Thor Cast Adds New Love Interest, New Villain

Published 4 years ago by , Updated August 14th, 2013 at 3:51 pm,

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The Hollywood Reporter has released the names of two actors who have been added to the cast of Disney/Marvel’s upcoming film adaptation of Thor, which is being directed by the acclaimed Kenneth Branagh and stars Chris Hemsworth (Star Trek) as the titular hero and Tom Hiddleston as Loki, Thor‘s nefarious half-brother.

The latest casting news is that actress Jaimie Alexander (Kyle XY) will be playing the role of Sif, a female warrior from the mystical realm of Asgard (land of the Norse gods), who is also one of Thor‘s love interests. The other name released was that of Colm Feore (24), who will be playing a yet-unnamed villain in the film.

If you haven’t yet heard what’s in store for the big screen adaptation of Thor, here’s a quick synopsis:

The Mighty Thor is a powerful but arrogant warrior whose reckless actions reignite an ancient war. Thor is cast down from the mystical realm of Asgard to Earth and is forced to live among humans as punishment. Once here, Thor learns what it takes to be a true hero when the most dangerous villain of his world sends the darkest forces of Asgard to invade Earth.

Alexander’s character, Sif, has been the focus of a couple of casting rumors; at one point it was being whispered that actress Jessica Biel was being eyed for the role. Just by the synopsis given above, we can extrapolate that Alexander’s Sif will be Thor’s lover at the start of the film (while The God of Thunder is still happily at home in Asgard). Once Thor is cast down to Earth, we already know his heart will wander toward human nurse Jane Foster, played by Natalie Portman. Cat-fight to ensue.

What’s really got me scratching my head, though, is the question of which “villain” Feore is playing. The man is a great character actor and can be very maniacal when he wants to be – but who do they have him playing (Malekith? Pluto? Seth)? I would totally believe Loki if that part weren’t already cast… Guess I’m just not familiar enough with the Thor mythology to figure it out.

Help from our readers?

Thor is slated to strike theaters on May 20, 2011.

Source: Hollywood Reporter & Leaders Lair

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  1. hmm.
    Interesting
    We shall see.

  2. Thank god Jessica Biel not in this. plus I like Jaimie Alexander she hot and can actor

  3. I don’t know why, but I am just not excited for this movie. I’ll see it when it gets released, but I’m not really waiting for it. I’ve never been a big Thor fan. I’m more excited for the Captain America movie and Iron Man 2.

  4. When I think of character actor Colm Feore, sometimes I think of his bad guy parts…from the Stephen King miniseries Storm Of The Century or his role in the Chronicles Of Riddick. I’m sure parts like that helped him land his role in Thor, and, yes, given his work in those projects he would have made an EXCELLENT Loki.

    But alas, he isn’t Loki.

    So I’m going out on a limb here….

    Mister Hyde

    with #2 possible being Surtur.

  5. Colm Feore is amazing.

    This movie is already my most anticipated upcoming Marvel solo flick. Adding him to the cast is a big win for me.

  6. Sounds awesome. I hope they go dark and serious.

  7. I wonder if Feore will play the role of Malekith. Loki’s henchman Malekith was in the first Draft of the script.

  8. As much as I liked Iron Man, I think this is my most anticipated Marvel film. Captain America I just get a big squeemish about. I just have that feeling that they will try too hard with it. But this Thor seems to be cruising right along as a character driven movie.

  9. i am very excited about this movie and so far i am very happy with the casting of it and canot wait to see it. just having marvel make a thor movie is a lifelong dream come true for me.this thor movie will be marvel’s greatest acheievment.finally introducing a new character to the big screen.thor & captain america are essential superheroes in the marvel universe along with ironman all movies will be a huge hit with fans & moviegoers alike.

  10. this movie hasn’t started shooting yet?

  11. This is my most anticipated Marvel movie, too. And it’s not because it’s Thor. While I love Norse mythology, I’ve never read a single issue of Thor.

    But seriously, Kenneth Branagh is amazing so I have no doubt this movie is going to rock.

  12. Nice… this film is looking better every time. I’m actually way more excited for this film than for Captain America. Maybe it is because we still don’t have any casting news for that one?

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