Mon. Aug 15th, 2022


Thor: The Dark World, Chris Hemsworth

The Marvel Cinematic Universe may be one of the biggest franchises of all time, but that doesn’t mean that every movie can be a winner. When it comes to ranking the MCU, I doubt that many fans are placing Thor: The Dark World anywhere near the top, and it doesn’t sound like Chris Hemsworth would either.

While breaking down his career with Vanity Fair, Chris Hemsworth admitted that he was a little disappointed with Thor: The Dark World.

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, I didn’t think I showed an audience something unexpected and different. And then when Ragnarok came along, out of my own frustration of what I had done, and this is not on any other director or anyone, this was my own performance. I really wanted to break the mould.

When Taika Waititi came on board to direct Thor: Ragnarok, Chris Hemsworth told him that he was “really bored of Thor.” Waititi agreed, saying that he was really bored of Thor as well, and the pair made a conscious effort to dismantle the character. “And then we decided not to be bored and any time that feeling came into play, we’d go in a different direction,” Hemsworth said. “We just dismantled the character, we wanted to have him be a little more unpredictable, we wanted him to be in a different set of circumstances than he’d been in before, and also have the humor come through.” It’s admittedly been a while since I last watched Thor: The Dark World, but I remember next to nothing about it; perhaps that’s a sign.

After successfully rejuvenating the character in Thor: Ragnarok, Chris Hemsworth seemed to relish playing the role in Avengers: Infinity War and Avengers: Endgame. He’ll reprise the role once again for Thor: Love and Thunder, which will hit theaters on July 8, 2022. Is Thor: The Dark World as bad as I (don’t) remember? Should I give it another chance?

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