'Avengers': Chris Hemsworth on 'Thor 2' and Beta Ray Bill
"Thor 2" is a definite thing, and we spoke to Hemsworth about what's coming. "I haven't seen he script yet, but the big challenge was -- we left 'Thor' with that hope of Jane Foster ( Natalie Portman) on Earth and Thor in another realm kind of somehow getting together. You know, I think the satisfying thing would be to see that happen. Joss (Whedon) did a great job of fostering that and putting her out of the picture for the moment. Also, whatever maturity Thor left in the first film, really being put to the test. I think he would like, now, to be put in the position to take over the throne and be worthy of that position. We'll see."
We asked about whether or not this would take place on Asgard and Earth. "The exciting part is that. The 'Iron Man' origin story is incredibly entertaining. And 'Captain America' and 'Thor' -- from the comic books, I always found the lighter stuff with Thor to be more interesting, because of all the other realms that he was involved in and the universe and that's what I look forward to. Traveling across different worlds. I certainly think Earth is his connection. It's never said in the film, but in the comics and in the early history of it all, I think Thor's mother is vaguely human. There is some sort of connection there.
We asked if famous "Thor" character Beta Ray Bill might make an appearance in the sequel. "Yeah, that was one of the first comic books I read, actually. But I've got to say, I thought, 'What is this half horse-looking character?' By the end I said 'I get this and I like it.' My first instinct was that I was a bit unsure. He's the only one who can pick up the hammer. He's a worthy from another planet. But he looks like a horse," he laughs.
"Marvel's The Avengers" opens in theaters on May 4.