Chris Hemsworth Cast as THOR
After months of speculation about who would be cast as THOR in the live action movie from Marvel studios, it was announced that Aussie newcomer Chris Hemsworth is the lucky guy.
Some of you might know Chris Hemsworth from his recent stint on Star Trek as George Kirk (James T. Kirk’s father). But get ready to see plenty more of him since he has quite a few projects coming up including Joss Whedon’s new horror film, The Cabin in the Woods.
Thor will be directed by Kenneth Branagh with a release date of May, 20, 2011.
As for the story of Thor, well since I am not familiar with the comic book, I’ll just tell you what I have been able to put together. Thor is a God who has been put into the body of a medical student, Donald Blake, by his father in order to teach him some humility. At some point Thor discovers who he really is and learns how to change back and forth between his human alter ego and the God form.
I’m actually looking forward to the movie mostly because of Kenneth Branagh directing. And now I’m curious to see how Chris Hemsworth holds his own.