Deadline Hollywood Daily has put forth the rumor that Marvel Studios and director Kenneth Branagh have cast Chris Hemsworth as Thor in the upcoming big screen adaptation of the comic book. At this time, there has been no comment or confirmation from Marvel Studios that this is true, but its suspected that this casting news will be announced on Monday.

Hitfix did confirm, however, that Hemsworth, who plays Captain Kirk's father in the recently released Star Trek, will play Jed in Dan Bradley's upcoming remake of Red Dawn. The character was originated by Patrick Swayze in the 1984 action classic.

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Thor will find its way into theaters on May 20th, 2011. While Red Dawn currently holds a September 24th, 2010 release date.