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 Cinematic Universe. Fans may also recognize Chris from other projects such as The Cabin in the Woods, Rush, Snow White and the Huntsman and 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.
Posted on Author RachelComments Off on Tumblr Takeover (2017) Photo Shoot
I have added a few images of Chris and Thor: Ragnarok director, Taika Waititi from when the cast stopped by the Tumblr head office for a Tumblr Takeover to promote the Marvel film. Hopefully many additional outtakes will be released from this session. Head over to the gallery for the latest additions.
Posted on Author RachelComments Off on “Thor: Ragnarok” Thundering to $118M US Debut
Notch another victory for Disney and Marvel Studios.
Nabbing an A CinemaScore, Thor: Ragnarok grossed a thunderous $46.8 million on Friday for a projected $117 million-$118 million U.S. debut, well ahead of the first two films and one of the top showings of the year to date. Among 2017 superhero titles, Spider-Man: Homecoming opened to $117 million this summer, while Wonder Woman launched to $103.3 million. Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 is tops with $146.5 million.
Overseas, Thor: Ragnarok is also making headlines in China and other major markets, grossing north of $200 million to date internationally (it began rolling out offshore last weekend).
Directed by acclaimed New Zealand filmmaker Taika Waititi, the threequel stars Chris Hemsworth as the god of thunder alongside franchise regulars Tom Hiddleston, Idris Elba and Anthony Hopkins. Thor: Ragnarok is also cross-pollinated with fellow Marvel superheroes The Hulk (Mark Ruffalo) and Doctor Strange (Benedict Cumberbatch), while Cate Blanchett stars as the villainous Hela, goddess of death. (Source)
Posted on Author RachelComments Off on “Thor: Ragnarok” Critics Reviews
The latest Marvel film, Thor: Ragnarok hit theatres this weekend. Directed by Taika Waititi, the movie features an all-star cast of Mark Ruffalo, Tom Hiddleston, Tessa Thompson and Cate Blanchett. I saw the movie this weekend and loved it! Take a look below at what the critics have to say about the film:
Empire — For the first time in 17 (count them) movies, Marvel has delivered something that isn’t an action movie leavened with humour, but a full-bore comedy using blockbuster spectacle as a backdrop for gags. Ragnarok’s humour is as broad as it is eccentric, preserving Waititi’s sensibility while delivering consistent belly laughs at every turn. There are wank jokes, arse puns, vampire gags, pratfalls, in-jokes, snarky asides and buffoonery to suit every palate.
USA Today — Infused with Waititi’s “signature goofiness,” Thor: Ragnarok is “by far the best of the solo films” starring Hemsworth “as the hammer-wielding warrior. It’s zany to a fault, though: The adventure leans hard into the campy Flash Gordon vibe and slapstick humor, so much so that when the third act save-the-world stuff comes, it doesn’t feel completely earned.
Entertainment Weekly — The newest — and unquestionably funniest — big-screen Marvel adventure, Thor: Ragnarok, seems hellbent on finally unleashing Hemsworth’s real secret weapon: his humor. With the exception of Deadpool and the Guardians of the Galaxy films, Ragnarok may be the only Marvel-hero movie that feels like it’s first and foremost a comedy. And on those terms — and those terms only — it’s a triumph.
Roger Ebert — I wouldn’t have picked Chris Hemsworth as Marvel’s breakout comedy star when he was first cast as Thor, God of Thunder, but he turned out to be one of the best things about this never-ending mega-franchise. This is a close-but-no-cigar movie, but so enjoyable for the most part, and so modest in its aims, that its disappointments aren’t devastating. I’d watch the first 90 minutes again anytime.
Posted on Author RachelComments Off on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon Screen Captures
Chris made an appearance on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon to promote the upcoming Marvel film, Thor: Ragnarok. You can watch a clip from the interview below and find screen captures in the gallery. Head over to the gallery for the latest additions.
Posted on Author RachelComments Off on SiriusXM’s ‘EW Spotlight’
While in New York City, Chris and Taika Waititi stopped by the SiriusXM Radio program to promote Marvel’s Thor: Ragnarok. Also featuring Mark Ruffalo, Tom Hiddleston, Tessa Thompson and Cate Blanchett, Thor: Ragnarok hits North American theatres on November 3rd. Head over to the gallery for the latest additions.
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Chris attended the Cinema Society screening of Marvel’s Thor: Ragnarok while in New York City. Chris was joined by director, Taika Waititi on the red carpet. Thor: Ragnarok hits North American theatres on November 3rd. Head over to the gallery for the latest additions.
Posted on Author RachelComments Off on Good Morning America Interview and Screen Captures
Chris stopped by the set of Good Morning America to promote the upcoming Marvel film, Thor: Ragnarok. During the interview, director Taika Waititi made an appearance. You can watch the interview below and find screen captures in the gallery. Head over to the gallery for the latest additions.
Posted on Author RachelComments Off on “Thor: Ragnarok” Dominates International Box Offices
Disney-Marvel’s Thor: Ragnarok has grossed $28 million in its first three days in 28 international markets — a week ahead of the tentpole’s U.S. launch.
The U.K. is the top market so far with $6.7 million, followed by South Korea with $3.8 million, France with $3 million, and Australia with $2 million (the biggest industry opening day ever for an October release). The movie earned $1.6 million in Brazil, the largest launch day for an October release. “Thor: Ragnarok” generated an 89% market share.
Disney said the results are ahead of “Doctor Strange,” which opened at the same time last year, as well as substantially ahead of 2013’s “Thor: The Dark World.” “Doctor Strange” ended up grossing $458 million internationally at current exchange rates.
“Thor Ragnarok” will be open in 52% of the international marketplace by Sunday. Friday openings include Spain, Iceland, Norway, South Africa, Sweden, Turkey, and Vietnam.
The third “Thor” movie should dominate the early November box office with as much as $125 million in its opening weekend in North America, early projections show.
Thor: Ragnarok is directed by Taika Waititi from a screenplay by Eric Pearson and the writing team of Craig Kyle and Christopher Yost. It stars Chris Hemsworth, Tom Hiddleston, Cate Blanchett, Idris Elba, Jeff Goldblum, Tessa Thompson, Karl Urban, Mark Ruffalo, and Anthony Hopkins. (Source)
Posted on Author RachelComments Off on Joss Whedon Calls “Thor: Ragnarok” a ‘Modern Masterpiece’
Having helmed The Avengers and Avengers: Age of Ultron, as well as stepping in to oversee reshoots and complete post-production on Zack Snyder’s Justice League, there’s no question that writer and director Joss Whedon certainly knows a thing or two about superhero movies. And he’s now taken to Twitter to sing the praises of the latest, stating that Taika Waititi and Marvel have created a “modern masterpiece” with Thor: Ragnarok.