Thor 4: “He didn't hold back”: Chris Hemsworth talks about the role of Russell Crowe
Thor 4, it's in a month! Get ready to discover Russell Crowe like you've never seen him before. A promise made by Chris Hemsworth himself. Explanations.
July 13, Thor 4will lead the God of Thunder (Chris Hemsworth) on a quest for serenity. A commendable project, however, thwarted by the warlike desires of Gorr, the Butcher of the Gods. To overcome his new enemy, Thor will have to surround himself with Korg (Taika Waititi, director of Ragnarok, back behind the camera), Valkyrie (Tessa Thompson) and his ex Jane Foster (Natalie Portman), who has become Mighty Thor, armed with the famous Mjollnir. The fourth Thor solo film will also mark Russell Crowe's entry into the MCU, with the Australian actor portraying Zeus.
“I never thought I would see the day when Russell would appear on screen with Gladiator allusions, but with a wink in total self-deprecation,” said Chris Hemsworth during an interview with Disney. “He didn’t hold back. I'm such a fan! I have been since I started playing. ” The interpreter of Thor delivers a vibrant tribute to a playmate he admires: “When I met him, he had a great sense of humor and did whatever [director Taika Waititi] asked of him on set, which was mind-blowing.” And Waititi to set us up to find out Russell Crowe like we've never seen him before…
A sense of humor in the service of Thor 4
If he's not lacking in brawn, Thor 4 should also draw his strength from his comedic DNA. Natalie Portman certifies that Russell Crowe approached the role of Zeus with “a great sense of humor“. She reflects on her experience filming with the Gladiator star: “It was fun watching him play dumb. I think we're so used to seeing him in these very strong and heroic roles, so it’s been fun to watch him let loose. It will also take Chris Hemsworth's sense of humor to make Thor 4 one of the most refreshing superhero action comedies of summer 2022!