Chris Hemsworth selected as Thor

According to the latest rumours, Kenneth Branagh may have found his Thor in Chris Helmsworth, AKA the ill-fated father of Captain Kirk in the latest Star Trek.

Deadline Hollywood Daily is reporting that Branagh and the Marvel team have settled on Helmsworth – last seen commanding the USS Kelvin to death as George Kirk in Trek – to wield the Norse god hero’s mighty hammer.

If it’s true – while Daily is reporting it as gospel, Marvel has yet to confirm it – then Helmsworth will not only star in Thor but also appear in The Avengers.