Chris Hemsworth looks tired, promotes ‘Rush’ in Japan: would you hit it?


Here are some new photos of The Largely Absent Chris Hemsworth, still in Japan. He arrived in Japan several days ago to promote Thor 2: The Dark Loki, and I guess he stayed to do some promotion for Rush (the film he cares about more than Thor). He was joined by director Ron Howard and Daniel Bruhl. I’m still kind of sad that Daniel missed out on getting his first-ever Oscar nomination for Rush. Daniel was nominated for every other major award for his performance, but the Oscars weren’t feeling it.

I really don’t have that much to say about these pics… I guess Chris only brought the one (awful) suit, because this is the same thing he wore to the Thor 2 premiere event too. While I was initially feeling his darker hair a few months ago, the dark hair slicked back look is… well, I’m not feeling it. He looks like Aussie Mafia.

Meanwhile, as I’m sure everyone has already seen, there are some GIFs and stills of Tom Hiddleston’s first audition to be Thor. They are even more cheeseball than you’d imagine, and I’ve been giggling all morning. You can see the GIFs here. There’s no video I can find.

PS… I’m really feeling Daniel in these photos. Usually I’m not into him but damn.




Photos courtesy of WENN.

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16 Responses to “Chris Hemsworth looks tired, promotes ‘Rush’ in Japan: would you hit it?”

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  1. Anna says:

    First in the hitting line, baby.

  2. Jen34 says:

    Duh. Of course I would.

    I might have some left over for Ron Howard, too. I have always been drawn to him. He seems like one genuinely decent guy. Has anyone ever heard a bad word about him?

  3. Marty says:

    Can will be let the ‘largely absent Chris Hemswoth’ go. It’s been three months, the man get ragged on when he doesn’t promote and ragged on when he does?

    Can’t we just oggle the pretty, please?

  4. lunchcoma says:

    The poor boy probably has jet lag. He’s still really damn pretty, though my thoughts about him tend to veer toward the platonic.

    Tired or not, those audition tapes made me very glad that Tom was cast as Loki and Chris as Thor.

    • Emma - the JP Lover says:

      @Lunchcoma, who wrote: “Tired or not, those audition tapes made me very glad that Tom was cast as Loki and Chris as Thor.”

      I remember reading that Stuart Townsend was cast first as Loki, but he either walked away from the project or was fired just before filming began (I’ve read both versions). Here’s a link to the ‘he was fired’ version:

      Stuart Townsend and Tom Hiddleston ‘do’ have a similar look (see photo of Townsend via the link). I hope Stuart eventually gets to ‘keep’ one of the stellar roles he’s been hired for (he was cast as Aragorn for the “Lord of the Rings” film trilogy, but one month in Peter Jackson thought he looked too young in the Dailies), because I really think he’s an extremely talented and charismatic actor who would have brought a different dynamic to the Loki role.

      Oh don’t get me wrong … Tom Hiddleston rocks the shit as Loki! 🙂

      P.S. Chris Hemsworth will forever be George Kirk to me. 🙂

      • Hiddles forever says:

        As far as I remember Townsend was fired on LOTR set.. He is a primadonna. Maybe Tom is another one, I dunno… Surely Hiddles has more talent than anything Townsend could aspire to in… 1000 years lol

      • Emma - the JP Lover says:

        There are indeed two versions of what went down on the “Lord of the Rings: Fellowship” set, but even 13 or 14 years later Peter Jackson is still saying that Stuart Townsend (who is 14-years younger than Viggo Mortensen) was replaced because he just looked too young for the role on film. Since Peter Jackson directed and was co-producer on the “Lord of the Rings” film trilogy, and would have absolutely nothing to lose in calling out Stuart Townsend for being a temperamental Diva, please excuse me if I choose to take Jackson’s ‘consistent’ word on the matter rather than yours.

        And … I didn’t say Stuart Townsend would make a better Loki than Tom Hiddleston. I said he would have brought a ‘different dynamic’ to the role.

  5. Lolo-ology says:

    Seriously, how is this even a question. I like the suit. ^_^

  6. aquarius64 says:

    Looking hot here. Chris looks hotter in the Thor get-up, especially in Thor 2. I don’t care for how he looks in Rush.

    I saw the deleted scenes from Thor the Dark World, particularly the Thor/Frigga scene. Frankly I think they sacrificed good scenes at the expense of story and supporting characters to pander to the Loki fans and give that character more screen time. The movie could have made MORE money if they kept the scenes in.

    I saw Hiddleston’s audition for Thor. Sorry, even if Hiddleston bulked up, casting him as Thor would have been a wrong call.

    OT – As for Thor 3, I think they are keeping Odin’s fate ambiguous because if it’s written Loki committed regicide to take Asgard’s throne (that’s my vote) it’s a wrap for the God of Mischief. Perceived bad childhood or not, there’s no way to clean that up. Loki would have motive – Odin originally handed down the death penalty to Loki for his war crimes on Earth (Avengers). Frigga convinced Odin to commute the sentence to life in prison. With Frigga dead – a fate Loki indirectly caused when he tipped off Kruse to the passageway to the royal chambers – Odin could have ordered his execution. Kill Odin before Odin kills him.

    I don’t think Marvel Studios wants a villain that’s a fan favorite going out beyond redemption, which is what they did in Thor 2. That could hurt the box office. But frankly, Loki has a third strike coming up – no way he’s a good king on Asgard. Story progression may make it necessary to take Loki down for good.

    • Dommy Dearest says:

      Thor 3 will be Ragnarok which happens when Loki’s son Fenris kills Odin. Since they aren’t (or rather haven’t) introducing Hela, Fenris, Jormungandr, Tess Black or Vali, it’ll most likely be Loki that kills Odin and starts Ragnarok. Therefore if this takes place before Avengers 3- Thor moves Asgard to Earth or Thor escapes (somehow) and is able to be there for A3. If it’s after Avengers 3 then that’s just how they’ll be ending the Thor series and move on to the Young Avengers.

      Odin doesn’t kill comic Loki but instead damns him to a life of torture, isolation, or something else such as how he imprisoned Loki’s children (I’m going by the comics since everyone knows the mythology). There will be nothing other than Odin dying at the hands of Loki or one of his children if they actually use any of them for the movie. Hela is one that can easily be used given she’s the ruler of Asgard’s Hel. OR they will give Ragnarok to Surtur and he’ll the the end all end all of Asgard.

  7. Grant says:

    Jesus. He is delicious, and I like that suit!

  8. I admire Daniel Bruhl and like his low-key demeanor, but it didn’t serve him well with the Oscar voters. He keeps getting meaty roles, so I think he’ll get another chance.

    Never understood the appeal of any of the Hemsworths, but recycled or not, I love the suit.

  9. Jag says:

    (I’m a woman if y’all didn’t know.) I would hit it all day, every day, for as long as I live. lol (Hear that, Chris? Keep me in mind if you divorce. lol)

    I am so glad that Chris got the part of Thor because Tom just isn’t the same. lol (The hair on him just doesn’t do it for me.) I love Tom as Loki and love Chris as Thor. 🙂

  10. Ash says:

    I wouldn’t. He just doesn’t fit my type, and I’m not attracted to him. He’s too “pretty boy” type for my tastes. He is in great shape though.

  11. Hiddles forever says:

    Well Chris is not my type either but if I could catch him up just out of the shower after a divorce (of us both… Lol) Well I’d hit that yes 😉