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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 films Thor and The Avengers. Fans may also recognize Chris from films such as The Cabin in the Woods, Rush, Snow White and the Huntsman and the upcoming 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.
While promoting the newest Twilight movie on The Tonight Show With Jay Leno, Kristen Stewart was asked about her other upcoming film, Snow White and the Huntsman. Kristen went on to describe punching Chris Hemsworth in the face! (Poor Chris!) Take a look at what Kristen had to say:
“When they call action, it doesn’t matter how many times they’ve said watch this, be careful with this, don’t hit him in the face…”
Kristen grew animated in describing the accident, which was supposed to be a fake punch but ended up being anything but.
“It made such a sound. It spun him right around I was supposed to miss him by ‘this much’ it knocked him right out of his close up,” Kristen tells Jay. “I was down like this and he was over me ‘huntsmanning’ out and just really good contact. I could hear the camera guys go ‘whoa.’”
“I’m not proud though. Instantly tears sprung to my eyes. It will definitely be in the movie. He has a black eye and a big lump on his nose.”
Joss Whedon has assembled a world-class team of superheroes for The Avengers, but on the New Mexico set the writer-director was more in touch with his inner supervillain, according to Tom Hiddleston, who plays the evil Loki in the film.
“The brain power is astonishing and he’s always giggling about something,” the British actor said of Whedon. “He has this intermittently generous and supportive side as a director but I also think as an artist he has a really dark sense of humor. He kept telling me how much fun he had writing Loki. He steps inside the villains in a way that he doesn’t with the heroes.
“Joss gets really excited, I love hearing him giggle from behind the monitor,” Hiddleston said. “It’s almost like he’s hiding behind his own giggles. He’s lost a lot of weight during this film. There was one scene where Robert Downey Jr. has to fall to floor and we were trying to work out how to do the film and trying to work out how extreme it should be and Joss came over and said, ‘I think it should be like this,’ and he just hurled himself at the floor headfirst. I was like, ‘Buddy, are you OK? We could pad you up before you do that!’ But he went up in my estimation after that.”
One of several fairy tale films in the works, Snow White And The Huntsman is already busy shooting under the direction of Rupert Sanders. So we were surprised to see that a change has been made to one of the dwarf roles, with Johnny Harris taking over as Nero for Stephen Graham.
Harris, currently receiving plenty of praise for his work on supernatural drama The Fades, is stepping into the part according to The Independent (via The Playlist). Graham sadly had to back out due to a schedule clash with miniseries Parade’s End.
The main Snow White cast already includes Kristen Stewart, Chris Hemsworth, Sam Claflin and Charlize Theron as the heroine, the huntsman, the prince and the evil queen respectively.
As for the new dwarf arrival, he’s joining Ian McShane (Caesar), Nick Frost (Tiberius), Bob Hoskins (Constantine), Toby Jones (Claudius), Eddie Marsan (Hadrian) and Ray Winstone (Trajan). Harris will also be seen in Welcome To The Punch opposite James McAvoy and Mark Strong next year.
Snow White And The Huntsman will be in theatres on June 1, 2012. (Source)
Snow White and the Huntsman star Kristen Stewart was asked briefly about her opinions about her male co-stars, Taylor Lautner, Chris Hemsworth, and Garret Hedlund when speaking to Glamour UK. Take a look below at what she had to say:
“There’s something a little vain about working out every single day. Whereas, they’re the greatest guys and all kind of goofy. That’s why it’s so funny.”
Last week, MovieWeb.com reported The Avengers cinematographer Seamus McGarvey used an iPhone to shoot certain scenes in the big-budget superhero tale. It seems the director of photography was misquoted, and clarified what he meant in a recent interview. Take a look at what he had to say below.
“I was talking about how up and coming film makers have access to a whole range of new technologies which expand our options as filmmakers. I mentioned that the iPhone and the Canon 5d Mk2 were devices currently used on many Hollywood productions. I used the Canon on some shots on Marvel’s The Avengers movie. Unfortunately, this was edited to read that I shot some of the film with the iPhone. This is not true.”
Walt Disney Pictures, which is distributing The Avengers, also confirmed that no shots were filmed using an iPhone on the superhero ensemble. The outlet which originally ran the Seamus McGarvey interview, Irish Film and Television Network, did not respond to the allegations of misquoting, but they did remove The Avengers remark from their interview.
Marvel’s The Avengers comes to theaters May 4th, 2012 and stars Chris Hemsworth, Scarlett Johansson, Chris Evans, Jeremy Renner, Robert Downey Jr., Cobie Smulders, Tom Hiddleston, Samuel L. Jackson. The film is directed by Joss Whedon. (Source)
If you’ve seen Be Kind Rewind, you’ll be familiar with the term “Sweded”. It’s a hilariously poorly put together remake, which is EXACTLY what this fan made trailer for The Avengers is! “So this is basically Iron Man 3, right?” Take a look below:
The Avengers is currently in post-production, with a release date set for May 4, 2012. Even though this is a big-budget ensemble, some scenes were shot in an unconventional way, using an iPhone 4. Take a look at what director of photography Seamus McGarvey had to say about using the iPhone for several shots seen in The Avengers, some of which actually made it into the trailer.
“The beauty of photography or cinema is that you make every choice based on the content at hand. On The Avengers, I did a couple of shots on the iPhone and they are in the movie. In fact, they are in the trailer! I understand that sometimes there is no choice and you have to go for the cheapest option, but if you are limited for choice, you can still make poignant decisions that will effect the look of the film.”
The cinematographer didn’t reveal which shots were crafted using the smart phone, but it doesn’t seem like there is any difference in quality throughout the trailer.
The Avengers comes to theaters May 4th, 2012 and stars Chris Hemsworth, Scarlett Johansson, Chris Evans, Jeremy Renner, Robert Downey Jr., Cobie Smulders, Tom Hiddleston, Samuel L. Jackson. The film is directed by Joss Whedon. (Source)
A big thank you to my friend Holly, she sent me gorgeous Blu-ray quality screen captures from the Marvel film, Thor. I will try to have the special features added over the next few days. Head over to the gallery for the latest additions.
While at NYCC 2011 to promote next summer’s epic Marvel ensemble adventure The Avengers, producer and Marvel president Kevin Feige revealed that The Avengers 2 will mix things up by introducing a new team roster, and that it will tie directly into Iron Man 3.
IGN was on the scene, where they got the following quote after asking Kevin Feige if The Avengers 2 would be introducing new superheroes into the Marvel Film universe.
“Absolutely. That’s the fun of it. Introducing new characters. Seeing: ‘How will things change after Iron Man goes through his next adventure? After Thor goes through his next adventure? If we do another Cap adventure, how will things change? The dynamic between them? Their own worlds? So that the dynamic in The Avengers 2 is actually quite different than it is in the first one.”
When asked how The Avengers 2 will tie into Iron Man 3, he had this to say.
“(It will lead into) what we refer to as Phase Two of this Avengers Assemble talk, which will lead to The Avengers 2. (Iron Man 3) will be a part of that”.”
Other superheroes that could possible show up, who have been a part of The Avengers team in the past, include Ant-Man (who is set to get his own stand-alone film), his wife The Wasp, Quicksilver, The Scarlet Witch, her husband Vision, Black Panther (also rumored to get his own stand-alone movie), Ms. Marvel, She-Hulk, War Machine, Moon Knight, Captain Britain, Luke Cage, and Doctor Strange.
The Avengers comes to theaters May 4th, 2012 and stars Chris Hemsworth, Scarlett Johansson, Chris Evans, Jeremy Renner, Robert Downey Jr., Cobie Smulders, Tom Hiddleston, Samuel L. Jackson. The film is directed by Joss Whedon.
The Avengers 2 comes to theaters in 2015. (Source)
Kristen Stewart will bring an edgy new twist to an age-old heroine in her upcoming film, Snow White and the Huntsman as she transforms “The Fairest in the Land” into a courageous warrior.
However, the 21–year-old beauty says putting a violent spin on the beloved character presented all sorts of challenges.
“It’s hard to play an action hero who is also the most compassionate person on earth,” Kristen said of her Snow White in an interview with Box Office magazine. “You can’t hate. You epitomize bleeding hearts, so how the [expletive] do you do an action movie like that?”
The actress revealed her grittier version of the fairytale classic will demand that Snow White put aside her deep-rooted compassion in order to fight for her people.
“Basically, I’m fighting evil — I’m fighting the most evil [villains] — and it’s fine that they’re being killed. It’s anguish. It’s literally… anguish,” Kristen said of her character’s torturous inner conflict. “She takes absolutely no pleasure in ever hurting anything.”
Though the role presents a tremendous challenge, Kristen appreciates the film’s fresh approach to the story, which blurs the lines between good and evil for the porcelain-skinned princess.
“It’s a really… cool way to approach a movie where so many people die,” she said. “Not that I’m criticizing violent movies — I love them, generally — but it is nice to do it this way.”
The Avengers trailer debuted on October 11, setting off high-pitched screams of joy from many of the fans of the upcoming superhero epic.
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It was so loved, in fact, that it was downloaded more than 10 million times in the first 24 hours that it was available on iTunes, Marvel Studios announced. This shattered the iTunes site’s previous record for most viewed trailer in the site’s history.
The superhero ensemble film, which opens in theaters on May 4, 2012, features an all-star superhero cast, including Iron Man (Robert Downey, Jr.), Thor (Chris Hemsworth), Captain America (Chris Evans), The Incredible Hulk (Mark Ruffalo), Hawkeye (Jeremy Renner) and Black Widow (Scarlett Johansson). Nick Fury (Samuel L. Jackson) returns as the S.H.I.E.L.D. leader who will guide the world-savers in a battle against Loki (Tom Hiddleston).
The trailer gave fans the first longer-than-a-blink look at the weaponry and suits of the superhero pack, along with a peek into the interactions between the characters. Hint: Tony Stark is still a smart ass. (Source)
Marvel Studios announced today that Patty Jenkins will direct Thor 2, which will be released in theatres on Friday, November 15, 2013. Chris Hemsworth and Natalie Portman will return to star in the film along with Tom Hiddleston. Marvel Studios’ Kevin Feige will produce the sequel to this summer’s blockbuster Thor, which has grossed over $448 million worldwide to date.
Patty Jenkins previously directed Monster starring Charlize Theron, who won an Academy Award® for her performance in the film. Jenkins, who received an Emmy nomination for directing the pilot of AMC’s acclaimed series The Killing, has also directed episodes of Entourage and Arrested Development. Most recently, she directed “Pearl,” one of the five short films that comprise Lifetime’s original movie Five.
In addition to Thor 2, Marvel Studios is currently scheduled to release Marvel’s The Avengers on May 4, 2012, and Iron Man 3 which is slated for release on May 3, 2013. (Source)
Earlier today, Chris attended the dinner celebration of The New Home of London’s Design Museum hosted by Calvin Klein. Chris is currently in London filming the Kristen Stewart/Charlize Theron film, Snow White and the Huntsman. Head over to the gallery for the latest additions.
Blackhat (2015) Chris as … Nicholas Hathaway
Released … January 16, 2015
Directed by … Michael Mann
Set within the world of global cybercrime, Legendary's "blackhat" follows a furloughed convict and his American and Chinese partners as they hunt a high-level cybercrime network from Chicago to Los Angeles to Hong Kong to Jakarta.
Thor: The Dark World (2013) Chris as … Thor
Released … November 8, 2013
Directed by … Alan Taylor
Thor fights to restore order across the cosmos...but an ancient race led by the vengeful Malekith returns to plunge the universe back into darkness. Faced with an enemy that even Odin and Asgard cannot withstand, Thor must embark on his most perilous and personal journey yet, one that will reunite him with Jane Foster and force him to sacrifice everything to save us all.
"Chris Hemsworth is like Christopher Reeve in that he can do two things: he can wear a big red cape without a shred of self-consciousness. But he's also funny as hell, and he's so sweet. So with all the fish-out-of-water stuff, he's so funny. So he does almost two jobs in a way." - Tom Hiddleston ("Thor") about Chris
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