Having sat out Captain America: Civil War, Chris Hemsworth is back to playing the God of Thunder in Thor: Ragnarok. The movie is still over a year away, but the cast and crew are already deep into production, and that includes practicing stunt work. One of the new looks from behind the scenes shows the Australian actor practicing a flip he'll be doing as Thor Odinson, but unfortunately, and yet hilariously, he doesn't quite stick the landing.
Chris Hemsworth's most recent video on Instagram shows him working with his stunt double, Bobby Holland Hanton on set to practice a Thor: Ragnarok stunt. Hanton, of course, pulls it off with ease, first jumping onto the trampoline, doing three spins in the air while flipping and then landing on the mat straight on his feet. When Hemsworth tries the same stunt, he humorously not only doesn't flip, but doesn't do the three spins until after his feet hit that mat. Oh, and then he loses his balance. Keep in mind that most of us wouldn't be able to pull off that spin flip after just one try, but it's still funny to see his first attempt, especially after he notes he didn't quite stick the landing, but got close.
This is just one of many stunts that Chris Hemsworth will have to do in Thor: Ragnarok. After all, playing Thor isn't just about swinging a hammer and speaking like you're from a Shakespeare play. As seen in the previous Thor and Avengers movies, the Asgardian warrior is frequently flying around and showing off cool fighting movies. In order to pull those off, that means there needs to be some stunt work during principal photography. We don't doubt that Hemsworth will eventually get the hang of this spin flip.
Last seen at the end of Avengers: Age of Ultron going back to Asgard to investigate his prophetic dream and the Infinity Stones, Thor: Ragnarok will reunite with the God of Thunder as he faces his latest threat: Hela, the Asgardian goddess of death, played by Cate Blanchett. He will also be antagonizing in the movie by (once again) his adoptive brother Loki, played by Tom Hiddleston, Skurge, played by Karl Urban, Grandmaster, played by Jeff Goldblum, and Surtur. Fortunately, the God of Thunder won't be alone, as he'll be fighting alongside Bruce Banner/The Hulk, played by Mark Ruffalo, and Valkyrie, played by Tessa Thompson. The cast also includes Anthony Hopkins and Idris Elba reprising Odin and Heimdall, respectively.
Thor: Ragnarok storms into theaters on November 3, 2017.