Thor’s Chris Hemsworth and Captain America’s Chris Evans on Comic Books and FansPosted 9:28 am on Monday, April 25th, 2011 by John 'Spartan' Nguyen
The Daily Record interviewed Chris Hemsworth (Thor) and Chris Evans (Captain America) on comic books and fans respectively. Here’s Chris Hemsworth if he was a fan of comic books.
“I’d never really read a comic book. I never came across them. It’s funny but, since I moved to America, you see comic book stores everywhere, far more than I saw growing up in Australia.
But since I got Thor, I’ve dived into reading this stuff and it’s incredible – great writing, incredible art work.
So my hat goes off to an art form that I came to a little late. But I’m very excited to be part of it now.”
If an actor can portray the character correctly, it really doesn’t matter if he’s been a fan of the source material beforehand. But the actor taking on the role should be really into the character he is playing.
Chris Evans is an actor after my own heart. He knows that starring as Captain America is a big deal, and that he’s devoted to doing the character right, and that is why I applaud him.
“At the end of the day we are doing this for the fans and, if they are not happy, we have missed the mark.
So obviously you go into as much research as you can with the comic books.”
Chris Evans talks about why Captain America is different from other heroes, since he was chosen to become one by the government.
“Steve is the underdog. Unlike most superheroes, who were born with their powers or given them by accident, he was chosen as he is a good man with an unshakeable moral compass.
When given this power, most people would become corrupted by it but he won’t.”
Thor hits theaters on May 6, 2011 and Captain America: The First Avenger hits theaters on July 22, 2011.
Source: The Daily Record
John “Spartan” Nguyen is the editor-in-chief at Nerd Reactor and is based in Orange County, CA. He is a graphic designer and illustrator.