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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!”

  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

  26. 26
    Erin Says:

    Yay! for Chris! I’m happy for him!

  27. 27
    yummy..... Says:

    He has gorgeous blue blue eyes, I’ve seen him in interviews and he’s so sexy, he reminds me of a young Brad Pitt only hotter!

  28. 28
    goslingtwilightlover Says:

    He’s hot!

  29. 29
    Rose Says:

    awww…yay for Chris. Good to see him doing well in the States :)

  30. 30
    Derek Says:

    I am not familiar with him at all as an actor. I am going to see “Star Trek” tomorrow though, so I guess I will have a better idea after that. I do think he looks good for the character of Thor as far as his facial look. However, Thor is huge physically. He is just below Hulk scale. No offense to Lou Ferrigno, but the Hulk had to be done digitally to be close to what he is in the comics. Thor really needs someone with the size and physique of The Rock. Chris Hemsworth looks good for the face shots, but he looks small otherwise. Years ago, when “The 13th Warrior” came out, telling Crichton’s version of the Beowulf story, I thought the guy who play Bulwyf (however it was spelled) would have been a perfect Thor. I don’t know how he would have stacked up as an “actor”, but he had the perfect look, face, and size.

  31. 31
    [~☆Fug Face Man!ston☆~] Says:

    daniel craig.. kevin mckidd..? huh? thor’s young and good looking, not old and melting.
    .
    i never heard of this dude but he has the looks for it.

  32. 32
    Anonymous Says:

    HA! i haven’t heard from him since Home and Away…and that was like freakin 5 years ago..LOL! i thought he just disappeared out of nowhere! hope him the best though :)

  33. 33
    soph Says:

    wow he looks alot like chris pine! woohoo! ;)

  34. 34
    stacie Says:

    Good God … he is just as lovely as Chris Pine . Welcome to the new HOT guys of Hollywood. Finally some new fresh hot guys . In love !!!

  35. 35
    LuckyL Says:

    Why is MiHoley such a sl**?

  36. 36
    olivia Says:

    Dont know who he is but he is easy on the eyes.

  37. 37
    ness17 Says:

    I’m from australia and chris used to be in the aussie drama “Home and Away”. He was a hottie then and he is still a hottie now :)

  38. 38
    reverse roles Says:

    I would have preferred to see him play the role of Captain Kirk rather than Pine………..so much hotter and sexier than Pine!

  39. 39
    bebe Says:

    cool kim from home and away is doing well. who would had thought

  40. 40
    hannah Says:

    Jooookes. He use to be on home and away.
    he did a great job on star treck and he looks so much older now he doesnt have to longer blonde hair!

    hes wayyyy hotttt!

  41. 41
    LilBo Says:

    OMG! how is it that american people always have to do movies about things they never had anything to do with. I mean THOR is a wiking God, He belongs to the old norse mythologi and not america, common u guys couldn’t you a least find a scandinavian one to play it so it at least seemed a bit real, considering that they will proberly speak english and not one of the old norse languages. I’m Danish and I bloody proud of it, so why do you have to ruin this for us, jeses man
    it the same thing with the prince and me, it was about the danish and yet they spoke english through most of the movie only a few statist spoke danish. Keep it real folks! subtitles never hurt anyone!

  42. 42
    clair Says:

    i’m sure he’ll be great, but i was hoping Alex Skarsgard would do it.

  43. 43
    Anke Says:

    i soooo hoped for Alexander Skarsgard to be Thor, at least they would have a Swedish guy then. But let´s the what Chris Hemsworth can do with the role.

  44. 44
    Puh lease. Says:

    That’s an announced tragedy. Kenneth Branagh as the director and a no name as Thor. My god, it feels like Ang Lee’s (horrible, horrible, horrible) Hulk all over again.

  45. 45
    Puh lease. Says:

    It seems Marvel ALWAYS wants to screw up the first time* so they can spend millions on a reboot years later.

    *Iron Man is an exception.

  46. 46
    jamie Says:

    This looks like an interesting movie. I wonder if the special effects will be any good. Super hero films are always difficult to make, especiallyw ith an unknown star.

  47. 47
    rozza Says:

    omg thats Kim from Home and Away ( Australia TV) haha wow hes looking stunning go luck to him in hollywood

  48. 48
    **** Says:

    I approve! He looks like a real man. And plus, he isn’t an albino like Kevin McKidd.

  49. 49
    **** Says:

    @better director please: Hey moron. They’re not doing a technicolor Spiderman movie. Thor is going to be like Lord of The Rings meets The Chronicles of Narnia.

  50. 50
    ellie' Says:

    Goodlooking guy thats for sure!!!

  51. 51
    Better choice Says:

    Much better choice than Daniel Craig. DC looks like he should be Thor’s father-he’s way to old for the part. This dude is yummy looking.

  52. 52
    Cito Says:

    YAY ALL THE WAY

  53. 53
    ulik Says:

    I think he should have been cast as Donald Blake and Alexander Skarsgard cast as Thor. I hope that he does well though. He has a hell of a lot of Mighty Thor studying to do and twice as much physical training concentrating on mass and definition. I HIGHLY RECOMMEND THAT FAVREAU AND BRANAGH GET TOGETHER TO MAKE SOME KIND OF CAMEO OF DONALD BLAKE IN IRON MAN 2 TO CREATE SOME BUZZ FOR THE THOR MOVIE!!!!! Thor isn’t popular amongst non-comic readers so casting an unknown is ok for Thor and Loki BUT The Warriors Three, Lady Sif, Surter, and Odin have to be cast by well known actors, aside from an Iron Man 2 cameo. Best of luck but make the cameo happen, it’s highly necessary to help sell the Thor movie.

  54. 54
    ulik Says:

    @Puh lease.: Marvel did’nt screw up their own licensed studio productions(Iron Man & Incredible Hulk) it was the studios that Marvel sold or leased their properties to namely FOX, Universal, Sony, and Paramount. But Fox is the number 1 destroyer of Marvel’s great legends.

  55. 55
    ulik Says:

    I also recomend that he wear some boots that Thor normally does in the comics to help make him tower over all of the rest of the Asgardians and Avengers(except for Giant-Man & The Hulk for obvious reasons).

  56. 56
    Vestes de Cuisine Says:

    Look at those stunning baby blues.

  57. 57
    neur0 Says:

    ok ladies, im sorry, but i dont think he got the role because hes hot, (well maybe, its hollywood, where looks DO mean more than talent), but anyone who knows anything knows that he is going to be a terrible thor, not only is there an extreme lack of physical dimensions, but he can not, and will not, portray the epic, heroic, passionate, fearless god of thunder. Sorry, but this is an epic fail on hollywoods behalf, they should have picked someone whos been in more than a couple tv shows and a movie lol.

  58. 58
    bubbles Says:

    I wanted Alexander Skarsgard…… *sniff…..but maybe he’ll be Captain America. I keep my fingers crossed

  59. 59
    Pedro Galiano Says:

    I think the kid needs work and read very comic books to know well the thunder god but he as the look and the talent. Good work.

  60. 60
    Tom Says:

    Anything To Make Thor Look Like A ***

    I Prefer Tyler Mane

  61. 61
    xalvador Says:

    Id rather have Alexander Skarsgård as Thor, cause 1. he is skandinavian like Thor, he knows the old language, and he looks like a real viking like the rest of us from skandinavia why the hell cast a man from the land down under?

  62. 62
    lara Says:

    He looks more masculine with short hair and facial hair. He should stay shirtless and keep his macho persona in The Perfect Getaway.
    He is the handsomest Aussie stud I’ve ever seen to date. I love him.

  63. 63
    lara Says:

    @bubbles: Chris Evans from F4 is Captain America. :-(

  64. 64
    woman Says:

    @??: Daniel Craig is ugly. Really.

  65. 65
    Susanna Says:

    @yummy…..:Yup, Hemsworth is the hottest actor ever!!!

  66. 66
    Susanna Says:

    @yummy…..:Yup, Hemsworth is the hottest actor ever!!!

  67. 67
    Susanna Says:

    Yup….Hemsworth is the hottest actor ever!!!

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