Taika: “Ragnarok is the destruction of the old world and the rebirth of the new. (quite a metaphor for the movie itself.) Without getting too philosophical about it we destroyed the memory of those first two films and used all of that history to reboot the franchise without having to recast anyone. It was really cool because it was like ‘Oh do you wanna like change your character?’ ‘Sure I wanna change my character, I wanna make him more fun.’ (Chris, probably) ‘You wanna change your character?’ ‘Yeh, I don’t wanna be boring scientist guy anymore’ (and Mark). Everyone just had the opportunity to come in and make it interesting for themselves and fun to go to work.”
Jackqueline: “Chris let us know that there’s gonna be another ‘Thor’ (…omg..?). Does that mean you’re gonna come back? I feel like you’ve turned the world, you can’t hand it off to someone else at this point.”
Taika: “Oh no it would be like giving one of my children away. Which I’ve thought about in the past but I can’t bring myself to do that, If that happens I’ll definitely come back and do it.”
Taika, such an artist. <3
Chris: “I was pretty bored with myself and what I was doing as the character and I really wanted to do something different. Taika was as bored of me as I was of me. In this movie I was like, you know what, I’m just gonna take a risk and throw it all away and play a different character. I think we have an obligation to do something different. Otherwise you’re just collecting your paycheck.”
Chris saying it as it is.