Categories 'The Avengers: Infinity War' News & Gossip

Marvel Launches “Avengers: Infinity War” Oscar Campaign

Back in September, Disney and Marvel launched their Oscar campaign for Black Panther, pushing the hugely popular solo movie for consideration in all categories at the upcoming 91st Academy Awards.

Now, Marvel’s other hugely (even more hugely!) popular movie of the year, Avengers: Infinity War, with the studio’s launching a ‘For Your Consideration’ campaign for the superhero epic that takes in eleven categories including Best Director and Best Adapted Screenplay. Take a look below:

Categories '12 Strong' 'The Avengers: Infinity War' News & Gossip

E!’s 2018 People’s Choice Awards Winners

Last night, the winner’s of E!’s 2018 People’s Choice Awards were announced. Marvel’s Avengers: Infinity War and a few of the Marvel Cinematic Universe actors took home several awards. Congratulations to all the nominees and winners. Chris did not attend the annual ceremony as he is busy filming a movie in India. Take a look below:

The Movie of 2018
A Quiet Place
Avengers: Infinity War
Black Panther
Fifty Shades Freed
Incredibles 2

The Action Movie of 2018
Avengers: Infinity War
Black Panther
Deadpool 2
Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom
Ocean’s 8

The Drama Movie of 2018
12 Strong
A Quiet Place
Fifty Shades Freed
Midnight Sun
Red Sparrow

The Drama Movie Star of 2018
Emily Blunt – A Quiet Place
Jamie Dornan – Fifty Shades Freed
Chris Hemsworth – 12 Strong
John Krasinski – A Quiet Place
Jennifer Lawrence – Red Sparrow

The Action Movie Star of 2018
Chadwick Boseman – Black Panther
Danai Gurira – Black Panther
Chris Hemsworth – Avengers: Infinity War
Chris Pratt – Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom
Ryan Reynolds – Deadpool 2

The Male Movie Star of 2018
Chadwick Boseman – Black Panther
Robert Downey Jr. – Avengers: Infinity War
Chris Hemsworth – Avengers: Infinity War
Chris Pratt – Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom
Nick Robinson – Love, Simon

Categories 'Bad Times at the El Royale' News & Gossip

Drew Goddard On Bringing Out Chris Hemsworth’s Dark Side For “Bad Times at the El Royale”

Drew Goddard doesn’t write for actors, but the moment he finished Bad Times at the El Royale, his story about seven people colliding in a sketchy motel, he reached out to Chris Hemsworth.

Hemsworth, who appeared in Goddard’s directorial debut Cabin in the Woods just after his first turn as Thor, agreed to play the most dangerous character in “Bad Times,” a charismatic, would-be cult leader.

The writer-director spoke to Variety about reuniting with Hemsworth, the pleasure of working with Cynthia Erivo and Lewis Pullman, and the future of his X-Force project.

How did you find Louis Pullman? He’ll be pretty new to many audiences, and he’s as surprising and impressive as [Cynthia] Erivo.
He was another one where I just had a very specific thing I was looking for. [His character, the El Royale employee] Miles is integral to the story, and we needed someone that can take the audience on a real journey, in terms of emotional performance. So it was one of those good old-fashioned casting searches. After meeting with lots and lots and lots of actors, Lewis came in and you just felt that immediately. The last time that happened, quite honestly, was when Chris Hemsworth walked in for “Cabin in the Woods.” You’re just looking for actors who inherently fit the role — and then also transcend the role. Louis had that sort of magic.

Can you just text from Chris Hemsworth now and say, “Hey, I got an idea. Do you want to talk?”
[Laughs] We have a very healthy relationship, that’s for sure. We’re very fond of one another.

Hemsworth plays a Charles Manson-type character, what interests you about a figure like that?
For me, it was all about finding something different for Chris. Chris got cast in “Thor” in the middle of [making] “Cabin in the Woods,” so I got to see this young actor just launched into the stratosphere. It’s been really fun to see how he has grown and changed, and yet, how he has also stayed exactly the same. He’s still the same wonderful, hardworking, emotional performer that I met almost a decade ago. I knew that it was time for him to do something different. I was excited to write something that would give him a chance to explore darker territory. And I think he was probably eager to get to play something that is a little left of center from the sort of stuff he usually plays. So it very much came together as we created this character of Billy Lee.

Is it fair to say that writing something for Chris was one of the primary starting points for the script?
The truth is, I don’t really think about actors when I’m writing, but every time I finish a script I look at it and the first thing I think is, “OK, who could Chris play?” When I’m writing I try to only think about the characters. But once I finished, he’s definitely one of the first people I called. I just love working with him so much.

Read the full interview at www.variety.com

Categories '12 Strong' 'The Avengers: Infinity War' News & Gossip

E!’s 2018 People’s Choice Awards Nominations

The official nominees of the E!’s 20018 People’s Choice Awards have been announced. Chris and his projects have been nominated for six awards at this year’s ceremony. Voting is now open and you’ll be able to cast your vote right up until October 19th. Winners will be announced on Sunday, November 11th.

To have your voice heard, cast your vote on Facebook and Twitter using the hashtag #PCAs. You can also cast your vote on the official website: www.pca.eonline.com

The Movie of 2018
A Quiet Place
Avengers: Infinity War
Black Panther
Fifty Shades Freed
Incredibles 2

The Action Movie of 2018
Avengers: Infinity War
Black Panther
Deadpool 2
Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom
Ocean’s 8

The Drama Movie of 2018
12 Strong
A Quiet Place
Fifty Shades Freed
Midnight Sun
Red Sparrow

The Drama Movie Star of 2018
Emily Blunt – A Quiet Place
Jamie Dornan – Fifty Shades Freed
Chris Hemsworth – 12 Strong
John Krasinski – A Quiet Place
Jennifer Lawrence – Red Sparrow

The Action Movie Star of 2018
Chadwick Boseman – Black Panther
Danai Gurira – Black Panther
Chris Hemsworth – Avengers: Infinity War
Chris Pratt – Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom
Ryan Reynolds – Deadpool 2

The Male Movie Star of 2018
Chadwick Boseman – Black Panther
Robert Downey Jr. – Avengers: Infinity War
Chris Hemsworth – Avengers: Infinity War
Chris Pratt – Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom
Nick Robinson – Love, Simon

Categories 'Bad Times at the El Royale' News & Gossip

“Bad Times at the El Royale” Critical Review

Chris’s upcoming film, Bad Times at the El Royale is slated to hit theatres this weekend. Written and directed by Drew Goddard, the film has been met with mostly mixed to positive reviews. Bad Times at the El Royale features an all-star cast of Jeff Bridges, John Hamm, Cynthia Erivo and Dakota Johnson and hits theatres on October 12th. Take a look below at what the critics are saying:

Empire Online — A beautifully staged film with everything is in its place, this is both an affectionate homage and a timely commentary, falling only slightly short of its own ambition. Classy pulp fiction.

Variety — Writer-director Drew Goddard follows up The Cabin in the Woods with an inverse experiment, an elaborate thriller where the location is everything, and the twists disappoint. The contributions of both cast and crew make “Bad Times” a worthwhile watch, even if for most, the script’s payoff isn’t enough to justify the pacing problems.

Washington PostBad Times at the El Royale certainly goes places you wouldn’t predict, but it’s not always evident why. Like the namesake hotel, which boasts a red line running through its lobby — one side the home state of Tinseltown, the other Sin City — “Bad Times at the El Royale” is a schizoid thing: terribly, terribly entertaining, and at times just a wee bit soulless.

Indie Wire — he film is a series of delicious reveals and deadly reversals, each a bit more satisfying than the last. The film only becomes more fun as you get hip to what it’s doing, with Goddard’s big cast continuing to balloon over the course of this 140-minute epic.

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GQ Men of the Year Awards 2018

Last night, Chris attended the GQ Men of the Year Awards 2018 in London, England. Several Marvel favourites were also on hand. Tom Hiddleston presented Jeff Goldblum with the Haig Club Icon Award, while Chris Hemsworth presented Chadwick Boseman with the International Man Of The Year Award. Head over to the gallery for the latest additions.

Edit: Thank you to my friend Sara for sharing even more HQ images with us!

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Categories 'Dhaka' News & Gossip

Chris Joins Action Thriller “Dhaka”

Chris Hemsworth will star in Dhaka, an action thriller set up at Netflix that will mark the directorial debut of Sam Hargrave, a stunt coordinator who also acts as the stunt double for Captain America actor Chris Evans.

Joe and Anthony Russo, who worked with Hemsworth and Hargrave when they directed Avengers: Infinity War and two Captain America movies, are producing via their AGBO banner.

Written by the Russos, the story tells of a weary mercenary named Rake (Hemsworth) who is hired to save the son of a businessman.

The project is set to begin shooting in November and film until March in locales in India and Indonesia.

Hemsworth and his team at CAA and Fourward recently stepped away from negotiations with Paramount for the actor to star in Star Trek 4, which would have started shooting around March. However, the timing of the Dhaka shoot does leave Hemsworth with a spring opening in case talks resume. (Source)

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GQ Interview (video) and Screen Captures

Chris sat down with GQ magazine for a featurette. During the interview, he appeared on an episode of “Actually Me,” to go undercover on YouTube, Twitter, Quora, and more sites. He answered fan questions — How did he get the part of Thor? When did he start acting? How much can he bench press? — Find all that out and more in this video. Take a look at a clip below and visit the gallery for the latest additions.


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Categories 'Thor: The Dark World' News & Gossip

Chris Looks Back on “Thor: The Dark World”

Speaking to GQ, Hemsworth briefly touched on what didn’t work in Thor: The Dark World, saying the 2013 movie didn’t quite take enough risks and felt a bit too “familiar” as a result.

“The first one is good, the second one is meh,” Hemsworth said. “What masculinity was, the classic archetype—it just all starts to feel very familiar. I was so aware that we were right on the edge.”

Hemsworth previously discussed why he pushed for a major tonal shift with the third film, Thor: Ragnarok. Seeing the slightly poor response The Dark World was receiving, Hemsworth knew a changed was needed and credited Ragnarok director Taika Waititi for successfully bringing about this change.

While appearing on Jimmy Kimmy Live last year, Hemsworth revealed the conversations he had with Waititi about doing something completely different with Thor.

“I remember meeting Taika early in the process and he said, ‘let’s just break everything we know and destroy it and rebuild it,'” Hemsworth said at the time. “And then everyday was about exploring the unknown and trying something different.

“And I got pretty bored as myself as that character and so did he, and maybe a few people out there. So we thought let’s do something different, and every day was improvised and a journey.”

Source

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TAG Heuer ‘Museum In Motion’ Australian Launch

On June 6th, Chris attended the TAG Heuer ‘Museum In Motion’ Australian launch held at Museum of Contemporary Art in Sydney, Australia. Chris is a global ambassador for the Tag Heuer brand. Head over to the gallery for the latest additions.

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