Exclusive: Updates on The Avengers

The God of Thunder is landing in the United States this Friday when Thor hits theaters nationwide and production is already underway on Marvel Studios’ The Avengers, set to bring Chris Hemsworth back to the big screen as the Asgardian hero. This afternoon, ComingSoon.net/SuperHeroHype had the opportunity to speak exclusively with the cast of this week’s release and, while the full video interviews will arrive shortly, here’s what the talent had to say in regard to the 2012 ensemble film.

Hemsworth, of course, is a lock for the team film, though he still has some time before he heads back to New Mexico.

“We start shooting in a couple of weeks,” he said, “which I knew that we were going to do when I signed on for ‘Thor,’ but it’s certainly on the forefront now as the next challenge with another big group of actors that I admire hugely. I’m very excited.”

“I can’t talk about that,” laughed Jaimie Alexander, who portrays the warrior Sif, about her possible return to the Marvel Universe, “And the funny thing is, it’s because I don’t know. A lot of times they don’t tell us things until the very end, so I can safely say I have no clue. It would be awesome, though. I’d be totally willing to do it.”

Also confirmed for The Avengers is Tom Hiddleston, reprising his role of Loki.

“I will be [heading to Albuquerque] soon,” he smiled, “That is a dead-set certainty. I’m so excited. Loki has big plans… and it’s going to take eight superheroes to stop him this time as opposed to just his chunky brother.”

Eight superheroes could lead to some speculation, as the cast is sure to include Hemsworth as Thor, Robert Downey Jr. as Iron Man, Chris Evans as Captain America, Mark Ruffalo as the Hulk, Jeremy Renner as Hawkeye, Scarlett Johansson as Black Widow and Samuel L. Jackson as Nick Fury. Does the eighth hero refer to Cobie Smulders’ Maria Hill, or is there still a bit of surprise casting in store? Check back with ComingSoon.net for updates as they become available.

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