The gods of fruitfulness rained down upon the sons of Asgard — good and evil — as buzz from overseas ticket sales lit the Thor: The Dark World premiere afire with excitement. The movie comes out Friday, but the sequel to the 2011 hit has already scored over $100 million in foreign sales a week before its domestic release. Slam!
The god of thunder, a.k.a. Chris Hemsworth, was treated no less than a deity to screaming fans who lined Hollywood Boulevard Monday evening in the drizzle to catch a glimpse of the superhero heartthrob. He showed up rocking a crisp gray suit, although a bit intimidated by his own face and red cape in a 20-foot poster on the Hollywood walk-of-fame.
The 30-year-old Australian actor stopped for a chat on his way down the carpet and commented that when this all started he signed up for six Thor projects. When asked if that was enough to tell the story of this Norse god, he didn’t answer. Great Odin’s beard, we hope that’s not enough! So far, we have Thor, The Avengers, and this sequel, but what else is in store for the realm jumper and his great hammer?
EW recently reported the Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. TV show would host a Thor storyline. When Clark Gregg, who plays Phil Coulson in the show, Thor, and The Avengers, stopped to chat, he said he didn’t have any details about the crossover. “That’s one of the fun things about working with Marvel,” he said.
In Thor: The Dark World, our blonde hero takes on a new villain and is reunited with his human love, Jane Foster, who is played by Natalie Portman. Although present at the London premiere two weeks ago, Portman didn’t make an appearance in Hollywood. However, there were other Hollywood moments on the carpet. Comic book legend Stan Lee and Anthony Hopkins, who plays Odin in the series, shared a hearty conversation and posed for several photos together. Liam Hemsworth, Chris’ younger bro, arrived just in time to duck inside without stopping to talk to the press – he left the hand-shaking to the hammer.
Jaimie Alexander, who plays Thor’s female butt-kicking buddy, came down the carpet in a see-through dress. Fans often approach her to “arm wrestle,” she said, because they assume she has the super powers of her character.
Tom Hiddleson, who plays the distraught adopted brother Loki with a mission to destroy, had by far the best response to all the hype about the movie and its immense ticket sales. What about his character? Couldn’t there be a film dedicated to Loki someday? “Maybe,” he said. That means it’s not out of the question, right?!