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“Red Dawn” Producer Addresses Enemy Change

The Los Angeles Times ran a story earlier in the week which revealed that the MGM remake/reboot Red Dawn was being digitally altered to change the invading enemy force from Chinese to North Korean. Of course, a lot of fans and film pundits balked, calling this a “chicken shit” move. The altering of the adventure film, which sees a group of teens defending themselves against a militant takeover, is being done to make the movie more appealing to potential distributors, and to not disrupt our country’s current alliance with the Chinese governemnet.

The digital altering of Red Dawn is ripe for discussion and debate. Today, “Red Dawn” producer Tripp Vinson has issued a statement via email addressing this very concern, saying that the decision to make the villains hail from North Korea is only going to make the thriller scarier and timelier. And perhaps even stronger.

Take a look below at what Tripp Vinson had to say:

“I know there is a lot of interest and questions as to the changes announced regarding Red Dawn.

This movie has been rebooted because the filmmakers all love the original movie. The experience of seeing Red Dawn as a young boy in the middle of a Cold War, was life changing for me and a generation. I assure you that everyone involved with the reboot is keenly aware of the responsibility of delivering a movie that can stand eye to eye with the original.

The changes made to Red Dawn in the last few weeks were made in consultation with military think tanks and people that specialize in game theory. Really smart people that spend their days constructing doomsday scenarios for our military and government. The type of people that know the limitations of the North Korean military. The type of people that can project a series of events that could lead to some very scary things happening to our Country. I can assure you, we listened well to those people, especially with regards to the capability of the North Korean military.

Red Dawn isn’t for everyone. So, if you are interested in seeing a movie filled with preachy political discussions – Red Dawn ain’t for you. If you love movies in which Americans are the bad guys – Red Dawn ain’t for you. If you get emotional watching daytime television – Red Dawn ain’t for you. If you’re a vegetarian – Red Dawn probably ain’t for you.

But! If you like meat with your potatoes, muscle cars that roar, tanks, guns and things blowing the fuck up by American’s kicking some Commie ass – then we have something special coming your way.
WOLVERINES!

Tripp Vinson”

Red Dawn comes to theaters in 2011 and stars Chris Hemsworth, Jeffrey Dean Morgan, Adrianne Palicki, Josh Hutcherson, Isabel Lucas, Josh Peck, Brett Cullen, Matt Gerald. The film is directed by Dan Bradley. (Source)

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Even More “Thor” Stills Released

Four new movie still from the upcoming Marvel adaptation film, Thor have been released. “Thor” also stars Natalie Portman, Anthony Hopkins and Idris Elba. “Thor” is released in North American theatres May 6th and overseas a month earlier in April!

The powerful but arrogant warrior Thor is cast out of the fantastic realm of Asgard and sent to live amongst humans on Earth, where he soon becomes one of their finest defenders.

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Two International “Thor” Posters Released

Paramount Pictures and Marvel Studios have released two international posters for director Kenneth Branagh’s Norse upcoming film, Thor. “Thor” stars Chris Hemsworth as Thor, Natalie Portman as Jane Foster, Anthony Hopkins as Odin, and Idris Elba as Heimdall. Take a look at the two new posters (and the two original posters) below.

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“The Avengers” Will Be Best Marvel Movie Ever

Marvel is gearing up for a huge summer with two huge films, Thor and Captain America: The First Avenger. Both of those films are tied-in with The Avengers, Marvel’s next huge comic book adaptation. set to hit theaters May 4, 2012. Filming is about to begin with Joss Whedon directing the all-star superhero flick starring Robert Downey Jr., Chris Evans, Chris Hemsworth, Samuel L. Jackson, Mark Ruffalo, Jeremy Renner, Scarlett Johanssen and Cobie Smulders. While we don’t know much about the plot of the film, seeing as it’s being kept under wraps, Super director James Gunn has heard some very cool things about the script. Check out what he has to say after the jump.

While speaking with Wired, Joss Whdeon had this to say:

Everybody I know who’s read it says it’s by far the best script for a Marvel movie ever. I’m very, very excited about it. Nobody loves superheroes more than Joss. He’s really got his heart in the right place.

Even though Gunn hasn’t read the script himself, it’s still a relief to hear that news. Many fans have been worried that The Avengers might turn out to be cluttered with so many leading characters. Who’s to blame them for thinking that? We’ve seen some films (Spider-Man 3, anyone?) ruined by introducing too many characters and not having a more focused, coherent story. As far as this little piece of news goes, I’ll believe it when I see it. I trust Whedon to do this film justice, seeing as he hasn’t done a single thing fans haven’t liked. (Source)

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“Thor” to Premiere in Australia

The Australian website Spotlight Reports tells us that the world premiere for the Kenneth Branagh directed Thor movie will be held in Sydney, Australia on Sunday April 17th, 2011.

Chris Hemsworth, who plays Thor, is from Melbourne, Australia – and the premiere will begin a two day promotional tour that will cover his hometown and also Sydney.

Spotlight Reports informs us that, “Walking the red carpet will be the film’s director Kenneth Branagh and Australian Chris Hemsworth in the title role of Thor, ‘The God of Thunder’ as well as Kat Dennings who stars as Darcy, Tom Hiddleston in the role of Thor’s brother Loki and Jaimie Alexander who plays Sif.”

Natalie Portman is noticeably absent from that list as she may be sitting this one out due to pregnancy. Anthony Hopkins is not mentioned, as well, – I think we can forgive the legendary actor if he can’t attend this one. Possibly, Hopkins could be working on another film or just hasn’t confirmed if he is attending or not.

Thor then opens in Australia on April 21st – a full two weeks prior to the US debut of May 6th. (Source)

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Total Film Magazine May Cover

Chris is said to grace the cover of Total Film Magazine’s 179th issue appropriately titled, the “Marvel Movie Issue.” A preview of the cover has been added into the gallery.

The film adaptation of Thor directed by Kenneth Branagh stars Chris Hemsworth (as Thor), Natalie Portman, Anthony Hopkins and Idris Elba. “Thor” is released in North American theatres May 6th and overseas a month earlier in April!

The powerful but arrogant warrior Thor is cast out of the fantastic realm of Asgard and sent to live amongst humans on Earth, where he soon becomes one of their finest defenders.

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Is Loki the “Avengers” Villain?

Chris Hemsworth was recently asked about rumours revolving around the upcoming Avengers film and whether or not Loki was the expected villain. Take a look below at what Chris had (or didn’t have) to say:

“I’m hearing rumors, too. Marvel – the safe house they’ve got – is very protective of what we say and what we don’t say, so I have to keep tight-lipped about it.”

The Avengers comes to theaters May 4th, 2012 and stars Robert Downey Jr., Scarlett Johansson, Chris Evans, Chris Hemsworth, Samuel L. Jackson, Don Cheadle, Clark Gregg, Tom Hiddleston. The film is directed by Joss Whedon. (Source)

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“Thor is Fantastic!” Says Hemsworth

This year’s buzz word when any actor is involved with a project and someone asks them about it is: Fantastic! This summer, there are two dozen highly anticipated superhero related projects either hitting the big screen or going into production. And all we know about them is that they are “fantastic”. Chris Hemsworth is the latest to use this all-encompassing praise. He has just seen Thor in its entirety. And you guessed it. He thinks the movie is “fantastic!”

Here is what he had to say about sitting down to watch one of this summer’s biggest potential blockbusters.

“I have [seen ‘Thor’], yeah. It’s fantastic. Being that close to something, it’s often pretty hard to watch yourself, but the film in so many ways is so impressive that I was swept along with it like an audience member, and that’s a pretty good sign.”

The actor also spoke more about having to carry the weight of this iconic Marvel franchise squarely on his own shoulders.

“Literally, the costume weighed god-knows-how-many pounds. It was heavy. And this is a character who has a ton of history – 40 or 50 years’ worth – and a built-in fanbase. He’s a god and a lot of other things that become overwhelming. At the same time, it’s a dream. As a kid, you run around the house pretending to be a superhero, and now to be doing it as a job, I feel very lucky.”

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Cosmopolitan Magazine’s Fun Fearless Males of 2011

On March 7th, Chris attended Cosmopolitan Magazine’s Fun Fearless Males of 2011! He was photographed alongside actor, Penn Badgley. Being that the night’s honorees were being lauded for being both playful and bold, MTV News decided to have them weigh in on the not-so-age-old question: Are you more fun or more fearless?

Chris Hemsworth, assessed himself like so: “Probably more foolish. It’s a fine line, isn’t it? Depends on whose observing and making that assessment. I think it’s a gray area. I’d like to think a bit of both. For me, it’s about having the courage to live in the moment.”

So, was the Aussie actor’s brother, fellow hottie Liam Hemsworth, upset at all that he didn’t get honored, as well? “No, he’s the fun, fearless one at home so he takes that title and holds it quite high,” Chris teased.

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2011 Vanity Fair Oscars Party Additions

I’ve added five high quality pictures of Chris from the 2011 Vanity Fair Oscars Party into the gallery. A big thank you to my friend Jess for sending me the images! Head over to the gallery for the latest additions!

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“Thor” French Trailer Released

A new French trailer for Marvel Studios and Paramount Pictures Thor has arrived. Even if you don’t speak the language, you may want to check this out for additional scenes previously unreleased featuring Natalie Portman, Chris Hemsworth, and Kat Dennings. “Thor” comes to theaters May 6th, 2011