Big casting news: Chris Hemsworth just scored what has been dubbed by Deadline as "one of the most coveted roles in Hollywood," the lead in Steven Spielberg's upcoming film Robopocalpyse. The film, which is set for an April 2014 release and was adapted by Cloverfield writer Drew Goddard from the Daniel H. Wilson novel of the same name, follows "the human race’s attempt to survive an apocalyptic robot uprising" and is being described as Spielberg's "next big global popcorn film."

This casting, along with his roles in Thor, The Avengers, and Snow White and the Huntsman, undoubtedly boosts Hemsworth's star power way up - could we be looking at Hollywood's next golden boy? 

[via Deadline]