Chris Hemsworth and Chris Evans of 'The Avengers' talk Thor vs. Hulk
"The Avengers" film brings together some of Marvel's greatest superheroes on the silver screen but actor Chris Evans, who plays Captain America in the film, said that in the battle for the strongest of the group, it is really only a contest between two of the heroes.
"It's got to be a battle between Thor and The Hulk," OnTheRedCarpet.com correspondent George Pennacchio at the film's world premiere in Los Angeles on April 11. "It has to be. Thor is calling down lightning. Hulk is punching jets. I mean it's a tough argument to win."
Chris Hemsworth, who plays Thor, told us that he'd "like to think that" his hero would win. He teased, "There's a bit of that in the movie, which might answer that for you. I don't know if there's an official winner in that anyway but they certainly have their disagreements."
Hemsworth also said it was important that the film satisfy fans of the comic books. "The fans of the comic books and these films are some of the most dedicated fans out there. They know more about your character than you do," he said. "So, you don't want to let them down."
"The Avengers" features characters from the "Iron Man," "Thor," "The Incredible Hulk" and "Captain America" together. Scarlett Johansson reprises her role as Natasha Romanoff / Black Widow from "Iron Man 2" while Robert Downey Jr. returns as Tony Stark / Iron Man. Jeremy Renner plays Clint Barton / Hawkeye and Samuel L. Jackson will reprise his role as Nick Fury. The film also stars Colbie Smulders of "How I Met Your Mother" as Maria Hill, a S.H.I.E.L.D. agent who works closely with Nick Fury.
Fury calls on the heroes to assemble as The Avengers to fight Tom Hiddleston's character Loki, a villain from "Thor" who wants to rule over the human race. It is directed by Joss Whedon and hit theaters May 4, 2012.
Mark Ruffalo takes over the role of Bruce Banner/Hulk from Edward Norton, who played the character in the recent reboot of the Hulk franchise "The Incredible Hulk." Eric Bana played Hulk in Ang Lee's 2003 movie about the hero called "Hulk."
Ruffalo said he is "very thrilled" about the movie coming out. "There's been a lot of talk, you know, about is it going to be any good. Can Mark Ruffalo do it," he said. "And to see it coming to life the way we kind of intended it to is very satisfying."
Check out a trailer for "The Avengers" below.
Reporting by George Pennacchio of KABC Television, parent company of OnTheRedCarpet.com that also produces the entertainment show "On The Red Carpet"(check for local TV listings).