“I’m going to get on my bicycle and ride up to Disney-Fox studios, and I’m gonna get the hot tongs out, and around 9.15, I shall be Zeus,” the 57-year-old star said on Monday.
“It’s for ‘Thor.’ It’s my last day of Zeus-ing about and I’m going to enjoy it,” he added.
According to the Marvel comics, Zeus is the king of the Olympians, a group of characters inspired by Greek mythology. Thor’s Asgardians, on the other hand, are inspired by Norse mythology.
The New Zealand-born actor’s casting as the god of thunder and wisdom marks the latest in a string of high-profile names announced for the fourth instalment of the Thor franchise.