Thor 2 (2013): Asgard to look more "Real" - like Game of Thrones
With Alan Taylor at the helm, Hemsworth hints at what we can expect in regards to Asgard in the sequel from the Game of Thrones director.
Previously, Kenneth Branagh gave us a very grandiose and cosmic design of Asgard, the homeworld of Thor (see right).
Now it seems Taylor will be giving us a more "real" version, one more reminiscent of Game of Thrones (left), and more akin to Viking influence. This also fits in with what The Avengers director Joss Whedon recently said about a Justice League movie, about keeping it real.
Obviously, Thor would be the Avenger most difficult to "keep real" as he is actually an alien, with advanced technology — "magic."
And Hemsworth notes, the sci-fi element may be reason for an unrelatable Thor, which is why he likes having Taylor onboard.
I have read a script and we start shooting in August. I met with Alan Taylor a couple of months ago and Natalie Portman and I and Alan and a couple of Marvel guys and it was hugely exciting. Ken [Branagh] did such a wonderful job and, with scheduling or what have you, he didn’t end up doing this one, but I’m a big fan of the GAME OF THRONES series, which is Alan’s latest work, and I think that is what’s exciting about the second one: making it sort of more tangible and having a more organic feel to Asgard and that world. I think the science fiction element to THOR-- the danger is it falls a little bit into the world of it’s “tough to throw a light to.” I think of big waterfalls and mountains and a Viking influence, where the Norse mythology kind of grew from. Having that in Asgard is going to make it all the more special and that’s what Alan wants to bring to it. I think that would be the new aspect to this one.
Probably should be noted that most of what Branagh portrayed of Asgard in Thor was Odin's palace, which rightfully deserves a grandiose design. Perhaps, Taylor will be giving us a look at the rest of that world.
Thor 2 hammers into theaters November 15th, 2013 directed by Alan Taylor (Game of Thrones), starring Chris Hemsworth as Thor, Natalie Portman as Jane Foster, Tom Hiddleston as Loki, Idris Elba as Heimidall, Josh Dallas as Fandral and Jaimie Alexander as Sif.
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