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Chris and Tom Hiddleston Discuss “Captain America: Civil War”

Following Thor’s decision to leave Earth at the end of Avengers: Age of Ultron, Earth’s Mightiest Heroes have been split right down the middle, and The Avengers have been disassembled. Meanwhile in Asgard, Loki sits on the throne as Odin in disguise, so nothing is currently as it seems! However, Thor: Ragnarok stars Chris Hemsworth and Tom Hiddleston had plenty to say about the events of Captain America: Civil War during an appearance at Wizard World Philadephia over this past weekend.

Asked how they believe Thor would react to finding out The Avengers went to war with each other, Hemsworth said: “I’d be like, ‘Sort it out, idiots. This is silly.’ I don’t know. I’m not sure how that story’s going to go when Thor comes back. But I think it will come as quite a shock that they all aren’t getting along—having a bit of a tiff.” Hiddleston then interjected by going full on Loki and adding, “When I came down to Earth, I brought you guys together. Now I’ve left and you’re fighting each other. Sorry. So sorry.” When Hemsworth suggested that, “Loki’s going to come back and lead them all,” the crowd ate it up as you can see below. That would be quite something to see play out, eh?

Given Loki’s history with Thanos, there’s a very good chance the God of Mischief will end up factoring into Avengers: Infinity War in some way, and him going out a hero would actually work really well (just look at Siege). We’ll just have to wait and see, but Thor: Ragnarok will no doubt drop some more hints about how both of these characters will factor into that movie when it’s released next year.

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Marvel Studios Confirms New “Thor: Ragnarok” Cast Members

Two-time Oscar-winner Cate Blanchett joins Marvel Studios’ Thor: Ragnarok as the mysterious and powerful new villain Hela, along with Jeff Goldblum who joins the cast as the eccentric Grandmaster, Tessa Thompson who will bring the classic hero Valkyrie to life on the big screen, and Karl Urban who will add his might to the fray as Skurge.

Rounding out the cast for the film is three-time Oscar-nominee Mark Ruffalo, reprising his role of Bruce Banner/the Hulk from Marvel’s The Avengers and Marvel’s Avengers: Age of Ultron.

“The continuation of the epic Thor franchise will be powerful and unique, and with the additions of Cate, Jeff, Tessa, Karl, and Mark to the cast we have the makings of his most dangerous and heroic adventure yet,” said Producer Kevin Feige. “The sheer, raw talent each of these actors brings to the screen can’t be quantified. Having any one of them join the Marvel Cinematic Universe would be an honor, and having all of them is incredible.”

“Thor’s new cast members join returning stars Chris Hemsworth in the title role for the fifth time; Tom Hiddleston as Thor’s adversarial, adopted brother, Loki; Golden Globe and Screen Actors Guild Award winner Idris Elba as the Asgardian sentry, Heimdall; and Academy Award-winner Sir Anthony Hopkins again portraying Odin, Ruler of Asgard.

“Thor: Ragnarok,” the third installment of Marvel’s popular Norse Super Hero, is directed by Oscar-nominated filmmaker Taika Waititi. The film hits theatres November 3, 2017. (Source)

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Natalie Portman Not Returning For “Thor: Ragnarok”

Following reports that Natalie Portman won’t appear in Thor: Ragnarok -— with Tessa Thompson starring as the film’s female lead — Marvel Studios boss Kevin Feige has come forward to confirm the actress is sitting this one out and shed some light as to why.

When asked by The Empire Film Podcast (via Heroic Hollywood) why Portman isn’t involved in Ragnarok, Feige said there are “many reasons,” including several that are made evident when watching the film. “There are only a couple of scenes on Earth in this movie,” he added, noting “80 to 90 percent takes place in the cosmos.”

Thor: Ragnarok is being directed by Taika Watiti and opens in theaters on November 3, 2017. While Marvel has yet to officially detail Thompson’s role, rumor has it the Creed star will play Valkyrie. (Source)

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Chris Discusses His Himalayan Scare

Chris Hemsworth has fought all kinds of gods and monsters on the big screen as Thor, but in real life, he recently faced a much more dangerous enemy: altitude sickness. Hemsworth told Jimmy Kimmel on Thursday that his job involves so much traveling that he and wife Elsa Pataky rarely take vacations. However, they did make a recent trek to the Himalayas.

Standard procedure for such mountain-climbing requires spending a few days at various height milestones to allow bodies to acclimate to the higher altitudes and lack of oxygen, but even this didn’t really work for Hemsworth.

“We went to 2000 meters, then 3000, and I honestly started to kind of lose my mind,” Hemsworth said. “Just completely irrational, overly sensitive to the most trivial sort of silly things.”

According to Hemsworth, his wife started to notice something was wrong. He protested he was fine, though eventually the sickness became impossible to ignore.

“My breathing is getting worse, like Darth Vader meets Daffy Duck,” Hemsworth said. “She eventually ignores me, runs and tells the guards. They come in, take one look at me and say ‘get him off the mountain.’”

Turns out Hemsworth hadn’t acclimated well to the higher altitude. After getting a breathing mask and flying back down the mountain via helicopter, everything turned out fine, but it was a close call.

“Apparently the oxygen in my lungs, the next day would’ve been oxygen in my brain, and then good night,” Hemsworth said. “We wouldn’t be sitting here.”

“Maybe it’s because you’re so handsome,” Kimmel said. “You’re not meant to be up in the mountains away from others, you’re meant to be down amongst the people, bringing joy to their eyes.”

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“Ghostbusters” Role Was Tailored Specifically For Chris

Chris Hemsworth was nervous. The Australian actor may be Thor, the god of thunder, but he was about to face off against four comic titans when he stepped on the Boston set of the Ghostbusters reboot last summer opposite Melissa McCarthy, Kristen Wiig, Kate McKinnon, and Leslie Jones.

Turns out, the man had nothing to worry about.

Not only had director Paul Feig prepped Hemsworth for his role as the ladies’ dopey assistant, but he also provided him with a slew of jokes and told him he didn’t need to improv at all.

“I told him not to worry. He wouldn’t have to come up with anything if he didn’t want to,” says Feig.

When the four women sat down for Hemsworth’s character’s job interview scene, not only did he prove he was fully capable of ad-libbing back at them, he threw out jokes that Feig insists will wind up in the July release.

“I remember looking at [screenwriter] Katie [Dippold] like, “Did you write that for him?” And she said no. He just turned out to be this amazing improviser,” says Feig.

The director says he tailored the role more specifically for Hemsworth after he first met him. “The part was originally written as this guy who doesn’t really want the job, who is a little more snarky,” says Feig. “But Chris is so lovable, we thought it would be better if he’s a guy that earnestly wants a job but doesn’t know what he’s getting himself into. That made all the difference.”

It certainly had the proper effect on his castmates.

“After we filmed our first scene with him, Melissa and I went to the bathroom together and she said, ‘Does he have a team of writers in his pocket or something? What is going on?’ He was throwing out the most insane, hilarious stuff in the most deadpan, handsome way and it was just perfect,” says McKinnon. “Plus, he’s just a great guy. Big fan.”

Adds Wiig, “It was like we had known him for 20 years. We all fell in love with him. He does all these big action movies and dramas but to see him in this role, we were all just flipping out.”

Hemsworth will join the Ghostbusters on the big screen July 15. (Source)

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Chris Reads Lyrics to Rihanna’s ‘Work’

While promoting his upcoming film, The Huntsman: Winter’s War, Chris stopped by BBC Radio 1 and performed a dramatic reading of Rihanna’s hit single, “Work” — and even included a mic drop. Take a look below:

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Melissa McCarthy Talks Chris In “Ghostbusters”

Hollywood’s funniest woman Melissa McCarthy has discovered Hollywood’s new funniest man. His name?

Chris Hemsworth.

McCarthy, who will be in Sydney and Melbourne this week promoting her new movie The Boss, reckons the man who throws superhero Thor’s hammer is equally adept at slinging improvised one-liners. She revealed to News Corp Australia that the secret weapon up the sleeve of the forthcoming Ghostbusters reboot is so hilarious, he made the all-lady ’Busting team’s mascara run.

“Chris crushes in the movie, he is so funny it’s crazy. Truly, I could not get over how good he was,” McCarthy said. “There’s all this footage of us sitting there laughing so hard we were crying, ruining our make-up. I’m absolutely crazy about him.

“Enough, Chris! You’re bionic looking, you’re incredibly nice and you’re the best improviser I have ever seen.”

Ghostbusters is scheduled to hit theatres on July 15, 2016. The film also stars Kristen Wiig, Melissa McCarthy, Kate McKinnon and Leslie Jones. (Source)

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TAG Heuer (2015) Advertisement

Last year, Chris was announced as an ambassador for the TAG Heuer brand. I have added an high quality image from the ad campaign. Head over to the gallery for the latest additions.

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Chris to Attend Wizard World Philadelphia 2016

Captain America is coming to Wizard World Philadelphia this June, and he’s bringing the Falcon with him.

And Agent Carter. And Howard Stark. Not to mention Bucky, Brock Rumlow and Dr. Abraham Erskine.

Oh, yeah. And Thor and Loki.

In what’s shaping up already to be the biggest Wizard Philly ever, Wizard is announcing today that Chris Evans, Chris Hemsworth, Tom Hiddleston, Anthony Mackie, Hayley Atwell, Dominic Cooper, Stanley Tucci, Sebastian Stan and Frank Grillo will take over the Pennsylvania Convention Center on the weekend of June 4-5.

Wizard says all are scheduled to appear on both days, except Hiddleston (Saturday only). All will greet fans, sign autographs, pose for photo ops (solo and in combinations) and conduct interactive Q&A panels.

Previously announced celebrity guests coming to this year’s Wizard World Philadelphia include David Duchovny (“The X-Files”), Michael J. Fox, Lea Thompson and Christopher Lloyd (“Back to the Future”), Norman Reedus (“The Walking Dead”) and Stephen Amell (“Arrow”). Ticket and other information is available at www.wizardworld.com

Categories 'The Avengers: Age of Ultron' News & Gossip

2016 Kids’ Choice Awards Nominations

The nominees for the 2016 Kids’ Choice Awards have been announced. Chris was nominated for “Favourite Movie Actor.” Avengers: Age of Ultron is also nominated for “Favourite Movie.” You can vote for Chris and the Avengers over at www.Nick.com. Hosted by Blake Shelton, the awards will air Saturday, March 12 at 8pm (ET/PT)!

FAVORITE MOVIE ACTOR
Chris Evans – Steve Rogers/Captain America, Avengers: Age of Ultron
Chris Hemsworth – Thor, Avengers: Age of Ultron
Chris Pratt – Owen, Jurassic World
John Boyega – Finn, Star Wars: The Force Awakens
Robert Downey Jr. – Tony Stark/Iron Man, Avengers: Age of Ultron
Will Ferrell – Brad Whitaker, Daddy’s Home

FAVORITE MOVIE
Ant-Man
Avengers: Age of Ultron
Cinderella
Daddy’s Home
Jurassic World
Pitch Perfect 2
Star Wars: The Force Awakens
The Hunger Games: Mockingjay, Part 2

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Taika Waititi Confirms Cate Blanchett for “Thor: Ragnarok”

Back in December it was reported that Cate Blanchett was wanted for a role in the upcoming Marvel sequel Thor: Ragnarok, with Mark Ruffalo subsequently supporting the rumour. And now director Taika Waititi has confirmed that the two-time Oscar winner is joining the Marvel Cinematic Universe.

“Yes,” Waititi tells Wired when asked if the actress is set to appear in the film. “Look, it’s so early I’m not sure exactly what the extent of it is, but it’s looking good, which would make me very happy.”

Asked about the rumour that Blanchett will play Hela, Waititi responded that: “Yeah, the rumor … Here’s the thing. I can’t say anything. I’ve probably said way too much.”

Thor: Ragnarok is set for release on November 3rd 2017 and features a cast that so far includes Marvel veterans Chris Hemsworth, Mark Ruffalo, Tom Hiddleston and Jaimie Alexander, along with Cate Blanchett. (Source)

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People’s Choice Awards 2016

I have added images from the People’s Choice Awards 2016 into the gallery. Chris was presented the “Choice Male Action Movie Star” by Lea Michele and Adam Devine. I want to give a big thank you to my friend, AliKat for sharing the images with us. Head over to the gallery for the latest additions.

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