Evans, Downey Jr. & Hemsworth Talk ‘Avengers’
First Published: July 20, 2011 11:11 AM EDT Credit: Getty Images
LOS ANGELES, Calif. -- It was Chris Evans’ night on Monday at the premiere of “Captain America: The First Avenger,” and his fellow superhero co-stars assembled on the red carpet where they opened up about filming next summer’s highly anticipated “The Avengers.”
“We are in New Mexico, Albuquerque and off to I think Cleveland next week,” Chris Hemsworth, who plays Thor, told Access Hollywood’s Maria Menounos. “Then New York, so [to] be around the country a lot, it’s good.”
The Aussie actor, who portrays the Norse God, warns that Earth’s Mightiest Heroes might also have some of Earth’s biggest heads on their shoulders.
“They all kind of have the same kind of attitude or same kind of egos,” he explained of the rest of the Avengers, which includes Captain America (Evans), Iron Man (Robert Downey Jr.), The Hulk (Mark Ruffalo), Black Widow (Scarlett Johansson) and Hawkeye (Jeremy Renner). “That’s what certainly makes a story interesting is that tension and conflict.”
Chris also hinted at a showdown between Thor and Captain America.
“He’s got a shield, I’ve got a hammer and one’s a god, one’s a human,” he said. “One’s probably a bit more battle smart than the other, but it’ll be a interesting match. I think we’ll get to see some of it in ‘Avengers.’”
Robert Downey Jr. told Maria that he was having a blast suiting up as Iron Man for a third time.
“It’s always a pleasure. I’m a lucky guy… such a fun character,” he said on the red carpet. “It’s really great too working with new folks, like getting to know Chris Hemsworth and Chris Evans and [Mark] Ruffalo.”
Robert also hinted at a superhero showdown amongst the Avenger ranks.
“Some of these characters are really are full of themselves,” he explained. “As we know, Tony has become humbled somewhat… [the story] is really smartly thought out… I suspect [fans] might enjoy it.”
As for the man of the hour and “The First Avenger,” he was just trying to get through his big premiere.
“I just want to get done with this week and I’m in the clear,” Chris Evans told Maria about his movie opening while he films “The Avengers.” “It’s a lot of work right now… you just gotta try and power through it.”
“Captain America: The First Avenger” hits theaters on Friday, and “The Avengers” is slated to debut in May 2012.
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