‘I was completely baffled’: Sam Neill admits he had no idea what he was doing while filming Thor: Love and Thunder because he does not ‘understand’ Marvel characters
Sam Neill is puzzled by his role in Thor: Love and Thunder because he doesn’t understand the Marvel characters.
The 73-year-old actor returns to the franchise with a brief appearance as an Asgardian performer playing Thor’s father Odin, but finds the Marvel Cinematic Universe to be a ‘complete mystery’.
Sam – who also featured in the same role during Thor: Ragnarok – told Australian radio station Nova: ‘I’ve never understood any of the Thor films, in fact the whole Marvel universe is a complete mystery to me.
‘I was completely baffled’: Sam Neill admits he had no idea what he was doing on Thor: Love and Thunder because he does not understand Marvel characters
‘I mean I was standing beside Jenny Morris (on the set of Thor: Ragnarok) and I said, “Do you know what planet we’re on?” To be honest, I was completely baffled.
‘I came back and I was baffled again, I did my bit, I don’t know who is playing who exactly because they are sort of swapping roles.’
Neill will be joined in the flick by Matt Damon, Luke Hemsworth and Melissa McCarthy who will play Asgardian versions of Loki, Thor and Hela respectively in a nod to the scene featured in Thor: Ragnarok.
On-set: Sam is pictured here filming the movie at Little Bay in Sydney with Director Taika Waititi back in March
Russell Crowe is also set to make an appearance in the movie as Zeus after he was spotted during the shoot with other cast members.
The Gladiator star said: ‘Now, I’m gonna get on my bicycle, I’m gonna ride up to Disney-Fox studios … and round about 9:15, I shall be Zeus in Thor 4.
‘It’s my last day of Zeus-ing about.’
The fourth movie in the Thor franchise sees Chris Hemsworth return to the title role and Natalie Portman returning as Jane Foster.
Christian Bale and Chris Pratt will also feature as Gorr the God Butcher and Peter Quill/Star-Lord respectively.
Baffled: Sam – who also featured in the same role during Thor: Ragnarok – told Australian radio station Nova: ‘I’ve never understood any of the Thor films, in fact the whole Marvel universe is a complete mystery to me