Chris Hemsworth Confirms Marvel's 'The Avengers' Will Be Massive
As we already know, it's still too early to spend too much time talking about Marvel's The Avengers movie arriving in 2012, especially with Thor and Captain America: The First Avenger out this summer. But that's not going to stop us from featuring a very hype-heavy quote from the God of Thunder himself, actor Chris Hemsworth, who spoke to MTV (via SuperHeroHype) while at Sundance about The Avengers. We've heard a lot of early Avengers talk like this before, but Hemsworth says it will be "massive" and also hints at lots of friction and fighting between the Avengers team, including a potential dust-up with The Hulk. Read on!
"I saw a very early draft and, yeah, it's incredible," Hemsworth said. "… Look, everything about the story in the comic books is huge. You have these huge, big superheroes and these huge, big egos kind of crammed into one small space. Reading the script, it was massive. Everything about it was like 'oh my god.' I said to Joss [Whedon], 'I don't know how you're going to shoot this thing,' but I'm excited to be on-board and let's give it a go."
Now that's what I've been waiting to hear! I've been saying all along that The Avengers is going to be one of those massive films that is just going to be epic in scope and scale, or at least I hope, and it sounds like that's definitely the case, at least before Marvel makes budgetary cutbacks. As for the infighting amongst Avengers members, Hemsworth says there's "plenty of friction." He also drops a hint about a fight he may be involved in: "In the comic books, [Thor] and Hulk have their fair share of tangles and… They all, sort of, in the comic books [have gotten] into [fights at] one stage." That's no confirmation, but it sounds like he's trying to skirt around not revealing anything by saying "in the comics", which makes me think he's hinting at exactly that.
That's all Hemsworth had to say for now, but as always, stay tuned for more updates coming soon, as we've got an exciting summer movie season in 2011 - from Thor to Green Lantern to X-Men to Captain America.