Chris Hemsworth Will Trade The 'Star Trek' Captain's Seat For Mjolnir In 'Thor'

Chris Hemsworth is 'Thor'FROM MTV.COM: The first breakout star from this month's blockbuster "Star Trek" reboot is an actor who only appears in the movie's first 10 minutes. Chris Hemsworth, who plays James T. Kirk's heroic but doomed father, has just been cast in the title role of director Kenneth Branagh's highly anticipated Marvel Comics adaptation, "Thor."

The big-budget film about the flying, hammer-wielding Norse god of thunder is set to film in August for a scheduled May 2011 release.

According to DeadlineHollywoodDaily.com, which first broke the news, Branagh and Marvel initially rejected the 25-year-old Hemsworth before giving him a second chance to read for the part. Other actors reportedly up for the role included Alexander Skarsgård ("Generation Kill"), Charlie Hunnam ("Sons of Anarchy") and Hemsworth's young brother Liam ("Knowing").

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