The World Premiere for Thor: Love And Thunder took place last night (June 23), and for fans of the franchise, star Chris Hemsworth said he hopes to continue the role for more films, especially if he can carry on working with director Taika Waititi.
“I’ll do it until someone says get off the stage. I love it,” the actor told Deadline. Hemsworth added of fans’ continuing love for his character, “There’s an adolescent quality to him, a sense of adventure. And a sort of fun immaturity. [Working with Waititi] it’s something different each time, something fresh. And he’s a dear friend. He has the same sort of immature quality I was talking about. In the best way possible.”
Natalie Portman reprised her role as Jane Foster and said of Waititi’s reimagining of her character to become the next Thor, “Taika imagined this change in Jane and it was a really great proposition that he had to join his wild ride. It was amazing to get to be challenged with that because I don’t think there’s many people who would cast a 5ft 3 woman as a 6ft character, so it was great to be able to get to imagine how someone who’s that big walks through the world, certainly not the same as me, always looking up at people, who always feels like a kid in every situation.”
Christian Bale said of the difficulties installing the long nail extensions for his villainous character, Gorr the God Butcher, “It rendered me completely incapable of everything. I was pathetic. I found myself thinking things like, ‘I don’t think I can walk because I’ve got long nails.’ It affected my brain. I was like, ‘I can’t eat, I’ve got long nails.’ I was trying to type. I couldn’t do anything.”
Thor: Love and Thunder arrives in theaters July 7. See the stars at the World Premiere below: