New Photo: Chris Hemsworth as ‘Thor’

A new image of Australian Star Trek actor Chris Hemsworth in the role of the thunder god has been released, and it’s pretty clear that someone hit the gym pretty hard in preparation for filming. Thor’s most potent weapon might be his enchanted hammer, but clearly he has some pretty impressive guns at his disposal too.

The Kenneth Branagh-directed Thor, which co-stars Natalie Portman, Rene Russo and Anthony Hopkins, hits theaters on May 6, 2011. If the theaters know what’s good for them, they won’t even think about hitting back.

Do you think the big-screen Thor will thrill or disappoint? Share your predictions in the comments section.

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