Chris Hemsworth says playing a female Thor could be his biggest challenge yet.
The Aussie actor spoke to Collider and other media at Comic-Con in San Diego, where he was prompted about Marvel's recent decision to have a woman take over the role of Thor in the comics.
When asked whether he would consider playing the hammer-wielding hero if they decided to also change Thor to a female in the movies, Hemsworth said, "sure".
"It could be my biggest challenge yet," he joked.
"And maybe an Oscar award nomination I reckon."
Hemsworth was at the fan convention for his part in the highly anticipated sequel Avengers: Age of Ultron, along with castmates Robert Downey Jr (Iron Man), Mark Ruffalo (Hulk), Chris Evan (Captain America) and Jeremy Renner (Hawkeye).
They debuted the first footage from the upcoming superhero sequel, including a comical scene where the gang try to lift Thor's hammer from a coffee table, and a barrage of action shots with glimpses of the dangerous robot Ultron.
Hemsworth says although there's a bigger threat and lots of action, writer/director Joss Whedon has kept all the spark and banter between the characters that fans love.
"That's what makes it special. It is the humour and is the way these guys interact," he says.
"They're the most enjoyable scenes to film - not the action, it's that stuff. It's throwing it back and forth with those guys."