Josh Harnett as Loki in Thor?

On the heels of yesterday’s news that the unknown Alexander Skarsgard may be the frontrunner to play the lead in Kenneth Branagh’s “Thor”, comes this IESB story positing Josh Harnett as the comic book film’s villain, the trickster Loki, Thor’s half-brother and one evil sonofabitch. According to the site, Branagah has met with Harnett for the role and the actor is now on his short list.

Via IESB:

Who does Brannagh want to bring this evil character to life? Try Josh Hartnett. IESB sources say Hartnett has met with Brannagh as well and he is currently on a very short list to play the villain in the film.

Word is Josh and his camp are really interested because he has never played a villain before and after Heath Ledger’s Oscar win for the latest comic book villain, Hartnett is intrigued by the character.

If Skarsgard does end up getting the role, Harnett as Loki would be a nice fit. They sort of look like brothers already, and Harnett, with those squinty eyes and bushy eyebrows of his, would make for an excellent, scheming villain.

Below: Let’s face it, Loki’s always had the horn for Thor. Get it? Ahem.



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  • Annie Howard

    Oh Josh……Please do this! You always play the Thors! I really think you will be a wonderful bad boy! Loki is the perfect role to show all those nay sayers that you are more than your eye candy good looks. You’d do a wonderful job as always……….

    …….now for the rest of the cast and the crew!!! Remember people this is a Marvel Comic! Lovin it!!

  • Annie Howard

    Oh Josh……Please do this! You always play the Thors! I really think you will be a wonderful bad boy! Loki is the perfect role to show all those nay sayers that you are more than your eye candy good looks. You’d do a wonderful job as always……….

    …….now for the rest of the cast and the crew!!! Remember people this is a Marvel Comic! Lovin it!!

  • Annie Howard

    Oh Josh……Please do this! You always play the Thors! I really think you will be a wonderful bad boy! Loki is the perfect role to show all those nay sayers that you are more than your eye candy good looks. You’d do a wonderful job as always……….

    …….now for the rest of the cast and the crew!!! Remember people this is a Marvel Comic! Lovin it!!

  • Annie Howard

    Oh Josh……Please do this! You always play the Thors! I really think you will be a wonderful bad boy! Loki is the perfect role to show all those nay sayers that you are more than your eye candy good looks. You’d do a wonderful job as always……….

    …….now for the rest of the cast and the crew!!! Remember people this is a Marvel Comic! Lovin it!!

  • Angelmci01

    I think Hartnett could play a decent Loki, but if I were him, I wouldn’t hold my breath for any Oscars. As for the actor to play Thor, Alexander Skarsgard, what the hell? Has anyone else seen this guy? He’s a friggin twig. Way too fragile looking to play the Norse God of Thunder.

  • Angelmci01

    I think Hartnett could play a decent Loki, but if I were him, I wouldn’t hold my breath for any Oscars. As for the actor to play Thor, Alexander Skarsgard, what the hell? Has anyone else seen this guy? He’s a friggin twig. Way too fragile looking to play the Norse God of Thunder.

  • david

    Hmm I Guess I Never Thought Of Harnett As A Bad Guy Type But Now That I Think About It….It Could Work

    I Agree With Angelmci01 On The ‘Thor’ Role. Not A Good Choice

  • david

    Hmm I Guess I Never Thought Of Harnett As A Bad Guy Type But Now That I Think About It….It Could Work

    I Agree With Angelmci01 On The ‘Thor’ Role. Not A Good Choice