish they'd employ more fantasy elements to make this hyper-realistic world more sensational."?

Of course not, because GOT, like THOR:TDW, will retain it's obvious elements of fantasy as well. What Taylor will do, is make those fantastical elements seem authentic.

I remember in the early Simonson run, when Thor stumbles upon a lost last viking -- I think in Vinland (Present day Newfoundland). And I remember the scenes of Thor walking through authentic viking settlements, and it all -- like most of Simonson's imaginings -- worked.

Taylor is going to improve upon the first film. Go and watch GOT if you haven't, especially the second season. Reread what Hemsworth said after doing so, and the only place worry would fit is whether or not the rest of the Marvel vehicles will be able to keep up in quality to the promise of a Taylor directed Dark World.

- Zounds
marccampos - 10/7/2012, 3:47 AM
"you can see he doesn’t want Thor or the Asgardians to seem like some distant race or god-like"... ???? -That´s not the idea? Asgardians are not vikings. They are a distant race god-like.
CarlXVIGarfield - 10/7/2012, 4:10 AM
The thing about the Norse gods in the old myths is that they were flawed, human, relatable. They were there to teach us things.

Sounds like this one is going to be Norse as Hel!
126thst - 10/7/2012, 4:26 AM
If there was ever a movie in the Marvel stable that should NOT be reality based, it's Thor. He's a god, and Asgard is not like anything in reality.. Get ready for Asgard to look like some shitty castle on a hill straight out of Game of Thrones.
CorronZenith30 - 10/7/2012, 4:44 AM
@ RunawaysHD -" but not too wild, just show how strong Thor REALLY is" spot on mate! I'm not saying that Thor was completely underpowered in Thor and The Avengers but we have not really seen anywhere near thors real capabilities and that's what I wanna see!

After all Thor Odin son is "the superhero superheroes call when their in trouble"
Seejay - 10/7/2012, 4:48 AM
@Zounds - 10/7/2012, 3:29 AM

You are absolutely right.

@CarlXVIGarfield - 10/7/2012, 4:10 AM

Very true. As with the Greek and Celtic gods etc.
breakUbatman - 10/7/2012, 5:21 AM
Guys seem to get confused by this "grounded in reality" phrase a lot.

It does not mean real, the creatures in LOTR are grounded in reality because even though they are fantastical they behave in a realistic manner. We've never seen orcs, dragons or trolls but the behavior of those creatures and appearance was grounded in reality as opposed to Appa in The Last Airbender which just looked unnatural.

The representation of the elves purity is more grounded and effective than Zeus's bling armor in Clash of The Titans. You can't tell me that you would have preferred it if Iron Man's armor didn't have all those flaps and vents.

As for the gods being distant, just look at Greek mythology the gods always have human issues: lust, greed, envy, backstabbing etc. They should be like us even if they have powers after all the whole Loki Thor relationship is universal because we can all relate to sibling rivalry
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