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Tom Hiddleston Hints at “The Avengers” Script

As anyone who’s been following the ever-growing excitement surrounding Joss Whedon’s The Avengers well knows, the nitty-gritty details of the film are hard to come by these days. Aside from the film’s superstar cast, and the fact that filming began last week, there hasn’t been too much to report.

Recently, MTV News managed to get a few teasers from Tom Hiddleston during the Thor press day over the weekend, we’ve gained some serious “Avengers” insight — from the security measures taken with the scripts, to who will likely be playing the sole villain in the film.

“It’s like ‘Mission: Impossible,’ ” Hiddleston joked about receiving the script. “It was delivered to me at my flat in London, and I sat down and I read it and my mind exploded,” he said. “It is so good and so fun, and so huge, what Joss Whedon has already done, that screenplay is an achievement in itself.”

Hiddleston said that he was so excited when he heard the news — that his mischievous “Thor” character, Loki, would indeed be a part of “Avengers,” he nearly fell off his chair.

“The thing is, you want to call all your friends and tell them, but that’s when the red dot appears on your forehead and your life is over,” he joked of the extreme parameters set to keep the actors from revealing anything. “So, I had to just do a Loki dance in my flat, that’s how it went down.”

With regard to the “tension” that Hiddleston’s onscreen brother Hemsworth (a.k.a. Thor) alluded to, the actor hinted that there will be far more tension between Loki and the Avengers.

“Let’s say it’s going to take more than Loki’s hunky brother to take him down this time,” Hiddleston said with a laugh. “The characters are so different. That’s part of the joy of ‘The Avengers,’ I think,” he said. “You bring all the people, you bring nuclear scientists and gods, and gamma-ray [scientists] and a super soldier from the1940s, so the skill sets are different, and I guess they’re all a match for Loki in different ways.”

We then asked Hiddleston if he felt the eight-against-one odds felt like a lot to take on.

“I guess so, but, you know, he has ways and means,” he said slyly.

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How Much Does the Cast Know About “The Avengers”

We know that the cast of The Avengers know each of the characters they’re bringing to the big screen, but how much do they know about their fellow teammates and Earth’s Mightiest Heroes?

In this MTV Movie Awards special feature, MTV Movies Correspondent Josh Horowitz asks three of the upcoming film’s stars — Chris Evans, Mark Ruffalo, and Chris Hemsworth — a few questions to gauge their Avengers IQ. (Source)

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Tom Hiddleston (Loki) Talks “The Avengers”

When Kenneth Branagh ended up in the director’s seat for the big-screen adaptation of Thor, Tom Hiddleston was hand-picked to serve as Thor’s brother and nemesis, Loki. It’s a part so juicy that Hiddleston will reprise it as the main villain in next year’s Marvel mash-up The Avengers. New York Magazine had the opportunity to talk to Tom about the upcoming “The Avengers,” take a look at what he had to say:

At what point did they tell you that you would get to be the primary villain in The Avengers too?
Well, I think it was a plan from the get-go, but it wasn’t really dead-set until near the end of Thor. What was wonderful is that about four days after I wrapped on Thor, I went out for a cup of tea with Joss Whedon. We sat down at two o’clock in the afternoon, and we were still sitting there at six o’clock. He said, “Listen, you’ve lived with this guy for six months. I want you to spill the beans and tell me all of his dark secrets. Who is this guy? Why is he who he is?” Ken had already shown him a rough cut of the film, and mercifully, everything I had done accorded with Joss’s idea of the character, too. I’m really so flattered that Marvel and Joss think I can take them all on. In Avengers, it’s going to be me versus seven of them, and I say “Good luck to them,” frankly.

Is there still some ambiguity to Loki in that movie, or is he more of a full-fledged bad guy?
It’s tough to say. I think Loki’s intelligence is never switched off. Let’s put it this way: He has really big, evil plans that will take more than his thunderous brother to put a stop to, but that doesn’t mean that the layers aren’t still there.

Are there any trepidations that you’re committed to so many Marvel films without so much as script approval?
I’ve got to be completely honest with you, man: Loki has been such an amazing break for me. I think every young actor needs a break, and I owe it eternally to Kenneth Branagh for believing in me, so it’s kind of a no-brainer to me. The idea that I can play this juicy role a couple more times? It’s a tantalizing prospect.

Read the complete interview: www.nymag.com

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Chris Talks to LA Times About “The Avengers”

Geoff Boucher over at The LATimes recently sat down with Thor star Chris Hemsworth and they discussed if we’ll see Captain America and Thor clash in The Avengers, how he feels about working again with director Joss Whedon, and what aspect of The Avengers is he most excited for.

On If We’ll See Thor’s Hammer Hit Captain America’s Shield:
“I’m sure that’s up there on the list of possibilities, that would be something to see at some point,” the star of “Thor” said cryptically when asked if his character might tussle with Captain America in the classic Marvel tradition of superhero sparring. “I’ve thought about that too.”

What He Thinks About Thor And Captain America: TFA Facing Off In The Box Office:
“I have brothers so I know about competing with someone at the same time you’re cheering for them,”

What He’s Most Excited For:
“Jeremy, Chris Evans, Scarlett, Mark Ruffalo, all of them, wow, it’s going to be fun,” said Hemsworth, who before “Thor” was best known to American audiences for a fleeting appearance in the J.J. Abrams “Star Trek” film. “I really feel like a fan in all of this because I’ve seen all these individual characters come to life. Now to throw them together, you feel like a kid in a way, there’s really a giddy feeling. I’m looking forward to being in a room with not just those actors but those characters, these larger-than-life characters, and seeing how that turns out. I want to see how Captain America and Thor and Iron Man react to one another.”

How He Feels About Working With Joss Whedon On The Avengers:
I’ve worked with Joss on ‘Cabin in the Woods’ — he wrote it with Drew Goddard and Drew directed but Joss was on set and very collaborative with ideas, so I got a sense of his personality and who he was. So I feel less cautious now, knowing him and really liking him. I’m really excited to work with Joss and to see where he takes Thor and all of the Marvel characters.”

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“Thor” Interview with Chris, Kat and Kenneth

Alison Haislip of Attack of the Show! joins Chris Hemsworth, Kat Dennings and director Kenneth Branagh to talk about their new film, Thor and try to figure out how to pronounce Thor’s hammer, Mjolnir. A big thank you to Stef for sending this to my attention!

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Jimmy Kimmel Live!

Last night, Chris was a guest on the Jimmy Kimmel Live show to promote Thor. Take a look at the two part video interview below. And remember, Thor is now in theatres!

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The Tonight Show With Jay Leno

Last night, Chris was a guest on the Tonight Show With Jay Leno. Chris spoke about growing up in the Outback, acting role in Aussie soap Home and Away, Thor and Rene Russo’s attraction to him. Take a look below! Also, my friend Jess sent some gorgeous photos of Chris from last night’s interview!

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Chris Shows Off His ‘Katniss Everdeen’

And a hearty welcome to Hollywood Crush’s first-ever Dystopian Week! For the next five days we’ll be taking a look at all things futuristic and bleak in YA literature. (It’ll be much more fun than it sounds…promise!) We wanted to kick the week off on a high (and very hot) note, so without further ado, we bring you this adorable clip from Thor star Chris Hemsworth.

Chris Hemsworth!?! you may be asking. What does he have to do with sticking it to the man? WELL, you may recall that last month the Aussie actor divulged that he was younger brother Liam’s line-reading partner while he practiced for his Hunger Games audition (meaning Chris played Katniss to Liam’s Gale).

When we caught up with Chris recently to chat about his upcoming flick, we just had to see his Katniss up close and personal. We crafted a short script from the opening moments of Suzanne Collins’ dystopian trilogy (the scene in which Katniss and childhood friend Gale go hunting) and asked Chris to give it a read—in character, of course.

Press play on the clip below to watch Chris and our own Josh Horowitz reenact the “Hunger Games” scene. You won’t be disappointed. (Source)

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Chris Excited For On-Screen Brother to Join “Avengers”

All of MTV News’ recent interactions with Chris Hemsworth, a.k.a. the man about to grace movie screens as the God of Thunder in Thor, have naturally been very focused on the highly anticipated film and all the nerdy details that come with portraying a comic book superhero.

We love everything “Thor,” of course, but since the Norseman will also be appearing in the possibly even more anticipated and mysterious “Avengers” movie, we can’t help but pester everyone in the high-profile cast about the film, which just started production.

So when MTV caught up with Hemsworth recently to expand on our ever-growing database of “Thor” information, we prodded the Aussie for some Avengers details. Although he couldn’t give us much, he seemed excited that his onscreen brother Loki (played by Tom Hiddleston) will be joining him on set, as well as the potential for a superhero smackdown.

“[It’s great] to have my brother there. Even if we don’t get along,” Hemsworth joked. “[Hiddleston] is fantastic. [He gave] an incredible, incredible performance in the film, and he’s going to do the same in this one.”

With regard to how all those superheroes will be interacting, particularly Tony Stark, Hemsworth said the environment will be tense.

“There’s certainly some tension. You’ve got big egos on these superheroes,” he said. “None of them want to be told what to do or form an alliance with these people who they don’t understand anything about,” he said. “In the comic books, you see that it’s not an easy mix; that’s definitely in [the movie].”

When asked if we’ll see the ensemble cast (Samuel L. Jackson, Clark Gregg, Scarlett Johansson, Chris Evans, Robert Downey Jr., Mark Ruffalo, Jeremy Renner, Hemsworth and Hiddleston) come to blows, Hemsworth surprised us with an answer in the affirmative.

“Well, you’d want it, wouldn’t you? Otherwise, why are we all there? I think it would be safe to say you can expect something like that,” he said.

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Chris is Featured in “Interview Magazine”

A big thank you to Stef for the heads up about this: Chris is featured in Interview Magazine! In the last few years, Chris Hemsworth has made the trans-Pacific leap from starring in a soap opera in his native Australia to appearing in Hollywood films—among those turns, a spin as Captain Kirk’s father inJ. J. Abrams’s 2009 Star Trek reboot. And though Hemsworth’s character exploded in the first few minutes of that movie, the 27-year-old actor will be getting a lot more screen time this month as the titular hammer-wielding deity in the big-budget mega-movie Thor.

The cast is surprising for a comic-book movie.
That is what makes this special. I am incredibly lucky to work with those involved! I think the attraction for Natalie to a film like this was Kenneth Branagh’s involvement. At that time in my life, I wasn’t in a position to pick and choose who I wanted to work with. I just needed to pay the rent, and I was excited to be involved with something on this scale. I was signed up either way! This is by far the biggest thing I have ever been involved in and there is more anticipation than anything else.

What is your personal history with Thor? Were you into comic books growing up?
Not really. I knew about the character, but I never read the comics as a kid. Getting involved in the film was my introduction to it. Then I was inundated with many copies of Thor comics—the guys at Marvel gave me a stack. I also read a lot of books on Norse mythology.

Read the complete interview: www.interviewmagazine.com