As if moviegoers aren’t excited enough for Marvel’s upcoming release, “Thor: Ragnarok,” lead star Chris Hemsworth is drawing more hype by comparing Taika Waititi’s movie to past “Thor” films.

The Australian hunk described the new movie to Empire as “not feeling so otherworldly, with more of a contemporary personality and sense of humor.” Due to this, Hemsworth admitted it’s “probably the most fun I’ve had on a Marvel film,” what with their hilarious ad libs and witty improvisations.

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The past films felt Shakespearean, but Waititi said of the third movie, “Come on, we’ve done that. He doesn’t talk like that anymore.”

For fans worried that Waititi completely changed the tone of the “Thor” franchise, Tom Hiddleston, who plays the mischievous Loki in the franchise, provided some words of assurance. “Taika’s been so respectful to the mythology,” he said. “But he’s injected so much humour into it. He’s given every character truly laugh-out-loud moments without betraying their integrity.”

Jeff Goldblum, the actor who portrays the Grandmaster, felt the same way. “I fell in love with him immediately. He’s a loosey-goosey improvisational grandmaster himself, so we hit it off. He’s a wonderful and stylish and deeply handsome director. I think he’s going to do something special with this,” he said.

Of course, it also helped that Marvel got Cate Blanchett to play its first ever female villain, Hela. The “Thor: Ragnarok” stars were all in awe of Blanchett and even Hemsworth felt awestruck. “It was wildly intimidating but she is one of my favourite people on the planet,” Hemsworth told about Blanchett. “It’s nice to meet your heroes and it be as good as you’d hoped. She’s just incredibly wonderful and generous and fun and that was one of the best experiences.”

Meanwhile, Marvel president Kevin Feige said “Thor: Ragnarok” will be the last movie in the “Thor” franchise, and it will lead straight to the story of “Avengers: Infinity War.”

“I think that we are finding ourselves as we complete Phase 3 and finish this 22-movie narrative that it’s working out that way,” he told the Toronto Sun. “We did three ‘Iron Man’ films, three ‘Captain America’ films, three ‘Thor’ films. Things change drastically in ‘Ragnarok’ and then build directly into ‘Infinity War.’”

“Thor: Ragnarok” will be released on Nov. 3.

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Chris Hemsworth is pretty excited about the “contemporary” feel of his latest movie with Marvel. In this photo, the actor raises his hand at the panel for “Thor: Ragnarok” during the 2017 Comic-Con International Convention in San Diego on July 22, 2017. Reuters/Mario Anzuoni