Chris Hemsworth Reveals How Taika Waititi Improved the God of Thunder in Thor: Ragnarok

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By Nobelle Borines | More Articles Hoarder of Fantasy Books and Stephen King Wannabe
May 10, 2020  05:29 PM

 

There are several reasons why Thor: Ragnarok is one of the most distinct Marvel Cinematic Universe films to date. However, people are quick to point out that Chris Hemsworth's portrayal of the God of Thunder is very different compared to the first two movies. Not surprisingly, Hemsworth has confirmed that this change was a major improvement for his comic book character.

Hemsworth recently spoke to GQ about his upcoming projects but he also looked back at Ragnarok, which he admitted that he enjoyed working on. After all, it allowed him to work with director Taika Waititi, who he truly admires.

“He’s insanely fun,” Hemsworth said of the Jojo Rabbit director. “But don’t mistake that child-like, frantic energy for someone who isn’t prepared. That’s quite a unique combination, that he has the ability to, through humor, put you at ease, but is also armed with all the knowledge that a director needs to lead you through the process.”

That's not the only reason why Hemsworth was grateful for Waititi coming on board for Ragnarok. The Extraction star also revealed that he had been hoping for Thor to loosen up and that's exactly what Waititi provided.

“It came at a time when I desperately wanted there to be more humor to the character,” Hemsworth said.

Of course, Thor has always had some funny scenes in the previous two movies. However, it is clear that Waititi truly made use of Hemsworth's comedic timing. Needless to say, it changed the way people viewed the God of Thunder after Ragnarok.

Do you agree that Waititi made some necessary improvements on Thor? Sound off in the comments below.

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