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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

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Two New “Thor” Posters Released

Paramount Pictures and Marvel Studios have released two new posters for director Kenneth Branagh’s Norse epic 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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C2E2 to Hold Q&A With Chris Hemsworth

Australian actor Chris Hemsworth, who will be playing the title role of Thor in Kenneth Branagh’s highly anticipated film version of the Marvel comic book Thor, scheduled for a May 2011 release, will be appearing at the Chicago Comic and Entertainment Expo (C2E2) for an exclusive Q & A on Saturday, March 19th, 2011. The Q & A, which is open to all fans attending C2E2, will take place in the IGN Theater, 11:45am – 12:45pm. Hemsworth is one of several notable personalities whose appearance at C2E2 has recently been announced.

Chris Hemsworth’s Q & A is open to all C2E2 attendees, and for those fans wishing to meet the man up close, C2E2 is offering a limited Chris Hemsworth VIP package. Highlights of the package include:

* Exclusive Photo Opportunity and Autograph signing with Chris Hemsworth

* Guaranteed seating in the Chris Hemsworth Q & A panel

* A 3-Day pass to C2E2 providing access to show floor and other events

Please note, Chris Hemsworth will not be holding a public signing at C2E2. His private VIP meet and greet will be his only C2E2 autographing. (Source)