The new attitude of Thor: Ragnarok may have in part been inspired by Chris Hemsworth’s time on Saturday Night Live and his work on the Ghostbusters reboot. Doing a fair amount of improv and also honing his comedic chops, Hemsworth had a lot of fun with the concept. Appearing on The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon, Hemsworth talked about the influence the other projects had on Thor: Ragnarok.
“I did Saturday Night Live, I did Vacation, did Ghostbusters, and kind of was having fun improvising, and then thought, ‘God, we could do more of that in Thor.’ And thankfully, the Marvel guys said, ‘Yeah, go for it’ – and we did. And I got to say, laughing for six months, shooting the movie, and mucking around with your mates, is the best way to go to work, if you can even call it that.”
Inspiration comes from unlikely sources sometimes, but in my opinion this is just what the franchise needed. The previous Thor films had bits of comedy peppered throughout, with a good deal of it being based on Thor’s naivety, but what Taika Waititi has done with the franchise is fantastic, breathing new life into it with humor and the new fun loving attitude of Thor himself.
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