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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.
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.
Thanks to Angie, I’ve added a super cute photo shoot of Chris from 2005 into the gallery! The photo shoot was in promotion for Home and Away … do any of you recognize the lovely Isabel Lucas? Head over to the gallery for the latest additions.
Marvel has announced that they’ll be releasing the first trailer for The Avengers on Tuesday. Since the movie is still seven months away, I imagine there will be more title cards and graphics than actual footage, but one can hope. More than anything, I’m curious to see how Joss Whedon’s take on the Marvel Universe will differ from previous directors if at all. We know that Whedon can handle the dialogue and character relationships, but aside from Serenity, his directing experience is for the small screen and The Avengers is a movie with an epic scope.
The film stars Robert Downey Jr., Chris Evans, Chris Hemsworth, Scarlett Johansson, Jeremy Renner, Mark Ruffalo, Tom Hiddleston, Clark Gregg, Cobie Smulders, and Samuel L. Jackson. The Avengers opens in 3D on May 4, 2012. (Source)
The nominees of the 2011 Spike’s Scream Awards have officially been announced! Fans can vote for their favourite films and stars with the winners being announced October 18th. To our delight, Chris has been nominated!
Best Fantasy Movie
Chris Hemsworth – “Thor” (2011)
Best Supporting Actress
Jaimie Alexander – “Thor” (2011)
Breakout Female Performance
Jaimie Alexander – “Thor” (2011)
Breakout Male Performance
Chris Hemsworth – “Thor” (2011)
Tom Hiddleston – “Thor” (2011)
In the latest issue of Entertainment Weekly, each cast member was asked about their Avengers character. Take a look below at what Chris has to say about the hammer-wielding God of Thunder:
“I think [Thor's] motivation is much more of a personal one, in the sense that it’s his brother that is stirring things up. Whereas everyone else, it’s some bad guy who they’ve gotta take down. It’s a different approach for me, or for Thor. He’s constantly having to battle the greater good and what he should do vs. … it’s his little brother there,” the actor says. “I’ve been frustrated with my brothers at times, or family, but I’m the only one who is allowed to be angry at them. There’s a bit of that.”
Could Thor trying to be protecting Loki? Find out May 10, 2012 when the movie hits theatres.
Kristen Stewart’s got it covered! On Wednesday the 21-year-old wore full armor and rode her horse into battle for a scene in Snow White and the Huntsman. Her costar Chris Hemsworth also hopped on top of a horse as they filmed on a beach on the southwest coast of Wales.
Hemsworth, 27, plays the Huntsman, while Sam Claflin takes on the role of Prince Charmant. Charlize Theron plays the Evil Queen in the film. “Trust me, she’s dark,” Theron said, describing her character at Comic-Con in San Diego. “I’m preparing to play a serial killer. Watch out, Kristen!”
Snow White at the Huntsman began filming in August and is slated to premiere in 2012.
Thor and the rest of the Avengers may not appear on the big screen until summer 2012, but Marvel bosses are already well into planning the Norse legend’s standalone sequel.
Chris Hemsworth will once again play the exiled Asgardian in Thor 2, due for release in 2013. The film will focus on the relationship between Thor and love interest on earth Jane Foster, played by Natalie Portman.
Marvel president Kevin Feige said: “Thor 2 will primarily be the journey of that character, of he and Jane Foster and how the new dynamic with his father is working out, as well as what are the broader stakes for the Nine Worlds.”
It was reported earlier this year Kenneth Branagh, who directed the first Thor film, will not return to helm a sequel, with Brian Kirk (Luther, Boardwalk Empire, Game Of Thrones) and Monster director Patty Jenkins among the names rumoured to be taking over behind the scenes.
The Avengers will see Thor team up with fellow Marvel heroes Captain America, Hulk, Iron Man, Black Widow and Hawkeye to battle his nefarious stepbrother Loki. The cast includes Chris Evans, Mark Ruffalo, Robert Downey Jr, Scarlett Johannson, Jeremy Renner, Tom Hiddleston and Samuel L Jackson, who will appear as S.H.I.E.L.D director Nick Fury. (Source)
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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