Chris Hemsworth, the star of "Thor," "The Avengers," "Snow White & the Huntsman," and "The Cabin in the Woods" addressed fan-posed questions during an appearance at the 2012 Wizard World Philadelphia Comic Con.
Hemsworth revealed what he could about future Marvel movies such as "Thor 2" (now in pre-production), mentioning that the films would "make Asgard more tangible."
Multiple fans asked about Hemsworth's future roles or ideal roles. He indicated he'd like to try a more relaxed part due to the physical intensity required to portray Thor.
Hemsworth explained that when Thor landed on Earth in a capsule in the title movie, the stunts were physically demanding, involving harnesses and hydraulics to make the jarring crash look as realistic as possible. He also described the challenging nature of choreographing fight scenes with the computer-generated Hulk for "The Avengers."
When a fan asked if Hemsworth had ever incorporated his experience as a surfer into his acting career, he said that surfing helped him with Thor's fighting stance.
"Any sport or hobby you're passionate about helps you grow as a person," he elaborated.
When one fan asked Hemsworth how he began his acting career, he said that he took a few acting classes after high school. His work on Australian soap opera "Home and Away" was a welcome introduction to the craft, but filming feature movies was completely different.
"You really have to work at it," he said about soap opera acting, "Then you get a film script and it's been worked on for years and it takes three days to film one scene."
The actor graciously received praise from many female fans, even hugging a few of them upon request. Fans who interacted with Hemsworth elsewhere at the convention reported favorable and personable conversations.
Speaking about the storyline connecting "Thor" to "The Avengers," Hemsworth addressed the tension of the familial relationships Thor holds with brother Loki (Tom Hiddleston) and father Odin (Anthony Hopkins). He was also congratulated on the May 11 birth of his daughter, India.
The actor also commented on working with directors Kenneth Branagh ("Thor") and Joss Whedon ("The Avengers," "Cabin in the Woods"). He said that Whedon possesses a "great sense of humor ... you can have that gag ... but he is highly intelligent and funny."
Hemsworth also praised Whedon's ability to make movies that comic book fans enjoy, citing the filmmaker's fan status as a crucial component of his movie and TV work.
Hemsworth appreciated "Thor's journey" and praised director Kenneth Branagh for providing "personal attention ... and a lot of personal discussion."
After completing his own movie, Hemsworth admitted "It was a relief to have the responsibility [of portraying legendary comic book characters] shared among others," noting that Thor "does change" and he's very conscious of the character's evolution.
Hemsworth also answered several questions from young fans who thanked him for playing Thor. One mini-fan asked about Hemsworth's favorite comic book heroes when he was a child.
The actor indicated his favorites were always Superman and Batman. After answering the question, he asked the fan, "Who is your favorite?"
After a few moments of silence, he jokingly whispered a hint into the microphone: "Thor. Thor."
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