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Chris Hemsworth Talks Bloody Battle Between Thor And Loki

Does Thor fight Loki? “Thor” and future “Avengers” star Chris Hemsworth dropped a lot of headline-worthy news on us when he stopped by MTV’s Comic-Con live stream last weekend. He talked about landing the role of the God of Thunder, how he felt naked without his famous hammer and how Mike Tyson inspired his fighting style for the film.

With regard to that extensive training, one big question on fans’ minds is: Will Thor and his ever-envious adopted brother Loki, played by Tom Hiddleston, come to blows in the film? Hemsworth spoke to that issue, and the short answer is “yes.” But the long answer includes Hemsworth’s playful retelling of shooting one of Thor and Loki’s pivotal action scenes.
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‘Thor’ Star Says Vikings’ ‘Fearlessness’ Inspired His Portrayal

Chris Hemsworth is no stranger to TV and film — he appeared in last summer’s mega-hit “Star Trek” — but in tackling the starring role in Marvel’s 2011 superhero film “Thor,” the 26-year-old enters a whole new category of leading man. When MTV News caught up with Hemsworth, he revealed that “Thor” director Kenneth Branagh had helped in his superhero education by giving him some pre-shoot homework.

“I read so many different books and comic books,” Hemsworth told us at San Diego Comic-Con. “Ken, when I got the part, gave me a stack of things and said, ‘Look, read what you want, I’m not going to test you at the end of it.’ ”
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Natalie Portman On Chris Hemsworth’s Rise To Fame: ‘He’s Going To Be Able To Handle All Of That’

Following his appearnace at Comic-Con, Chris Hemsworth left fanboys — and girls — in awe of his muscular “Thor” physique.

As it turns out, the fans aren’t the only ones who have taken a liking to this rising star — his co-star Natalie Portman is a big fan, too.

While promoting the film, Natalie, who plays Jane Foster, a nurse and the first love of Chris’ title character, spoke with AccessHollywood.com’s Laura Saltman about the Aussie actor and the upcoming fame he is sure to gain from this landing this action-packed role.

“He’s so grounded, kind and just a nice, normal person,” she said. “I know he’s going to be able to handle all of that with incredible grace. He already has.”

Chris’ star status will change dramatically as he stars as “Thor,” the hammer-wielding superhero fans have come to love from the Marvel comic book. For the role, he bulked up in muscle mass to fill out his character’s nice, big red cape. He even shows off a long blonde wig.
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Chris Hemsworth’s ‘Thor’ Drew Influence From Mike Tyson

Every superhero has a unique weapon at his or her disposal. Iron Man has a wide array of highly advanced armored outfits in his multibillion-dollar wardrobe. Black Widow is a sultry threat with graceful moves capable of taking her opponents down to the mat every single time. Captain America wields a shield, uniform and ideology that embodies the great American dream.

So, what does Thor have on his side, other than his mighty hammer, Mjolnir? Well, how about a Mike Tyson-inspired knockout punch?

At Comic-Con International in San Diego, MTV News spoke with “Thor” star Chris Hemsworth about his leading role in the Marvel Studios comic book adaptation. In addition to discussing his character’s iconic hammer and his sleek armored appearance, Hemsworth spoke to his character’s fighting style, which draws inspiration from Tyson’s renowned boxing prowess.
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‘Avengers’ Heroes All Have ‘Big Egos,’ Chris Hemsworth Says

After debuting to a raucous crowd at San Diego Comic-Con over the weekend, the key players comprising “The Avengers” gang are now set. What’s not yet clear is which of the superheroes in this Marvel all-star team will assume the leadership role. According to comic book lore, Captain America is the guy who unites many of the heroes — including Thor and Iron Man — but the man who will hold Thor’s hammer on the big screen next year is not so sure the Captain is assured the boss role.

“Big egos,” Chris Hemsworth laughed to MTV News shortly before the announcement of the “Avengers” cast at Con, adding that Thor does not like to be ordered around. “I don’t think he likes to be. I don’t think any of them do. That’s what’s so interesting.”
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‘Thor’ Star Chris Hemsworth Felt ‘Naked’ Without His Hammer

They say that the clothes make the man, but in playing Thor, the clothes aren’t enough for actor Chris Hemsworth. He also needs a hammer.

Hemsworth stars in the title role of director Kenneth Branagh’s “Thor,” the upcoming adaptation of the thunder-cracking Marvel Comics character. Naturally, every superhero features an iconic accessory — Captain America has his star-spangled shield, for instance, while Iron Man has his sophisticated suits of high-tech armor — and in Thor’s case, he’s got the mighty hammer Mjolnir at his disposal.

“There’s a few different versions [of the hammer] for the shots — the close-ups, the stunt one,” Hemsworth told MTV News during San Diego Comic-Con of his character’s weapon of choice. “But the main one was a very heavy, beautifully polished, metal, wood-looking thing. It was an incredible thing.”
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‘Thor’ Star Chris Hemsworth Talks About His Title Role

Actor Chris Hemsworth is relatively unknown to the greater public — but quite a few movie fans have known Hemsworth’s name for a while, thanks to his being cast The God of Thunder is one of the most iconic characters in the Marvel Universe, and MTV News was curious to find out Hemsworth’s path to the role.

“The very first audition I had was one of those things in amongst several other auditions you get,” Hemsworth told MTV News at San Diego Comic-Con. “You know nothing about it, there’s no script or anything — it’s very secretive. You might quickly rip through a couple of comic books, but it’s also based on instinct.”

Hemsworth went on to say that he later met with director Kenneth Branagh, and that his brother (actor Liam Hemsworth, also known as Miley Cyrus’ current squeeze) was up for the same role.

Was competing with his flesh and blood awkward?

“No, it’s great,” he laughed, making it clear that there is no brotherly rivalry. “The majority of the time in this business, we’re sort of pinching ourselves.”

Hemsworth added that the family support goes both ways. “I’m excited for him and vice versa. Through that process, I was giving him advice on what I thought Ken wanted — and then when I was in there testing, he was doing the same.”

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Chris Hemsworth Gritty in New THOR Photo; Kenneth Branagh & Kevin Feige Talk Comic-Con

Briefly talking with USA Today Chris Hemsworth, the actor portraying the mighty Thor, Kenneth Branagh, the man bringing the Norse God to the big screen, and Kevin Feige, president of Marvel Studios, discus Comic-Con and more.

“I think they were warning me,” says Branagh, known more for his adaptations of Shakespeare than superhero stories. “They said to brace myself, that I’d never seen anything like it.”

“Nobody believed in us when we brought Iron Man here,” says Marvel chief Kevin Feige. “They said we were bringing our B-team in. I think we’ve proved that there’s no such thing. If you can impress Comic-Con fans, you’re in the big leagues.”

“It’s a bit scary, the power and devotion they have,” says Chris Hemsworth, who plays the titular Norse hero in the film scheduled to arrive in May. “A couple of months ago I was feeling secure and went online to see what people were saying. Some people loved we were doing a movie; some people already hated it. I’ll never read comments again.”
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