Monday, April 16, 2012

THOR 2 (News Update)

  • THOR 2

Press for The Avengers has of course gotten underway this week, with all the actors talking to a variety of outlets.

Tom Hiddleston and Chris Hemsworth on set of Avengers

Marvel mega-producer Kevin Feige spoke to Collider about the Thunder God's return to Asgard, as well as Loki's status after The Avengers. (SPOILER WARNING)

"Loki has a part, but there will be a different villain, another big villain," he says. "But you can't do a Thor movie without Loki."

Loki on set

He also talked about Thor's development as a character:

"Well it's sort of the crux of the whole sequel and it's what [Chris] Hemsworth is most excited about diving into, and it's what is the heart of story; it's Thor and Jane, to continue that dynamic. Really they were only together for three days, and do they love each other? Do they like each other? Do they know each other? We're acknowledging that that love story in the first movie was sort of a quick crush, essentially, over the course of three quick days in the middle of the desert. And [the heart of the movie is also] the relationship between Thor and Odin, which does change drastically as it did over the course of the first movie, and picks up and continues from there."

Thor and Maria Hill Behind him
As for how the timing of this all works for the characters in regard to The Avengers, Feige seems to have it figured out:

"Look, the way The Avengers is constructed, not a lot of time passes over the course of the movie and whether it's Cap or Thor on the ground in the States here in modern day, they don't have a lot of time to deal to deal with their own stories, they've gotta deal with the stories of The Avengers. So while the relationship between Loki and Thor certainly has changed and has progressed, a lot of Thor 2 is picking up where it left off in terms of Jane … and also what's been going on in the Nine Realms without the Asgardians being able to use the Bifrost? I will just say it's not good."

The Mighty Thor

More Thor 2 talk comes from Chris Hemsworth himself, who tells Slash Film the following:

Joss Whedon directing Thor
"I have read a script and we start shooting in August. I met with [director] Alan Taylor a couple of months ago and Natalie Portman and I and Alan and a couple of Marvel guys and it was hugely exciting. Ken [Branagh] did such a wonderful job and, with scheduling or what have you, he didn't end up doing this one, but I'm a big fan of the Game of Thrones series, which is Alan's latest work, and I think that is what's exciting about the second one: making it sort of more tangible and having a more organic feel to Asgard and that world. I think the science fiction element to Thor… the danger is it falls a little bit into the world of it's 'tough to throw a light to.' I think of big waterfalls and mountains and a Viking influence, where the Norse mythology kind of grew from. Having that in Asgard is going to make it all the more special and that's what Alan wants to bring to it. I think that would be the new aspect to this one."

Thor 2 certainly looks like its going to continue the flow of hit after hit for Marvel, you can expect it in November 2013.

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