Thor’s stocky appearance in God of War Ragnarök has a reason. According to game director Eric Williams, Sony Santa Monica wanted to take a different path from actor Chris Hemsworth’s interpretation of the god in Marvel’s Cinematic Universe.
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The game team delved deep into Norse mythology to come up with a version of Thor that is more faithful to the written tales. “We just want him to be a big boy . Marvel’s interpretation is interesting, but we wanted to dig a little deeper into the mythology itself,” Williams said.
The game’s director argued that Thor with a bigger belly than Hemsworth in theaters is meant to show what a very strong man really looks like. “It’s an immediate presence. It’s not about muscle. [Esse tipo de homem] it’s like a human wall,” he explained.
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