Chris Hemsworth Explains Why Thor Takes His Shirt Off: VIDEO


As the release date for "Thor: The Dark World" approaches, we can expect an onslaught of (hopefully positive) reviews and critiques. The folks at MTV had something else on their mind, though--we think you might, too. It turns out that Chris Hemsworth, the Thunder God himself, has a gratuitous shirtless scene near the beginning of the film. Why? We say, why not?

MTV reports:

Though it could have been confused as pure fangirl service, the scene was actually the brainchild of Marvel consigliere Joss Whedon, who thought the movie was missing a little something special.

"That [scene] kind of came from Joss actually. He just said that there needed to be something romantic in there," Hemsworth said. "Then he said, 'Chris, get your shirt off.' I said, 'Well, I don't know. What's the why? What are we doing?' The justification was that it was him coming home from battle, washing blood off his hands. It is what it is. How to weigh into that without sounding like an idiot?"

Thanks, Joss! 

Are you going to see "Thor: The Dark World" after its release on November 8th? Have Chris's abs lured you in?

Watch the short but sweet interview with Hemsworth, AFTER THE JUMP...

And just in case you need a reminder from the last film: