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Saturday 23 May 2015

Stevenson: Thor 2 is 'grittier'

Ray Stevenson has been talking about Thor 2
Ray Stevenson has been talking about Thor 2

Ray Stevenson has revealed that the Thor sequel will bring more thrills and spills.

The British actor reprises his role as Thor's friend Volstagg in Thor: The Dark World, alongside Chris Hemsworth, Natalie Portman and Tom Hiddleston.

He teased: "Thor 2 is coming out in November, I think. It's going to be great. It's grittier, the stakes are higher. Asgard is under major threat so all the stakes are upped."

Ray - currently seen in HBO hit show Dexter - will next appear in GI Joe: Retaliation, where he takes on Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson as his nemesis Firefly.

He admitted he enjoys playing villains, saying: "Baddies don't think they're baddies. Nobody wakes up in the morning and thinks, 'I'm going to be bad today'. But you know what? They are so much fun. I think it takes a really good guy to play a really good bad guy."

The 48-year-old had fun doing the fight scenes opposite wrestler-actor The Rock.

"It was great because he's a trained athlete and the fight sequences were just a dream to do. They were amazing," he said.

But he added: "I've got about a quarter of a centimetre on him height-wise, but his arms are about the size of my thighs."

Bruce Willis, Channing Tatum, RZA and Adrianne Palicki also star in GI Joe: Retaliation, directed by Jon M Chu, which opens in cinemas on March 27.

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