Yesterday's Marvel movie rumor was about a reboot of the Fantastic Four franchise. Today's is about a potential casting choice of the lead role in Thor.
A reader of Latino Review sent them some interesting information regarding the director of Thor, Kenneth Branagh and who he’s been spending some time with.
The reader witnessed first hand Branagh having dinner with Alexander Skarsgård, who you may know from his roles on True Blood or Generation Kill. Alexander, son of Stellan Skarsgård, is 6’4”, 32-years old and shares the same agency as Branagh. His character in True Blood sports the same hair as Thor. Skarsgård's physique matches that of the casting call description sent out when Screen Rant discussed Kevin McKidd not playing the role of Thor.
The only thing that was confirmed is that Branagh was at the reported restaurant that afternoon. Other than that, all we have to go on is that he fits the description of Thor and that they met to discuss something.
I’ve not seen Generation Kill but he does play a pretty cool character in True Blood - I’m fine with this actor to play the role of Thor. I like the idea of them picking an unknown with quite a bit of acting experience. What they need to do is pick someone soon if they want to have this movie ready for next summer along with Iron Man 2 - I hope the movie’s production is not rushed though.
Let’s now pretend that Skarsgård were to be chosen – Can he sell this movie? They’d need an impressive supporting cast and I think they also need some awesome looking stylistic design for the movie and of Asgard to sell this as an epic visual spectacle similar to what Zack Snyder’s 300 was.
What do you think of this possibility - Can Mr. Skarsgard portray the God of Thunder and wield the Mighty hammer, Mjolnir?
Stay tuned for more Thor updates in the near future!
Thor is scheduled to release July 16, 2010.