It’s the warfare between Jonas brothers and Hemsworth brothers we’ve all been waiting for.
Nick Jonas, Joe Jonas, and Kevin Jonas visited The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon on Tuesday night’s episode to promote their upcoming Olympic Dreams Featuring Jonas Brothers special on NBC, as well as their memoir, Blood.
While Fallon mentioned that the book’s title refers to the fact the band is brothers, Joe humorously corrected him that that actually isn’t where the name is derived from. They named the memoir Blood because of the recent Social Gloves: Battle of the Platforms event, which saw stars from YouTube and TikTok going head-to-head in a series of boxing matches.
“Actually, that’s not the reason,” Joe said. “We’re gonna take note from all the YouTubers that are having these boxing matches and we’re gonna have a big UFC match. It’s gonna be us [Jonas brothers] versus the Hemsworth brothers.” When Fallon looked amazed, he added, “The Hemsworths haven’t emailed us back yet, but it’s gonna be big.”
Fallon wasn’t the only one thrown by the statement. Even Kevin asked his brother, “Did you just say it’s gonna be us against Thor?”
Jimmy Fallon suggested that maybe the Jonas brothers could fight with other Hemsworth brothers. Joe replied wittily, “A little bit closer to our height as well.”
With the Olympics approaching, the band also teased their upcoming sports special. The singers will be trying out gymnastics, track and field, and BMX racing for the special. Helping the trio along the way will be Laurie Hernandez (Rio Games gold medal gymnast), Nastia Liukin (five-time Olympic medal-winning gymnast), hurdler Sydney McLaughlin (Tokyo qualifier and world record holder), Sanya Richards-Ross (four-time gold medalist in track) and Alise Willoughby (two-time Olympian in BMX racing). Rich Eisen and America’s Got Talent host Terry Crews will be commentators for the special.
Kevin explained the concept: The brothers trained with Olympians for a week and then competed against each other. But it got a little dangerous when Nick broke his rib. He’s feeling better now, although his injury coincided with many jobs, said the youngest member of the band.
“We get it, Nick, you’re famous,” Joe replied.
Olympic Dreams Featuring Jonas Brothers premieres Wednesday, July 21 at 8 p.m. ET on NBC. Blood: A Memoir By the Jonas Brothers will be published by Dey Street Books and available to purchase on Nov. 9.