While Marvel has yet to confirm much of anything for the third Thor film, Thor: Ragnarok, we already know that the film has a director with Taika Waititi, and that the Hulk himself, Mark Ruffalo, will be making his first appearance in a Marvel Cinematic Universe film outside of the Avengers. It has also been rumored that Ragnarok could serve as the introduction of the Valkyrie, a character that was featured in concept art for Thor: The Dark World, as well as a possible introduction for The Enchantress, a character many fans have been eager to see brought to life within the Marvel Cinematic Universe for some time now. Given that the film should enter pre-production in January, it’s more than likely more details will begin to spill out – including possible casting news should both Valkyrie and Enchantress make their way into the third Thor feature.
Still, that hasn’t stopped the press from asking Chris Hemsworth about the upcoming film during the promotion tour for In the Heart of the Sea. While speaking with the NY Daily News, Hemsworth, who was asked whether the Hulk or Thor would win should they battle in Ragnarok, went on to say he believes his character would take the win this time around.
“I’d like to think I let him win last time, but because this movie is called ‘Thor,’ I have to win this time.”
And while it’d be fun to see the two Avengers go at it again, Hemsworth is more excited about their partnership in the film, going on to reference “Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid” as a film he’d like to be ale to compare their relationship to in this film.
“I hope it’s a Butch Cassidy (and the Sundance Kid”) sort of story,” he says, referring to the 1969 buddy western that starred Paul Newman and Robert Redford. “That would be fun. I love Mark. I think those two characters haven’t spent a whole lot of time talking to each other on screen (so far in the Marvel movies) , so it’s something new, I think it would bring something different out of the characters.”
Along with talking about the pairing up of two of the mightiest Avengers for the third Thor outing, NY Daily News went on to ask Hemsworth about his contract and whether or not he’d consider renewing it down the line. Unlike Chris Evans, who seems like he’d be up for playing Captain America for some time still, Hemsworth isn’t entirely sure if he’ll stick around once his contract is finished.
“Contractually that [Avengers: Infinity War] will finish me up, I have to see how I feel at the end of them, it’s still a while away,” says Hemsworth, he jokes maybe a fourth “Thor” solo movie should involve a Thunder God who lets himself go, training less and eating more.
“Ask me in three films time,” he adds.
Thor: Ragnarok, which will begin production in June 2016 in Australia, will hit movie theaters on November 17th, 2017.
Source: NY Daily News.