Thor Updates: Rehearsals Begin & Stan Lee’s Cameo

Published 5 years ago by , Updated July 31st, 2013 at 3:25 pm,

Marvel Studios’ upcoming production of Thor, the Mighty God of Thunder, is about to get underway in January as we’ve seen a stream of updates in recent months leading up to the exciting project.

In just the last few weeks alone, Idris Elba and Kat Dennings joined the ensemble cast along with Stuart Townsend, Ray Stevenson, and Tadanobu Asano as The Warriors Three; Joe Quesada’s talked up the movie and its director, Kenneth Branagh. And last but not least, rumors of Jeremy Renner playing Hawkeye have spread with the possibility of the character having a cameo role in Thor.

With all of the casting announcements, one thing was missing: Stan Lee’s role! Stan talked in a few interviews about meeting director Branagh, praising him and revealing that Branagh promised him a role in the movie.  Now it has been confirmed from Stan the Man himself!

On his Twitter account yesterday, Stan put up the following tweets:

“Hey, I got an email from the multi-talented director of Thor, Kenneth Branagh. Not enough space left to tell what he said– stay tuned–”

“Kenneth Branagh (of course I call him “Ken!”) said my cameo’s set for the upcoming Thor movie. –To him, it’s a cameo, to me– it’s a ROLE!”

“went easy on Ken Branagh when we discussed my role in Thor. Told him I wouldn’t insist on my name above the title, I think he was grateful”

“Yeah, I mentioned Ken Branagh a few times, but I warned you I was a name dropper. Seriously tho’, with him directing, Thor’s a sure winner”

“Of course, my previous tweet revealed the extent of my innate modesty. I really wanted to add ‘With me doing a cameo, Thor’s a sure winner’”

“Can’t tweet anymore. Due to Thor, I must start rehearsing my thee’s and thou’s. So, if thou objecteth not, I wish thee well! ‘Nuff saideth”

I’m happy about Stan getting a cameo in my most anticipated film out of Marvel’s lineup of solo character titles coming out over the next few years and its always a pleasant treat for the fans. That last time we got to see the legend was last summer in The Incredible Hulk and the first Iron Man. I have no idea what to expect from his guest appearance and I wonder if it’ll top him playing Larry King in Iron Man 2 or Hugh Hefner in Iron Man.

That’s not all we got from Twitter this week though! Jaimie Alexander, who we know is playing Sif in Thor, mentioned in a recent tweet that she’s excited about starting rehearsals, which according to her, begin this week. This should mean that many of the cast will be coming together for the first time.

It look s like we’re on track without any delays for the mid-January production start and I look forward to seeing the first set photos and images of our favorite Asgardians in costume.

Thor opens in theaters May 20, 2011.

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  1. i want more hulk sequels and hulk in the avengers. edward norton did a awesome job. bring on the hulk.

  2. @chris

    ditto. But I am excited for Thor, regardless of the Hulk situation.

  3. I agree about Norton and the Hulk but I don’t think it’s happening with Norton. Probably someone else to save money for the effects.

    Stan Lee is the man! His tweets are pretty funny too.

  4. @ chris

    I definitely see Hulk showing up in The Avengers as a baddy. Cap, Thor and Iron Man together can be unstoppable so it has to be a villain who is pretty much the ultimate menace who is uncontrollable and that’s the Hulk. Marvel doesn’t know what they have with Norton and that’s their own fault.

  5. I want to go on a camping trip to Joshua tree, with Stan and drink beers into the night as we talk about superheros and world affairs,,,

  6. as long as thor doesnt look like that thing from last weeks poster line up its all good.
    it would also be good if we saw shots of the main char either in or out of the costume, i really dont want some nimble little man playing a kickass god of thunder

  7. This project sounds so much better than most of the Marvel stuff going on, they should focus on something other than X-Men and Spiderman, 4 X-men flicks and only two were decent, three Spiderman’s and only one was decent.

    Marvel can churn out so many films based on their characters, so why can’t DC do the same thing? Maybe they have better quality control than Marvel.

  8. Hey 790 their should be a contest for that. ;)

    DrSam “The Warning Lights Are Flashing Down In Quality Control…” It’s all Superman and Batman’s fault.

  9. There should never ever be a “Marvel” movie without Stan Lee.

  10. @ Aknot

    And there never will be. Stan Lee is Marvel!

  11. I’m sick of Stan Lee and his cameos. People act like his the only person in the history to ever create any superheroes or comic books! He was very influencial and visionary back in the day. But that’s like obsessing over whoever created the very first IBM computer back in the 60′s and not recognizing or giving credit to Steve Jobs and Bill Gates today! What has Stan Lee done in the past 20 years that you would call a significant contribution to comics/superheroes? “STRIPERELLA”?!?!

  12. @ ChosenOne

    SHow some respect, if it wasnt for Stan Lee, comics wouldnt be the same. He is the reason we have Spiderman, X-Men, Hulk, Thor, Fantastic Four, Daredevil.

    he gave birth to the modern Superhero, he deserves his cameos in Marvel films, because if it wasnt for him they simply wouldnt exist!

  13. @ChosenOne

    Whats wrong with allowing him that? Sorry I dont know how old you are but Stan Lee is Marvel. Will always be Marvel. When he passes and there are future movies I dont want them to “CGI” him in however he still deserves the nod in some capacity.

    You ask what has he done lately… what does it matter what he has done. These movies are based on creations of his and others with him. They are his children and he is proud of them as they are of him. ;)

  14. @DrSamBeckett…

    I thought the first 2 Spidey films were very good, with #2 being the best of them all.

    I don’t think that DC has better quality control, I just think they have more problems getting their characters on screen for some reason. I mean it’s not like Catwoman, Batman and Robin and Superman Returns were great films.

  15. I was thinking more recently to be honest, and I think Superman Returns is a great film.

  16. @chosen one

    you obviously have no clue what you’re talking about.

  17. I wonder if AC/DC’s {Thunderstruck} or Wagner’s {Flight of the Valkyrie} will be on the soundtrack :)

  18. @ jwalka,

    Lol, he won’t look like that poster, don’t worry :)

  19. “practice my thees and thous”? Does this mean we will have the Shakespearean jargon? I hope so. Of course, he may have just been joking.

    I enjoy seeing Stan the Man in his cameos. The man is a comicbook legend and he deserves his kudos.

  20. “Kahless”

    I don’t think Stan was joking about practicing his thees and thous. I think the majority of the movie will be this way, which should be pretty cool.

  21. “Let the eyes of Midgard turn fore’er upward to a new dawn! Let their vision be fore’er influenced — graced — and filled with aspiration — by the glory and eternal richness of Asgard!” Thor Odinson