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.