IGN movies recently interviewed Chris Hemsworth about Thor, during which time they also got him to chat about two of his long-delayed releases at MGM, Red Dawn and The Cabin in the Woods. Here’s what he had to say about them:
You’re also in the remake of Red Dawn, which MGM has had on the shelf for awhile now. They’re going back and changing the villains from the Chinese to the North Koreans. Has that required you to go back and record any new dialogue for it?
No, not really. It was always pretty vague even when we were shooting. They kind of never mentioned who it was anyway. It wasn’t heavily suggested, so I think it was an easy technical fix for them whether they do it with a little CGI or the occasional voice-over line. But the Russians were in there, maybe the Chinese and they mention someone else, so it just wasn’t really the focus. It wasn’t really a political take on anything. It could’ve been the Australians for all we cared. I guess MGM have their reasons for doing it, but we as the actors were never really involved with it.
Your Avengers director, Joss Whedon, also wrote The Cabin the Woods, another MGM film. Have you guys heard anything about when that might finally come out?
Yeah, we’re hearing that’s possibly later in the year, but those films have been tied up at MGM as you say for awhile now. I’m hearing great things about both of them. I’ll look a few years older by the time they come out.