Casting News: Thor

Published on May 16th, 2009

Looks like we have ourselves a Thor folks!!! For all of you with a keen eye, you might recognize him as Kirk’s Dad from the new J.J. Abrhams Star Trek reboot!! The Marvel god will be played by Chris Hemsworth in both the Thor movie by Kenneth Branagh (due for release on June 17th 2011) and in the Avengers movie (due out in 2012)! I will stay on top of this and try to fill in the rest of the cast as schrishemsworththorjpgoon as they are set in their roles.

What do you guys and girls think of Hemsworth playing the God of Thunder? I think he has the right look and from what little I saw in the new Trek his acting was solid. Lets hope they really class up the rest of the cast!!! Mark Protosevich the writer on Thor has said this about the script:

“It’s 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.”

Sounds good to me. Lets just hope they keep this franchise up to par with the recent Thor story going on in Marvel Comics- which is pretty amazing if you are looking to get into Thor!

Sheldon Lee
Sheldon@Comicimpact.com