The director continues to surprise. In an interview with Collider, director Taika Waititi was able to talk about filming the latest Marvel film, Thor: Ragnarok. He expressed his creative process and bringing his unique style to an over-arching film series, but one thing just happened to catch our eye.
Waititi started his career off as an actor, so he understands timing, delivery, the whole nine yards. So this bit of news isn’t surprising for long fans of his work. According to the director, some days on set, actor Mark Ruffalo wouldn’t be there. Doing mo-cap for a giant green monster doesn’t require every day on set. So instead of having a simple stand-in, Waititi would do it himself.
I’m playing one of the Planet Hulk characters: Korg, who’s a Kronan and a bit bigger than me. It’s all mo-cap. And often, since Mark [Ruffalo’s] no longer here, I’ll often jump in for Hulk’s stuff. We have stand-ins, but they’re not actors and they don’t have timing so I’ll jump in for those things.
Waititi can officially say that he has played The Hulk. Awesome! But that’s not all! He was mo-cap for another character that we’re all looking forward to.
I did Surtur as well, who will probably be re-voiced by someone else.
That’s right! One of the big bads of the film will be in motion thanks to Waititi. During SDCC this year, it was revealed that Surtur will be voiced by actor and legendary voice over artist Clancy Brown. It is worth noting that while Waititi is actually truly performing Korg, his mo-cap of these other characters are sure to help bring the whole film together. And we cannot wait.
What do you think of the news? Are you even more excited to see the film? Let us know! Be sure to come back to Geek Girl Authority for more Thor news! Thor: Ragnarok will be in theaters November 3rd.
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