Chris Hemsworth Talks THOR: THE DARK WORLD Workout Regimen

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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