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.
People might not be familiar with the name Chris Hemsworth today, but everyone will know him well when his new movie, Thor, in which he stars in the title role as the beloved Marvel comic superhero, opens in theatres on May 6th.
There must be a lot of pressure starring in a superhero movie which is so adored by its fans. Fox spoke to Hemsworth and asked him if he is nervous about Thor. Unfortunately, the video was not embeddable, but take a look at the interview here at, www.fox.com
Posted below is the first released clip from the upcoming film, Thor. In this newly released clip, Thor awakens on Earth and encounters Jane Foster and her fellow scientists. Take a look at the clip below:
For years, Marvel has had the habit of seeding their movies with teases to other upcoming film projects — and it looks like this summer’s Thor is no different. Who better to go up against a demigod with a magical hammer than… an archer?!
During a presentation by Walt Disney Pictures today at the theater owners’ event CinemaCon, attendees were surprised when the House of Mouse showed a sizzle reel with footage from Marvel movies past, present and future. Amongst the moving pictures on display was new footage from “Thor,” including an eye-opening shot of Jeremy Renner as Hawkeye.
“Basically, Hawkeye’s costume is going to be very similar to the Ultimates version of the character,” reported ComingSoon.net. “In the concept art, we see Renner wearing similar dark glasses and a leather outfit with a matching over-the-shoulder leather quill for his arrows, only the movie version of Hawkeye has the S.H.I.E.L.D. logo emblazoned on it to show his government allegiances.”
Back in February, MTV News interviewed Renner on the Oscars red carpet in which the actor talked about the Avengers script and Hawkeye’s costume.
Other footage shown at CinemaCon featured Thor smashing his hammer to the ground and “causing waves of destruction,” and what is speculated to be pre-visualization animatics for “The Avengers” movie.
The footage also included a brief interview with actor Mark Ruffalo talking about his role as the Hulk in “The Avengers,” saying that his character was “definitely” going to be a hero rather than the rampaging catalyst as seen in the inaugural “Avengers” comic. (Source)
JustJared.com posted a snippet from Flaunt magazine featuring Chris Hemsworth wearing a wet white shirt in the latest spread. Here’s what the 27-year-old Aussie actor had to share:
On his upcoming action flick Thor: “My hope is that [the movie] is an intelligent blockbuster. The ones that work are … One thing I took from it is how much life was influenced by fate and how that motivated Thor’s fearlessness as a warrior.”
Co-star Natalie Portman on Chris: “I think the craziest day was when we flew together and they harnessed us attached to each other and we were up a 100 feet in the air with no safety mat. It was nice to have someone up there with me who was so lovely and calming.”
On moving to California from Australia: “I live in Santa Monica where there’s more space, and I surf a lot, train a lot, read books, and try to have a life outside the business. From time to time I miss being [in Australia].”
Chris Hemsworth was left red-faced during his first camera test for Thor because he put on so much muscle while he was bulking up to play the superhero, his costume didn’t fit. The Australian actor plays the Nordic superhero in the upcoming self-titled blockbuster, directed by renowned thespian Kenneth Branagh.
Movie bosses ordered the star to hit the gym and gain as much muscle as possible before filming started, but Hemsworth went too far with his workouts and became so heavy he had to have his costume re-sized.
He tells the Los Angeles Times, “I got the part and immediately started looking at the comic books, and the guy is 500 pounds or something and looks like Schwarzenegger. And I thought, ‘OK, I’m not gonna get to that.’ But I have to get bigger. (The filmmakers) kept saying ‘Yeah, get as big as you can, as big as you can.’
“And then I came back right before Christmas, just before we started the movie, and had a final sort of camera test and put the costume on and within a couple of minutes, my hands started going numb.
“And everyone was like, ‘Yeah, that’s not cool.’ And I started getting pins and needles and you’d touch the skin and the blood wouldn’t return to that area so quick. And I thought, ‘OK, it doesn’t fit’.”
Hemsworth’s costume was altered to fit his new shape, and the actor was ordered to “pull back” his gym sessions to prevent any more problems. (Source)
On March 31st, Chris was awarded the “Male Star of Tomorrow” award at CinemaCon 2011. Chris expressed his excitement on playing superhero Thor in the upcoming movie, Thor.
“Who wouldn’t want to play a superhero who mixes science fiction and Viking god? It’s every young bloke’s dream,” Chris said (via Variety). “It’s such a huge scope for adventure and all those other realms.”
Chris attended CinemaCon and was named the “Male Star of Tomorrow.” Head over to the gallery for the latest additions.
The Thor actor, Blake Lively and Ryan Reynolds are among the honorees at the National Association of Theatre Owners convention. Australian actor Chris Hemsworth has been named CinemaCon’s Male Star of Tomorrow. The Thor star will receive the distinction at the convention’s closing gala in Las Vegas on March 31.
CinemaCon managing director Mitch Neuhauser said, “With a successful small screen career in Australia, Hemsworth is sure to impress audiences with his upcoming role in Thor. We are excited for what the future holds for Hemsworth on the big screen.”
In addition to Thor, which opens May 6, Hemsworth will star in the Red Dawn remake, Cabin in the Woods and Marvel’s Avengers movie. Gossip Girl star Blake Lively and Ryan Reynolds are among the other actors being honored at CinemaCon which is the official convention of the National Association of Theatre Owners.
“Thor” original soundtrack list and character posters are released. Walt Disney Records have announced the soundtrack list for the much-anticipated film, which includes composer Patrick Doyle’s original score. Film Music Reporter claims the album will hit some European countries at the end of April.
“Thor” soundtrack listing:
1. “Chasing The Storm”
3. “Sons of Odin”
4. “A New King”
5. “Ride to Observatory”
6. “To Jotunheim”
8. “Frost Giant Battle”
10. “Crisis in Asgard”
11. “Odin Confesses”
12. “Hammer Found”
13. “Urgent Matter”
14. “The Compound”
15. “Loki’s Lie”
16. “My Bastard Son”
17. “Science and Magic”
18. “The Destroyer”
19. “Forgive Me”
20. “Thor Kills the Destroyer”
21. “Brothers Fight”
22. “Letting Go”
23. “Can You See Jane?”
24. “Earth to Asgard”
Unlike some actors, Chris Hemsworth has been frustratingly good at not revealing any “scoops” or spoilers about his upcoming title role in Marvel’s adaptation of Thor. As evidence, earlier this month, Hemsworth described his impression of the movie to MTV after watching a recent screening.
While Hemsworth has been good about not spoiling the movie, he has revealed that he tried to steal Thor’s hammer from the set and that the movie version will stay “true” to the comics, as well as describing the influence boxer Mike Tyson had on his performance.
Hemsworth’s ability to speak spoiler-free was put to the test while attending the Chicago Comic & Entertainment Expo (C2E2). Hemsworth told IGN that he was “very happy” with the finished movie.
“I have [seen Thor], yeah. It’s fantastic. Being that close to something, it’s often pretty hard to watch yourself, but the film in so many ways is so impressive that I was swept along with it like an audience member, and that’s a pretty good sign.
“The film is so well put together. It’s a blend of fantasy and sci-fi… I was swept along like an audience member and able to enjoy it like an audience member. Very happy with finished film.”
“Thor” hits theatres May 6th.
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