Every film has its own set of difficulties. A lot of times with these big budget films, they’re creating technology on the fly, or jury-rigging things in order to make some visual effect work, but Thor: Ragnarok had one particularly confusing thing to keep in mind: Hulk.
Ironically enough, the problem didn’t necessarily have to do with getting the digital effects to work (though we’re sure that brings with it all kinds of other problems), but instead had to do with, of all things, eye-lines. Speaking with CinemaBlend, director Taika Waititi discussed this problem, saying:
“It is hard. [Hemsworth] has to look above Mark’s face to talk to him. And Mark has to look down at Chris’ crotch to talk to him, for his eye-line. So it’s really weird.”
Now that may not sound like a big deal, but can you imagine how strange it looks on set to see Chris Hemsworth and Mark Ruffalo virtually avoiding eye contact whenever they’re in a scene together? That’d be one hell of an adjustment to make.
This is also a problem that’s never been as much of an issue in past films, since up until now, Hulk hasn’t been much of a talker, meaning that his actual interaction with the rest was relatively restricted.
Thor: Ragnarok is out in theaters now!