April 23, 2013 | 11:43 a.m.
The first teaser trailer for “Thor: The Dark World” reveals a darker take on Marvel’s hammer-wielding demigod, an Asgard at war with other worlds and Chris Hemsworth’s superhero so desperate that he teams up with the one person he knows he can’t trust. That’s right — Thor and Loki will be fighting on the same side in “Thor: The Dark World,” the sequel to 2011′s “Thor,” which introduced Thor (Hemsworth) and his villainous adopted brother Loki, played by Tom Hiddleston. “You must be truly desperate to come to me for help,” an imprisoned Loki tells Thor in the teaser, released Tuesday. “You should know that when you betray me, I will kill you,” Thor says. Loki’s coy response: “When do we start?” The teaser trailer runs just under two minutes (watch it below) and provides a glimpse of the evil […]
April 19, 2013 | 12:16 p.m.
Chris Hemsworth is back in his Asgardian armor in a new movie poster for “Thor: The Dark World.” The poster arrives ahead of the film’s first teaser trailer, which will be released Tuesday. In the poster, Hemsworth’s Thor appears to be in a snowstorm, wielding his hammer Mjölnir to call down lightning. “Thor: The Dark World” is the sequel to 2011′s “Thor,” which chronicled the demigod’s fall from grace, banishment to Earth and rise to redemption. The blockbuster also introduced villainous Loki (Tom Hiddleston), who faced off against Thor and the other Avengers, including Iron Man, the Hulk, Captain America, Hawkeye and Black Widow, in 2012′s “The Avengers.” Loki and Thor reunite for “Thor: The Dark World,” along with returning cast members Natalie Portman (who plays scientist and love interest Jane Foster), Kat Dennings (Foster’s research assistant Darcy Lewis), Stellan […]
Sept. 24, 2012 | 7:51 p.m.
How could Loki, a villain who was defeated by a single superhero in “Thor,” become a believably formidable foe for a team of six superheroes backed by S.H.I.E.L.D.? The question plagued Loki actor Tom Hiddleston, 31, when he was preparing for “The Avengers,” out on Blu-ray and DVD Tuesday. “That was what I was so terrified I would fail to do,” Hiddleston said. “It’s a big old movie.” Big it certainly is. “The Avengers,” which cost $220 million to make, was a popular and critical hit, earning more than $1.5 billion worldwide and making director Joss Whedon a household name. The film unites a team of A-list muscle men, many of them already stars of their own Marvel movies, including Robert Downey Jr. (“Iron Man” and “Iron Man 2″), Chris Evans (“Captain America”), Chris Hemsworth (“Thor”), Black Widow actress Scarlett […]
April 26, 2012 | 5:43 p.m.
The news is grim — a team member has gone down, the worst is feared — and Iron Man (Robert Downey Jr.) and Captain America (Chris Evans) exchange pensive looks while, all around them, the agents of a super-spy agency called S.H.I.E.L.D. tend to their duties as an off-planet enemy force threatens the entire planet. The scene, being filmed on an elevated set, was watched from a safe — and ironic — distance by Joss Whedon. “You know, you shouldn’t worry too much,” the director and co-writer of “The Avengers” reassured a visitor to the New Mexico set. “This kind of stuff happens here almost every day in the Marvel universe.” It does feel sometimes like Hollywood has become a digital factory dedicated to cosmic dangers, costumed heroes and CG magic but “The Avengers” is a special case even in this summer […]
April 13, 2012 | 5:00 a.m.
Marvel found a hit in last summer’s “Thor,” which did well enough at the box office to spawn a sequel and earn star Chris Hemsworth a place in “The Avengers.” But in the latter film, the Australian native has to share screen time with a handful of A-listers — Robert Downey Jr., Jeremy Renner, Scarlett Johansson, to name a few — something he admits he found difficult to adjust to. “You have a much clearer story line, obviously, in your film, and in this film you have to read between the lines a lot more,” Hemsworth said. “It’s tougher working with a huge ensemble, because you can fall into the trap of trying to make too much out of the one line you have. But you’ve just gotta trust that the script supports everybody.” “The Avengers,” which opens May 4, […]
Oct. 26, 2011 | 3:32 p.m.
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. “ Hiddleston has just worked with Woody Allen on “Midnight in Paris” and with Steven Spielberg on the upcoming “Warhorse” and he said there was no risk of confusing those graybeard auteurs with the […]