Marvel has released a behind-the-scenes featurette for Thor: Ragnarok, in which director Taika Waititi discusses how he approached the film and how he hopes to inject some new fun into the character.
In the clip, Chris Hemsworth, who plays Thor in the movie, says he and Watiti both agreed that the character needed an injection of fun. “I want to take people on a ride and inject some comedy into it,” Waititi says, “an adventure that keeps people laughing along the way, but also has the spectacle and stuff that gets people excited.”
Hemsworth says that they went into the film with the aim of having more fun with it, but also that it’s something that the character needs. “[It’s] the perfect mix for where this character needs to go,” says Hemsworth. “Different costumes, different weapons, different casts or characters to work on give you a different energy.”
We’ve already gotten a sense that the next Thor movie will be a bit different from its predecessors. The film’s teaser trailer kicks off with Thor saying, “I know what you’re thinking: how did this happen?” and teases some glorious costumes and Jeff Goldblum, set to Led Zeppelin’s Immigrant Song. The film’s full trailer from San Diego Comic-Con highlights more of the film’s energy and retro-marketing. It’s clear that Marvel is looking to do something new with its Thor films, which haven’t exactly been the best that its cinematic universe has had to offer.
Thor: Ragnarok hits theaters on November 2nd, 2017.