‘Was a Little Disappointed’: Chris Hemsworth Reveals Thor 2 Almost Made Him Lose Faith in MCU

There’s no denying it. Thor: Ragnarok was a stark contrast to the two films that preceded it. While Thor and Thor: The Dark World concentrated on the Shakespearean side of Thor Odinson (Chris Hemsworth) and Norse mythology, Ragnarok brought the character into a live-action Kirbian cosmic opera with filmmaker Taika Waititi. Since then, Chris Hemsworth’s Asgardian has risen to the top of the most popular superheroes.

Australian actor Chris Hemsworth's body built as Thor, courtesy of Luke Zocchi.
Australian actor Chris Hemsworth

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The Dark World is still mentioned as the worst MCU installment, and Malekith is still included when it comes to the worst villain discussion. However, it looks that fans aren’t the only ones who were disappointed by the second Thor picture, as the film’s leading man has expressed his dissatisfaction with his character’s storyline.

‘I was a little disappointed’ – Chris Hemsworth

Thor The Dark World
Thor: The Dark World
Thor star Chris Hemsworth discussed why he was dissatisfied with Thor: The Dark World in a recent interview with Vanity Fair. In The Dark World, Hemsworth stated that he was “a little disappointed in what [he’d] done.”
“I wasn’t stoked with what I’d done in Thor 2. I was a little disappointed in what I’d done. I didn’t think I grew the character in any way and I didn’t think I showed the audience something unexpected and different. When Ragnarok came along, out of my own frustration on what I’d done — and this isn’t on any other director, this is
my own performance — I really wanted to break the mold, and I said this to Taika.”
Taika Waititi and Thor
Taika Waititi and poster of Thor: Love and Thunder
That’s when the actor claims he and Waititi had lengthy discussions on where to take the God of Thunder, ultimately deciding to deconstruct him and rebuild him in a new form.

“I think the conversation we had was, ‘I’m really bored of Thor,’ and ‘I’m really bored of Thor too!’ Then we decided not to be bored and anytime that feeling came into play we’d go into a different direction,” Hemsworth added. “We just dismantled the character. We wanted him to be more unpredictable. We wanted him to be in a different set of circumstances than he was before and then have the humor come through. I had a great relationship with Taika and we had a great sense of banter and I thought we should cram that into this space.”

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In terms of Hemsworth’s thoughts on Thor: The Dark World, it’s intriguing to learn that the MCU actor was just as dissatisfied with the sequel as the audience. Overall, The Dark World accomplished little to establish Thor as a character, while also proving to be one of the most uninteresting and forgettable MCU experiences.

Thor: Love and Thunder open in theaters on July 8th.

Source – Vanity Fair

Written by Varshit Sharma

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