Is ‘Thor’ planning a visit to this movie set?

Written by By Staff Writer The people of Raby have launched a campaign to get actor Chris Hemsworth to attend a film festival they’re hosting The set of Thor will have a cinematic moment…

Is 'Thor' planning a visit to this movie set?

Written by By Staff Writer

The people of Raby have launched a campaign to get actor Chris Hemsworth to attend a film festival they’re hosting

The set of Thor will have a cinematic moment of its own this year.

On the heels of the release of the latest Marvel superhero blockbuster, the residents of Raby in Devon, a small, picturesque town in southwest England, are inviting “Thor” himself, Chris Hemsworth, to come play in their village.

Raby, 90 miles west of London, was one of many British locations used for filming of the “Avengers” movie and now they’re hoping to lure him home.

Chris Hemsworth in “Thor: Ragnarok” Credit: Disney

The residents want to host a film festival inspired by the fictional Ragnarok, an end of the world for those evil forces. That might entail “Avengers” auditions.

They’ve embarked on a charm offensive and their Facebook page is already filled with enthusiastic fans eager to make Hemsworth and his alter ego, Marvel hero Thor, feel at home.

“We are excited to unveil an exciting new event that will be coming to Raby,” said the community’s leading councillor, Matthew Copeland. “It will be designed to entertain the local community.”

He described the festival as a new twist on the long tradition of shows, films and barbecues which are fixtures of any summer at Raby.

“Over the years, we have seen Thor filmed at Raby and have many memories of this filming. We want to bring this wonderful and popular character home, where he belongs,” Copeland said.

Chris Hemsworth and Jessica Chastain in “The Mountain Between Us” Credit: MGM

“This film festival is inspired by the film, so we hope Thor will attend and participate in everything from a live screening of Ragnarok to a Hemsworthed fable workshop or anything else we can think of which will promote peace, love and joy.”

He added: “We love this character so much here in Raby. We have held movie nights in parks since the 80s, we have birthed our own superheroes — in the good, the bad and the evil — and we would love to show him his home.”

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