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Dwayne Johnson Is 2013’s Top-Grossing Actor

Dwayne JohnsonDwayne "The Rock" Johnson has been named 2013's top-grossing actor.

The four movies the 42-year-old star appeared in this year - Fast & Furious 6, G. I. Joe: Retaliation, Pain & Gain, and Snitch - banked a collective $1.3 billion at the global box office, putting him just ahead of second-placed Robert Downey Jr., who only released one movie in 2013, the highest-grossing production Iron Man 3, which took $1.2 billion.
Despicable Me 2 star Steve Carrell ranked third, with his work - including The Way Way Back and The Incredible Burt Wonderstone - bringing in $964 million, while WWE Superstar Dwayne's Fast & Furious 6 co-star, Riddick actor Vin Diesel placed fourth with $887 million.

Gravity and The Heat's successes with audiences helped propel Sandra Bullock to number five in the list - compiled by Forbes - with her movies grossing a total of $862 million this year. In sixth place was another Fast & Furious 6 actor, the late Paul Walker, who passed away last month after a car accident, bringing in $789 million, all of which came from the latest installment of the action franchise.

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Thor: The Dark World trailer [Video!]

Thor The Dark World poster

The long-awaited trailer for Thor: The Dark World is finally here, offering a look at the main characters in the film, like Malekith (played by Christopher Eccleston.) Thor: The Dark World hits theaters on November 8, 2013.

Just as Marvels “Thor: The Dark World” continues the big-screen adventures of Thor, the Mighty Avenger, as he battles to save Earth and all the Nine Realms from a shadowy enemy that predates the universe itself. In the aftermath of Marvels “Thor” and “Marvels The Avengers,” Thor fights to restore order across the cosmos…but an ancient race led by the vengeful Malekith returns to plunge the universe back into darkness. Faced with an enemy that even Odin and Asgard cannot withstand, Thor must embark on his most perilous and personal journey yet, one that will reunite him with Jane Foster and force him to sacrifice everything to save us all.

Check out the trailer after the break!

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Chris Hemsworth Signs Up For In The Heart Of The Sea

Chris HemsworthChris Hemsworth will star in In The Heart Of The Sea.

The Snow White And The Huntsman actor is set to take on the lead role of a first mate who loses out on being captain of Nantucket whaling ship the Essex in 1820 to a better connected rival. When the vessel is destroyed by a sperm whale, he bravely leads a total of 20 crewmen to safety in South America where they are forced to become cannibals to survive. Only eight were eventually rescued. The book is based on the true story which inspired Moby Dick.

Joe Roth will produce the movie with Paula Weinstein, Will Ward and Palak Patel while the script has been written by Blood Diamond writer Charles Leavitt.

It was recently revealed that Chris will return for a sequel to Snow White and the Huntsman. The fantasy adventure movie - starring Kristen Stewart and Chris as the titular characters - took more than $55 million at the box office over its opening weekend, leading to Warner Bros. greenlighting a follow-up.


Snow White and the Huntsman Sequel Confirmed

Snow White and the HuntsmanA Snow White and the Huntsman sequel has been confirmed.

The fantasy adventure movie - starring Kristen Stewart and Chris Hemsworth as the titular characters - took more than $55 million at the box office over its opening weekend, leading to Warner Bros. greenlighting a follow-up.

David Koepp has been commissioned to write the new script, which will pick up after the events of the first movie. Kristen and Chris will return as they are both optioned for two more movies although it is unclear if there will be a role for Charlize Theron's evil queen. There is also no word on if director Rupert Sanders - who made his feature film debut with Snow White and the Huntsman - will return for the sequel.

Chris and Kristen have previously joked that they are writing the follow-up but conceded it probably wouldn't be very successful. When Kristen was asked if she was writing a movie with boyfriend Robert Pattinson, the actress said, "No," but Chris claimed he and the actress are working on a script.

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Charlie Sheen to Appear at MTV Movie Awards

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Charlie SheenCharlie Sheen will make a surprise appearance at the MTV Movie Awards 2012.

The former Two and a Half Men actor has been lined up for a stint on stage at this weekend's ceremony according to a report. Charlie will introduce a tribute to party films and will announce musical act Wiz Khalifa, who was recently arrested for marijuana possession.

"Even though Charlie has cleaned up his act, he still has a sense of humor about his out-of-control days," a source told E! News.

"It's all going to be a really big party moment," another source said.

Also at the event on Sunday night Kristen Stewart will present a section with her Snow White and the Huntsman co-star Chris Hemsworth. Meanwhile, her boyfriend and The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 2 co-star Robert Pattinson will not be attending this year. Russell Brand will host the bash.


Chris Hemsworth ‘Disappointed’ by Schwarzenegger Comparisons

Chris HemsworthChris Hemsworth is "disappointed" by Arnold Schwarzenegger comparisons.

The Hollywood hunk wants to be seen as more than just an action film star and rejects comparisons with the Terminator actor.

"I got asked the other day, did you always want to be the next Schwarzenegger? I was really disappointed, like I thought, you know, that I'd chosen these scripts and loved them because they had real actors in them and real story and heart, and sometimes with films the action overshadows anything else. It was at a press conference and I looked around and thought, is someone going to defend me? Please!"

Comparisons with the actor-turned-politician stem from Chris's action film track record. The 28-year-old actor - who is currently starring in The Avengers alongside Scarlett Johansson and Samuel L. Jackson - believes his latest movie, Snow White and the Huntsman is "pretty dark" in parts: "It's certainly a big, summer... film, there are moments of fun and moments of action and also loads of tragedy and it's pretty dark."

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Chris Hemsworth Was Apprehensive About Avengers Role

Chris Hemsworth as ThorChris Hemsworth was initially apprehensive about starring in The Avengers.

The actor admits he wasn't sure about taking on the role of Thor in the superhero ensemble movie because there were so many big names in it. "I kept getting asked beforehand who was going to be the biggest diva and who was going to manage all the egos," he said, speaking about the movie.

However, Chris had nothing to worry about and says everyone got on great as they were all there to make the best movie possible:

"I hadn't worked with any of the guys before and it was great. I don't know if they're normally like that but everyone was well behaved. There were no big egos. I think the days of that sort of attitude are gone because films nowadays rely a lot more on concept than on individual stars and it keeps everyone in check. The movie is about teamwork and because each of us had done our individual films, we had a strong idea of who the characters were, so all we had to do was put the pieces together rather than work out what our solo journey was. It was much easier than sharing the load."


Tom Hiddleston’s Avengers Hug

Tom Hiddleston and Chris Hemsworth in The AvengersTom Hiddleston felt like he was having a "group hug" on the set of The Avengers.

The British actor portrays his Thor' character Loki in the forthcoming Marvel comic book movie, and while the film's big cast - including Robert Downey Jr, Scarlett Johansson and Chris Hemsworth - was slightly intimidating at first, he admits the group got along famously quickly.

"For the first 10 minutes after you meet them, they have the wattage and charisma of movie stars. Then you have a coffee with them and you realize we're all the same, we're all just people. All of the actors in The Avengers are so nice. Marvel has these code names for projects and the code name for The Avengers was Group Hug. It felt very much like a group hug on set."

Tom - who is the villain of the film - admits his favorite part of the movie was getting to do his own stunts: "My favorite moment on set was filming at a NASA location the size of a cathedral. I flew around like a trapeze artist in a rocket-testing facility in the company of Samuel L. Jackson and Jeremy Renner. That was a pretty good day at work."


Video: The Avengers trailer

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Get a look at the first trailer for Marvel's The Avengers - the movie hits theaters May 4, 2012, which can't come fast enough for us!


VIDEO: Watch a Thor and Captain America Tag Team Fight

Can't wait for the epic Joss Whedon-directed Avengers movie? Yeah, we can't either. Thankfully for all of our sakes, someone in Cleveland happened to film an aerial view of a fighting scene with Thor Chris Hemsworth and Captain America Chris Evans. Check it out above!

The Avengers is due in theaters May 4, 2012.

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