Kenneth Branagh may have found his Thor


Variety seems to be confirming the rumor broken by some worthless shitmonger that Chris Hemsworth — the 6’3″ Australian actor who played George Kirk (a.k.a. James T. Kirk’s father) in the spectacular opening of J.J. Abrams’ Star Trek — will be the one to wield Mjolnir in director Kenneth Branagh’s upcoming Thor movie for Marvel Studios. For those of you not familiar with Marvel Comics or Norse myth, that means he’s Thor.

This is still an “in final negotiations” thing at the moment, so it’s not a done deal, but if he grows out the hair (again; the photo at right is pre-Trek, I believe), dye it blonde, and pump a bit of iron, and I think he’d be great. Now, who’s Cap?

Hemsworth will next be seen in the Joss Whedon/Drew Goddard-penned horror flick, Cabin in the Woods, as well as the Red Dawn remake (in the Jed Eckert/Patrick Swayze’s role). Yes, you read that right; a Red Dawn remake. But it’s old news.

Thor is currently aiming for a May 20, 2011, release.

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Posted on May 17, 2009 at 23:36 by Gordon@MovieMakeout · Permalink
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  1. Written by Clyde Travers
    on 2009-06-22 at 08:22

    I guess he’ll do fine…I really only know him from the opening of “Star Trek”. Still, Branagh’s proven himself as a director and even more as an actor (like in Valkyrie), so I’ll trust him.

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