“Comin’ in hot!”: Chris Hemsworth to visit Cowra following viral campaign

The Thor star is set to visit Cowra after locals campaigned for the Thor star to pay a visit.
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Chris Hemsworth is set to pay a visit to the regional town of Cowra after Cowra Tourism kicked off their viral #GetChrisToCowra campaign last week.

WATCH: Get Chris to Cowra campaign

The clever advertisement aimed at the Hollywood Hunk showcased the town’s beauty, while also raising the possibility of erecting a statue called ‘The Big Chris’ inspired by Coffs Harbour’s iconic ‘Big Banana’ statue.

“The Big Chris – four storeys tall and a beard like spun canola,” the video joked. “This could make him really famous.”

They added that they’d love the star to come and have a “chin wag” and “get on the sauce”.

Cowra Tourism joked that they could erect ‘The Big Chris’ (Credit: Cowra Tourism)

In a welcome surprise to locals, it seems the campaign worked perfectly, with Chris reposting the video to his Instagram on Tuesday morning while accepting the town’s gracious invite.

“Big love to all the folks in Cowra for this amazing campaign, warmed my heart and made me smile!” Chris said in his post.

“I’m off shooting a film overseas soon but upon return next year, I’m comin in hot!”

“Like many regional towns around Australia, Cowra has suffered from a lack of tourism due to COVID-19 pandemic. So when things open up be sure to check out all the amazing places Australia has to offer!”

The cheeky campaign caught the eye of Chris. (Credit: Cowra Tourism)

Cowra Tourism couldn’t contain their excitement over the welcome news, writing on Instagram, “We’re simply lost for words. Thank you to the Cowra community and all our supporters for getting behind this campaign!”

“A big thanks to Chris Hemsworth as well for being a good sport. WE CAN’T WAIT TO SEE YOU IN BEAUTIFUL COWRA!”

Cowra Tourism manager Glenn Daley added that they were in “disbelief” over the Avengers star accepting the invitation.

“I was actually out in the paddock doing some farm stuff, and the assistant manager called and said ‘we’ve got him’!” he told ABC News.

WATCH: Chris Hemsworth takes kids surfing

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As for what activities Glenn has planned for their red carpet arrival, he said, “We’ll definitely take him out to dinner [and] have a couple of beers with him.

“I’d love to take him out onto (Wyangala) dam where he can have a surf.

“I’m sure the phrase “Chris-tastic” will be making it into the Cowra language.”

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