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‘Thor’ Star Says Vikings’ ‘Fearlessness’ Inspired His Portrayal

Chris Hemsworth is no stranger to TV and film — he appeared in last summer’s mega-hit “Star Trek” — but in tackling the starring role in Marvel’s 2011 superhero film “Thor,” the 26-year-old enters a whole new category of leading man. When MTV News caught up with Hemsworth, he revealed that “Thor” director Kenneth Branagh had helped in his superhero education by giving him some pre-shoot homework.

“I read so many different books and comic books,” Hemsworth told us at San Diego Comic-Con. “Ken, when I got the part, gave me a stack of things and said, ‘Look, read what you want, I’m not going to test you at the end of it.’ ”
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Chris Hemsworth’s ‘Thor’ Drew Influence From Mike Tyson

Every superhero has a unique weapon at his or her disposal. Iron Man has a wide array of highly advanced armored outfits in his multibillion-dollar wardrobe. Black Widow is a sultry threat with graceful moves capable of taking her opponents down to the mat every single time. Captain America wields a shield, uniform and ideology that embodies the great American dream.

So, what does Thor have on his side, other than his mighty hammer, Mjolnir? Well, how about a Mike Tyson-inspired knockout punch?

At Comic-Con International in San Diego, MTV News spoke with “Thor” star Chris Hemsworth about his leading role in the Marvel Studios comic book adaptation. In addition to discussing his character’s iconic hammer and his sleek armored appearance, Hemsworth spoke to his character’s fighting style, which draws inspiration from Tyson’s renowned boxing prowess.
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‘Avengers’ Heroes All Have ‘Big Egos,’ Chris Hemsworth Says

After debuting to a raucous crowd at San Diego Comic-Con over the weekend, the key players comprising “The Avengers” gang are now set. What’s not yet clear is which of the superheroes in this Marvel all-star team will assume the leadership role. According to comic book lore, Captain America is the guy who unites many of the heroes — including Thor and Iron Man — but the man who will hold Thor’s hammer on the big screen next year is not so sure the Captain is assured the boss role.

“Big egos,” Chris Hemsworth laughed to MTV News shortly before the announcement of the “Avengers” cast at Con, adding that Thor does not like to be ordered around. “I don’t think he likes to be. I don’t think any of them do. That’s what’s so interesting.”
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‘Thor’ Star Chris Hemsworth Felt ‘Naked’ Without His Hammer

They say that the clothes make the man, but in playing Thor, the clothes aren’t enough for actor Chris Hemsworth. He also needs a hammer.

Hemsworth stars in the title role of director Kenneth Branagh’s “Thor,” the upcoming adaptation of the thunder-cracking Marvel Comics character. Naturally, every superhero features an iconic accessory — Captain America has his star-spangled shield, for instance, while Iron Man has his sophisticated suits of high-tech armor — and in Thor’s case, he’s got the mighty hammer Mjolnir at his disposal.

“There’s a few different versions [of the hammer] for the shots — the close-ups, the stunt one,” Hemsworth told MTV News during San Diego Comic-Con of his character’s weapon of choice. “But the main one was a very heavy, beautifully polished, metal, wood-looking thing. It was an incredible thing.”
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About.com Interview with Chris

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Chris Hemsworth was named one of Australians in Film’s Breakthrough Award winners at the May 2010 ceremony in Hollywood. Hemsworth’s career is skyrocketing, and with a starring role in ‘Thor,’ his popularity in the US is growing by leaps and bounds.

Transcript: Chris Hemsworth Thor Interview
Rebecca Murray from About.com Hollywood Movies at the Australians in Film 6th Annual Breakthrough Awards Red Carpet.

The costume looks amazing. How did it look when you first tried it on? What did you think?

Chris Hemsworth: “Oh, it was crazy. I remember the first camera test and putting it on and going, ‘Oh my god,’ and then everyone who came and looked at it was like, ‘Wow, this is a monumental sort of moment.’ And standing in it was a very odd experience, you know? But it was beautiful. I mean, Alex Byrne designed the costume and they spent I think almost two years kind of leading up and building that thing and setting it up. It really paid off. The thing is incredible. It’s not very comfortable, but…”
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Chris Hemsworth Describes His ‘Impressive’ Costume For ‘Thor’

Filming for “Thor” is still underway, but star Chris Hemsworth offered up some hints about the look he’ll be sporting when he brings Marvel’s god of thunder to the big screen in May 2011.
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