First Thor Image Kind of Reminds Us of Someone

If you're still wondering why Kenneth Branagh was hired to direct the big-budget adaptation of Marvel's Thor, perhaps the first image of the character will convince you.

Maybe it's just us, but this photo of actor Chris Hemsworth is a little evocative of Branagh himself, no? And now that we mention it, there are more than a few similarities between the two: both Thor and Branagh are accented, blond-whiskered leading men capable of bringing a Shakespearean bellow to pulpy genre fare, and both are very amenable to falling in love with their leading ladies. Emma Thompson is just going to take a pass and wait for Captain America instead.

Here's a bigger view of ol' Thor:


Thor Stills [Yahoo]