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Chris Sad to See “Thor” Director Go

Thor director Kenneth Branagh is walking away from Asgard, and no one is sadder than star Chris Hemsworth.

“I’m really disappointed,” Hemsworth said of Branagh’s decision to pass on “Thor 2,” which is aiming for a July 2013 release and may begin filming next May. “Ken built that character, and everything I know about the Thor world I learned while shoulder-to-shoulder with Ken. I learned so much from him.”

By all reports, Marvel Studios President Kevin Feige invited Branagh back to follow up his success of Thor, the May 6 release that has grossed $447 million in worldwide box office. The 50-year-old filmmaker seemed energized by the prospects of a sequel too, both in private and in public. In the end, though, the marathon devotion required for a major visual-effects epic and the urgency to get the script process underway were the factors that sent Branagh in a different direction. Instead of crossing the Rainbow Bridge again, Branagh will be busy as the returning star of the acclaimed British television series Wallander and with his ramping work with a theater group in his native Belfast.

Hemsworth, who visited Comic-Con International in San Diego this last weekend to promote Snow White and the Huntsman, said Marvel Studios will decide fairly soon on Branagh’s replacement. The 27-year-old actor has said the Oscar-nominated Branagh was initially intimidating and ultimately inspiring to work with, and that he has left a mark that will carry forward on the franchise.

“As long as he’s happy, that’s the thing,” said Hemsworth, who left San Diego to return to the New Mexico set of ”The Avengers.” “I learned so much from Ken while we built [the first film], so at least I had that time with someone like that. The start of anything creative is the most important period in a way. That’s when the most can go wrong, and Ken made sure we got it right.”

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Robert Downey Jr. Talks “The Avengers” and Joss Whedon

If any actor knows the anxieties and payoff of stepping onto the silver screen as a superhero, it’s Robert Downey Jr., who super-charged his career by donning the armor of Iron Man for a franchise that has pulled in more than $1.2 billion in worldwide box office. On Tuesday at the premiere of Captain America: The First Avenger at the El Capitan Theatre, Downey said he knew what it was like to walk a mile in the red boots of Chris Evans, the latest Marvel Universe star.

“Evans has had just a nerve-racking summer up to this point,” he said. “Up until this night, you’re starting to get the feedback and people are saying, ‘Wow, this really works. And we’re happy and reviews are good and it looks like the numbers are gonna be good.’ It’s a horrible part of the job that we do. But it’s nice when he’s on this side of it, I imagine, for him.”

It remains to be seen how the public will receive “Captain America” – but Evans already has a big fan in Downey. “First of all, look at the man’s profile. Very handsome. Second of all — very capable actor,” the actor said. So the pair and the rest of the team are getting along on the set of “Avengers”?

“It’s a nightmare,” Downey said with a winking tone. “I’m not talking to these clowns. No. It’s really fun. It’s been surprisingly fun. Also, [‘Avengers’ director] Joss Whedon has really taken us to new depths of discovery for our characters. And I think the movie going audiences – myself among them – should be pleased.”

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“Snow White and the Huntsman” EW Comic-Con Portrait

Entertainment Weekly has officially released their Snow White and the Huntsman portrait from Comic-Con 2011! Take a look at the portrait featuring Chris Hemsworth, Kristen Stewart, Charlize Theron and Sam Claflin below:

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Comic-Con “Snow White and the Huntsman” Panel

A big thank you to Kristen Stewart Web and Page to Premiere for several of these images of Chris from the Comic-Con Snow White and the Huntsman panel! Chris was at the Comic-Con panel alongside Kristen Stewart, Charlize Theron and Sam Claflin! Head over to the gallery for the latest additions.

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First Official “Snow White and the Huntsman” Photo

Earlier this evening, Chris attended the Comic-Con 2011 panel for the upcoming film, Snow White and the Huntsman. We are still currently awaiting any photo and/or video release from the panel. But, in the meantime, the first official character images from the Snow White film have been released. Thank you to my friend Ali from Ambitiously Kristen Stewart for sending this to me! Take a look below at Chris as, The Huntsman!

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Categories 'Thor' Photo Gallery

Comic-Con 2010 Portrait

Last year, Marvel Studio’s Thor participated in the Comic-Con 2010 convention by presenting fans with a panel. While at the convention last year, the cast posed for a lovely portrait session! Just a reminder, Thor comes to DVD and Blu-ray on September 13, 2011. Head over to the gallery for the latest addition.

When the arrogant god is banished to Earth from his home world, Asgard, and pursued by the darkest forces of Asgard sent to invade earth, he must learn what it takes to become a true hero.

“Thor” features an all-star cast including Chris Hemsworth, Natalie Portman, Kat Dennings, Tom Hiddleston, Stellan Skarsgard, Clark Gregg, and Anthony Hopkins.

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Thor’s “The Avengers” Character Poster Revealed

Marvel Studio’s has released the character poster for The Avengers Thor! Finally, we get to see the Thor concept art poster featuring Loki and Odin.

Marvel’s The Avengers picks up when an unexpected enemy emerges that threatens global safety and security. And Nick Fury, director of the international peacekeeping agency known as S.H.I.E.L.D., finds himself in need of a team to pull the world back from the brink of disaster.

With director Joss Whedon at it’s helm, and an ensemble cast including Chris Evans, Robert Downey Jr., Chris Hemsworth, Jeremy Renner, Mark Ruffalo, Scarlett Johansson, Clark Gregg, Cobie Smulders, Samuel L. Jackson, with Tom Hiddleston, and Stellan Skarsgard, the film releases worldwide May 4, 2012!

Categories 'The Cabin in the Woods' News & Gossip

“Cabin in the Woods” Gets a Release Date

The long-awaited, much delayed film, The Cabin in the Woods has finally received a release date! The executive-produced Joss Whedon, horror-thriller will be released on April 13th, 2012 by Lionsgate.

Chris Hemsworth plays a young professional who visits a quaint cabin in the woods with a group of friends and ends up scratching the surface of something so massive and horrific that they can only begin to fathom it as time quickly runs out.

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