Lead actor for "Thor" may have been found in Chris Hemsworth. The 25-year-old who was recently seen portraying Captain Kirk's father, George, in "Star Trek" has been reported to be in final talks with Marvel Studios to star as the hammer-wielding superhero in the upcoming comic books adaptation.
Words are, Chris will be playing the part in both "Thor" and Marvel's other superhero movie, "The Avengers". Chris had previously read for the part but wasn't given a test because a casting director had passed on him early on. His competition for the role included "G.I. Joe: Rise of Cobra" star Channing Tatum, "True Blood" actor Alexander Skarsgard and his own brother Liam Hemsworth.
An adaptation of the comic book franchise launched in 1962, "Thor" will be set in modern time. It tells the story of a Norse god, Thor, who develops a protective affinity for humans after his father Odin banishes him to Earth, in order to teach him a lesson in humility.
Paramount Pictures will distribute the superhero film across theaters on May 20, 2011.
Tuesday, May 19, 2009
Kirk's Dad To Wield Thor's Hammer
I think Chris Hemsworth is a solid choice by Marvel to play Thor. He does seems slightly young for the role, but I think he can pull it off. He was fine as George Kirk on Star Trek and I'm sure he will perform better in Marvel's Thor. Speaking of Star Trek, the review should go live sometime this week. I have been alittle under the weather lately, but do feel better now.