SEOUL, June 27 (Yonhap) – Actor Chris Hemsworth said Monday he feels “grateful and honored” to reprise his role as Thor, a superhero character at the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU), in the upcoming Thor: Love and Thunder “after more than a decade since its debut in” Thor “in 2011.
“I feel very grateful and honored to play the character again. It was an incredible experience,” Hemsworth told a news conference with Korean media. “I am very grateful for the opportunity.”
Hemsworth began playing Thor in the 2011 film of the same name and later appeared in another MCU superhero film as the character based on the Scandinavian mythological god, including “Thor: The Dark World” (2013), “Thor: Ragnarok “(2017) and” Avengers: Endgame “(2019).
Thor is depicted as one of the most powerful gods in the universe, using a powerful hammer called Mjolnir.
“Thor: Love and Thunder” begins with Thor on a quest for inner peace. But he is involved in the battle against Gorr the Butcher (Christian Bale), a galactic assassin who seeks the disappearance of the gods.
“Through every movie and every time I played the character, Thor was trying to figure out who he is, what his place in the world is and what his responsibility is,” he said. “He realizes that he is subservient to others and his duty in life is to help others.”
Director and screenwriter Taika Waititi, who also took the helm of the 2017 film “Thor: Ragnarok,” said he tried to focus on portraying Thor’s middle-aged crisis from the beginning of the film in an effort to give a new twist to 2022. work.
“(In ‘Thor: Love and Thunder’) he did not know what he wanted to do with his life and purpose and he did not really know where he was going. He was lost,” said the New Zealand director, who also stars in his 2022 work as Korg.
“We see this at the beginning of the film. He is sitting under a tree, trying to meditate, trying to discover himself. But it does not work,” he said.
The director expressed gratitude for the support and love of Korean moviegoers known for their craze for Marvel movies.
“It’s for you to make films. With your support, we will continue to make more,” Waititi said, adding “Thank you” in Korean.
“Thor: Love and Thunder” will hit Korean screens on July 6.
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