Aussie nabs lead in Thor


Former Home and Away star Chris Hemsworth is in final negotiations to star as the Norse god Thor in the upcoming Marvel comic adaptation.

The Kenneth Branagh directed feature has been looking for a lead actor for some time now, with names as diverse as Daniel Craig and WWE star Triple H being thrown into the ring for consideration.

Hemsworth is a surprise choice; despite having starred in more than 170 episodes of Home and Away as Kim Hyde, he is still a relative unknown in the U.S.

He can currently be seen in cinemas as George Kirk (James T’s father) in the opening minutes of J.J. AbramsStar Trek.

Hemsworth is also expected to reprise the role in the Marvel team-up movie The Avengers.

Thor is expected to hit cinemas May 20, 2011.

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