Star Trek’s Chris Hemsworth Is Cast as Thor

Chris Hemsorth is about to get hammered, y’all.

Deadline Hollywood reports that the 25-year-old Australian actor—currently on the big screen as George Kirk in Star Trek—has landed the title role in Kenneth Branaugh’s big-screen adaptation of the Marvel comic book Thor.

The movie, about a Viking god of thunder who wields a magic hammer, is set for a June 17, 2011 release.

This is a big career week for Hemsworth, who was also reportedly cast in the lead for the upcoming remake of the 1984 Patrick Swayze classic Red Dawn.

Have your say in the comments section: Do you think Hemsworth will make a good Thor?