Tom Hiddleston Says ‘Ragnarok’ Will Be the Funniest Thor Film Yet

In an interview with Fandango, Tom Hiddleston has indicated that the upcoming Thor: Ragnarok will contain the funniest depiction of Marvel’s God of Thunder ever seen, according to Comic Book. Of all Marvel’s property, Thor’s solo outings have never struggled in the humor department. The series (of two, so far) has always enjoyed mocking the hammer-wielding son of Odin’s unfamiliarity with Midgard (a.k.a. Earth), its inhabitants and ways of life, to the audience’s delight.

Taika Waititi has taken the helm for the third instalment and according to Hiddleston, the relationship between Waititi and Chris Hemsworth, who returns in the titular role, has led to some hilarious moments on set and on screen:

“Taika Waititi is such a spirited, hilarious individual, and he and Chris [Hemsworth] became very fast friends, and what was great for me was to see their friendship kind of blossom and they brought out the best in each other and started making stuff up. I can confidently say this will be the funniest depiction of the character of Thor that you’ve ever seen. I personally have known for almost 10 years that Chris Hemsworth is hilarious. I think this go-round will be his chance.”

Fresh from the brilliantly crafted Hunt for the Wilderpeople, Waititi has built up a reputation for sharp comedic work which is a perfect fit for Hemsworth’s God of Thunder. Given his track record of recent years and Hiddleston’s statement above, it looks like great things can be expected from Thor: Ragnarok.

The synopsis is as follows:

In Marvel Studios’ ‘Thor: Ragnarok’, Thor is imprisoned on the other side of the universe without his mighty hammer and finds himself in a race against time to get back to Asgard to stop Ragnarok—the destruction of his homeworld and the end of Asgardian civilization—at the hands of an all-powerful new threat, the ruthless Hela. But first he must survive a deadly gladiatorial contest that pits him against his former ally and fellow Avenger—the Incredible Hulk!

Joining Hiddleston and Hemsworth in Thor: Ragnarok’s all-star cast are Benedict Cumberbatch, Idris Elba, Cate Blanchett, Anthony Hopkins, Mike Ruffalo, and Jeff Goldblum. It is due for release on November 3rd 2017.

Are you looking forward to an even funnier Thor movie? Let us know your thoughts in the comments.

Emma Nicholson
Emma Nicholson
A UK based film nut who got lost on the way home from a Product Design degree in Wales and leapt into postgrad study of the media industries in London. Obsessed with road cycling, Sherlock Holmes (the books too), neo-noir, historical epics and bored of formulaic spectacle. Still waiting for a Hogwarts letter...