Many actors turn away from the idea of entering multipicture contracts with Marvel, with time commitment issues, complaining that it might keep them from pursuing other projects, but Marvel’s “Thor,” Chris Hemsworth, on the contrary, says that Marvel deals are more of a blessing. Read on for more details on this story.
In an interview with CinemaBlend, “Thor” star Chris Hemsworth discusses his lengthy contract with Marvel Studios and how it has opened up new doors of opportunity to him.
“I can’t speak for anyone else, but for me it’s been nothing but a blessing to do the Marvel stuff. It opened up every door available to me. Right back after Thor when I did Rush, Ron [Howard] had seen Thor and saw something there and met with me. That was the beginning of that,” Hemsworth told Cinema Blend.
Moreover, Hemsworth adds how Marvel has spaced each “Thor” film far enough from each other, giving him enough time to take on other projects. Hemsworth has appeared in three Marvel pics: “Thor,” “The Avengers” and “Thor: The Dark World” and is set to return for two more upcoming pics, “Avengers: Age of Ultron” and “Thor: Ragnarok,” plus another unannounced Marvel film before his contract is complete.
The “Avengers: Age of Ultron” is the 11th installment in the Marvel Cinematic Universe and a follow up to the events of the original film. With S.H.I.E.L.D.’s abolition on “Captain America: Winter Soldier” and the Avengers needing a hiatus from stopping threats, Stark creates Ultron, a self-aware, self-teaching artificial intelligence, who can assess threats and control Stark’s Iron Legion. However, things go awry as his plan quickly backfires when Ultron decides that humans are the main enemy and sets out to eradicate them from Earth. The superhero team will confront newcomers Quicksilver and Scarlet Witch, as well as the Vision.
The original cast will be suiting up to reprise their respective roles: Cobie Smulders, Don Cheadle, Hayley Atwell, Thomas Kretschmann and Stellan Skarsgård reprise their roles from previous MCU films as Maria Hill, Col. James “Rhodey” Rhodes, Peggy Carter, Baron Wolfgang von Strucker and Erik Selvig. Claudia Kim was cast as a scientist and friend of Tony Stark, while Andy Serkis is playing an undisclosed role in the film. James Spader plays central villain Ultron. “Avengers” co-creator Stan Lee is set to make a cameo appearance.
Paul Bettany, who voiced J.A.R.V.I.S. (Tony Stark’s AI butler) in previous films, will now play the synthezoid Vision, an android who is able to control his density, which enables him to phase through walls, fly or have a diamond-hard near invulnerability. The Vision will be joined by Magneto’s twins, Pietro Maximoff and Wanda Maximoff/Quicksilver and Scarlet Witch, played by Aaron Taylor-Johnson and Elizabeth Olsen respectively.
“Avengers: Age of Ultron” is scheduled for release on May 1, 2015 in North America in 2D and IMAX 3D.
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