Marvel's "Thor: Ragnarok" is gearing up to be one of the biggest films of the year, giving the God of Thunder a makeover both physically and emotionally. In the upcoming film, Chris Hemsworth's Thor differs from the character he played some two or three films ago. Aside from his new haircut, Hemsworth's Thor is also showing more of his funny side, something that director Taika Waititi and producer Kevin Feige admitted to being intentional.

In a recent interview with io9, Feige explained how they took parts of Thor from his self-titled film (2011) and "The Dark World" (2013), to come up with the new Thor, who's funnier and more charismatic than his predecessors. It's not entirely a revamp, but merely harnessing Hemsworth's comedic talents to the surface. Here's how they did it.

Taika Waititi wanted to showcase Chris Hemsworth's comedic talent

Director Taika Waititi recently spoke to Spectrum (via Daily Mail) and shared that the previous "Thor" and "Avengers" films may have not "exploited" Chris Hemsworth's comedic talents that much.

He explained, "He's a real comic talent and I feel like that was something that needed to be showcased." It was something he wanted to showcase from the very beginning, during the early stages of development. He explained that putting his funny side on the forefront of the character will make him appear "cooler" to the fans on "Thor: Ragnarok."

Kevin Feige on Thor's comedic side

Director Taika Waititi isn't the only one to see Chris Hemsworth's comedic talents, which he already showcased in the Jonathan Goldstein and John Francis Daley-directed film "Vacation" in 2014 and Paul Feig-directed "Ghostbusters" in 2016.

Marvel producer Kevin Feige explained that "[Hemsworth] saw what we’d done with some of our other films and said 'Mate, I can do this,' and we knew that he could." He and the rest of Marvel already saw the potential in Hemsworth, it was only a matter of putting it in the script. So Feige and Waititi did, taking bits and pieces from the previous "Thor" and "Avengers" films (the mug-shattering, new-to-Earth Thor, the God of Thunder who challenged his co-Avengers to pick up the Mjolnir), and coming up with the version in "Thor: Ragnarok."

The upcoming "Thor: Ragnarok" brings back Chris Hemsworth, Mark Ruffalo, Tom Hiddleston, and introduces Cate Blanchett, Tessa Thompson, Jeff Goldblum, and Karl Urban.

The film will open this November 3. Check out the new promos below.

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