SALT LAKE CITY — Chris Hemsworth hasn’t always been pumped to be Thor. In fact, before “Thor: Ragnarok,” he says he was exhausted with the character.
“As I was shooting (‘Dark World’), I desperately wanted to do something more fun with the character and unexpected,” Hemsworth said.
“When we came into ‘Ragnarok’, I was sort of exhausted with what I’d been doing and a little sort of underwhelmed by what I was putting out there.”
Hemsworth said it wasn’t any fault of the directors or writers that he felt that way.
“It felt like I’d sort of put myself in a box with what the character could do,” he said.
Hemsworth said that “Ragnarok” broke all of the rules in an “anything goes” manner that was refreshing to him as an actor.
He said it was “so liberating and freeing to break away from who the character was prior.”
Directed by Taika Waititi, Ragnarok was notably different in tone and appearance than previous "Thor" films, adopting an almost “Guardians of the Galaxy” aesthetic with an '80s soundtrack.
Hemsworth will return to the big screen as Thor in “Avengers: Endgame” on April 26.