Kevin McKidd Still In The Running For Thor

Published 6 years ago by , Updated September 12th, 2013 at 1:52 pm,

thor kevin mckidd rome Kevin McKidd Still In The Running For ThorWay back in August 2007 there was speculation that Kevin McKidd was in the running to play the lead in Marvel’s upcoming Norse-god superhero movie Thor. Since then the rumor kind of faded away but today we have an update for you.

At last night’s after party for the premier of Punisher: War Zone, IGN caught up with Kevin McKidd and asked him if he’s still in the running to play Thor.

McKidd confirmed he may still appear as the thunder god, but there’s been “a lot of back and forth” surrounding the project.

Though nothing is confirmed for him, he acknowledged that having Kenneth Branagh directing the movie has made him even more excited about the film.  He also stressed he’s up for the lead role of Thor, and not a supporting role.

McKidd’s credits include a number of films including Kingdom of Heaven; as of late, his television career includes Grey’s Anatomy, Journeyman and Rome. There isn’t another actor with better background credits that lead him to the role of Norse God, but I have my reservations.

My concern with this character is the transformation: Thor has a considerable amount of physical bulk as compared to the doctor (with his House-like disabled leg). We’re talking about a guy that throws around the Hulk when necessary. But I still think he’d be a good choice for Dr. Blake.

Do you think that Kevin McKidd could wield the magical hammer?

Source: IGN

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  1. Damn man, all of this talk makes me want to watch some Rome… I do own both seasons on DVD… :-D

  2. This guy would be great as Thor. Practically anyone, especially in hollywood, can bulk up. He has the face, IMO, and is a good actor.

  3. Actor Kevin McKidd is an excellent choice for the role of the Viking Thunder God THOR & Dr. Donald Blake (Thor’s other self when as a human on Earth..’which I’m sure will be explained on the big screen). Something about MCKIDD’s ruggered brawny/handsome looks & his supreme acting abilities will bring THOR’s mighty character to life on the big screen and with KENNETH BRANAGH on the scene as the Director of this much love MARVEL Hero it will be an Epic masterpiece for sure. Branagh’s Director fame works in films like “Hamlet & Henry V” etc.,. were Classic adventure Epics that are treasures/The Mighty Viking THOR (and Odin & Loki, Asgaard etc.,.) are all in good hands. Wow!

  4. I think he could do a good job if he works out and put some muscle on him. However, I’m having a hard time with anyone who’s gonna play Thor that’s not at least 6’6″. We should keep looking. Wonder Woman was hard until they thought of Megan Gale. What about the guy who played Mike Myers in the remake of Halloween?

  5. I believe that Kevin McKidd would be the best choice for Thor. He has the voice, the commanding personna, and bulking up would not be a problem. His acting is outstanding in this type of role. His facial structure, and how he can gleem a look of raw wrath in battle and then command a leading role and show a soft side with a woman is fantastic. I would love to see him in this role. I think playing action roles suits him well.