Welcome to Chris Hemsworth Network - your online resource for all things featuring the talented Australian actor, Chris Hemsworth. Chris may be best known as "Thor" in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Fans may also recognize Chris from other projects such as The Cabin in the Woods, Rush, Snow White and the Huntsman and In the Heart of the Sea. Online since May 2009, our goal is to bring you all the latest news and images regarding Chris and his career. We hope you enjoy your stay, bookmark the site and visit often for all your Chris needs.
Posted on Author RachelComments Off on TAG Heuer Culinary Challenge
TAG Heuer celebrated Monaco Grand Prix’s 75th anniversary with brand ambassador, Chris Hemsworth preparing scrambled eggs! Chris participated in TAG Heuer’s culinary challenge: #DontCrackUnderPressure alongside Formula-1 racer, Daniel Ricciardo and Chef Philippe Etchebest. Head over to the gallery for the latest additions.
Posted on Author RachelComments Off on 75th Monaco Formula 1 Grand Prix
TAG Heuer celebrated Monaco Grand Prix’s 75th anniversary with brand ambassador, Chris Hemsworth. Chris posed alongside tennis superstar, Serena Williams and Formula-One racer, Max Verstappen. Head over to the gallery for the latest additions.
Posted on Author RachelComments Off on Chris Lends His Voice to Children’s App “The Big Tree”
Chris has given his voice to a new children’s app that uses narratives and games to teach young children problem solving strategies and calming techniques.
The Australian Childhood Foundation launched the new BIG TREE APP, which also features the voices of his mother, Leonie Hemsworth, and Nadine Garner.
The app was originally developed for children suffering from trauma, but is appropriate for all children under eight years of age.
“Research tells us that all children need a strong sense of belonging and connection with carers and family to develop important regulation as they grow up, Australian Childhood Foundation CEO Dr Joe Tucci said. “The central stories about trust, respect and love show children that challenges can be overcome and that seeking out people who care about you when you are unhappy, stressed or confused can help you feel calmer.”
The app incorporates four core narratives featuring four main characters: Morten the Monster (voice of Chris Hemsworth), Ellen the Caterpillar (voice of Leonie Hemsworth), Ollie the Monkey (voice of Chris Hemsworth) and Sleepy Susan the Cat (voice of Nadine Garner).
Each of the characters helps children to consider the emotions and thoughts associated with challenges that come to be resolved through the support of friends.
The app even teaches young children breathing relaxation techniques and has playful activities that can be shared with parents of carers. (Source)
Actors Chris Hemsworth, Diego Luna, Nashla Bogaer and pro surfer Ramon Navarro teamed up for an unconventional beer ad. The four celebrities joined Corona and Parley AIR in their newest long-term initiative to end plastic pollution, which is detrimental to the world’s oceans.
The two companies plan to “protect 100 Islands by 2020 starting in six key regions in different parts of the world – Mexico, Maldives, Australia, Chile, Italy and Dominican Republic,” as they announced in a statement. In the next three years, they intend to have cleaner oceans and beaches.
The four celebrities shared social media posts in support of their new partnership and also starred in the powerful video released by Corona x Parley.
“When you picture beautiful islands and other beach destinations, you imagine them in their pristine state with clear blue waters, but then you see the problem up close and you realize that we are destroying paradise through our careless use of plastic,” said Luna. I’m particularly proud to be affiliated with a program that is not only committed to protecting beaches around the world, but also in my homeland Mexico.”
Hemsworth added, “I’ve spent a large part of my life in and around the ocean, it’s where a lot of my happiest memories came from. If I had anxieties or worries, I’d head to the ocean and it was always the place where I could reset and be 100% present. I want to inspire people to find a solution and protect the world’s oceans so future generations can enjoy them like I do.”
Posted on Author RachelComments Off on Official “Thor: Ragnarok” Synopsis
Thanks to the new issue of License Global, we have the synopsis for the upcoming Marvel Studios’ hotly-anticipated superhero blockbuster, Thor: Ragnarok. Check it out below:
Thor’s world is about to explode in Marvel’s Thor: Ragnarok. His devious brother, Loki, has taken over Asgard, the powerful Hela has emerged to steal the throne for herself and Thor is imprisoned on the other side of the universe. To escape captivity and save his home from imminent destruction, Thor must first win a deadly alien contest by defeating his former ally and fellow Avenger… The Incredible Hulk!
Thor: Ragnarok is being directed by Taika Waititi and features Marvel veterans Chris Hemsworth, Tom Hiddleston, Anthony Hopkins, Idris Elba and Mark Ruffalo alongside Cate Blanchett, Tessa Thompson, Jeff Goldblum, Karl Urban and Sam Neill in an as-yet-unrevealed role. It is set for release on October 27th in the UK and November 3rd in the States. (Source)
Posted on Author RachelComments Off on Chris Thought Marvel Had Fired Him
Although Captain America: Civil War was billed as a Captain America movie, it was more or less an Avengers movie. Many jokingly called it Avengers 2.5. Some members of the team did have to sit the big brawl out, though. Namely Thor and Hulk. It turns out that because he wasn’t included, Chris Hemsworth thought he’d actually been fired from his role as Thor.
The actor recently spoke with Entertainment Weekly about his upcoming movie Thor: Ragnarok, his third solo movie as the God of Thunder. In his mind, that movie wasn’t even going to happen. At least not with him, since he didn’t get to duke it out with some of the other Marvel superheroes in Captain America: Civil War. Luckily he wasn’t right, but it is kind of funny to think that someone so beloved by Marvel fans even had to have that thought. Here is what he had to say about it.
“I was like, ‘What? Are we being fired?’ Marvel quickly reassured [Mark and Chris], ‘No you guys have got your own journey going on, and in order for that to work you can’t be a part of this one.’ Look, it turned out just perfect because we got to do a whole different kind of thing we wouldn’t have able to do otherwise”.
Thor: Ragnarok is directed by Taika Waititi and is set for release on November 3rd. (Source)
Posted on Author RachelComments Off on Chris Gushes About Working With Wife, Elsa Pataky
Chris Hemsworth and wife Elsa Pataky are working together for the first time in the upcoming war film, Horse Soldiers, and Entertainment Tonight got Chris to open up about the experience.
“It is great,” Hemsworth told ET’s Cameron Mathison on the New Mexico set. “Very little prep time needed to form that chemistry. It was fantastic.”
“They said, ‘Look, we are big fans of your wife, and we would love it if she came and played your wife in this,’ and I said, ‘Great!'”
Horse Soldiers, based on Doug Stanton’s non-fiction book of the same name, follows a group of U.S. Special Forces sent to Afghanistan to fight against the Taliban after the attacks of September 11, 2001.
The film’s title stems from the fact that horses were the troops’ main mode of transportation, but fortunately for Hemsworth, he was able to draw on previous experience.
“We did a little horse shooting in the first Thor,” he pointed out. “I also had the best horse, Carly. I would tell them it was my horsemanship and my skill, but it was not that.”
And while New Mexico is safer than Afghanistan, Mathison got a small taste of the real thing while witnessing an action sequence is the desert.
“An incredible firefight is going on right behind me,” Mathison shouted over the sound of simulated gunfire. “I got to keep my head down. It’s getting loud out here.”
Hemsworth revealed that the cast went through a three-week training program before they began filming in order to form a bond between them and get a real sense of what it’s like to rely on each other in the battlefield.
“It was a lot of weapons training, a lot of movement training,” Hemsworth said. “It was great, because you can’t really fake this stuff.”
Posted on Author RachelComments Off on “Doctor Strange” Behind-the-Scenes Featurette
With Marvel’s Doctor Strange set for its digital release tomorrow, Chris Hemsworth has shared a featurette which takes us behind-the-scenes of the mid-credits scene featuring Benedict Cumberbatch’s Sorcerer Supreme and Hemsworth’s God of Thunder. Check it out below:
Posted on Author RachelComments Off on 74th Annual Golden Globe Awards
Last night, Chris was a presenter at the 74th Annual Golden Globe Awards. Chris took the stage with Wonder Woman herself, Gal Gadot to present the Best Motion Picture Foreign Film. After the award show, Chris and his wife Elsa attended the HBO After Party. I want to give a big thank you to my friends AliKat, Claudia, Jess and Mouza for sharing the images with us.
Posted on Author RachelComments Off on “Doctor Strange” Blu-ray to Feature ‘Team Thor: Part 2’
Marvel has announced the Blu-ray details for Doctor Strange. The latest Marvel movie will hit Digital HD and Disney Movie Anywhere on February 14th and will be released on 3D Blu-ray, Blu-ray, DVD, and On-Demand on February 28th.
Per Marvel, “The Blu-ray and Digital releases come packaged with over 80 minutes of fascinating, never-before-seen bonus materials, including five behind-the-scenes featurettes, five deleted scenes, hilarious outtakes, part two of the comical mockumentary Team Thor, audio commentary, and an exclusive look at the future of the Marvel Cinematic Universe.”
The most exciting part of these special features definitely has to be Team Thor: Part 2. For those who didn’t see the first Team Thor, check it out below:
Posted on Author RachelComments Off on Chris to Present at 2017 Golden Globe Awards
It was just announced today that Chris will be a presenter at the 74th Annual Golden Globe Awards which will air live on Sunday, January 8th, 2017. The annual award show will be hosted by comedian and talk show host, Jimmy Fallon.
Chris will join other presenters including Priyanka Chopra, Steve Carell, Viola Davis, Zoë Saldana, Sienna Miller, Jeffrey Dean Morgan, Chris Pine, Eddie Redmayne and Brie Larson to name a few. Check your local listings and tune in!
Posted on Author RachelComments Off on Rumoured “Avengers: Infinity War” Main Cast
With Avengers: Infinity War set to go into production early in the New Year, a casting call has arrived online which claims to offer up details of the main cast for the Marvel superhero epic.
Now, it should be noted that this is not official from Marvel, and casting calls are often inaccurate; this could just be a case of the agency taking a guess based on who they expect to appear in the film – so any Spider-Man or Falcon fans out there, don’t start panicking just yet!
Chris Hemsworth as Thor
Josh Brolin as Thanos
Chris Pratt as Star-Lord
Sebastian Stan as The Winter Soldier
Scarlett Johansson as Black Widow
Benedict Cumberbatch as Doctor Strange
Brie Larson as Captain Marvel
Zoe Saldana as Gamora
Karen Gillan as Nebula
Jeremy Renner as Clint Barton
Chris Evans as Steve Rogers
Elizabeth Olsen as Scarlet Witch
Bradley Cooper as Rocket Raccoon
Samuel L. Jackson as Nick Fury
Vin Diesel as Groot
Paul Rudd as Ant-Man
Benedict Wong as Wong
Dave Bautista as Drax
Paul Bettany as Vision
Chadwick Boseman as Black Panther
Mark Ruffalo as The Hulk
Robert Downey Jr. as Tony Stark
Adding further weight to this being speculation is the absence of Cobie Smulders, who has already revealed that she’ll be reprising the role of Maria Hill.
Avengers: Infinity War is scheduled for release on May 4th, 2018, and will be shot-back-to-back with the as-yet-untitled Avengers 4, which is slated to arrive on May 3rd, 2019. (Source)