The Aussie actor has films booked up to 2015

By Clark Collis
August 24, 2012 at 04:00 AM EDT

Though he starred in the successful double-franchise-spawning Thor and Avengers movies, Chris Hemsworth has grown accustomed to career uncertainty. His 2009 film A Perfect Getaway was barely seen by the public, and the releases of two other movies, The Cabin in the Woods and Red Dawn, were delayed because of MGM’s bankruptcy. (Cabin debuted in theaters in April, while Red Dawn will premiere this November.) At the time, says the actor, ”I didn’t know what to think [of the delays]. But by the time I realized that Cabin and Red Dawn were being held up, I was into the Thor of it all. So I didn’t get as hung up on it as if I hadn’t been working.” No doubt his Marvel double duties — Thor: The Dark World (set for November 2013) and a second Avengers (May 2015) — are helping distract Hemsworth from the questions surrounding a sequel to Universal’s Snow White and the Huntsman. It’s unclear if Kristen Stewart — who became the target of negative publicity after photos showed her canoodling with Huntsman director Rupert Sanders — will be involved (Universal denied reports that Stewart had been ”dropped”). Two things Hemsworth does know: He’ll begin shooting the Thor sequel in September, and after Red Dawn, fans can see him on screen in September 2013 as charismatic British Formula One racing driver James Hunt in director Ron Howard‘s Rush. The film tracks the rivalry between the late Hunt and his Austrian rival Niki Lauda. ”James lived hard and fast and soaked up every opportunity he had,” Hemsworth says of the driver, who died of a heart attack at 45. ”Going through the archive footage, I went, ‘This guy, he’s a rock star.”’

type
  • TV Show
Status
  • In Season
Complete Coverage
Advertisement

Comments



EDIT POST