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After just one decade in Hollywood, Chris Hemsworth has already appeared in several blockbuster hits and acclaimed films. With Thor: Ragnarok slated to release in 2017, and more films currently in production, the Australian actor is scoring big in Hollywood.

One of Australia’s biggest exports to Hollywood in the last decade has been Chris Hemsworth. After making a mark in the Australian TV series, Home and Away, Hemsworth moved to America, where his career has seen a steady rise. He has appeared in thrillers like A Perfect Getaway, In the Heart of the Sea, and Blackhat, science fiction films like the Star Trek Into Darkness and Ghostbusters, horrors like The Cabin in the Woods, action adventures like the Snow White and the Huntsman movies, and war films like Red Dawn. People have noticed his versatility and are now eagerly awaiting Chris Hemsworth’s new movies releasing in 2017. Here is everything you need to know about Chris Hemsworth’s upcoming movies.

A New Star Trek Movie

One of Chris Hemsworth’s upcoming movies is the fourth installment of the Star Trek series. Producer J.J. Abrams has confirmed plans for a fourth film and has said that Hemsworth will return as James Kirk’s father, George Kirk. Hemsworth had played this role in the first two films, though they were only minor roles. Currently, Chris Pine, Zachary Quinto, and John Cho are confirmed to appear in the film, as well.

The fourth Star Trek film will bring George Kirk back with a reported time-travel plot, uniting him with his son. Chris Pine is excited at the prospect of working Hemsworth again saying, “I’ve only really seen him a couple of times since then strangely, so it would be fun to reunite with him. I was honestly quite happy where the end of that father-son storyline ended, but I’d be happy to work with Chris again. He’s a great actor and a really nice man.” No release date has been set for the film, but as it has recently been announced, it is unlikely that we will see it in 2017.

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The Mighty Thor

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Another highly anticipated Chris Hemsworth movie that is releasing in 2017 is Thor: Ragnarok. This is the sequel to Thor (2011) and Thor: The Dark World (2013). Hemsworth is reprising his role as Thor, who must defeat the Hulk in time to save Asgard from Hela and the upcoming Ragnarok. In Norse mythology, Ragnarok is a series of future events, including a great battle, foretold to ultimately result in the death of a number of major figures (including the gods Odin, Thor, Tyr, Freyr, Heimdallr, and Loki), through the occurrence of various natural disasters, and the subsequent submersion of the world in water.

The film stars Chris Hemsworth, Tom Hiddleston, Mark Ruffalo, Cate Blanchett, Idris Elba, Jeff Goldblum, Tessa Thompson, Karl Urban, and Anthony Hopkins. The movie has been scheduled for a November 3, 2017 release.

Making Waves

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These are only the two biggest of Chris Hemsworth’s new movies on the horizon. The strong, blonde-haired, blue-eyed brute is a natural for roles like the God of Thunder, and he has a powerful personality that makes him a good fit for a variety of roles. Hollywood is watching him with great interest and it is obvious that Hemsworth is only going to be more successful as his career progresses.

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