Or at least according to the exclusive announcment that popped up on Deadline Hollywood.Â Chris Hemsworth, of the J.J. Abram’s Star Trek Hemsworths, has been tapped by Marvel Studios’ Kevin Feige and director Kenneth Branagh to wield the hammer, and speaketh ye olde English.
TheÂ 25-year-old Australian hunk is a virtual unknown here in the United States. But he played “Kim Hyde” on 171 episodes ofÂ Home and Away, the successful OzÂ TV seriesÂ where Heath Ledger started.Â Hemsworth is repped by partner and co-founder William Ward at ROAR management and agent Ilene Feldman.
The story of how Hemsworth landed the title role is an interesting one, and deserving of the link following.Â Thor is scheduled to bring the Krak-o-dooooooom! to theaters on May 20, 2011.