Chris Hemsworth hilariously chooses Michael Pena as the Marvel Cinematic Universe’s hottest Chris. The two star in the upcoming Nicolai Fuglsig-directed flick, 12 Strong, tackling the real-life story of CIA paramilitary officers and U.S. Special Forces sent to Afghanistan immediately after the September 11 terrorist attacks. The movie is based on Doug Stanton’s non-fiction book, Horse Soldiers.
It’s no secret that the Marvel Studios are chockfull of namesakes. There are the Toms: Holland and Hiddleston; Benedicts: Cumberbatch and Wong; and Pauls: Bettany and Rudd, but out of them, the Chrises win the most number of actors with the same names tallying to a total of three actors: Evans, Pratt, and Hemsworth. This coincidence has sparked numerous conversations among fans regarding the best, most handsome or hottest Chris there is in the franchise. However, when the Australian actor was asked about the same thing, instead of the obvious choice of choosing himself, he opted for a rather different person: Pena.
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Sitting down with blogxilla while promoting his latest film, Hemsworth decidedly crowned his co-star, who was also present during the interview, as the hottest Chris out there, explaining: “He’s the only man that comes to my brain when you talk about hotness.” Pena, in return jokingly asked if he is Chris Pena so he fits the bill of the options and then belatedly took a jab on his cast mate by commenting: “Way to not answer that question.” What makes the whole scene funnier is that the Australian actor was very deadpan when he answered and stuck to it before they all burst out laughing in the end. Check out the clip which was posted on Instagram below:
The debate of who the hottest Chris in Hollywood is has been going on for years and remains to be a favorite topic of discussion among fans. However, it once again made the headlines when Ryan Reynolds, who lives a double life as the unfiltered Deadpool was presented with the query. Using his signature wit and humor, the Canadian actor was cleverly able to dodge picking just one from the bunch and just named all of them — including Chris Pine, because why not have them all?
Aside from co-starring in the upcoming war drama film, both Hemsworth and Pena are also mainstays in the MCU. The Australian actor is of course known as Thor, while his versatile co-star stole the hearts of many as Scott Lang’s hilarious sidekick Luis in Ant-Man. Given how big the franchise is, it’s currently unknown whether Odinson and the chatty ex-con will ever get to interact onscreen, but the two are slated to reprise their respective roles in two out of the three Marvel Studios films this year. Hemsworth will be back to join his fellow Avengers as they try to stop Mad Titan Thanos from executing his universe-altering plans in May’s Avengers: Infinity War, while Pena is set to return in Ant-Man And The Wasp come July.
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