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Captain Kirk’s Dad is Thor

Posted by LiveFor on May 17, 2009

Chris Hemsworth, who played George Kirk in the opening of J J Abrams Star Trek has been cast as Thor in Kenneth Branagh’s big screen adaptation of Marvel’s comic. That means he will also be playing the Thunder God in the Summer 2012 film The Avengers.

Nikki Finke reports that Marvel and Branagh made the final decision earlier today after reviewing Hemsworth’s test footage. Chris is currently in production on the Joss Whedon-written Drew Goddard-directed horror film The Cabin in the Woods. The Australian actor (who used to star in Home and Away) was also just cast as the lead role in MGM’s Red Dawn remake last week.

Written by Mark Protosevich, Thor has been described as being “like a superhero origin story, but not one about a human gaining super powers, but of a god realizing his true potential. It’s the story of an Old Testament god who becomes a New Testament god”.

Marvel has announced a release date of 17th June 2011 for the film.

I thought Hemsworth was great in the Trek movie, so I’m happy with the casting. The other plus is that he is not a huge name or familiar face yet so it will be easier to buy into him as Thor.

How do you feel about the casting?

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4 Responses to “Captain Kirk’s Dad is Thor”

  1. thepicklebot said

    I have to say that I thought he was very wooden in Star Trek, but, that moment actually had me in tears! Pathetic I know, but I have just had a little baby boy and have since become an emotional wreck!

    Very embarrassing moment…

  2. thepicklebot said

    I have to say that I thought he was very wooden in Star Trek, but, that moment actually had me in tears! Pathetic I know, but I have just had a little baby boy and have since become an emotional wreck!

    Very embarrassing moment…

  3. Live for films said

    I totally get where you are coming from with that scene. Having two young kids I was really emotional at that point. Really felt for all of them and it was only 10 minutes into the film.

    I personally didn’t think he was wooden in the part. He was playing the first officer caught in a dreadful situation and trying to stay calm and composed when all around was going to space carnage!

  4. Live for films said

    I totally get where you are coming from with that scene. Having two young kids I was really emotional at that point. Really felt for all of them and it was only 10 minutes into the film.

    I personally didn’t think he was wooden in the part. He was playing the first officer caught in a dreadful situation and trying to stay calm and composed when all around was going to space carnage!

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