JD: I think we’re starting around in April, which is perfect because that’s when we’ll wrap up the season of Once. What the story will entail, I’m not sure. I don’t know what adventures Thor and his comrades are going to be on. I’m sure [screenwriter] Don Payne is locked away in some room and working diligently on the new script. It’s sad that Ken (Branagh) is not coming back to direct it because he did such a great job on the first one in creating that whole world and the language and the dynamics of Thor (Chris Hemsworth) and Loki (Tom Hiddleston) and Odin (Sir Anthony Hopkins), which is so core to the origins of Thor. It’s a shame he’s not coming back but he’ll be around as a producer. But we have a great director in Patty Jenkins, who I know Marvel is really excited about. I’m looking forward to it. I can’t wait to don the moustache and beard again.
AE: Watching Chris Hemsworth in the first film it’s tough not to say to yourself, ‘Oh my God, I have to get to the gym more.’ How is it being in the same room as him?
JD: He is humongous and the great thing about it is that there are no ‘roids involved. That is all pure determination, hard work and strength. He works really hard for it and, come on, he is Thor so he’s definitely the biggest guy on the set!