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Thor fanboys and girls will be pleased to know that the "awesome Aussie" who portrays the hammer-wielding son of Odin has been named People's Sexiest Man Alive. Speculation was rampant as to who would take the top hotness honors. Chris beat out brother Liam and one of the other sexy Chrises in the Marvel Universe, Chris Pratt, for the title.
Watch as the Sexiest Man Alive is announced during a guessing game on Jimmy Kimmel where audience members had to deduce the man's identity based on something like 20 questions, AFTER THE JUMP...
A Shanghai cinema learned a lesson in using internet images as official theater advertisement when it accidentally assumed this gay, slash fiction image was an authentic Thor: The Dark World poster.
As The Atlantic Wire puts it, "This is where we chime in with a joke about Asgard, right?"
As the release date for "Thor: The Dark World" approaches, we can expect an onslaught of (hopefully positive) reviews and critiques. The folks at MTV had something else on their mind, though--we think you might, too. It turns out that Chris Hemsworth, the Thunder God himself, has a gratuitous shirtless scene near the beginning of the film. Why? We say, why not?
Though it could have been confused as pure fangirl service, the scene was actually the brainchild of Marvel consigliere Joss Whedon, who thought the movie was missing a little something special.
"That [scene] kind of came from Joss actually. He just said that there needed to be something romantic in there," Hemsworth said. "Then he said, 'Chris, get your shirt off.' I said, 'Well, I don't know. What's the why? What are we doing?' The justification was that it was him coming home from battle, washing blood off his hands. It is what it is. How to weigh into that without sounding like an idiot?"
Are you going to see "Thor: The Dark World" after its release on November 8th? Have Chris's abs lured you in?
Watch the short but sweet interview with Hemsworth, AFTER THE JUMP...
And just in case you need a reminder from the last film:
Chris Hemsworth picks up his mighty hammer again for Thor: The Dark World. Co-starring Natalie Portman.
Watch, AFTER THE JUMP...
YOUR FEATURE PRESENTATION
"Fairy tale revisionism" has been rapidly climbing the Hollywood Idea Chart. In the past few years we've seen Alice in Wonderland, Rapunzel in Tangled, Red Riding Hood, and Snow White in Mirror Mirror (reviewed here). There are several more on the way including Angelina Jolie as Maleficent terrorizing Sleeping Beauty Elle Fanning. This weekend Snow White returned to theaters for the second time in three months. Her timing is apt since the apple-munching princess is celebrating her 75th big screen anniversary (Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs premiered in 1937). Why so many fairy tales? Modern Hollywood thrives on branding so the more familiar the movie before it arrives the better. And what's more familiar than fairy tales?
Tale as old as time. True as it can be… ♫
Oops wrong fairy tale. Regret to inform that SNOW WHITE AND THE HUNTSMAN does not have a theme song sung by Angela Lansbury but let's borrow that song anyway since its such an earworm. This new Snow White movie does have a theme song but it's a less catchy dirge-like ballad. One of the seven dwarves coughs it out at a funeral until Florence and the Machine take over on the soundtrack as the heroes rise up against evil Queen Ravenna (Charlize Theron) in montage.
But we're getting ahead of ourselves.
If you can suspend your disbelief that Kristen Stewart is "the fairest of all them all" in a beauty contest with Charlize Theron, READ ON AFTER THE JUMP...