According to the latest rumours, Kenneth Branagh may have found his Thor in Chris Helmsworth, AKA the ill-fated father of Captain Kirk in the latest Star Trek.
Deadline Hollywood Daily is reporting that Branagh and the Marvel team have settled on Helmsworth – last seen commanding the USS Kelvin to death as George Kirk in Trek – to wield the Norse god hero’s mighty hammer.
If it’s true – while Daily is reporting it as gospel, Marvel has yet to confirm it – then Helmsworth will not only star in Thor but also appear in The Avengers.
It’ll also a signal a good time for the actor, since he just snagged the lead in United Artists’ remake of Red Dawn, and also recently wrapped a part in the Joss Whedon-produced Cabin In The Woods
UPDATE! It's official - both Variety and The Hollywood Reporter are covering that he's in final talks. So... yes. Someone who used to appear in Home & Away really will be Thor...
[Source: Deadline Hollywood Daily]
Is he the right man for Thor? Who would you pick?