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Millions of fans flocked to theaters to see him as the God of Thunder in the blockbuster film THOR last summer and are eagerly anticipating his next potential hit Marvel movie, THE AVENGERS, in the spring. This June, they can meet Chris Hemsworth as he headlines Wizard World Philadelphia Comic Con at the Pennsylvania Convention Center on Saturday, June 2, where he will sign autographs, pose for photo ops and greet well-wishers.
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"...The Universal Pictures panel followed, presenting the first look at the cast and concept art of Snow White and the Huntsman. As large crowds piled into the auditorium, the moderator introduced first-time film director Rupert Sanders, presenting a reel of his previous work on video game commercials to perk the audience’s excitement for this freshman filmmaker. Sanders has an obvious eye for camera movement and actor blocking, as witnessed in his superbly crafted Halo 3 and Call of Duty spots. Hollywood producer Joe Roth (Alice in Wonderland) accompanied Sanders, telling the crowd the filmmakers “want to make the definitive version of the Grimm’s Fairy Tale, on a scale of Lord of the Rings.”
Cheers erupted when the attractive cast strutted onto stage, including Thor’s Chris Hemsworth, Charlize Theron, and Twilight’s Kristen Stewart. The film hasn’t even begun shooting yet, so Sanders and Roth depended heavily on concept art with the actors in costume to create buzz about the film’s prospects. A low budget (by Hollywood standards) test short film directed by Sanders also showed his tonal intent with the material, which looks like an impressionist cross between the visual styles of Zach Snyder and Tarsem Singh. Sanders confirmed his desire for a moody approach by saying, “It’s not going to be a little girl sitting by a well with tweety birds.”
Luckily, the panel saved the best for last. One of the final images shown was of the “eight dwarfs” lined up in battle garb, an impressive group played by the likes of Ray Winstone, Eddie Marsan, Ian McShane, and Nick Frost just to name a few. “This is my version of a British SAS squad,” Sanders hilariously mused, rousing the crowd one last time before departing the stage. We should all get ready for some revisionist fairytale mythology to be released in summer 2012..."
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Chris Hemsworth, Charlize Theron, Kristen Stewart and Sam Claflin won't begin filming Snow White and the Huntsman until August, but Theron already predicts "[Kristen]'s going to give me a run for my money." Here, they pose for photos on July 24.