Man Crushing on Thor’s Chris Hemsworth

Published 6 years ago by , Updated August 22nd, 2013 at 5:35 pm,

Oh Chris Hemsworth. From the moment you heroically piloted the USS Kelvin into the heart of the Romulan mining ship Narada in J.J. Abrams’ Star Trek, we knew you’d be a star.

Within just a few months, you’ve already scored the lead in Thor, one of the most anticipated Marvel films in production, and you’re taking over the reins of the venerable Patrick Swayze in the remake of Red Dawn. Bravo sir. Bravo.

In all seriousness, Chris Hemsworth is one of Hollywood’s rising stars. His 12 minutes of work in Star Trek received strong praise and fanboys across the world are excited to see how he fares as the Norse God of Thunder in Thor.

Even Kevin Feige, the President of Marvel Studios, has good things to say about Hemsworth. In an interview with IESB, Feige described Hemsworth as “immensely watchable and engaging”, stating:

“We have been watching Chris hone his craft over the last several months and due to his persistence and talent he rose above everyone else embodying the actor we were looking for.”

High praise from one of the comic world’s most important voices. Of course, there is always the chance that Hemsorth’s career could mimic a different ancient mythological figure: Icarus. You remember Icarus, right? He flew too close to the sun, his wings melted, and he fell into the sea. Could Chris Hemsworth’s rapid ascent from Hollywood unknown to blockbuster action star be happening too fast?

I, for one, am confident Hemsworth can handle the work and am eager to see how he does in both Thor and Red Dawn. On the other hand, this is a lot of pressure riding on the back of a somewhat unknown talent. For all you Screen Rant readers out there who are unsure about Hemsworth, does Kevin Feige’s praise change the way you feel?

Red Dawn hits theaters on September 24, 2010. Thor is scheduled for release on May 20, 2011.

Source: IESB

TAGS: Red dawn, Thor
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  1. I can’t believe I have to wait 2 years for this movie…. it’s going to be torture.

    And i could be wrong, but it wasn’t Icarus’ wings that melted, but the wax that held the wings in place (his back). Someone can google it though.

  2. part of article is blocked by google ad.

  3. I’m pretty positive about a lot of the decisions being made about the Thor film. From the director to this casting choice for Thor, I think the film might surpass my expectations. Of course, I wasn’t even really that interested until I found out about Kenneth Branagh being involved. Hemsworth does project a heroic quality on the screen in “Star Trek,” and I can easily see how that might translate into other work, such as “Thor.”

  4. I would love to have read this post…BUT THE STUPID ADS FROM GOOGLE POP UP COVERED THE ENTIRE SECOND PARAGRAPH!!! Really annoying not to be able to read Rob’s entire post.
    Vic…can’t we do something about this?

  5. Still getting ad blocking?

  6. That must have been some turn in Star Trek because the buzz about this guy is maddening…I haven’t seen Star Trek yet so…I can’t comment on it..

    Can you hone a craft in a few months?

  7. Thx for fixing ads.

    Hope he pulls it off.

  8. He really was excellent in Star Trek and now I’ll be waiting impatiently for Thor, even though i know nothing of it! He was so good and heroic in star trek i had to double check it was him – that was too good for a home and away alum, lol.

  9. The guy was good in Trek, but him being announced as Thor took all my excitement for the film away. Thor was a movie I was really looking forward to and now I don’t even care. I’ll watch it opening week and everything, but I don’t expect much from it.