2012 is going to be a big year for Chris Hemsworth.
In addition to reprising his role as Thor in The Avengers, the 28-year-old Aussie will welcome a child with wife Elsa Pataky this spring, Hemsworth's rep confirms to Us Weekly.
The actors, who wed in December 2010, are "delighted and very excited" to become first-time parents. Spanish actress Pataky, 35, tells ¡Hola!: "Having the person that you love by your side and starting a family with them is the best thing that can happen to you in this life. You can't ask for more."
"She's always smiling," Hemsworth told Us in April. "She's a lot of fun to be around."