‘Thor’ Star Calls New Captain America ‘A Bloke,’ Discusses ‘Avengers’ Director Rumors

What does Thor think of Captain America? That’s the question we posed Chris Hemsworth, the star of Marvel Studios’ upcoming live-action “Thor” movie, when we caught him on the red carpet for his brother Liam’s new film, “The Last Song.”

With Chris Evans recently attached to the role of Marvel’s soldier-turned-superhero Steve Rogers, it looks like Hemsworth and Evans will be spending a lot of time together when it comes time to shoot “The Avengers.” Oh, and what about those “Avengers” director rumors we keep hearing about?

“Fantastic,” Hemsworth told MTV News when asked how he feels about Evans being named the “Captain America” lead. “I just found out the other day.”

“He’s great,” he continued. “He’s got a ton of charisma, and he’s a bloke, and I think he has all the points to pull that off.”

As for the rumor that “Clash of the Titans” and “Incredible Hulk” director Louis Leterrier could be a contender for the “Avengers” director chair, Hemsworth said he’s okay with the idea — but admitted that he’s been okay with most of the names thrown around thus far.

“I’ve heard a lot of names bounced around, and then we all gather together next January/February to shoot the thing,” he said. “So, look — any of the people I’ve heard I’d be impressed by. I have no idea who it’s going to be.”

And just in case you missed it last week, be sure to check out what Hemsworth had to say about his “Thor” costume!

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