Asgard in ‘Thor 2′ will be more like ‘Game of Thrones’, says Chris Hemsworth
One of the reasons Marvel hired the director of ‘Game of Thrones’ to direct the sequel, too.
‘Thor’ was surprisingly a very good film and most of it had to do with how effectively the world of Asgard was handled in the film by the director. Those segments of the film actually worked the best and the Earth storyline paled in comparison. However, the design of the massive environment could have been better as it looked a little too cartoonish and CGI. Well, Marvel thinks the same. And now that the director of ‘Game of Thrones’ Alan Taylor has been hired to helm the sequel, Chris Hemsworth reveals that changes are coming to Asgard.
Speaking to Slashfilm, Hemsworth talks about the new look of Asgard for the sequel and what made them decide on that:
I have read a script and we start shooting in August. I met with 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.
If Thor 2 looks anything like Game of Thrones, it’ll probably be miles better than the original. In fact, I really hope that most of the film is set in Asgard and they skip the Earth storyline altogether. There’s a much better and visual story to be told up in the skies instead of the whole ‘fish out of the water’ angle they did with the Earth story.
What do you think?