Sunday, May 17, 2009
The word is, Australian actor Chris Hemsworth has been cast in Marvel Films, Thor.
I don't see it, but then again, I couldn't imagine Hugh Jackman (a unknown actor at the time) as Wolvie...at least, not untill I saw him pop his claws for the 1st time onscreen. I'm skeptical of this guy, especially since I have no idea who he is (He played Kirk's father in the new Star Trek movie) even though he's apparently been cast in two upcoming Hollywood movies, including the remake of one of my favorite 80's flicks, Red Dawn.
Being cast as Thor is a big deal, because most likely, the actor who portrays Thor in this movie (directed by Kenneth Branagh) will reprise the role for The Avengers movie. For the most part, Marvel's done a good job casting for their films (with the exception of Ben Affleck as Daredevil and Jenifer Garner as Elektra. Those movies stunk.) so I'm gonna go with it...for now.
Thor is due in theaters June 17th, 2011.