Australian actor Chris Hemsworth has reportedly been cast as Marvel’s godlike hero Thor, according to Deadline Hollywood. Although unknown in the United States – bar a small role as Kirk’s father in the recent Trek movie – Hemsworth found fame in his native homeland starring in soap opera Home And Away. Following this, he will be seen in the Joss Whedon-scripted horror, The Cabin In The Woods, and featuring in the lead role in an upcoming remake of Red Dawn.
As stated in a previous news story on the website, Thor is scheduled for a 20 May 2010 release date and is being independently released by Marvel Studios. As production looms expect more announcements to be made imminently regarding casting of the film’s supporting characters.