Categories 'Ghostbusters' News & Gossip

“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)

Categories News & Gossip Videos

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:

Categories 'Ghostbusters' News & Gossip

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)

Categories 'TAG Heuer' Photo Gallery

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

Categories 'Thor: Ragnarok' News & Gossip

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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Categories 'In the Heart of the Sea' News & Gossip

“In the Heart of the Sea” Critics Review

Chris’ latest film, In the Heart of the Sea — an adaptation of Nathaniel Philbrick’s best-selling book about the 1820 tragedy of the whaling ship Essex, which reportedly inspired Herman Melville to write Moby Dick — hit theatres this weekend. Take a look below at what the critics have to say about the film:

RogerEbert.com — The film remains watchable, thanks to Anthony Dod Mantle’s cinematography, the superb supporting cast (which includes Cillian Murphy as a veteran second mate), and the sheer scale of its production. Much of the seafaring action was shot on a full-scale, working replica of the Essex, with actors (including Hemsworth) scampering up and down masts in long crane shots so you know it’s really them. And the whales, created through CGI and puppetry, are so magnificent that I wouldn’t have minded watching them for two hours floating around and talking to each other in subtitled whalesong. A version of “Moby-Dick” told entirely from the whale’s point-of-view might be fascinating; at the very least it would be more fascinating than this impressively enormous and impassioned but disjointed film.

EntertainmentWeekly.com — Howard’s take on the film is “light on personality and spark, which is a bit of a problem for a white-knuckle whaling tale. Some of this, obviously, rests with the director. But it also falls at the feet of his leading man, Chris Hemsworth, who fails to muster the same sort of charisma he displayed in Howard’s last film, Rush. He’s a strapping, seafaring cipher.”

RollingStone.com — Only landlubbers would resist the rousing action of man versus leviathan. Sure it’s old-school. So what. Howard puts heart, soul and every computerized whale trick in the book into crafting a seafaring adventure to rock your boat.

Vulture.com — What a leading man [Chris Hemsworth] makes, brawny and bold and blond and fair. The Viking-like Hemsworth is well-cast as a veteran Nantucket whaler who seeks to command his own ship, but whose lowly origins keep him down. The whaling sequences probably work best, in part because that’s where the film is most heavily invested. Howard seems less interested in the men than in the machinery and the viscera – the ropes, bolts, and harpoons, and the fat, the entrails, the blood. Even the sickly pallor of Anthony Dod Mantle’s processed-looking color photography works here. This might be the first film I’ve ever seen where I couldn’t decide if the cinematography was outlandishly beautiful or outlandishly ugly; but in these whaling sequences, the difference sort of doesn’t matter.

Categories 'Thor: Ragnarok' News & Gossip

Cate Blanchett in Talks to Join “Thor: Ragnarok”

Oscar-winner Cate Blanchett may soon be joining the Marvel universe.

Sources tell Variety, Blanchett is in talks to play one of the new female leads in Marvel’s Thor: Ragnarok. Marvel had no comment.

Blanchett’s character in the superhero sequel isn’t known. Ragnarok, produced by Kevin Feige, will also feature Mark Ruffalo as the Hulk and the villainous Tom Hiddleston who plays Loki.

Thor: Ragnarok hits theaters on Nov. 3, 2017. (Source)

Categories 'Thor: The Dark World' News & Gossip Videos

“Thor: The Dark World” Deleted Scene (Loki’s Coronation)

In a newly released deleted scene from Thor: The Dark World, Loki (Tom Hiddleston) finally gets what he always wanted — the throne of Asgard, the people, and Thor’s hammer. Too bad it’s all in his head.

While imprisoned in Asgard for attacking New York City in The Avengers, Thor’s trickster brother cast an illusion that saw himself taking the throne in a grand coronation. You’ll notice the scene isn’t fully complete; many of the visual effects aren’t fleshed out and Rene Russo’s Frigga is inserted in the scene through title cards.

Take a look below:

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Liam Hemsworth Reveals Chris Paid Off Parents Debts

Chris Hemsworth has given back to his family in a big way.

The actor’s younger brother, Liam Hemsworth, revealed in a recent interview that the Avengers star surprised their parents by paying off their debts.

While speaking to Britain’s Independent, Hemsworth recalled how his brother called their father one day and told him to look at his bank account.

“He [his father] called my brother Chris back and said: ‘I don’t know how to feel. Since I left home I have had debts and I thought I’d be paying them off until I died and have this weight hanging over me, and now to have them completely cleared,’” he said.

The 25-year-old The Hunger Games star added, “They are so happy now and able to spend more time with us, I would love to be able to do something for my parents like that.”

The younger Hemsworth is also giving back by joining his brother as ambassadors for the Australian Childhood Foundation, which works with children going through trauma. “If you want to be a good person who adds to society, you have responsibility,” he said. “That is something I take very seriously.” (Source)