THOR’s Chris Hemsworth Says THE AVENGERS Script Is “Incredible”

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While it’s never really startling news to hear actors sing the praises of movie scripts they’re set to star in, most movies aren’t the huge event that Joss Whedon’s The Avengers almost promises to be.  With that in mind, in a recent interview at the Sundance Film Festival Thor star Chris Hemsworth didn’t hesitate to pump up an early draft of The Avengers script saying:

“I saw a very early draft and, yeah, it’s incredible.  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.”

To hear more of what Hemsworth had to say about both The Avengers and a potential Jeremy Renner/Hawkeye Thor cameo, hit the jump.  Thor hits theaters on May 6th while The Avengers is currently slated for release almost one year later on May 4th, 2012.

Although hearing that a movie with the biggest heroes in the Marvel Universe is “huge” isn’t exactly earth-shattering, it’s always nice to get positive updates from one of the most anticipated films of 2012.  In addition to The Avengers, Hemsworth was also tight-lipped regarding a Jeremy Renner-Thor cameo claiming he hadn’t seen the actor in his Hawkeye costume and adding:

“Maybe, I don’t know.  I can’t deny or confirm anything (laughs)…He wasn’t on set when I was there.”

For more, here’s the video interview Hemsworth recently did with MTV at Sundance:

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  • aaronsullivan

    Haven’t seen much of Chris Hemsworth outside of Thor trailers, but this interview with him makes me like him. Seems down to earth. I’m more interested in Thor because of that alone.

    Can I just say that as much as I love a bunch of stuff the Joss Whedon has done, especially the Firefly series and the good third or so of Dollhouse, I’m completely at a loss when I think of him directing The Avengers.

    Serenity was okay, but to me it just proved that he wasn’t a film director but rather a TV director/writer. I hope he proves me wrong, and he has flashes of genius in all his creative endeavors so it’s certainly possible, but I’m still surprised by his selection as the director.

    • Alex-mansy

      Your forgetting Serenity was a direct extension of his television series Firefly. So it’s natural that it would have a tv like feel.

      Like the poster below me, Whedon has shown directing flair in some of the best episodes of Buffy.

      Granted noone is saying Whedon is a brilliant director. But I think he deserves the benefit of the doubt. An average director with a brilliant script usually results in a great film.

      Also we also need take into account that Whedon may recognize he is not exactly ready to helm such a big film like Avengers with almost no previous experience. In that sense if he is open he will receive alot of support from some of the best talent in Hollywood. (producers, crew, action directors)

  • slow

    Whedon wrote very good film scripts before: The first Toy Story, the first X-Men, which wasn’t used by Bryan Singer except of two one liners, as well as Alien IV, which was altered and thereby destroyed by director Jean-Pierre Jeunet. I read the original script online, it would have made a much better film imo. Whedon’s writing and directing of TV series Buffy the Vampire Slayer episodes such as Restless, Hush, The Gift, Once More With Feeling, The Body, Lie to Me, When She Was Bad and others gave me an outright cinematic feeling on the small screen. What gives me even more confidence is his brilliant writing of his Astonishing X-Men and Runaways runs for Marvel, which are some of the finest comic books I ever read.

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  • Realist

    slow writes regarding Joss Whedon: “…his brilliant writing of his Astonishing X-Men and Runaways runs for Marvel, which are some of the finest comic books I ever read.” Um, comic book writing isn’t exactly something to be boasting about as if it’s any kind of literary achievement. The comic book plots are often overly simplistic, juvenile, and downright silly and embarrassing. “Brilliant” writing is a ridiculous exaggeration. It might be effective for a comic book, but you should find a different word because that exaggeration doesn’t reflect well on you. Comic book movies are pure visual entertainment, with painful dialogue and embarrassing costumes. It’s nearly impossible for any comic book film to have a brilliant script because the plots are so fantastic and ridiculous.

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