The screenwriter behind Marvel’s latest blockbuster explains origin of the film's big secret and which bits wound up on cutting-room floor.
Thor: Ragnarok is the third standalone adventure featuring Marvel’s Asgardian God of Thunder — and also the third Thor movie (after 2011’s Thor and 2013’s Thor: The Dark World) to feature a gratuitous shot of star Chris Hemsworth sans shirt for an extended scene. “And then [director] Taika Waititi came up to me and was said, ‘Ah, I feel like we got to put it in there. As Hemsworth stated at the top of the interview, he was asked by Thor director Kenneth Branagh to do a “shirt off” scene in the first film, and Hemsworth told MTV in 2013 that Marvel consigliere Joss Whedon suggested they add a similar sequence to Dark World.
Master builders took 24 hours to assemble 13,825-brick project to promote the upcoming MCU installment.
Tom Holland had a friend in a high place when it came to auditioning for the Marvel Cinematic Universe. In 2013, Holland bonded with Thor himself, Chris Hemsworth, as the pair endured the shared experience of suffering through 500-calorie-per-day diets to play shipwrecked whalers in Ron Howard’s 2015 historical drama In the Heart of the Sea. “I sent him an email while auditioning, sort of like, ‘Hey, Chris, so I’m auditioning for Spider-Man. Can you let them know that I’m amazing or something?'” Holland recalled to us in a Facebook Live interview.
The lingering shirtless scene has become a trademark in Marvel’s movies and TV shows, and why not? Their leading men sacrifice cream cakes and booze in favour of gruelling gym sessions and infinite ab crunches to gain Marvel’s signature chiselled frames. But not all actors start out looking like a mythical god, so let’s take a look back at Marvel’s leading men before and after their magnificent makeovers.
Tom Hiddleston, Chris Hemsworth and ‘Thor: Ragnarok’ director Taika Waititi have stopping traffic on the set of the forthcoming Marvel movie. Hiddleston, reprising his role as antagonist/anti-hero/adopted brother Loki, appears to have taken a leaf out of John Travolta’s book from ‘Pulp Fiction’, sporting a black, hit-man style suit. Meanwhile, Hemsworth appears to have his flowing Thor locks fully intact, after rumours that the Norse god was going to be busting a short ‘do for this new instalment.
A deleted sequence from ‘Ghosbusters’ that featured Chris Hemsworth dancing and cost at least $1 million to shoot over the course of two days was ultimately cut from the final edit of the reboot. A quick little warning for those of you that haven’t seen ‘Ghostbusters’, the following article discusses the ending of the film. The Hollywood Reporter have alleged that the scene in question saw Hemsworth, who at this point in the film has been possessed by the evil demon Rowan, leading a gathered mass of NYPD officers and camouflaged soldiers that he had control of in a choreographed dance to The Bee Gees’ “You Should Be Dancing” in Times Square.
You don’t know them and they don’t get the big bucks or grace the pages of celebrity magazines, but they are the amazing people who make your favourite actors look like superheroes on-screen. Say hello to the stunt doubles – you won’t watch an action sequence with any of these actors in the same way again.
When the first trailer for The Huntsman: Winter’s War came out three months ago, it was hard to know who audiences were supposed to root for in this Kristen Stewart-less prequel to 2012’s Snow White and the Huntsman. Did the preening, power-hungry Ravenna really kill Freya’s baby?
Recently, we showcased the actors who piled on pounds for film roles, but now it’s time to go the other way and look at the actors who dramatically slimmed down. Undoubtedly the harder discipline of the two, some actors took the challenge to crazy extremes as this gallery explains.
Actors love transforming themselves for movie roles and 2015 was no different. Be it with dramatic weight changes, face-distorting prosthetics, or even just heavy make-up, some of our biggest stars did their best to disappear on screen this year. Can you guess who they were?
It only took Chris Hemsworth a four-day span — and a flight halfway across the globe — to experience both the glamorous highs and gloomy lows of being a major action star. “It’s not ideal,” Hemsworth told press visiting Warner Bros. Studios, Leavesden in southeastern London, where he stood among about 350 extras dressed in colonial New England garb and in front of a giant water-tank that housed the film’s iconic (and ill-fated) ship, the Essex, about the “schizophrenic” nature of promoting one movie while filming another. The crew, including Captain George Pollard (Benjamin Walker), first mate Owen Chase (Hemsworth), and cabin boy Thomas Nickerson (Tom Holland), was forced onto tiny whaleboats where many died and those who survived resorted to cannibalism.
Chris Hemsworth’s journey into the world of ‘80s comedy reboots continued on Monday, when the Vacation star was spotted on the set of director Paul Feig’s upcoming lady-centric reimagining of Ghostbusters in Boston. Obviously, the crew be the main action heroes of this new iteration of Ghostbusters, but from the photo above, it seems that Hemsworth will also get into the middle of the excitement.
Rusty Griswold is all grown up and, based on this exclusive new trailer for 'Vacation,' he’s even more of a dimwitted dork than he was three decades ago.
As the popularity of Marvel’s Avengers movies (you may have heard of them) soars, fans have more and more questions for the Age of Ultron cast. We’ve collected some of our favorites and asked the superhero stars, which leads to a few interesting revelations.
If you’ve seen Avengers: Age of Ultron and thought James Spader did a bang-up job as movie’s titular diabolical droid, you weren’t alone.
Given how much time and energy Scarlett Johansson, Chris Hemsworth, Chris Evans and their Avengers family spend immersed in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, you might think their big-screen alter-egos would follow them to bedtime. So do they ever dream about saving the world as Black Widow, Thor, or Captain America, respectively?
Chris Hemsworth (Thor), Chris Evans (Captain America), Scarlett Johansson (Black Widow), Mark Ruffalo (Hulk), and Jeremy Renner (Hawkeye) talk about what type of tweaks were made to their costumes in 'Avengers: Age of Ultron.'
'Avengers' tallied $623 million at the North American box office (and more than $1.5 billion worldwide) to become the third-highest-grossing movie OF ALL TIME. So you’ve got to imagine writer-director Joss Whedon and his merry band of heroes are feeling a wee bit of pressure to duplicate that feat with the sequel, Avengers: Age of Ultron.
The dark-haired mystery woman appeared briefly at the 37-second mark in the first teaser trailer for Avengers: Age of Ultron that leaked online last week (before Disney responded hurriedly with the official version). Because of her proximity to the thunder god in the teaser, some Internet sleuths suspected it was Jane Foster (played by Natalie Portman in the Thor series). Others thought it was the new Captain Marvel, aka Carol Danvers — a character Marvel just confirmed will be getting her own solo feature in 2018.