Exclusive: Chris Hemsworth and Robert Downey Jr. Talk THE AVENGERS at D23

     August 20, 2011


At today’s D23 (essentially Disney’s Comic-Con), I got to ask Chris Hemsworth and Robert Downey Jr. a few questions about The Avengers before their presentation to the fans.  We talked about if they’d been enjoying their D23 experience, what footage are they showing the fans from The Avengers, and what’s it been like for them as tons of images and video have been leaking from the set and there is so much interest in the project.  Hit the jump for what they had to say.

Finally, I’m going to be posting a lot more video interviews from D23, so make sure to keep checking back.   But for more on The Avengers, here’s Tom Hiddleston, Jeremy Renner and Scarlett Johansson, and Cobie Smulders.

Chris Hemsworth and Robert Downey Jr.

  • How are they enjoying the d23 experience
  • What footage are they showing the fans from The Avengers
  • What’s it been like for them as tons of images and video have been leaking from the set and there is so much interest in the project

The-Avengers-movie-image Robert Downey Jr., Chris Hemsworth






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  • T. Van

    Enjoy the press “ride,” boys. You’ve earned it.

    Of course, with Hemsworth being relatively young and Downey having the option of doing nearly all voice work to render his character in future Avengers projects, this may only be the *start* of the franchise.

    • DonaldRowland

      I just paid $22.87 for an iPad2-64GB and my girlfriend loves her Panasonic Lumix GF 1 Camera that we got for $38.76 there arriving tomorrow by UPS. I will never pay such expensive retail prices in stores again. Especially when I also sold a 40 inch LED TV to my boss for $675 which only cost me $62.81 to buy. Here is the website we use to get it all from, http.//CentBuzz.com

  • Northern Star

    Does anyone else think Chris Hemsworth would’ve made a fantastic Anakin Skywalker for Episodes II and III, or is it just me…?

    • Jeff

      Oh, hell yes! But then again, anyone would have been better than Hayden Christiansen.

      • Northern Star

        To be fair, Hayden Christensen is a good actor, but he was either badly miscast or George Lucas wrecked the character by appalling scriptwriting and non-existent direction- and to tell you the truth, I think it’s probably more the latter!

        It would’ve been great if Lucas was doing the prequels now- having Frank Darabont co-write the screenplays, and getting other directors to make each episode (Joe Johnston for Episode I, Kenneth Branagh for Episode II, and Rob Bowman for Episode III)- and Chris Hemsworth would be perfect for Anakin Skywalker; the right height, the right look, a very charismatic and likable onscreen presence, and you could really see him go to the Dark Side and let rip with a lightsaber, he even has a Darth Vader-like voice too!

    • Brandon

      I agree. good actors can often come off as terrible due to bad direction or script writing.

      • Dave

        People often forget ALL the dialogue from EVERY Star Wars movie is cheesy. Lucas has no idea how to write dialogue or create deep characters. He has great story lines and plots. Even Harrison Ford looks pretty ridiculous with some of his lines when you look back on them.

  • WhoAreYouPeople?!

    The TRUTH is that actor Nathan Weatherington was originally cast as Anakin Skywalker and turned it down after he spent a weekend with George! He’s still acting and would have killed in the role!!!

    • Northern Star

      Is that right, do you have a confirmation on that, that is very interesting, never heard his name before!? Wow, he probably would’ve been a heck of a lot better, that actually makes sense about Christensen’s casting if he wasn’t Lucas’ first choice for the Anakin role- I’ll bet Wetherington thanks his lucky stars every day he didn’t take that role on (and had to spout THAT dialogue), if indeed he was offered it, I wonder if Hayden Christensen would do it again if he had the chance…

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  • broski

    sexy bastards. too much swag in that interview

  • Bobo

    Colbie Smuckers, I mean Smulders? That’s quite a name.

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