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God of War Ragnarok’s Thor Actor Took Inspiration From a Very Different MCU Character

If Norse mythology is involved, then Thor must be involved. God of War Ragnarok understands that fans know and love the God of Thunder thanks to his outsized role in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, and the game gives Thor an important role. For voice actor Ryan Hurst, his interpretation of Son of Odin was inspired by a very different MCU character, the Hulk.

in an interview with varietyHirst explained that both characters display uncontrollable amounts of rage and rage. Oh, and they both love to fight.

“Some of it came from the ‘Hulk Smash’ trope, but in a more layered way,” Hurst said. Unpredictable. ”

Hurst was also heavily influenced by very different characters. Tommy Lee Jones’ Sheriff Ed Tom Bell is No Country for Old Men.

“He was a powerful presence with a form of regret in his voice,” Hurst said.

Hearst’s Thor is a very different interpretation of the character than the MCU’s Chris Hemsworth. Hemsworth’s benevolent presence cracks wacky one-liners and dedicates love odes to Stormbreaker, while Thor in Ragnarok, god of war, is a brutal killing machine.

Narrative Director Matt Sophos said, “It’s turned everything Marvel has done upside down. All the Æsir are bad guys, and all the giants are good guys.”

He said that in the original Thor movie, Jotunheim’s Frost Giant was portrayed as a villain. “Almost all the gods we know of Norse mythology have been much grayer than many popular depictions, especially in the MCU.”

Sophos continues: I am so grateful to have Ryan come and play this character. Because he breathes so much life into someone who is his one sound. ”

God of War Ragnarok is now available for PlayStation 4 and 5. You can read the full God of War: Ragnarok interview here.

Carson Burton is a freelance news writer for IGN. You can follow him on Twitter at @carsonsburton.

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