Chris Hemsworth was grappling with the "Superhero Blues" before "Ragnarok" came along.
Though Chris Hemsworth has long been respected for his portrayal of the God Of Thunder in Marvel's Cinematic Universe, it would appear that playing Thor was not always a creatively fulfilling prospect. Speaking with Yahoo Movies UK, Hemsworth opened up about his tenure as Thor, remaining candid about the ups and downs alike. Looking back on the gap between The Dark World and Ragnarok, Hemsworth explained that a stark tonal contrast made all the difference.
“When we came into Ragnarok, I was sort of exhausted of what I’d been doing and a little sort of underwhelmed by what I was putting out," reveals Hemsworth. “That was no fault of any director or writer, that was me personally. It felt like I’d put myself in a box with what the character could do." He also explains that they never quite captured a vibe on Dark World, which ultimately led to a more "serious" tone than the team behind it may have been desired.
"It felt like I'd put myself in a box with what the character could do," he continues. “So on Ragnarok it was about breaking all the rules. Taika, the director, had the guts to just roll the dice, and anything goes. That was so liberating and freeing, to break away from who the character was prior." Clearly, the additional dose of comedy has worked wonders for the character, as Ragnarok's influence continued to bleed into Infinity War. Hopefully, Endgame will bring forth Hemsworth's strongest performance to date.