A while back a bunch of reporters got the chance to hang out on the Age Of Ultron set and watch Chris Hemsworth fight (spoiler alert?) Paul Bettany’s The Vision? This week, the interviews from that day on set are circulating, and it’s full of tidbits and contemplation about Thor and his place in Ultron. Oh, and how psyched Hemworth seems to be that he got to wear civilian clothes while partying with his fellow ‘Vengers.
It’s ch-ch-changes for Thor in this film — as in, he gets to dress in Earth attire part of the time and do less regal strutting:
He’s loosened up a bit. I think we lost some of the, the humor and the naïveté and, you know, the fish out of water quality of Thor in the second one. There were things I loved about what we did in the second one tonally, but that sense of fun was… I would have liked it to be there a bit more. Joss felt the same way. [Thor]’s been on Earth, he’s a little more human, a little more accessible. He’s off Asgard now so he doesn’t have to be as regal and kingly as he is in that world, which is nice. I enjoy that more. [Asgard is] sort of a box, which he gets to step out of. That stuff just looks out of place, whereas here you can have a gag with the guys and he can throw away lines and be at a party scene with them in civilian clothes, which is nice.
No Hemsworth’s like really excited to be dressing like a human man, guys:
There’s a party scene where I was in a nice coat and jeans and the guys just kept joking, “When did Thor go shopping? Did he buy this online or did Jane do it? Or did he actually go shopping? You don’t see him go shopping but the question is raised because he’s not dressed in his Asgardian attire. He’s more human in this film, definitely.
Will I be super bummed when Ultron busts into that party scene and ruins all the fun bonding time? 1000%.
Already crying about it. We could have had it all, Ultron!
Anyway, here’s Hemsworth on the struggle of making the Avengers films more than the sum of its parts, when asked what brings Thor to AOU:
I mean it was just giving him a solid reason to be there, you know? I think all of us. It seems like a pretty simple demand but yeah, it would be easy to fall into, “Oh, they’re all just there because we’re all contracted and look cool if we’re standing in the same room.” (laughs) I mean it was there from the beginning, too, but I just sort of kept saying to Joss, “Okay, what do I bring to the table though, besides kind of Thor being one of his foot soldiers and the muscle in a bunch of fight scenes. What is his knowledge he can bring to it?” And trying to incorporate that he’s from another world because you forget that, too. All of a sudden you’re standing there in these conversations and you go, “Well hang on, he’s from another planet, you know? What’s his thousands of years of existence? What information can that bring?” And so he calls upon some of Asgardian knowledge in this and is able to go into, say, another realm to pull out something that’s hugely useful. Some information that certainly benefits where they’re at at that point.
And on Scarlet Witch and the “inner demon” she brings out in our characters:
It’s more kind of within their individual selves rather than the team so much. I think they’ll begin to have sort of their fears held up in front of them, and for Thor, I think it’s a corruption of power. With all of them having this much power and trying to have the understanding that we’re in this sort of endless battle here and when this is going to end and how does it end? That scene is actually being rewritten at the moment, if you want to talk to Joss about it, so it’s hard to even say what it will be in Thor’s dream sequence but it kicks in motion his movement. That’s where he really starts to kind of move through the story. Once that dream occurs he goes, “Oh, I can see what’s coming and my fear could be true” so yeah, it’s a ticking clock.
It’s exactly two months until this movie hits our lives, folks.
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