THOR: THE DARK WORLD
Casting and Characters
THOR: Thor Odinson is the Prince and future King of Asgard, an advanced alien civilization. Once
arrogant and impulsive, Thor was banished to Earth by his father, Odin. The experience taught him
humility, but put him into conflict with his adopted brother Loki. After saving the Earth from Loki's
schemes alongside the Avengers, Thor now faces a new enemy -- one that threatens to destroy
everything he cares for.
Reprising his role as the Thor, The Mighty
Avenger, Chris Hemsworth, the Australian
actor with a physique to rival men and
gods, was delighted to return. "I love
playing the character. The trick is each
time to find new ways to make the
character have some sort of advance or
growth from the last one," explains
Hemsworth. "I think you've got to make
sure the hero is a big catalyst to the resolution from the beginning, that he's not just
there to step in at the very end and save the day. He has to be proactive throughout.
There's a definite conflict within Thor about where his place was. Was it with Jane on
Earth or was it in Asgard, and where does his allegiance lie? Also, he's beginning to
understand the darker sides of what it truly means to be king and the burden of the
Marvel's "Thor: The Dark World" sees Thor's ability to appreciate the bigger picture and
to realize he is on the verge of becoming king. Hemsworth comments, "His senses are
also now being awakened and he has a greater understanding of the world and its
He adds, "I also think Alan's take on the title of the film is that this is a darker transition
into adulthood for Thor and him becoming king, and the darker side of growing up. With
the maturity and the responsibilities and then the secrets, it becomes very political
about what the people of
Asgard and the universe need to
know versus what they want to
know. You start to see the
shadier side of the royal family."
Hemsworth embraced the script
and the challenge of further
developing both the character
and the polarizing relationship between brothers Thor and Loki, which takes a new turn.
Hemsworth relates, "In the very first film Loki and Thor as brothers had a friendship
where there was less hatred involved. We get to a place in this one where there's more
of that this time around again. Thor gets to ask Loki what this is all about and how they
got to this point in their relationship.
"Thor is able to confront Loki and say, 'It's about time that you recognize your role in
this. You know, it wasn't all everyone else's fault.' In 'Marvel's The Avengers' it was us
yelling at each other and butting heads, and that happens a bit in this, too, but for the
most part it's a far more interesting
dynamic," concludes Hemsworth.
In Marvel's "Thor: The Dark World" the
relationship between Thor and Jane
Foster also gets put to the test when the
two reunite. Hemsworth explains the
tension between the two, saying, "Jane's
been wondering where the hell he is and
where the hell he's been, and why he
hasn't contacted her since he left. She
comes to understand that he's been saving the universe, so that's not a bad excuse. But
the two of them have to figure out whether or not this is a realistic relationship."
Director Alan Taylor comments about his star, "Chris Hemsworth was born to play this
role. People say that about many characters and many actors, but I've never been so
aware of it being true. To be a young man who carries the weight of godliness is
JANE FOSTER: Jane Foster is an astrophysicist who met Thor when he was exiled to Earth by his
father. The two had an intense attraction in the short time they were together, and through Jane, Thor
learned the value of humility and the heroic nature of humanity. After being separated since Thor's first
visit to Earth, Jane has moved on with her life...but now finds herself pulled into Thor's world once again
by an ancient evil.
Once more taking on the role of esoteric astrophysicist Jane Foster, Natalie Portman
enthuses, "It's really fun to get to come back and play her again. I think it's rare to get
the opportunity to play these
female scientists in this kind of
movie, so it's nice to have a foil
for the Super Hero!"
"Marvel's "Thor: The Dark
World" finds Jane Foster
making big changes in her life.
Portman explains, "Jane has moved, so she's now in London, not in Santa Fe anymore.
Obviously she has gone through missing Thor and also being upset at him because he
didn't come knock on her door when he was on her planet. She's definitely been getting
over that and trying to move on."
In the course of the story, Thor and Jane do reunite" and, as Portman points out,
"Obviously she's upset at first, but he quickly explains why he didn't come say hi. He
makes it up to her by saving her life and then they become this great team."
Jane winds up spending most of her time on Asgard, Thor's home world, where he has
taken her for protection. For Portman, this fish-out-of-water scenario not only provided
some comedic moments but also a chance to wear Asgardian costumes. "It was
definitely new to be in the Asgard clothes and luckily I think my character should feel
uncomfortable in them, so, any discomfort I had could be part of the character's feelings
as well," notes the actress.
She was also delighted to be working with director Alan Taylor, commenting, "Alan is
really incredible. He's really made this film so epic and is also very dead on with all the
character moments. He doesn't do a lot of takes, but knows really specifically what he
wants and gives helpful notes."
DARCY LEWIS: Darcy Lewis is Jane Foster's intern, a quirky but quick-thinking political science
major who found herself in the middle of Earth's first contact with an alien civilization. And while she
doesn't always understand everything that's happening around her, she doesn't hesitate to speak up
about it. When Jane discovers an ancient cosmological event affecting the Earth, it's Darcy who has to
pick up the slack when Jane disappears.
Joining Jane once more in her scientific
explorations of cosmic understanding is
the quirky and irreverent intern, and fan-favorite, Darcy Lewis, played by Kat
Dennings. "People seem to love Darcy,"
notes Dennings. "I love Darcy; she was
born out of my imagination because
she's not in the comic books. So, the fact
that people like her is just really
Dennings was excited to see that none of the humor of Darcy's character had been lost
and found herself reeling with laughter while reading the script for Marvel's "Thor: The
Dark World." "I loved the script," says Dennings. "It's like 130 pages or something and I
read it in an hour. I laughed out loud so many times. Darcy has such good stuff in this
movie and she had great stuff in the last movie too, but they've given her a little bit
more this time and it's really great. It's been really fun."
In this film Darcy has become a more accomplished science intern and has even
acquired her own intern named Ian. Dennings jokes, "I don't know where she found Ian
but somehow she got him and wrangled him into being her intern. She just abuses him
mercilessly and treats him like crap."
DR. ERIK SELVIG: Dr. Erik Selvig is a fellow astrophysicist and mentor to Jane Foster and was
with her when Thor arrived on Earth. Selvig's mind was possessed by Loki, who forced him to aid in his
invasion of Earth. Loki's mind control was lifted after Thor and the Avengers defeated him, but Selvig's
mental state has deteriorated due to Loki's influence. Selvig now finds himself at the center of cosmic
events once again as two worlds collide.
Rounding off the scientific trio
of mortals is the talented
Swedish actor Stellan Skarsgard,
who plays Erik Selvig. Like fellow
cast members he reprises his
role. Within the Marvel Universe
we last saw him possessed by
Loki in "Marvel's The Avengers."
This experience has left the scientist traumatized and his former colleagues discover his
current location by accident, when he is caught on national TV news, half naked at the
ancient sacred site of Stonehenge, in Wiltshire, England. Stellan jokes of his
predicament, "It was cold. I'd recommend clothes at Stonehenge. The English climate is
not suitable for streaking!"
Offering further insight, Skarsgard continues, "He's there because he's investigating
some interesting radiation, outer space activity." Selvig re-teams with Darcy and Jane
and although his eccentric and odd behavior continues, he forms a vital part of the team
and their understanding of Malekith's evil intent.
The three actors formed a strong bond on "Thor," with the majority of their scenes
played together. Skarsgard recalls, "I spent so much time together with Kat and Natalie
in a very small car in Santa Fe when we did the first film. I became one of the girls. And I
heard things no man has ever heard before! So it's really nice teaming up with them
ODIN: Odin is King of Asgard, Protector of the Nine Realms, and father to Thor and Loki. Odin's long
reign is coming to an end, however, and while disappointed with Thor's arrogance at first, he now sees
that Thor is ready for the throne. But when an ancient enemy returns, Odin questions Thor's
allegiances...for if Thor is to be king, he must choose duty over his heart's desires.
Revisiting the role of the God Odin, King
of Asgard, Anthony Hopkins was happy to
join the cast of Marvel's "Thor: The Dark
World." "I enjoyed the first one with Chris
Hemsworth and Tom Hiddleston,
although I haven't worked with Tom on
this one. This is mostly Chris and myself,
and later scenes with Natalie Portman;
she's beautiful and lovely." He admits
that he is not well versed in Marvel or
Nordic mythology, but explains, "I just
play Odin like a human being, with maybe a little more dimension. I grow a beard, look
hopefully impressive and keep it as real as possible."
The relationship and conflict between father and son in "Thor" proved popular with
movie audiences, who enjoyed the sparring, so the filmmakers were keen to build on
the actors' chemistry. The fact that both actors were reprising their roles, and were
more confident in their parts, helped develop some great scenes.
When the movie began shooting, Hopkins had not seen his co-star for two years and
was impressed by everything Chris Hemsworth had done to prepare for "Thor" and
"Thor 2." "Chris' physical workouts, apart from everything else, were pretty stunning,"
comments Hopkins. "Many hours a day of weight training and special eating regimen.
But, the great thing is that he doesn't seem to have changed by the tremendous success
he's had in the last few years. That, I believe, is a guarantee of future success. No
turning of the head or such stuff. He was terrific in the first 'Thor,' and is quite
spectacular in this second version. He's quiet and always prepared and, obviously,
hugely disciplined. He's a big star and a very pleasant guy to work with."
Hopkins notes the perfect casting of
Chris Hemsworth as Thor. "We were
doing a scene at night recently and there
were four of us out on a balcony,
including Chris," recalls Hopkins. "I went
to check the playback on the monitor
and I said to the director, 'He really does
look like a god. He looks like a Nordic
Hopkins enjoyed working with Kenneth Branagh on "Thor," but equally has praise for
Alan Taylor's skill as director of Marvel's "Thor: The Dark World" and the route he has
taken. "'Thor' had a lot of green screen and a lot of glossiness about it, which worked,
This probably has a deeper root in it because Alan Taylor has directed quite a number of
the 'Game of Thrones'! and they're pretty atmospheric, gritty and muscular, so that's
what he is bringing to this. He's a very, very good director in where he uses the camera;
a different style to Ken Branagh, both excellent, but different styles," concludes Anthony
FRIGGA: Frigga is wife of Odin and mother of Thor and Loki. The glue that holds the royal family
together, Frigga knew that there was more to Odin's banishment of Thor than met the eye, just as she
now sees that there's more within the villainous Loki than the others see. But when Asgard is attacked,
Frigga will fight to defend those that she loves at any cost.
The talented and beautiful Rene Russo
graces the sets of Marvel's "Thor: The
Dark World" as she returns to play Queen
Frigga. In the new film, audiences will get
to see a different side of Frigga when she
battles the evil Malekith. Christopher
Eccleston explains, "I have a great fight
with Rene Russo; we have a great hand-to-hand combat and we had a great time
But that is not all audiences will see, as executive producer Craig Kyle points out, "Rene
is amazing. In this film we get to see a lot more of her power; we get to see her ride the
tightrope of her two sons who don't like each other anymore and a husband who's lost
and angry and guilt-ridden for all the choices he's made."
Because her character Jane Foster spends time on Asgard in the film, Natalie Portman
had a chance to work with both Rene Russo and Anthony Hopkins. Portman found the
experience to be enlightening. "I was so lucky this time to get to work with both
Anthony Hopkins and Rene Russo," says Portman. "They're two actors I so admire, and
they were so incredibly lovely -- like beyond your wildest dreams lovely. So warm and
normal and so impressive, doing really wonderful things with their scenes that I never
imagined while reading them."
SIF: Sif is one of Asgard's most formidable warriors. Skilled and fearless, she's a trusted and faithful
ally to Thor. During his banishment, Sif saw Loki's treachery and risked all to return Thor to Asgard...but
on Earth, she saw that she had lost Thor's heart to another -- the human Jane Foster. Now at the end of
a long campaign to free the Nine Realms from strife, Sif seeks to rekindle her relationship with Thor.
Jaimie Alexander was thrilled to reprise her role as Sif. "I
have to say Sif is one of the favorite characters I've played,"
says Alexander. "She's probably closest to my personality out
of everything I've done. She's a butt-kicker and I like that!"
Talking of Sif's and her fellow warriors' character
development, she says, "We all unite in this film and follow
Thor and support him in everything that he wants to do and
all of the decisions that he makes. We even turn on some of
our fellow Asgardians to protect him."
Even though The Lady Sif is in love with Thor and has to
watch him love another, she still wants to help him and
support him in his time of need. Of this softer side to her character, she comments, "I
really tried to bring a little bit more vulnerability in this film. Sif is very much in love with
Thor and very much cares about his well-being. So she kicks a lot of butt in this movie
but she also opens her heart a lot."
Jaimie Alexander believes that the universal themes of love and friendship in the film
are key elements that help ground it in reality. She comments, "With these big Super
Hero, big-budgeted, big action films, you can lose a little bit of the humanity, but I think
what we do is we put real life situations in an extraordinary circumstance. For example,
you've got a man who's lovesick over a woman and a woman who's lovesick over a
man -- that happens a lot in real life. You have family arguments; you have friends that
argue and friends that get in a tiff. We bring all of that home. We just do it in a very
fancy, very visually stunning way."
VOLSTAGG: Volstagg makes up one third of the Warriors Three, Asgard's greatest and most loyal
warriors. Large and imposing, Volstagg's skill with an axe is matched only by his appetite. With Fandral
and Hogun, Volstagg has fought alongside Thor on many adventures across the cosmos. And while the
stories of his exploits are often elaborated, he's a hero to the Asgardian people.
Once again playing Volstagg,
Ray Stevenson relished the
chance to see the character's
background develop further as
life as an Asgardian is revealed
before the action intensifies.!He
comments, "You get a chance to
see Volstagg with his family,
which was a big surprise. I've got these naughty, cherubic sort of bouncy kids, which is
just a lot of fun."
Stevenson's character is known for his big heart. "He's got a heart the size of a planet
that he wears on his sleeve, so he's like a big kid," describes Stevenson. "Of course, I
have to deal with the fat suit, which is a struggle, but it's worth it and this time around
everything is a bit grittier. We've been through the wars a bit so the armor's all a bit
bashed up and lived in, but it's such good fun and great to be revisiting and carrying on."
When we first see the Warriors Three, they are battling on Vanaheim, in pursuit of
peace in the Nine Realms. Stevenson enjoyed "chewing up the scenery" and was given a
new axe for the part. "I've still got my axe, although the axe itself has been modified
again. It's simpler, but a more solid design, so in a way it's a lot more practical for
warring; that element has been heightened."
The film has many more fight scenes in it than "Thor" and Stevenson felt the director
had a great handle on bringing the fight scenes to life. He notes, "His readiness to
actually throw the camera in amongst it and put that on screen is just tremendous."
Having previously worked with Alan Taylor on "Rome," Stevenson felt he was a good
choice for Marvel's "Thor: The Dark World." "He'd done other great stuff, 'Game of
Thrones' and 'Mad Men,' and he's got this almost childlike delight in getting in amongst
it and understanding what is involved in this story."
He notes that you can feel Taylor's enthusiasm and adds, "It's like a comradeship. You
do feel very much like you're in a collaboration with him."
FANDRAL: Fandral is Asgard's finest swordsman, which serves him well as a member of the
Warriors Three. Alongside Volstagg and Hogun, Fandral fights to protect Asgard from any and all foes.
When not using his sword to smite his enemies, Fandral uses his charm and good looks to woo the
Joining the cast to play Fandral
is Zachary Levi. He was excited
when he was asked to join the
cast, particularly when he heard
Alan Taylor was being brought
on the project. "Alan was one of
the biggest reasons why I
wanted to do the film," he
enthuses, adding, "I am a giant 'Game of Thrones' fan. I love it and I thought, this is the
world that he's been working in and creating, so I'm excited to see what he does with
Discussing picking up the reins of Fandral, Levi says, "I like the character of Fandral. He's
different to anything I've ever been able to play. He speaks with an English accent, is
very blunt and is a total lothario, lady's man. I love all that; it's just really fun. He's very
Having read Marvel comic books growing up, Levi was well versed in The Warriors Three
and the Thor comic books and finds all the stories have relatable contexts. He
comments, "A lot of the characters that Stan Lee created were human beings that were
ordinary people with extraordinary circumstances. Thor was an extraordinary
person/God from day one, but he was still able to make him relatable in his interactions
with Earth. Then of course you have these supporting characters that particularly bring
some really good comedic elements to the comic books and also to the movies in
Fandral, Volstagg and Hogun."
Describing the relationship between the characters, Levi notes, "The Warriors Three are
here to support Thor. We are his confidants, his best friends. We've all grown up
together in a lot of ways and fought many a battle together, escaped death. To me it's
the way best friends ought to be -- they're there when you need to talk and they're
there if you don't want to talk, and they're there if you need to escape from your
father's place in a flying skiff!"
HOGUN: Hogun, often known as Hogun The Grim, is the deadliest of the Warriors Three. With both
spiked mace and blade, Hogun defends Asgard as well as his own home, the peaceful planet of
Vanaheim. Though he rarely speaks, his loyalty to Thor is legendary... as is his disapproval of Fandral
and Volstagg's frivolous natures.
Back again to play Hogun is Japanese actor Tadanobu Asano. This time around
audiences will get to see Hogun on his own world as he fights alongside Volstagg,
Fandral, Sif and Thor to rid Vanaheim of marauders.
Craig Kyle gives some backstory to the battle scene: "Since the Bifrost has been rebuilt,
in between 'Marvel's The Avengers' and 'Thor: The Dark World,' Thor has had to jump
from world to world trying to
put out all the fires that started
when Asgard couldn't come to
the rescue. This last battle
happens on Hogun's home
world of Vanaheim. It makes it
more meaningful as we are
rescuing people we care about,
like Hogun's family."
MALEKITH: Malekith is the cruel leader of the Dark Elves, a race of beings said to be older than the
universe itself. Born into darkness, Malekith led his people in a war against the Asgardians, but they
were thought to have been destroyed thousands of years ago. Malekith survived, however, and now
seeks to transform our universe, plunging it back into eternal darkness.
Christopher Eccleston is new to the cast
and takes on the role of arch villain,
Malekith. On developing the character of
Malekith he says, "I wanted Malekith to
have a sense of humor, because I think a
sense of humor indicates intelligence and
if you've got an intelligent villain that
means that your heroes have to be really
accomplished to beat them."
Like many of his fellow cast members,
Eccleston cites director Alan Taylor as being his connection to the project. He was
excited by Alan's thoughts on Malekith and giving the character some complexity.
Eccleston comments, "In the audition, Alan was asking, 'How do we make him more
interesting than just a cackling fiend?' and it was Alan's sensibility, and the way we
spoke about the project, which made me feel that we could perhaps give Malekith some
complexity, because that's what the audiences demand."
On top of the amazing costume and prosthetics that build up the look of Malekith,
Eccleston enjoyed developing his character. "We talked about how an elf processes
feeling; human emotion is going to be different from an elf and that informs how we
play him. Does he have less empathy?" He adds, "We wanted to give the elves
understandable motives too. Algrim and Malekith have a sense of their nation and
they're patriotic. They feel they are as good as, if not better than the Asgardians, and
that's what informs all the combat and conflict that we're dealing with."
Alan Taylor was also keen to give the dark elves their own language, so Eccleston and
Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje shared the task of learning an invented language for their 16
characters. Eccleston comments, "At the beginning of this film you're presenting an
alternative race and if the alternative race sounds like two English guys who just happen
to be in prosthetics, it makes it hard to suspend your disbelief."
He adds, "The elvish language is definitely based on European languages. I think there's
probably some Finnish in there. It does have its logic and its rhythms. It also has many
syllables and it's very difficult
to do while remaining
naturalistic. It's been a
particular challenge for us but
hopefully it gives the film some
complexity and variety."
Christopher Eccleston admits to
being particularly thrilled to be working with Anthony Hopkins. He recalls, "When I was
19, I used to work at the National Theatre in London. I used to sell ice creams and tear
tickets. While I was doing that Anthony Hopkins was playing Lambert Le Roux in a play
called 'Pravda' and 'King Lear'!and Antony in 'Antony and Cleopatra.' I used to sit on a
little seat right at the top of the theatre and watch him. I must have seen Anthony
Hopkins on stage doing the same performance 200 times, and I never dreamed that I
would play a scene with him. Sadly, the scene did not make the final cut but it was a
huge thrill and honor for me, and completion of a circle really, because I learned a huge
amount from those days just watching him on stage."
ALGRIM/KURSE: Algrim/Kurse is Malekith's trusted and loyal lieutenant. He fought at Malekith's
side during the initial war with Asgard thousands of years ago, but now their time is running out.
Algrim is called upon to make the ultimate sacrifice and is transformed into the monstrous Kurse. With
a new and terrifying power, Kurse seeks to destroy Thor and Asgard in preparation for Malekith's
who plays the dual roles of dark
elf Algrim and Kurse, was
delighted to join the cast and
take on a complex dual role. "I
think every boy and girl grows
up with Super Heroes, and
Marvel comic books in their
childhood, so to be part of that history, it's a privilege," states Akinnuoye-Agbaje.
Describing his characters, he says, "I suppose Algrim and Kurse would be the
quintessential baddies, but in reality they are what I perceive as the scorn and the
victims of the story. They are the elves who have basically lost their planet and their
race to another race, the Asgardians."
He adds of Algrim, "Here is a man/alien who places a noble objective beyond his own
life and I think there is something extremely inspiring about that because he looks at the
bigger picture and sees himself as a means to that end." Akinnuoye-Agbaje also explains
that the filmmakers were keen to tie the two characters together, so the spirit of Algrim
was still present in Kurse. He elaborates, "I worked with director Alan Taylor in trying
to maintain Algrim's humanity all the way throughout Kurse's transformation, so that
even when you see Kurse the beast, you can still relate to him as being Algrim inside.
And symbolically we did that by keeping the same piercing blue eyes throughout."
Working closely with Christopher Eccleston was something Akinnuoye-Agbaje enjoyed
while making the film. The pair
had previously worked
together on "GI Joe" and the
intensive work the actors had
to do to prepare for their roles
helped develop the bond that
is important for the
relationship between these
two key characters. Akinnuoye-
Agbaje comments, "At the last minute we were informed we were not going to speak
English, so we had to establish a tone of how to articulate what came to be known as
Elvish, so that we were both on the same page. We met out of work hours and worked
on that. We explored notions of what would have made us so loyal to one another and
that was an enjoyable part of it."
HEIMDALL: Heimdall is the sentinel of Asgard with the ability to see and hear events galaxies
away. He stands at his post in Asgard's Observatory, watching over the cosmos and protecting Asgard
from any and all intruders. As one of Odin's most trusted warriors, Heimdall is beyond reproach... but
now Asgard faces an enemy that even Heimdall cannot see.
Idris Elba returns Heimdall to his post, but
in Marvel's "Thor: The Dark World,"
Heimdall is also involved in fighting when
Malekith and the dark elves invade
Asgard and the palace. This change in
action netted Elba a new costume and
some updated weaponry.
"Idris has some great, great scenes in this
film," says executive producer Craig Kyle.
"He was a fan favorite from the last
movie, so we gave him some places to really shine. He's got a very gunslinger vibe now,
and he looked amazing in the uniform."
LOKI: Loki Laufeyson is the adopted brother of Thor, raised alongside him from birth by Odin. Upon
learning his true lineage, Loki sought to conquer both Asgard and Earth but was stopped by Thor and
the Avengers. Still arrogant and unrepentant, Loki sits in the dungeons of Asgard, with only his mother
Frigga seeing any hope for him. But when an ancient enemy seeks the destruction of Asgard, Loki finds
his loyalties tested.
The last piece of the exciting
jigsaw was Loki and Tom
Hiddleston. Hiddleston was
delighted to step into Loki's
shoes once more. He says, "I
feel like 'Thor: The Dark World'
is a chance as an actor to find
new depth, new dimension,
new iterations of Loki's psychology, of his physicality and his capacity for feeling. On one
level he is an off- the-rails psychopathic agent of chaos, but on a human level, his
psychology and his emotional landscape is very, very interesting because he's so
intelligent and yet so broken. This film is a chance to find where his capacity for heroism
and his Machiavellian menace meet."
Hiddleston also notes of his complex, arrogant, and witty character, "He's still selfish
and vain and arrogant and proud, but he's also elegant and amusing. He's so full of
charisma, and that's why I love playing him; he's not an all-out bad guy. He's someone
who knows his true nature and is having a really good time; there is an element of
delight and joy at being bad."
Director Alan Taylor concludes, "When we started we knew that Loki was going to be an
important part of it because of the brother relationship that was created in the first film
and is one of the main engines of the Thor movies. We've always been aware of his
vulnerability and the fact that
he is evil. But there is a conflict
in him, so now we get to see
that other side of him emerge
Like Chris Hemsworth, Tom
Hiddleston was taking on his
character for the third time and
the relationship the two actors built over the last two films helped enrich the
performances. Hiddleston comments, "From the very first frames of 'Thor,' Chris and I
really trusted each other and when you trust the person you're acting with you can go
so much deeper and you can reveal so much more and it's just so much more fun."
He adds, "One of the great pleasures of doing these films is working with him, because
we just sort of get it and it's a really nice, rare and unique relationship to have an actor
where anything goes."
Hiddleston also felt that Hemsworth's insight into the character of Thor really played a
part in informing their scenes and where the two characters are in the story. He says,
"Chris has such an extraordinary input into how Thor now looks at Loki. In 'Thor: The
Dark World' Thor has abandoned the idea of Loki's redemption and given up appealing
to whatever good lay within him. At the end of 'Thor,' the first film, and at the end of
'Marvel's The Avengers,' Thor is constantly defending Loki and protecting the best
instincts that he knows are still in there."
Chris Hemsworth praises his co-star for bringing Loki to life in such a way that audiences
can't help but love this bad guy. He says, "Tom brings so much to Loki. People love the
character. He brought such empathy to Loki that audiences were conflicted. He's the
villain but we kind of love him. Any time you can do that, it makes it so much more
interesting. Some of my favorite scenes are with Tom in every film we've done. It's
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