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Avengers: Infinity War’s Chris Hemsworth Gets Candid About Almost Passing Up The Chance To Play Thor

Someone get Doctor Strange on the phone; Chris Hemsworth wants to borrow the Eye of Agamotto and, more specifically, the Time Stone hidden within.

Currently out promoting his true-life war drama 12 Strong, Marvel’s God of Thunder swung by The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon (h/t ComicBook.com), where talk inevitably veered toward Avengers: Infinity War, the deadliest McU movie yet.

In doing so, Fallon quizzed Hemsworth about the time he almost passed up the chance to play Thor for Marvel Studios. It’s something that the Aussie actor has addressed before, of course, and he’s been pretty forthcoming about his initial hesitation (spoilers: Chris Hemsworth was wary of signing a multi-picture deal for a project still in its infancy). But now that the McU has ballooned into a billion-dollar franchise, the actor has precisely zero regrets, and admitted that if he was in possession of a time machine,
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Chris Hemsworth, '12 Strong' Stars Talk Comradery at Premiere

Chris Hemsworth, '12 Strong' Stars Talk Comradery at Premiere
The film 12 Strong — starring Chris Hemsworth, Rob Riggle, Michael Pena, and Michael Shannon, among others — tells the true story of the dozen American Special Forces operatives who sought to seize a Taliban-controlled town in Afghanistan after Sept. 11, riding into battle on horseback.

The Warner Bros., Jerry Bruckheimer-produced film is based on the 2009 book, Horse Soldiers as well as real-life events overseas.

At the film’s premiere at New York's Jazz at Lincoln Center on Tuesday night, the stars, who mingled with their real-life counterparts, talked about the comradery they developed on- and off-screen.

“We had weeks...
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Chris Hemsworth Reveals Whether or Not Brother Liam Has Tied the Knot with Miley Cyrus

Chris Hemsworth Reveals Whether or Not Brother Liam Has Tied the Knot with Miley Cyrus
Have Miley Cyrus and Liam Hemsworth finally taken a trip down the aisle?

Fans are abuzz with speculation that the longtime sweethearts wed in secret over the New Year’s holiday, but now Liam’s brother Chris is here to put those rumors to rest. During an interview with SiriusXM on Tuesday to promote his new film 12 Strong, the elder Hemsworth revealed that Miley is “not officially” a member of the family yet.

But even though they haven’t formally tied the knot, Chris, 34 says that he gets along great with Cyrus — despite the fact that the 24-year-old routinely
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'12 Strong' Review: He-Man War Movie Is Horse of a Different Color

'12 Strong' Review: He-Man War Movie Is Horse of a Different Color
Producer Jerry Bruckheimer thinks big, and his war movies can range from noisy idiocy (Pearl Harbor) to near brilliant (Black Hawk Down). Luckily, 12 Strong sees the value in substance as well as spectacle. Based on Doug Stanton's 2009 bestseller, Horse Soldiers: The Extraordinary Story of a Band of U.S. Soldiers Who Rod to Victory in Afghanistan, this rough-hewn drama has a compelling, mostly untold story to relate. After 9/11, an elite Special Forces unit comprised of 12 Green Berets led by Captain Mitch Nelson (Chris Hemsworth), were dropped into Afghanistan in response to the attack.
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Box Office: ‘Jumanji’ Poised for Three-Peat, Despite Challenge From ‘12 Strong’

Box Office: ‘Jumanji’ Poised for Three-Peat, Despite Challenge From ‘12 Strong’
Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle” is poised for a three-peat at the North American box office this weekend, but will face challenges from Afghanistan war drama “12 Strong” and heist thriller “Den of Thieves.”

Jumanji” is likely to take in between $15 million to $20 million in its fifth frame, which will lift its total domestic take to around $320 million — making the action-comedy one of the top 60 domestic performers of all time, with plenty of drawing power in the weeks to come. International performance for the Dwayne Johnson-Kevin Hart vehicle has been impressive with $385 million so far.

12 Strong,” produced by Alcon Entertainment, Black Label Media, and Jerry Bruckheimer, will pose the greater threat, with tracking showing an opening in the $14 million to $17 million range at 3,002 locations — including Imax, premium large format, and Dolby Cinema. Warner Bros. is handling distribution through its output deal with Alcon.

Chris Hemsworth and Michael Shannon star in “12 Strong” in a
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12 Strong and Den of Thieves top our What to Watch weekend preview

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This weekend in theatres, I'm excited to see 12 Strong and Den of Thieves!

Chris Hemsworth (Thor, The Avengers) and Oscar nominee Michael Shannon (The Shape of Water, Nocturnal Animals) star in 12 Strong, a powerful new war drama based on the best-selling book Horse Soldiers. It is the story of heroism based on true events that unfolded a world away in the aftermath of 9/11. The epic action in this should be seen on the big screen!

Starring Gerald Butler, Den of Thieves follows the intersecting and often personally connected lives of an elite unit of the La County Sheriff's Dept. and the state's most successful bank robbery crew as the outlaws plan a seemingly impossible heist on the Federal Reserve Bank of downtown Los Angeles.
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’12 Strong’ Film Review: Chris Hemsworth Leads the Charge in a Powerful Afghanistan Story

’12 Strong’ Film Review: Chris Hemsworth Leads the Charge in a Powerful Afghanistan Story
Now in its 17th year, the war in Afghanistan is the longest armed conflict in U.S. history. The new military drama “12 Strong,” whose primary visual draw is U.S. troops on horseback shooting at the Taliban with machine guns, understands the reasons for that intractability. Helmed by Danish commercial director Nicolai Fuglsig, the Chris Hemsworth vehicle is is often hammy, but also wryly funny, breath-stoppingly tense, and uncommonly intelligent. Its January dump is a disservice to a promising debut feature. In almost any other situation, it would be inconceivable to think of the U.S. armed forces — the most formidable...
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Film Review: ‘12 Strong’

Film Review: ‘12 Strong’
Sixteen years after U.S. troops landed in Afghanistan, the conflict there might be summed up as a violent holding pattern, or a stalemate we’re still mired in, or — if you squint hard enough — a slow-motion qualified success. But only the producer Jerry Bruckheimer would seek to portray it as a victory decisive enough to be called a triumph of the kick-ass American spirit.

“12 Strong,” one of those rare “serious” Bruckheimer productions, tells the story of the first U.S. soldiers to land in Afghanistan in the days after 9/11: the members of Oda 595, an elite Special Forces unit that was ordered to link up with a local warlord and fight its way, village by village, to the Taliban stronghold of Mazar-i-Sharif (the country’s fourth largest city). There, they would theoretically gut the Taliban’s nexus of power and topple the ability of Afghanistan to serve as a training ground for Al Qaeda troops.

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Will 12 Strong Dethrone Jumanji at the Box Office This Weekend?

Will 12 Strong Dethrone Jumanji at the Box Office This Weekend?
After opening behind Star Wars: The Last Jedi in its first two weekends at the box office, Sony's Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle has come on strong by winning its next two frames in a row. This blockbuster adventure faces its biggest test yet this weekend, going up against three newcomers, Warner Bros.' 12 Strong, set in the direct aftermath of the 9/11 terrorist attacks, Stx Entertainment's Den of Thieves, starring Gerard Butler and 50 Cent, and Roadside Attractions' Forever My Girl, starring Alex Roe and Jessica Rothe. While it certainly may be a close call at the box office this weekend, we're predicting that 12 Strong will barely be able to take down Jumanji with $16.2 million, with Jumanji close behind earning $15.8 million.

Sony's Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle}, another big hit from The Rock (a.k.a. Dwayne Johnson), has been posting minimal decreases over the past two weekends,
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‘Avengers 4’ Finishes Chris Hemsworth’s Marvel Contract – Is This the End of Thor?

‘Avengers 4’ Finishes Chris Hemsworth’s Marvel Contract – Is This the End of Thor?
Right now, Chris Hemsworth is making the publicity rounds to promote his war drama 12 Strong, in theaters everywhere this weekend. If you’re curious to find out more about the movie, watch the trailer or check out our full report from the set a little while back. But otherwise, Hemsworth has been getting questions about his […]

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Avengers: Infinity War Will Feature At Least 76 Characters

Barring some unforeseen hiccup, Avengers: Infinity War is about to become a global box office phenomenon.

It is, after all, building on a superpowered legacy stretching all the way back to 2008, when Jon Favreau and the fresh-faced Robert Downey Jr. defied all odds and transformed Tony Stark (Aka Iron Man) into a household name. A full ten years have passed since that historic feat, and in that time, the Marvel Cinematic Universe has ballooned into an industry of its own, replete with A-list stars, a seasoned architect in Kevin Feige and many, many characters.

Yes, if there’s one element of Infinity War that continues to fuel debate online, it’s who exactly we can expect to see in the film. At this point, it really does sound like everyone who’s still breathing in the McU will be involved, and if Chris Hemsworth, who plays the mighty God of Thunder,
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Chris Hemsworth Hypes Up Historic Infinity War: “There’s Nothing Quite Like It”

How does Chris Hemsworth feel about Avengers: Infinity War?

Well, for one, the Ragnarok star believes Joe and Anthony Russo’s threequel brings about the end of an era, while those wary of spoilers needn’t fear Infinity War‘s mind-melting teaser – it “doesn’t give much away,” according to Hemsworth.

Indeed, Chris Hemsworth is one of many McU veterans who have had their respective futures thrust into doubt due to expiring contracts. Chances are the towering Aussie will extend his Marvel tenure beyond Avengers 4 – there is that mooted fourth Thor movie to consider, after all – but even if Hemsworth decides to hang up his hammer (or should that be battle ax?), the Russo Brothers’ upcoming double act will send his Thor off with a bang.

In fact, the actor believes the two Avengers sequels have the potential to become “one of the biggest things in film history.” Currently out
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Box Office: ‘Jumanji’ Powers Solid Holiday Weekend With $35.4 Million

Box Office: ‘Jumanji’ Powers Solid Holiday Weekend With $35.4 Million
Sony’s “Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle” is showing plenty of staying power at the North American box office with an estimated $35.4 million at 3,849 sites, easily winning the four-day Martin Luther King Jr. weekend.

“Jumanji” will finish the holiday with $291.6 million in 29 days, now ranking as the eighth highest grosser released in 2017. The action-comedy, starring Dwayne Johnson and Kevin Hart, has won the first two weekends of 2018 after debuting Dec. 20 in the shadow of “Star Wars: The Last Jedi” — and began significantly outperforming forecasts.

Jumanji” has been the key factor in keeping overall business for the four days solid in the $197 million to $200 million range, up at least $10 million from the 2017 total. That leaves the year-to-date domestic total at $560 million through Monday — 4.9% ahead of the same point last year, according to comScore.

“Jumanji” could win its third straight box office crown during the upcoming weekend when new entries include Warner Bros.’ Afghan war drama “12 Strong,
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'Jumanji: Welcome To The Jungle' nears $300m in North America (update)

The Post soars in fourth session; Globes champ Three Billboards closing in on $30m.

January 15 Update: A second consecutive weekend at the top for Sony’s Jumanji: Welcome To The Jungle saw it dominate the four-day Martin Luther King Jr. weekend as an estimated $35.4m propelled the tally to $291.6m after four weekends, ahead of debuts by The Commuter, Paddington 2, and Proud Mary.

DreamWorks/Participant’s The Post from Steven Spielberg vaulted 13 slots to number two through Fox following a theatre expansion from 36 to 2,819 as it added $23.4m for $27.9m in the fourth session.

Studiocanal’s Liam Neeson thriller The Commuter debuted solidly in third place on $16.4m in 2,892 sites. Warner Bros opened Paddington 2 at number six on a decent $15m in 3,702 venues – the $10.9m three-day portion down 21.4% on the $18.9m January 2015 launch of Paddington through Weinstein/Dimension.

Screen Gems opened the action thriller Proud Mary starring Taraji P. Henson at number eight on $12m in
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'Jumanji: Welcome To The Jungle' nears $300m in North America

The Post soars in fourth session; Globes champ Three Billboards closing in on $30m.

A second consecutive weekend at the top for Sony’s Jumanji: Welcome To The Jungle saw it dominate the three-day Martin Luther King Jr. weekend as an estimated $27m propelled the tally to $283.2m after four weekends, ahead of debuts by The Commuter, Paddington 2, and Proud Mary.

The adventure smash is expected to gross around $34m over the four-day holiday period.

DreamWorks/Participant’s The Post from Steven Spielberg vaulted 13 slots to number two through Fox following a theatre expansion from 36 to 2,819 as it added $18.6m for $23.1m in the fourth session. The four-day haul is forecast to come in around $22m.

Studiocanal’s Liam Neeson thriller The Commuter debuted solidly in third place on $13.5m in 2,892 sites. Warner Bros opened Paddington 2 at number seven on a decent $10.6m (rising to around $14.5m over four) in 3,702 venues – down 21.4% on the $18.9m
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Thor 4 May Happen as Chris Hemsworth and Taika Waititi Cook Up Ideas

Thor 4 May Happen as Chris Hemsworth and Taika Waititi Cook Up Ideas
Is Thor 4 going to happen? We can't say for sure just yet, but Chris Hemsworth and Thor: Ragnarok director Taika Waititi are already talking about it and they definitely want to work with one another again. Marvel hasn't revealed much about their plans for the Marvel Cinematic Universe beyond Avengers 4, but it sounds like, depending on how things shake out, that they could easily convince Hemsworth to come back for another solo adventure.

Chris Hemsworth is currently promoting his latest movie, 12 Strong. During a recent interview, he talked a bit about celebrating New Year's Eve with his family and Taika Waititi in Australia. During their celebration, the subject of Thor 4 came up and they both seem eager about the possibilities in the potential project. Here's what he had to say about it.

"We gave cheers to Thor 3. But it also was like what could we do with four? We could do this and this.
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12 Strong character posters featuring Chris Hemsworth, Michael Shannon, Trevante Rhodes and Michael Pena

With a little over a week to go until its release, four new character posters have arrived online for director Nicolai Fuglsig’s upcoming war drama 12 Strong featuring Chris Hemsworth, Michael Shannon, Trevante Rhodes, and Michael Pena; check them out here…

See Also: Watch the trailer for 12 Strong here

12 Strong is set in the harrowing days following 9/11 when a U.S. Special Forces team, led by their new Captain, Mitch Nelson (Chris Hemsworth), is chosen to be the first U.S. troops sent into Afghanistan for an extremely dangerous mission. There, in the rugged mountains, they must convince Northern Alliance General Dostum (Nvid Negahban) to join forces with them to fight their common adversary: the Taliban and their Al Qaeda allies. In addition to overcoming mutual distrust and a vast cultural divide, the Americans—accustomed to state-of-the-art warfare—must adopt the rudimentary tactics of the Afghani horse soldiers. But despite their uneasy bond,
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Chris Hemsworth on the Avengers: Infinity War trailer and Thor’s eyepatch

At the back end of November, we got our very first look at what is sure to be this year’s biggest hit, the Marvel superhero epic Avengers: Infinity War, and during an interview with IGN to promote his new movie 12 Strong, actor Chris Hemsworth has been chatting about the trailer and his reaction to it.

“It doesn’t give much away, for sure, because I remember watching it going, ‘aw, it doesn’t tell people enough,'” said Hemsworth. “And then Joe Russo was like, you don’t need to tell them anything, they want anything… Like, ‘Does it explain the story?’ It’s like, it doesn’t need to… [it’s] just a smorgasbord of cool shit. I think we were all excited, watching it, just looking at each other going, ‘Oh my God, look what we’re a part of.’ You know, you’re on the grind and
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Will Paddington 2 Be the First Big Box Office Hit of 2018?

Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle finally put an end to The Last Jedi's streak of three straight box office wins in a row, taking in an impressive $37.2 million in its third frame. Its reign may very well be short-lived though, with three high-profile new releases hitting theaters this week, Warner Bros.' family sequel Paddington 2, Sony's action-thriller Proud Mary and Lionsgate's action-thriller The Commuter. 20th Century Fox's awards season candidate The Post also expands nationwide after opening in limited release last month. We're predicting that, while it may very well be a close race, Paddington 2 will come out on top with a projected box office win of $21.7 million, beating out Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle's fourth weekend tally of $20.6 million.

Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle, which features an all-star cast including Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson, Kevin Hart, Jack Black and Karen Gillan, has had
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Chris Hemsworth Assures Fans That The Avengers: Infinity War Trailer “Doesn’t Give Much Away”

Two months ago, Marvel dropped its epic first-look teaser for Avengers: Infinity War, and the Internet hasn’t quite been the same ever since.

But even at two minutes in length, there are those who feared Infinity War had revealed too much, too soon, particularly when fans began speculating on the respective fates of their on-screen favorites. Last we checked, Vision, Iron Man and Drax the Destroyer were all at risk of being bumped off early, though we imagine Joe and Anthony Russo will save most, if not all of the major characters deaths until Avengers 4 arrives next year.

Speculation aside, the God of Thunder himself, Chris Hemsworth, has gone on record to insist that the Avengers: Infinity War trailer refrains from divulging too much plot, lest it risk spoiling all of the twists and turns ahead of time.

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