The release of Thor: Ragnarok is rapidly approaching (November 3), but we still have a little bit of a wait. How shall we pass the time? Oh, by joining director Taika Waititi (Flight of the Conchords) and some of the cast members, including Chris Hemsworth, Tom Hiddleston and Mark Ruffalo on-set while, we suppose, they pass the time in between scenes.
Filmmaking isn’t all glam, but they do make it look fun.
Thor: Ragnarok is the third installment in the Marvel superhero franchise. In the first film, Thor (Hemsworth) landed on Earth, after being banned from his home planet Asgar by his father King Odin (Anthony Hopkins). The sequel reunited Thor with his jelly belly adopted brother Loki (Hiddleston) to save the world from the primeval villain Malekith (Christopher Eccleston). And, now, in Thor: Ragnarok, we meet up with Thor, who was about to take the throne, accepting his role as king. But, there has been a detour…
He and the Hulk are being held captive on a foreign planet. The two friends are matched up gladiator-style to fight in an arena, with the victor winning freedom. But, before we get to all that drama, let’s indulge in some of the actors’ antics and just released footage:
In the above clip, Hemsworth talks about the next phase of Thor, saying, “In this film we wanted to kind of strip it back and wanted to have more fun with it. Taika had the exact same idea… we were both saying, ‘In Thor: Ragnarok let’s try and have more attitude.’”
We can also look for familiar faces like Benedict Cumberbatch as Doctor Strange, Idris Elba as Heimdall and Cate Blanchett as Hela, but they weren’t partaking in the tomfoolery seen above… maybe they were off battling or saving the world.
Thor: Ragnarok hits theaters on November 3.
Who brought the most fun to the set? We’re leaning toward Hemsworth… not to sway your “vote.”