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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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  • Better choice

    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.

  • Cito


  • ulik

    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.

  • ulik

    @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.

  • ulik

    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).

  • Vestes de Cuisine

    Look at those stunning baby blues.

  • neur0

    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.

  • bubbles

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

  • Pedro Galiano

    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.

  • Tom

    Anything To Make Thor Look Like A Fag

    I Prefer Tyler Mane

  • xalvador

    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?

  • lara

    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.

  • lara

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

  • woman

    @??: Daniel Craig is ugly. Really.

  • Susanna

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

  • Susanna

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

  • Susanna

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