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Mark Ruffalo feared Thor Ragnarok would ruin the characters

October 15th, 2019 by Marc Comments

I’m sure many of you know from listening to our podcast and reading my articles what my feeling on Thor: Ragnarok are. but for clarity, I’ll lay it out again.

As a standalone movie, I really enjoyed Ragnarok; I think it’s funny, beautifully designed and has some top flight sci-fi goodness. As a movie set within the MCU it just doesn’t work for me… I felt it made a mockery of the characters of Thor (he knocked himself over with a ball at one point!!!) and Hulk. So I have more dislike than like for it, sadly.

And it seems that I’m not alone – I know I’m not because a lot of people feel this way, but you catch my drift – as star Chris Hemsworth has admitted that some of the cast, especially Mark Ruffalo felt the movie was a mistake while they were filming.

In the scene where Hemsworth, Tessa Thompson, and Ruffalo are all talking about Loki, director Taika Waititi encouraged the stars to improvise and have fun with the scene and, according to Hemsworth: “I remember Mark Ruffalo looking at me and saying, ‘Are we wrecking this movie? Are we destroying these characters?’ Tessa was like, ‘What am I apart of? What am I doing?’”

But it seems Hemsworth himself was confident with the direction it went it: “I wanted it to work so badly and I knew that we left everything on the field, so I had such a positive feeling about our approach to making that movie.”

However, it seems that a development in a later movie actually did annoy Hemsworth.

When he learned of Cap using his hammer in Avengers: Endgame, the star was not happy at all, telling ACE Comic Con he was “pretty angry, yeah”, adding: “I’m sick of people picking up that hammer, to be honest. It’s playing with my toys, you know, it’s like ‘give me that.’”

“I minded. Give it back, Cap. Have your little shield!”

Hemsworth’s use of ‘people’ is interesting here… we know that Cap and Vision have both picked it up, but is this referring to someone else? Natalie Portman’s Jane Foster, perhaps?


Were any of these concerns you shared with the actors? As always, let me know in all the usual ways.

Source: Comicbook

Marc is a self-confessed nerd. Ever since seeing Star Wars for the first time around 1979 he’s been an unapologetic fan of the Wars and still believes, with Clone Wars and now Underworld, we are yet to see the best Star Wars. He’s a dad of two who now doesn’t have the time (or money) to collect the amount of toys, comics, movies and books he once did, much to the relief of his long-suffering wife. In the real world he’s a graphic designer. He started Following the Nerd because he was tired of searching a million sites every day for all the best news that he loves and decided to create one place where you can go to get the whole lot. Secretly he longs to be sitting in the cockpit of his YT-1300 Corellian Transport ship with his co-pilot Chewie, roaming the universe, waiting for his next big adventure, but feels just at home watching cartoons with his kids….