Chris Hemsworth Talks THOR: THE DARK WORLD Workout Regimen

Chris Hemsworth Talks THOR: THE DARK WORLD Workout Regimen

Commenting on preferably growing out his blonde hair this time, rather than affixing a wig, Thor: The Dark World star Chris Hemsworth discusses his workout regimen. Also, there's separate filming deets

Named GQ Australia's newest Man of the Year, Chris Hemsworth has made the cover of the Gentlemen's Quarterly latest magazine issue. And inside, the Aussie actor briefly discussed the forthcoming reprisal of his breakout role as Marvel's God of Thunder, in Thor: The Dark World.

On the subject of bulking up, after dropping 15kg for Rush, “At the moment, I'm big again because we're filming Thor 2. It's a lot of work to keep it on. I have to do an hour or 2 of workout every day & eat ridiculous amounts of protein. I'm pretty much carb-free at the moment. It's so boring. You start to feel like people think that's really you. I suppose it's fair enough if that's all they've seen of you.

In relation to another aspect of the godly role that isn't exactly ‘him,’ Chris Hemsworth recalled having to affix a wig for the 2011 Thor movie. “We had to have it like that in Thor because that was just how the character looked. I wore a wig for the first [Thor movie and The Avengers] but never wanted to do that again because it was uncomfortable. For Snow White and the Huntsman I was growing it for the next Thor so we just dyed it dark. But I'd love to shave it off.

That was pretty much all that Chris Hemsworth offered, regarding Thor: The Dark World. However, the actor sported his full Thor garb, and blonde godly locks, just yesterday on the grounds of the University of Greenwich, in London. And filming continued on the campus today indoors, where scenes included Natalie Portman's Jane Foster and Stellan Skarsgard's Dr. Erik Selvig. And there were also a few details uncovered regarding precisely what the shoot will involve.

Security guards informed some students that their campus is meant to double for the kingdom of the Dark Elves, which explains the muddy rubble props (pictured below) installed to the set. And adding plausibility, Marvel Studios stuntman Andrew Lawden had previously said that the “Gothic feel” of many historical buildings in London persuaded Marvel to use the location for the ancient race's homeland, presumably Svartalfheim. It's possible their kingdom will physically invade earth.

Marvel Studios’ “Thor: The Dark World” continues the big-screen adventures of Thor, the Mighty Avenger, as he battles to save Earth and all the Nine Realms from a shadowy enemy that predates the universe itself. In the aftermath of Marvel’s “Thor” and “Marvel’s The Avengers,” Thor fights to restore order across the cosmos…but an ancient race led by the vengeful Malekith returns to plunge the universe back into darkness. Faced with an enemy that even Odin and Asgard cannot withstand, Thor must embark on his most perilous and personal journey yet, one that will reunite him with Jane Foster and force him to sacrifice everything to save us all.

Starring Chris Hemsworth, Natalie Portman, Tom Hiddleston, Stellan Skarsgård, Idris Elba, Christopher Eccleston, Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje, Kat Dennings, Ray Stevenson, Zachary Levi, Tadanobu Asano and Jaimie Alexander with Rene Russo & Anthony Hopkins as Odin, “Thor: The Dark World” is directed by Alan Taylor, produced by Kevin Feige, from a story by Don Payne (credit not final) and screenplay by Christopher Yost and Christopher Markus & Stephen McFeely (credit not final) and is based on Marvel’s classic Super Hero Thor, who first appeared in the comic book “Journey into Mystery” #83 in August, 1962. “Thor: The Dark World” is presented by Marvel Studios. The executive producers are Louis D’Esposito, Alan Fine, Stan Lee, Victoria Alonso, Craig Kyle and Nigel Gostelow. The film releases November 8, 2013, and is distributed by Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures.

In addition to “Thor: The Dark World”, Marvel Studios will release a slate of films based on more iconic Marvel characters including “Iron Man 3” on May 3, 2013; “Captain America: The Winter Soldier” on April 4, 2014; “Marvel's The Avengers” sequel (title TBA) on May 1, 2015; and “Ant-Man” on November 6, 2015!

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JDUKE25 - 11/13/2012, 9:57 PM
Looking forward to this movie.
TheMightyTroy - 11/13/2012, 9:57 PM
So keen for this movie! Hoping theres more fighting scenes for the sequeal and loving the changes to Thor's costume
Funsize - 11/13/2012, 10:02 PM
Can't wait!!!
Jollem - 11/13/2012, 10:05 PM
this is my most anticipated out of the next avengers movies

superotherside - 11/13/2012, 10:16 PM
Bring it on the epicness! Ummm... did I just make a new word? :P
Kayo - 11/13/2012, 10:21 PM
yeah!...........Phase 2 is going to be awesome
Howlett - 11/13/2012, 10:26 PM
Chris is Thor!
THORGodOfThunder - 11/13/2012, 10:31 PM
Jollem - 11/13/2012, 10:37 PM

Ace101 - 11/13/2012, 11:02 PM
Are you guys sure it aint just the hidden realm of faerie that was in walt simmons surtur saga.
M3T4LL0 - 11/13/2012, 11:09 PM
TheEnd - 11/13/2012, 11:22 PM
Nice! Now a trailer please! :D
Viking - 11/13/2012, 11:24 PM
He looked bigger in Thor.
AztecRainGod - 11/14/2012, 12:26 AM
Helmet plz. Kthxbye
AztecRainGod - 11/14/2012, 12:30 AM
University of Greenwich doubling as Svartalheim? Interesting. I wonder if any earthly locale has ever doubled as a mythic ancient city before, it might be a first.
Happy11 - 11/14/2012, 12:47 AM
This is my most anticipated marvel movie of next year second overall behind Man of Steel.
AlexDeLarge87 - 11/14/2012, 1:44 AM
Cant wait next year! Gonna be so awesome!:)

Helmet just doesnt work for Thor?

Well design a new helmet if the last one was so hard to wear or not COOL enough (which i thought it was). Thor needs his helmet goddamit.
CorronZenith30 - 11/14/2012, 2:35 AM

Seejay - 11/14/2012, 2:40 AM
A wig in Thor 1 was obvious. And the helmet looks stupid.

Anyways, stoked for this film!
peppy - 11/14/2012, 3:04 AM
The helmet would not be a good look if he would be in battle on film , for ceremonial stuff it's real good though
BlackFlash - 11/14/2012, 4:23 AM
@SaintSpidey67Re - Dont speak for everyone because the moment we saw it in Thor he looked like a dumbass, it made his head look too big and i'm pretty sure thats not going to stay on during a fight.
marvel72 - 11/14/2012, 5:20 AM
most anticipated movies of marvel phase 2

1st guardians of the galaxy
2nd thor the dark world
3rd iron man 3
4th captain america the winter soldier
5th ant-man

most anticipated comic book movies of 2013

1st thor the dark world
2nd iron man 3
3rd man of steel
4th kick ass 2
Hulksmash77 - 11/14/2012, 5:39 AM
AztecRainGod - 11/14/2012, 6:07 AM

While I do want Thor to wear a helmet at least once or twice, I also think the movie helmet design looks goofy.
AztecRainGod - 11/14/2012, 6:10 AM
AztecRainGod - 11/14/2012, 6:11 AM
This one looks alot better.
AlexDeLarge87 - 11/14/2012, 6:44 AM
Like i said... should design a new helmet then.
CharlesLord - 11/14/2012, 7:58 AM
i find it hard to believe that hes getting big on a no carb diet. And the helmet works for ceremonies and similar things but I agree that it doesnt look like it would stay on during battle. Good article tho
KaneVonDoom - 11/14/2012, 8:11 AM
The Helmet in Thor was a good attempt and looked great for what it was but I feel it was a good move to have him go without. I am all for a redesign and feature it in maybe an end fight or another type of ceremony.

Either way, I am struggling to determine if Thor:TDW or Guardians of the Galaxy is my most anticipated Phase 2.
Kevinwillpeabodyproperties - 11/14/2012, 8:23 AM
People, he is very good looking they r not going to do anything that will in any way cover his face(helmet). He is paid to be Thor and to look good. We like him being Thor, girls like him being godly

Helmet would look badass tho
thingrock4 - 11/14/2012, 5:25 PM

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