Brad’s the Pitts!  And bye-bye Matthew McConaughey.  And if you’re still debating Team Peeta or Team Gale, you may as well join Team Fail!

Nope, not only have the Marvel Super Heroes conquered the box office, but the hearts and hormones of a sizable chunk of their audience– specifically the chunk that enjoys hunks!

People Magazine has announced their annual ‘Sexiest Man Alive!’ This is always one of their biggest honors of the  year… not to mention one of their most controversial (crowds actually gathered outside their office in protest the year Ryan Gossling lost to Bradley Cooper).  The announcement of this year’s most perfect of male specimens was made by Jimmy Kimmel, with the recipient himself on Skype, at first incognito answering ‘yes/no’ questions from the audience, who were attempting to guess his identity.  After a few super hero-skewing inquiries, the crowd guessed correctly.

Mirror, mirror on the wall, who’s the sexiest one of all?

None other than the Norse God of Thunder, Thor!  Oh, ahem, I mean Chris Hemsworth, the Australian Adonis who brought the Norse God of Thunder to life in three Marvel movies, with at least two more on the way.

Upon Kimmel bestowing the honor on him, Hemsworth expressed, “Thank you very much for the trophy. I’m most excited about the alive portion of that statement. I’m flattered. Thank you, Jimmy.”  He also laid to rest any idea that there may be any hard feelings from his also hot younger brother Liam, saying “Liam is good. We’ve been throwing sexy looks back and forth all week. So he’s been a real team player through this.”  And keeping it in the family, he also thanked his parents, “for putting this together.”

But Thor isn’t the only hero taking over.  All three of the Hollywood hunks on the cover double as Marvel stars in the movies.  Also depicted is Idris Elba, Hemsworth’s ‘Thor’ co-star who appears as Heimdall, the Asgardian gatekeeper in both films in that franchise and who will surely play a role in the upcoming third film ‘Ragnarok’.

In addition, they are joined by Chris Pratt, the equal-parts hunky and goofy star of ‘Guardians of the Galaxy.’  Pratt had previously been known as chunky, lovable Andy Dwyer on the sitcom ‘Parks and Recreation’, but seriously slimmed down first to appear first in ‘Zero Dark Thirty’ and then ‘GotG.’

And who’s to say what other super goodies appear inside the magazine?  ‘GotG’ might be the highest grossing movie of the year, but second up is ‘Captain America: The Winter Soldier‘ starring a not-too-shabby Chris Evans and Anthony Mackie.  Not to mention Sebastian Stan, but he might be too “up and coming” to qualify, just yet.

What do you think?  Who is the hottest super hero?  Does Thor deserve the honor?  Comment below!

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