Thor and Captain America
2011 is going to be an interesting year if you are a fan of Marvel Comics. On April 28, Australian actor Chris Hemsworth will be meeting the audience as The Mighty Thor. On Aug 4, an even more buffed-up Chris Evans (than in Losers) will be tackling the role of the perfect American soldier, Captain America.
Of course, both these heroes will come together in The Avengers on May 3, 2012, along with Iron Man (Robert Downey Jr) and the Hulk (Mark Ruffalo).
Thor – directed by Kenneth Branagh – features amazing talent, including Anthony Hopkins and Natalie Portman.
The story is an origin of sorts about a Norse god who is thrown down to Earth after his arrogance restarts an ancient war in the realm of Asgard. Ironically, it is on Earth that he learns to be a hero ... it helps that he becomes friends with Jane Foster, a determined nurse who looks like Portman.
Similarly, Captain America is an original story about Steve Rogers who volunteers for a top secret research project so he can
Chris Hemsworth is Thor. continue to serve his beloved country. Naturally, out of that experiment comes Captain America, a hero dedicated to defend all things American. Director Joe Johnston has accumulated calibre actors to be in this project, including Hugo Weaving, Stanley Tucci and Tommy Lee Jones.
Chris Evans (with shield) plays Steve Rogers in Marvel Studios’ Captain America:The FirstAvenger.