The God of Thunder in Marvel's 'Thor' movie has been cast and will be played by Captain Kirk. No...the other one. No...the OTHER other one.
Nikki Finke's Deadline Hollywood Daily broke the news earlier today that actor Chris Hemsworth has been chosen to play the lead role in the movie version of Marvel's Asgardian legend.
Fans are currently enjoying Hemsworth brief appearance in 'Star Trek' in which he plays Captain George Kirk, the doomed father of the film's hero. Hemsworth is more well known in his native land of Australia where he's toplined a TV series. Gregory Ellwood, via HitFix, has confirmed that Hemsworth will also play the character Jed, previously played by Patrick Swayze, in MGM's reboot of Red Dawn.
According to Finke's report Hemsworth angled for the part early on but the casting director didn't spark to him. However, his persistent reps at ROAR got Marvel head Kevin Feige to take a look at him and the producer was sold immediately. He put the tape in front of director Kenneth Branagh who pulled the trigger on the casting today.
What do you think, Maniacs? Are you familiar with Hemsworth? Do you like the casting? Now who should we demand for Loki? Post your comments below...