Kirk’s Dad Is the God of Thunder


Which makes all kind of sense, if you stop and think about it. Big sis Nikke Finke of Deadline Hollywood Daily broke the news that Chris Hemsworth, better known as George “Big Daddy” Kirk in the opening scenes of the new Star Trek movie, has been cast as Thor in the upcoming Marvel movie directed by Kennth Branagh. I don’t remember him being particularly Nordic looking in Trek, but I think he ooks appropriate for the role in the above pic, which is mildly funny, because he’s Australian.

If you’re waiting for me to bitch, I’m not gonna. I thought the dude was swell as a Kirk in Trek, and if he’s good enough for Branagh, he’s good enough for me. What I wonder is who’s going to play Loki, because you know he’s got to be the villain in the first movie, right? FYI, Hemworth’s next pic will be Joss Whedon’s horror flick Cabin in the Woods — the man has clearly thrown his lot in with the nerds, and for that alone, I’ll give him the benefit of the doubt.