Is This Thor?

The rumor coming out of Moviehole (yes, I meant to write that) is that Kevin McKidd of the HBO series Rome may be the guy to play Thor in the upcoming film to be directed by Matthew Vaughn.

My gut check on this is that he's not the right face for the part. I've never been a huge fan of Thor in the comic books, but I never pictured him as having a rough-hewn look. For some reason, more of a smooth yet chiseled jawline look comes to mind when I think of the Norse god of the comics.

Then again there have probably been incarnations of the character in the comics that haven't had as much of a "pretty boy" look to them and there is always some level of re-imagining of the character with the transition to the big screen.

What do you think? Would McKidd make a good Thor?


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