Quote: "Listen, I wouldn't dream of usurping Daniel Craig's place (in the Bond franchise)... If they were to call, then obviously it would be an interesting prospect, but again, I feel like every actor with a British accent is asked this question!" Thor star Tom Hiddleston brushes off rumours suggesting he is in the running to replace Daniel Craig when he steps down as 007. Idris Elba, Tom Hardy and Benedict Cumberbatch have also been linked to the iconic role.
Fact: Thor star Tom Hiddleston has landed the lead role in King Kong prequel Skull Island. The Brit will team up with filmmaker Jordan Vogt-Roberts, who made his directorial debut last year (13) with indie hit The Kings of Summer, for the project.
Quote: "Turn him into a woman? I don't wanna speak too early and jinx it, but I think it could be my Oscar. It's going to be a big transformation, but I'm willing to take it on." Thor star Chris Hemsworth is excited about experimenting with his Norse god character after Marvel bosses revealed they have recreated the iconic superhero as a woman.
Quote: "I broke a guy's nose and gave him a bloody eye once, with my elbow. It was an accident, kind of. It was actually at a Hollywood party and he made a pass at me and then he got p**sed because he had to see Madonna the next day." Thor: The Dark World star Jaimie Alexander recalls lashing out at a creepy studio executive.
Quote: "At the moment he's quite skinny and vulnerable, so I like to take advantage of that for a second. I feel like the older brother. I saw him a couple of weeks ago and this is the skinniest I've ever seen him! It's like, 'I feel somewhat responsible for you 'cause you're just like a child!'" Actor Liam Hemsworth admits he likes to beat up his brother, fellow screen star Chris, as he no longer has the muscles he had when he filmed superhero franchise Thor. Chris Hemsworth is currently starving himself for a new role in a film about the true events that inspired author Herman Melville to write Moby DICk.
Fact: The Thor sequel The Dark World has helped give Disney executives a record-breaking year after grossing $350 million (£233 million) at the global box office since its debut on 30 October (13). As a result, the studio heads are boasting a year tally of over $3.79 billion - the record their films set in 2010.
Quote: "They usually had a ramp for me to walk up so I could land somewhere near his face." Diminutive actress Natalie Portman needed a height boost for kissing scenes with Chris Hemsworth in their 2011 movie Thor.
Quote: "I remember watching Brideshead Revisited. My sisters and I were the target audience for The Lion King." Thor star Tom Hiddleston was thrilled to play Jeremy Irons' son in Shakespearean Tv drama The Hollow Crown.
Fact: Thor star Chris Hemsworth has bought fellow Australian Paul Hogan's Malibu, California pad for $4.8 million (£3.2 million). The Crocodile Dundee star has pocketed $1 million (£667,000) in the deal - he and his wife, actress Linda Kozlowski, bought the mini-compound last year (12) for $3.8 million (£2.5 million), according to RealEstalker.com.
Fact: Thor star Chris Hemsworth poked fun at his portrayal of British Formula One ace James Hunt on comedian Jimmy Fallon's late-night Tv show in America on Wednesday (18Sep13) by challenging the host to a Go-Kart race around his studio. Hemsworth, who portrays Hunt in Ron Howard's new film Rush, won.
Quote: "Someone said to Chris Evans, 'We heard you're attached and you're going to play Grey' and he said, 'Ah, no someone mentioned it to me.' I was like, 'What is it? I dunno, maybe I'm interested!' I've heard it's some sexual, romantic, trashy... I'm not going to say anything because I haven't read the book. I keep kind of getting in trouble for even entering into a conversation about it!" Thor star Chris Hemsworth on ongoing reports he's set to play the leading man in a movie adaptation of E.L. James' hit erotic novel Fifty Shades of Grey.
Quote: "My mum always used to say to me that, out of her three boys, 'Chris, you were the girl!' I'd speak to her about far more things (than my brothers would) and far more things than she needed to hear about, too. I was a chatty kid." Thor star Chris Hemsworth wasn't always the tough guy growing up.
Fact: The man behind cult TV fantasy drama Game Of Thrones has been appointed the new director of the Thor movie sequel. Alan Taylor, who also worked on The Sopranos, replaces filmmaker Patty Jenkins, who quit the project earlier this month (Dec11) due to creative differences.
Quote: "I get kind of emotional about it. The fact that the cinema is full of people makes me a little weepy." Kenneth Branagh on sneaking into a Los Angeles cinema to watch film fans watch his new blockbuster Thor.
Quote: "Here, you have the rainbow bridge in outer space and not only know they're going to pay for it, but demand that you put it in." Moviemaker Kenneth Branagh had no financial restrictions as he made Thor with a $150 million (£93.8 million) budget.
Quote: "There's a young prince who is supposed to be king, who is suspected by his father of not being up to the job. He does something provocative that ends up in a battle, and he earns his maturity and wisdom and responsibility by paying a price... You could say that I sort of made a version of Thor with my first picture, Henry V." Kenneth Branagh insists he was the perfect choice to direct blockbuster Thor.
Fact: Thor star Chris Hemsworth showed off his hammer skills during a Whack-a-mole game with U.S. chat show host George Lopez on Tuesday night (10May11). The Aussie hunk, who plays the hammer-wielding god of thunder in the new comic book blockbuster, and comedian Lopez donned Viking helmets for the arcade game contest. But Hemsworth was 'hammered' by Lopez 120 points to 110.
Quote: "I was in a bush fire, a helicopter crash, a mud slide, I had a drug problem and then became the sports psychiatrist. I've had about six different kids to several different women. And my character was 17 for about three years." Thor star Chris Hemsworth on his crazy storylines as the star of Aussie TV soap Home & Away.
Quote: "He's a darling fellow, he's as big as a house and built like a concrete shipyard, as we say back home, and very, very fetching with his kit off." Moviemaker Kenneth Branagh on his Thor star Chris Hemsworth.
Quote: "My older brother told me, 'Make sure you keep a hammer', but I forgot and missed my opportunity. I could sell it on eBay and make a quick buck!" Aussie actor Chris Hemsworth regrets not stealing a prop from the set of his new superhero epic Thor.
Quote: "I nearly had a heart attack. (But) you want to do your best for Ken, he brings that out." Actor Chris Hemsworth was terrified after director Kenneth Branagh asked him to prepare for his Thor role by reciting a speech from Shakespeare play Henry V.
Quote: "(Kenneth) Branagh is an extraordinary man. He's such an inspiration to work with because he's so fundamentally basic. He doesn't get lost in all the clouds of nonsense. He just does his job." SIR Anthony Hopkins is looking forward to working with actor/director Branagh on new film Thor.