It is the age of the blonde beefcake. As Chris Hemsworth and Taylor Kitsch catch ascending stars,  Charlie Hunnam says “Why not me? Anyone got a monster or alien movie? The A-Team 2? Something?”

His prayers have been answered.

According to Deadline, Hunnam has signed onto star in Guillermo Del Toro’s Pacific Rim.   If you remember, Rim is Del Toro’s mistaken-for-Godzilla spec.  Scripted by Travis Beacham, it centers on “giant malevolent creatures threaten to destroy the earth, city by city. To combat its annihilation, the planet must band together and use highly advanced weapons technology to eradicate the growing threat.”    It’s a movie we’ve seen a million times before, and perhaps not what we wanted to see Del Toro tackle, but it has possibilities. At the very least, it promises some original monster design.

Hunnam does seem like one of those Chris Evans types, destined to break out if only he has the right project.  I’m lame and I don’t watch Sons of Anarchy, but I did think he was charming in Nicholas Nickleby.  SOA fans will have to sound off as to whether he’s a capable action lead.