Chris Hemsworth, aka James T. Kirk’s dad in last year’s Star Trek, is starring in Marvel Studios’ big-budget adaptation of Thor, for director Kenneth Branagh. Hemsworth appears alongside a killer cast that includes Anthony Hopkins as Thor’s father Odin, Natalie Portman as his human love interest Jane, Ray Stevenson as Volstagg, and Tom Hiddleston as the villainous god of mischief Loki.
The movie is filming as we speak, and is scheduled to hit theaters next summer. Hemsworth will reprise his role alongside Robert Downey Jr. as Iron Man and Chris Evans as Captain America for Joss Whedon’s 2012 team-up The Avengers.
Anyhoo, whether or not an actor is accepted in any iconic role always comes down to how he or she looks, and how their acting choices translate to interpreting the character on screen. It’ll be a while before we see Hemsworth in action, but Yahoo! Movies has today provided our first look at Hemsworth in the title role:
Looks like Thor to me! I love the lighting and composition of this shot, I dig Hemsworth’s hair and beard, and I appreciate that the costume is following the more recent comic book “armored” look rather than the older look that showed more skin. I don’t think we could hope for anything better than this in interpreting Thor live-action.
I’m having warm fuzzy feelings towards this movie now. What about you?