Chris Hemsworth is Thor! (Plus he’s Also the Lead in the Red Dawn Remake)

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Who says nothing exciting ever happens in the movie world on Saturdays? Whoever said that didn’t hear that Marvel Studios and Kenneth Branagh have just cast their lead in their big-budget comic book epic “Thor”. According to Nikki Finke at Deadline Hollywood, who broke the story, it’s the same guy who has nabbed the lead in the upcoming “Red Dawn” remake earlier in the week. Who is the lucky devil, you ask? His name is Chris Hemsworth, and he’s an Australian actor.

The name might not ring any bells, but if you saw Abrams’ “Star Trek” (and who didn’t?), he had a big role in the first 10 minutes. Chris Hemsworth played George Kirk, James T. Kirk’s dad, who fought off Nero’s big bad ship at the beginning of “Star Trek”, sacrificing himself so his son could be born. Hemsworth is a former player on the long-running Aussie show Home and Away, which has spawned a number of Hollywood actors, including Stephanie Jacobsen (Battlestar Galactica), Isabel Lucas (“Transformers 2″), and Julian McMahon (“Fantastic Four”).

Some facts about this Chris Hemsworth fella: He’s 25-years old, from Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, and he stands 6’3″. IMDB.com has pictures of him with the Army crewcut down (for “Red Dawn”), but he better start growing those locks unless they want to go the wig route.

Not a bad month for ol Chris. Besides opening big with “Star Trek”, he’s now adding “Thor” and “Red Dawn” to his growing list of credits. In the “Red Dawn” remake, Hemsworth will be playing a vet who just returned from that whole hubbub in Iraq only to face a Red Chinese invasion on home soil. Plus, he’s also in Joss Whedon’s “Cabin in the Woods”.

Who does this guy think he is, Sam Worthington?

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  • red dawn remake is bullshit

    What the fuck is wrong with the original? china? wrong! its the Russians you fucks. stop remaking good movies you lame ass fucking retards!

    • takka

      the russians later join in on the invasion.

  • red dawn remake is bullshit

    What the fuck is wrong with the original? china? wrong! its the Russians you fucks. stop remaking good movies you lame ass fucking retards!

    • http://none takka

      the russians later join in on the invasion.

  • Tom C

    http://www.reddawnrebellion.com
    China is stupid the should stick with
    The plot in this story. It is more realistic

    • takka

      according to wikipedia the russians later join the chinese; i’m guessing they both invade the u.s.

  • Tom C

    http://www.reddawnrebellion.com
    China is stupid the should stick with
    The plot in this story. It is more realistic

    • http://none takka

      according to wikipedia the russians later join the chinese; i’m guessing they both invade the u.s.

  • Frohickey

    Chinese?!!! In the original, the Chinese helped the US against the Soviets.

    …Well, who is on our side?
    Six hundred million screaming Chinamen.
    Last I heard, there were a billion screaming Chinamen.
    There were.

  • Frohickey

    Chinese?!!! In the original, the Chinese helped the US against the Soviets.

    …Well, who is on our side?
    Six hundred million screaming Chinamen.
    Last I heard, there were a billion screaming Chinamen.
    There were.

  • Jamie Cowan

    I am a true, hardcore Thor fan, since the age of 9. I am 44 now – You do the math. There can only be ONE TRUE, blue-eyed, blond Thor. I believe the best person for the job would be Eric from True Blood. Next in line would be Brad Pitt, in my opinion. I also realize that the money might not be available to contract these individuals, but I feel it will truly help to take this movie over the top. Don’t use a fake blond, use a true blond. This is Thor…the Thunder God. The one who broke the Hulk down, he can’t be played by just anyone.

    Stanley, finally being recognized, as the true master of the comic book industry, Do Your Thing! You have the power of the Thunder God!

    P.S. Brad Pitt would need to hit the weights to get a true interpretation.

    • Loosha

      I agree with Jamie. WHo is this kid? Thor was no kid.

      He was intensely pure male with a face of stress/strength/power/determination. Not to mention he is muscular and very tall.

      Hello !! Nordics! Someone give Hollywood a history book!

      With this girlyboy that would do well making his money elsewhere like Twilight. He plays lead it’ll go straight to Scifi. Ex cuse me….SYFY . LOL. ;)

    • Maggie

      Geez! Will anyone give Chris a chance? He has buffed up HEAPS for this THOR movie. Ive seen recent pictures and he is big now!

      Also, Brad Pitt and Alexander Skarsgard arnt natural blondes! Brad Pitt has the same hair colour as Chris and Alexandar dies his hair for True Blood, so according to ure standards, they wouldnt fit the role well either.

      I think that Chris will do a wonderfu job and I am definitely going to see this when it comes out to the cinemas.

      Also, Loosha, Chris is tall. Unless you call 6’3″ short, then wow.

  • Jamie Cowan

    I am a true, hardcore Thor fan, since the age of 9. I am 44 now – You do the math. There can only be ONE TRUE, blue-eyed, blond Thor. I believe the best person for the job would be Eric from True Blood. Next in line would be Brad Pitt, in my opinion. I also realize that the money might not be available to contract these individuals, but I feel it will truly help to take this movie over the top. Don’t use a fake blond, use a true blond. This is Thor…the Thunder God. The one who broke the Hulk down, he can’t be played by just anyone.

    Stanley, finally being recognized, as the true master of the comic book industry, Do Your Thing! You have the power of the Thunder God!

    P.S. Brad Pitt would need to hit the weights to get a true interpretation.

    • Loosha

      I agree with Jamie. WHo is this kid? Thor was no kid.

      He was intensely pure male with a face of stress/strength/power/determination. Not to mention he is muscular and very tall.

      Hello !! Nordics! Someone give Hollywood a history book!

      With this girlyboy that would do well making his money elsewhere like Twilight. He plays lead it’ll go straight to Scifi. Ex cuse me….SYFY . LOL. ;)

    • Maggie

      Geez! Will anyone give Chris a chance? He has buffed up HEAPS for this THOR movie. Ive seen recent pictures and he is big now!

      Also, Brad Pitt and Alexander Skarsgard arnt natural blondes! Brad Pitt has the same hair colour as Chris and Alexandar dies his hair for True Blood, so according to ure standards, they wouldnt fit the role well either.

      I think that Chris will do a wonderfu job and I am definitely going to see this when it comes out to the cinemas.

      Also, Loosha, Chris is tall. Unless you call 6’3″ short, then wow.

  • Ronan

    Foolishness.. The guy from 13th warrior, slap some blue eyes on and BAM the best Thor possible

  • Ronan

    Foolishness.. The guy from 13th warrior, slap some blue eyes on and BAM the best Thor possible