More From Ray Stevenson On THOR: THE DARK WORLD

More From Ray Stevenson On THOR: THE DARK WORLD

Explaining a possible disconnect between the cast, Ray Stevenson talks about his Thor: The Dark World role as the charter member of the Warriors Three and state of Asgard in the Marvel sequel.

Chatting recently with Speakeasy about playing a gay mobster in the Dexter Showtime drama series, Ray Stevenson offered new details about returning as Volstagg in Marvel's upcoming sequel, Thor: The Dark World. Explaining how Asgard has changed since the first film, the British actor said:

"In the first “Thor,” Asgard had this tremendous peace among the 9 realms," he said. "They were riding at the heights. Everything is working and looking as it should be. In this one, the realms are being whipped up into various rebellions. There is a darker malignant force out there and we are in the process of engaging in long protracted skirmishes and battles. The luster and shine of the city has been taken off and it all leads to a huge assault, an attack at the heart of Asgard," Stevenson reassured, adding that, "It could be completely wiped out, the stakes are a lot higher."

Regarding what to expect of Volstagg the Voluminous this time around, Stevenson said, "He’s great on a battlefield. He is one of the warriors three and doing what they do, their time is spent fighting on many different fronts. They’re not always fighting together. Volstagg is struggling, he has a brood, they are fighting for hearth and home as much as for the idea of Asgard itself. That’s where he has trouble," Ray said. "He’s all too aware of how potentially threatening this new enemy is on both the home front and the battlefield." About Chris Hemsworth's God of Thunder, Ray said, "Now is the time [for him] to rise up and assume of the mantle of king."

Whether there was a disconnect between the Marvel sequel's cast, Ray Stevenson admitted, "When we were shooting the original, we were real close. There was collectiveness amongst cast and crew. We spend more time together. In the second one, because the nature of the plot itself, the people involved were displaced and fractured. I saw Stellan [Skarsgard] one day before shooting and I never saw him again." Whether that "disconnect" will effect how Thor: The Dark World plays out, he said, "This is what’s going on now and this is the way things are working. I was tremendously part of this and I’m thrilled about it but I haven’t seen the film so I don’t know."

Marvel Studios’ “Thor: The Dark World” continues the big-screen adventures of Thor, the Mighty Avenger, as he battles to save Earth and all the Nine Realms from a shadowy enemy that predates the universe itself. In the aftermath of Marvel’s “Thor” and “Marvel’s The Avengers,” Thor fights to restore order across the cosmos…but an ancient race led by the vengeful Malekith returns to plunge the universe back into darkness. Faced with an enemy that even Odin and Asgard cannot withstand, Thor must embark on his most perilous and personal journey yet, one that will reunite him with Jane Foster and force him to sacrifice everything to save us all. Starring Chris Hemsworth, Natalie Portman, Tom Hiddleston, Stellan Skarsgård, Idris Elba, Christopher Eccleston, Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje, Kat Dennings, Ray Stevenson, Zachary Levi, Tadanobu Asano and Jaimie Alexander with Rene Russo & Anthony Hopkins as Odin, “Thor: The Dark World” is directed by Alan Taylor, produced by Kevin Feige, from a story by Don Payne and screenplay by Christopher Yost and Christopher Markus & Stephen McFeely and is based on Marvel’s classic Super Hero Thor, who first appeared in the comic book “Journey into Mystery” #83 in August, 1962. “Thor: The Dark World” is presented by Marvel Studios. The executive producers are Louis D’Esposito, Alan Fine, Stan Lee, Victoria Alonso, Craig Kyle and Nigel Gostelow. The film releases November 8, 2013, and is distributed by Walt Disney Studios.
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Varanus - 5/22/2013, 4:25 PM
Awesome. Can't wait for this movie.
Jollem - 5/22/2013, 4:34 PM
warzone 2
DrDoom - 5/22/2013, 4:40 PM
Please lemme see Kurse in the full trailer
SpectacularJoSh - 5/22/2013, 4:47 PM
No more facebook jokes please, mmkay, bye.
AlexanderLykins - 5/22/2013, 4:52 PM
Somebody wants his Infinity Gauntlet.
NeoBaggins - 5/22/2013, 4:55 PM
Damn, Ray Stevensons still on huh. I guess that's cool. I like continuity. It's all about the red capes this year. Supes and THOR got this. They have a lot to clean up, and Wolverine hasn't even shitted on the carpet yet.
TheManFromMars - 5/22/2013, 5:01 PM

NeoBaggins - 5/22/2013, 5:03 PM
@cipher I remember that show!!!

phoenixforce9 - 5/22/2013, 5:05 PM
So more action from the warriors three? Please make it so!
Bread - 5/22/2013, 5:16 PM
He was great in Dexter
DaenerysTargaryen - 5/22/2013, 5:19 PM
I keep forgeting this movie exists
beane2099 - 5/22/2013, 5:23 PM
I bet in this one Thor tries to buy a house but then backs out when he sees the interest rate.
Ramiel - 5/22/2013, 5:31 PM
"Now is the time [for him] to rise up and assume of the mantle of king."

Kneel before King Thor!
ThomCreed - 5/22/2013, 5:43 PM
Chris Hemsworth is a stud.
SageMode - 5/22/2013, 5:46 PM
MOTY. Watch, I bet.
CorronZenith30 - 5/22/2013, 6:05 PM
loving the TTDW news! cant wait for this flick!

AUSSYACE - 5/22/2013, 7:07 PM
I just cannot see this doing well at the box office...

Let's face it...Only around 30% of people who saw the Avengers will see this in the cinema and the rest will grab it as a rental...


Blastaar - 5/22/2013, 7:20 PM
Having Surtur pulling the strings behind the scenes works perfectly in Thor 2 but he shouldn't actually show up until Thor 3 or Ragnorok. Thor shouldn't be crowned king yet either, he should be king in Thor 3 after Odin dies during battle with Surtur, then Thor should just barely defeats Surtur. Loki should redeem himself to save Asgard in Thor 3 and also die unexpectedly by Thanos's hand or someone working for Thanos who has secretly snuck into Asgard who is there to kill Loki, take away the gem, and steal the Infinity Gauntlet during all the battles and confusion.
SageMode - 5/22/2013, 7:27 PM

We'll see when THOR: TDW reaches the billion dollar club and gets better reviews.
KungFuKoala - 5/22/2013, 7:34 PM
@AUSSYACE - what a feeble attemept. Even you don't believe the words you've written. Unless you've already seen Man Of Steel, keep your trap shut. The latest trailer makes it look like it is no better than the last Transformers movie. So I'm keeping an open mind, I'm gonna at least wait until i've seen them both before comparing them.

However, if I had to pick one guy to be my personal bodyguard, it wouldn't be Cavill, you get me? Yeah, I'd rather have Thor take care of business than palid Henry Cavill.
masterhater - 5/22/2013, 7:35 PM
This Thor will rock! Sounds better than the first and I loved that one!
Mike89 - 5/22/2013, 7:36 PM
Cant wait to see this movie. The first one was a bit underwhelming but the trailer has me exited for Thor:TDW.
SageMode - 5/22/2013, 7:50 PM

I agree. I really like the first THOR but I didn't love it. But with Alan Taylor bringing his GOT vibe to the mix, I feel it's gonna be MUCH better than the 1st.
heisei24 - 5/22/2013, 8:02 PM
Do you mean this one?
Fogs - 5/22/2013, 8:59 PM
Thor TDW looks good. MoS looks good. Damn, even Wolverine looks good.
ricko8687 - 5/22/2013, 9:05 PM
Thor will rock
ThePowerCosmic - 5/22/2013, 9:41 PM

Yeah, you are wrong. i checked and it turns out there is more than 1 movie this year!
hartley07 - 5/22/2013, 10:08 PM
Is anyone else curious how supes is not breaking his knuckles on that kryptonian armor? I'm super excited for MOS, but im kinda hoping they'll address how he is going to fight guys in kryptonian armor, when he's got kryptonian underarmour.
NeoBaggins - 5/22/2013, 10:33 PM
@hartley07 Superman is getting his ass beat in the trailers. When he punches who appears to be Zod, the figure is all black, as if he has shed his armor.
LinkHall - 5/22/2013, 10:57 PM
Superman is going to be awesome. Thor will be awesome. Only thing I will say is after Superman DC/WB will be releasing...what? Even if Superman makes it to the billion dollar club what will they do next??? They have too many cool properties to stick with supes and bats all the time. Marvel branched out. DC has far too many cool characters to stick with the same two.

Jwe75 - 5/23/2013, 12:55 AM
This sounds better and better everytime. Cant wait to see Kurse also, but i'm happy if some kept secret until movie release. Rare huh? ;)

About Thor 2 success, hard to say. Iron man 3 was big hit and IM movies are more common to large/non-comic people. RBDJr is ofcourse big reason for this.

Thor has made his mark already and CH is perfect as Thor, but it's really hard to say these movies to make same kind of money like Iron man. I personally hope it would and GOTG and Thor 2 are the ones i'm relly waiting to see.
Ace101 - 5/23/2013, 3:36 AM
what i want to see as the end credit scene in Thor:TDW

and this flying away from an exploding star system
Ace101 - 5/23/2013, 3:37 AM

CorronZenith30 - 5/23/2013, 4:43 AM
Thor: The Dark World, is gonna rock your midgard walmart (is that how u spell it I'm Australian)socks off! :-)

and might I add... bring on the rest of phase 2!!!!

sorry for the pic spamming everyone... just excited bout this movie and this kind of excitement cant be shared with anyone else sept the community :-)
Jwe75 - 5/23/2013, 5:20 AM
CorronZenith: second Avengers 2 poster looks good. Where did you get those great Hulk pics? Last pic of Hulk is best ;)
rocky - 5/23/2013, 5:38 AM
This and MOS my top 2 of the year

Thor will lay down the thunder this fall

So psyched for this and they haven't even started their full court press
CorronZenith30 - 5/23/2013, 6:56 AM
@ Jwe75 - some of them were found on google images (.png) and some I edited myself
TheFable - 5/23/2013, 9:23 AM
hartley07 - 5/23/2013, 12:02 PM
@neo baggins

yeah but the new trailer he definately punches someone else in armor.
ACMilan - 5/23/2013, 8:16 PM
The hype for this film is killing me! As much as I want to see Surtur, I also want to see Amora and Skurge.

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