'Thor: Ragnarok' Photos Show Off Thor's New Haircut
They say getting a new hairstyle is a marker for a lifestyle change, and that may very well be the case for card-carrying Avenger and thunder god Thor in his new solo film. Several new photos from the set of Marvel's Thor: Ragnarok, released by EW, suggest Thor will star without his famous golden locks.
Chris Hemsworth was more than happy to say goodbye to the blonde wig, telling EW, "It was nice not to have to sit in the makeup chair for that hour each morning. It felt like a rebirth for me as the actor but also as the character." Perhaps director Taika Waititi (What We Do in the Shadows) wanted to avoid any resemblance between Hemsworth and his new co-star, Academy Award winner Cate Blanchett (Blue Jasmine, The Aviator).
Blanchett will be playing Hela, the Goddess of Death and the MCU film's main bad guy. The official synopsis states that when Hela is accidentally unleashed from her prison, she attacks Thor and sends him to the planet of Sakaar, apparently a dumping point for wormholes all over the universe, leading to some bizarre creatures living there. He becomes a gladiator and runs into another hapless gladiator dropped off there, the Hulk (Mark Ruffalo).
With Taika Waititi in the director's chair, Hemsworth says we can expect a more comedic edge to the movie, likely to be reminiscent of Waititi's short films about Thor and his normal roommate Darryl. Hemsworth notes that Waititi's "left-of-field sense of humor" was consistently forcing the characters and tone in a new direction for the franchise. Every day, he says they would ask, "Are we pushing it too far? Are we allowed to have this much fun?"
Still, don't worry about the film losing sight of its origins. Waititi promises only a small change, saying:
Some other set photos include stills of Tom Hiddleston's Loki, Tessa Thompson, and Jeff Goldblum with some flashy eyeliner. So far, the Hulk himself has only been shown through concept art, where he was decked out in armor and given a battle axe. And perhaps most interestingly of all, at no point is Thor ever shown holding his hammer.
Thor: Ragnarok hits theaters November 3, 2017.