I guess those rumors of Brian Blessed playing Odin in Marvel Studios’ upcoming Thor movie aren’t coming to fruition. Who needs him when you have a knighted Oscar winner in Sir Anthony Hopkins!

That’s right folks, director Kenneth Branagh as added another huge name and talented actor to his cast of awesomeness.  I am pumped.

This movie was already my most anticipated of Marvel’s upcoming slate of solo films leading up to The Avengers, here’s just on more big reason to be excited.

Unlike the rumors of big names like Robert De Niro and Jude Law joining the cast of Thor, this star is confirmed to be in negotiations for the role. Also joining the cast earlier this month is the talented Stellan Skarsgård in addition to the report of Dominic Cooper possibly playing Fandral. If you’re a fan of the Thor comics, Fandral the Dashing is one of “The Warrior’s Three” and his involvement would likely confirm the trio of Asgardian heroes to be in the film as well.

Odin of course is the ruler of Asgard and father of the lead, Thor, the God of Thunder.

It looks like this ensemble cast is coming together very well and I couldn’t be happier with the selections thus far. Starring as Thor is Chris Hemsworth and joining him alongside Mr. Skarsgård are  Tom Hiddleston, Natalie Portman, Jaimie Alexander,  Colm Feore, and… Stan Lee!

What do you think of Anthony Hopkins as Odin?

Stay tuned to Screen Rant for more Marvel news as it comes!

Thor opens in theaters May 20, 2011 and I’ll be there.

Source: Variety