Deadline Hollywood Daily is reporting that Chris Hemsworth has been cast in Marvel Studios’ upcoming big screen Thor movie. The 25 year old Australian actor can currently be seen in the Star Trek reboot as the heroic Captain George Kirk. While he doesn’t have much screen time in Trek, he makes the best of what he was given with a powerful presence and a very memorable sequence.
Will he make a good Thor? I honestly have no idea. I’ve never seen his Australian TV series Home and Away, and Trek was his first big feature. Thor is a larger than life superhero (who also happens to be a God). Kenneth Branagh is directing the film for Marvel with an expected release date of May 20th, 2011.