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Chris Hemsworth is Thor Thor Thor!

Chris Hemsworth is Thor Thor Thor!

Aussie actor Chris Hemsworth has been chosen to play thunder god Thor in Marvel Studios’s live-action film due out in theaters on May 20, 2011.

Thor will be directed by Kenneth Branagh (Much Ado About Nothing, Sleuth). Daniel Craig reportedly turned down the lead role of Thor.

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Hemsworth, 25, is best known for playing the father of Captain Kirk (Chris Pine) in the opening scenes of Star Trek, in theaters now.

WHAT DO YOU THINK of Chris Hemsworth as Thor — YAY or NAY?

P.S. Chris‘s equally-as-handsome younger brother Liam Hemsworth was recently as Miley Cyrus‘s love interest in The Last Song.

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67 Responses to “Chris Hemsworth is Thor Thor Thor!”

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  1. 1
    Anna Says:

    I would have preferred Kevin McKidd.

  2. 2
    smart***** to 488 Says:

    he will be better than Daniel

  3. 3
    ?? Says:

    daniel craig would have been better

  4. 4
    T Says:

    sounds like a feast for the eyes

  5. 5
    Imzadi Says:

    Aaah. Kirks Daddy. nice.

  6. 6
    better director please Says:

    HE WOULD BE PERFECT ….BUT THE DIRECTOR NEEDS
    WORK.. KENNETH BRANAUGH.. PLEASE IT WOULD BE LIKE KEVIN
    SMITH DOING A SHAKESPEARE MOVIE.. WHAT A ERROR THAT WOULD BE..

    FYI DO YOU REALLY THINK THAT JOHNNY DEPP OR LEO DICAPRIO
    OR KEVIN SPACEY COULD PLAY FRANK SINATRA..!! NEVER !!

    SOME ONE THAT KNOWS SUPERHERO COMIC BOOKS

  7. 7
    maddi Says:

    hes awesome, so glad hes become successful in the states :D

  8. 8
    maddi Says:

    hes awesome, so glad hes become successful in the states :D

  9. 9
    mertz Says:

    this is kinda unexpected. i wish they had picked someone else.

  10. 10
    hwooddood Says:

    this is great…but when the heck are they going to make a captain america?

  11. 11
    hwooddood Says:

    this is great…but when the heck are they going to make a captain america?

  12. 12
    Jen Says:

    I don’t know him! but he’s cute and it’s always good to give new people chances so why not, good for him

  13. 13
    Sheema Says:

    Actually he is best known for being on the Aussie soap Home & Away

  14. 14
    Fairycake Says:

    Isnt he that guy from Aussie soap Home and Away?

  15. 15
    gigi Says:

    Oh, dear God, YAY! He was total hotness in Star Trek, made my puzzy clench! Hehehe! Spock too!

    I can’t wait to see him in a tight suit! Hehehe! He’s ten times cuter than Bad Pitt ever was.

  16. 16
    Fairycake Says:

    @Sheema:

    Great minds think a like :)

  17. 17
    marie Says:

    Sounds good to me, i used t love him in home and away !

  18. 18
    lalalara Says:

    aww i remember watching him on home and away! :)
    Kim!
    and yes i agree, that’s what he’s well known for, well in the UK and AU probably.

    well done! just like Isla Fisher going from home and away/soap-land to Hollywood!

  19. 19
    taylorswiftfan Says:

    He was complete hotness in Star Trek. Too bad he died so quickly.
    Would have been nice to see Kirk & Kirk together! LORDAMERCY

  20. 20
    vmars111 Says:

    Hmm, didn’t know he was Aussie. But dear god, I bet he will be compared to Chris Pine (who share the same first name, played his father on Star Trek, and looks eerily similar) for the rest of his career. Heck, I thought the default picture of him was Chris Pine!

  21. 21
    so errr Says:

    he’s gorgeous and manly

  22. 22
    h. Says:

    Nice. What a cutie. I had zero interest in Thor but now I don’t think I’d mind staring at that for two hours. lol

  23. 23
    Mel Says:

    that’s our chris! he’s making us aussie’s proud!
    do glad to see him doing so well

  24. 24
    alice Says:

    HE’S SEXXXXXXAY !
    (:

  25. 25
    meh Says:

    OMG! haven’t seen him in ages since H&A! He looks different without his long hair

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