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Published On: Mon, Nov 30th, 2015

Chris Hemsworth seeks ‘Guardians’ style humor and with in ‘Thor Ragnarok’

While promoting his new film, In the Heart of the Sea, star Chris Hemsworth spoke about the next Thor film, Thor: Ragnarok

“I think [Thor: Ragnarok] needs to be injected with that sort of smart wit and unexpected kind of humor, kind of what James Gunn came in and did with Guardians [of the Galaxy]. It was like off center and unpredictable, and I think we can definitely use a dose of that, you know?,” the Avengers star told CinemaBlend.

Hemsworth at the world premiere of Marvel's "Avengers: Age Of Ultron" at the Dolby Theatre on April 13, 2015 in Hollywood, California.

Hemsworth at the world premiere of Marvel’s “Avengers: Age Of Ultron” at the Dolby Theatre on April 13, 2015 in Hollywood, California.

Marvel may agree as they’ve hired What We Do in the Shadows‘ Taika Waititi to direct the third Thor film. In fact, Hemsworth wishes 2013’s Thor: The Dark World had been funnier, too.

“I feel we had less of the sort of the naivety or fun or humor that the first [Thor] might have had. I wish we had more of that in the second [movie]. … We’ve done regal. We’ve done Shakespeare, and we’ve shown that. I think now it’s time to go, ‘Okay, cool. Let’s try something different,’ and Taika just had such a brilliant sort of take and funny kind of ideas about where we could [go], how we could do that.”

Rumors are that Marvel hired Waititi as a conscious attempt to lighten up an apparently very dark script by Christopher Yost and Craig Kyle. Thor: Ragnarok probably wouldn’t work as a Guardians-style comedy.

Ragnarok is a Norse myth which predicts the death of major figures, like Odin, Thor and Loki. Marvel’s Civil War resulted in the death of Thor, replaced by a cyborg clone created in part by Hank Pym and controlled by Tony Stark.

The character hunted down the anti-registration characters, but was ultimately defeated by  the true Thor several issues later.

Thor: Ragnarok is scheduled to open November 3, 2017. Mark Ruffalo, Tom Hiddleston, and Jaimie Alexander also star with Natalie Portman certain to return as well.

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