12/30/2009

While I hate to talk about movies that aren't even filming, it's interesting to watch the Thor (2011) movie come together. So, here's what we have so far: Chris Hemsworth is the "Mighty Thor", and I'm presuming is bulking up to 300 levels of machismo ("This is Asgaaaard!"). Rene Russo is signed on to play Frigga, step-mother of Thor and wife of Odin. Sir Anthony Hopkins is almost a given as the powerful Asgardian king Odin, although I think he'll do a lot of hunching and whispering. Samuel Jackson has a cameo as Nick Fury, which makes sense since this is going to tie into the Avengers (2012) movie. Natalie Portman plays Jane Foster, who, in the comics, was the nurse of Thor's alter-ego Dr. Donald Blake and is guaranteed to be the love interest. Tom Hiddleston plays Thor's mortal enemy, the evil trickster Loki. Ray Stevenson plays Thor's fat drinking buddy Volstagg which should provide some comic relief . With this casting news, the movie is probably going to use the current origin of Thor as a Norse god cast down from Asgard to live among humans as Dr. Donald Blake. While it would make Stan Lee's cameo easier, if they use his inane secret identity as a comic book artist, I'm going to slit my wrists with a Trisket (I can't find any references to it, but trust me, it happened).

Do you think the Thor movie is going to be the bomb-diggity? Let us know in the comments!
[Image from Marvel.com]
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1 comments:

Monkey Migraine said...

Sounds like they're going in the right direction. I'm excited.

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