Casting Notice for Thor

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Still trying to wrap your head around the idea that Marvel Studios has tapped Shakespearean guy Kenneth Branagh to direct their “Thor” movie? Well get over it, because it’s happening. So what’s next, but to speculate on who will play Thor? A lot of names have already been tossed around, some more credible than others, but according to this casting sheet, Marvel is looking for a Thor that is in his mid to late ’20s.

Corona Coming Attractions got their hands on this little casting flyer:

Male MUST BE MID-LATE 20′S and SIX FEET OR TALLER. LEAD.

Physically powerful, very handsome, occasionally egotistical, petulant, and wild. A natural warrior with a quick charming wit who must be genuinely and severly (sp) humbled before becoming the compassionate, mature her of our film.

Not saying the above is true, but if it is, then it’s likely Marvel is looking for a newcomer to play the Norse God of Thunder, and not any of the established names we’ve heard being tossed around, like Daniel Craig, who famously turned down the role, Kevin McKidd, or Brad Pitt, all of whom are too old according to the notice. Then again, I’m sure Marvel would change their mind in a heartbeat if a big name like, say, Pitt calls them up tomorrow and tells them he wants the role.

But a Thor in his ’20s? Shouldn’t he be older? Like in his ’30s? In fact, I kind of liked Ultimate Thor. Now that’s one tough dude.

Below: Ultimate Thor and his magic hammer. Just don’t ask to touch it.

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  • Grimtooth

    I heard the story would be set in Asgard to begin and wrap up with him coming to Midgard in the guise/alter ego of Donald Blake – similar to the original. Personally I think its a cool idea and I second the ide of getting a no-name to play him. Look what it did for Wolverine – who heard of Hugh Jackman before that?

  • Grimtooth

    I heard the story would be set in Asgard to begin and wrap up with him coming to Midgard in the guise/alter ego of Donald Blake – similar to the original. Personally I think its a cool idea and I second the ide of getting a no-name to play him. Look what it did for Wolverine – who heard of Hugh Jackman before that?

  • Bonkers

    I don’t have a problem with Branagh directing. Cripes, maybe he will bring a bit of that Shakespearean pomp to the film. What would be better? Getting a McG type to come in and just lampoon the whole concept? T’hell with that. We’d find ourselves staring gape-mouthed at the next Catwoman before we could say, “Od’s Blood!”

    No way. Give me a high-falutin’ director like Kenneth Branagh who might actually respect the character and really dig into the TheeThouThine of it all!

    :)

  • Bonkers

    I don’t have a problem with Branagh directing. Cripes, maybe he will bring a bit of that Shakespearean pomp to the film. What would be better? Getting a McG type to come in and just lampoon the whole concept? T’hell with that. We’d find ourselves staring gape-mouthed at the next Catwoman before we could say, “Od’s Blood!”

    No way. Give me a high-falutin’ director like Kenneth Branagh who might actually respect the character and really dig into the TheeThouThine of it all!

    :)

  • HHH

    Hunter Hurst Helmsley should be Thor… If
    he could act,
    he looks just like him!

  • HHH

    Hunter Hurst Helmsley should be Thor… If
    he could act,
    he looks just like him!

  • HHH
  • HHH
  • plasticfetish

    My vote would be Josh Holloway from Lost (Sawyer) as Thor. He’s the right age, has the right personality, and is well known enough to generate interest.

  • plasticfetish

    My vote would be Josh Holloway from Lost (Sawyer) as Thor. He’s the right age, has the right personality, and is well known enough to generate interest.