This comes via the SHH forums.
Another new image of Odin and Thor July 25th, 2010
First image of Antony Hopkins as Odin, in Thor July 25th, 2010
The Gods of Thor have been revealed via the LATimes, in a report that confirms the film will be released in 3D (although it wasn’t shot in 3D). Alongside Hopkins are Hemsworth as Thor and Tom Hiddleston as Loki.
First image of Chris Hemsworth as Thor July 25th, 2010
And the film’s synopsis to bring some of you up to speed:
The film follows the mighty Thor (Chris Hemsworth), a powerful but arrogant warrior whose reckless actions reignite an ancient war. Thor is cast down to Earth by his father Odin (Anthony Hopkins) and is forced to live among humans. A beautiful young scientist, Jane Foster (Natalie Portman), has a profound effect on Thor, as she ultimately becomes his first love. It’s while here on Earth that 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.
Robert De Niro, Jude Law and Matthias Schweighöfer cast in Thor movie? October 18th, 2009
In a German GQ interview with Matthias Schweighöfer (Valkyrie), the actor reportedly (we haven’t seen a copy of the issue and the news hasn’t been published online) announced he’s in the running for a role in Thor, whilst revealing that Robert De Niro and Jude Law have also been cast. The rumor was originally posted to AICN.
I’ve classified this as rumor for now, there’s no hard proof and the article might well have been mistranslated. However, both Law and De Niro have worked with Thor director Kenneth Branagh in the past, which gives some credence to the claims.
Which characters would these actors play?
In other casting news, Stan Lee has confirmed to Collider that he’ll be taking up his cameo role for Thor, though he doesn’t yet know the details.
Thor casting call for Warriors, are they Skrulls, Kree? October 11th, 2009
SpoilerTV has posted a casting call for the Thor movie, asking for
[WARRIORS] A fearless warrior race, where size, strength and ferocity define a member’s rank in both the social and military hierarchy. Warriors born in this society face the harshest ecological conditions imaginable and thrive in environments where lesser creatures, including humans, quickly perishes. Theirs is a world created to cull weakness from the universe to ensure their supreme sovereignty spreads across the stars. MUST BE 6’2 OR TALLER sptv050769, NO BODYBUILDER TYPES. SAG ROLE BUT NO LINES. MUST BE COMFORTABLE WEARING PROSTHETICS.
Cinematical speculate that this is a casting call for the Skrulls,
You can’t really get any more militaristic and conquest driven than these guys, and one definitely needs prosthetics to pull them off. But what the heck would Skrulls be doing in Thor? Even Loki hasn’t had much to do with those creeps until recently. The obvious answer would be to have them come in and set up The Avengers, but with two villains and two love interests, you’d think there was enough crazy to go around. Anyone out there have a better guess as to who our prosthetic-heavy warriors might be?
Fans have also suggested they could be the Kree, a warrior race that have reached their evolutionary peak or Frost Giants. However, another rightfully points out, it is likely they will just be Asgardian extras.
Stellan Skarsgård cast in Thor October 11th, 2009
Stellan Skarsgård’s son, Alexander, was originally considered as a strong candidate for the Thor role, but in the end lost out to Star Trek man Chris Hemsworth. Swedish site Ystads Allehanda report that Stellan has been cast in the movie, but his role is deeply secretive. So secretive in fact, the studio wanted the actor to sign without reading the script; he refused until he received a copy (albeit an encoded version).
Jaimie Alexander and Colm Feore join Thor cast September 23rd, 2009
Thor has recruited two more cast members, Jaimie Alexander (Kyle XY) and Colm Feore (Face/Off). Jaimie Alexander will play Sif, an Asgardian warrior that can, “hold her own against any man”. She’s also one of Thor’s loves and spends a lot of her time searching for him. She is skilled in hand to hand combat and the use of mêlée weapons. Colm Feore will play an unknown villain, the details of which are being kept a tight-lipped secret.
Natalie Portman to play Jane Foster in Thor movie July 16th, 2009
Back in March we commented on the possibility that Natalie Portman might play a “strong female lead” in the Thor movie adaptation.
An official statement from Marvel reports that Natalie Portman has been cast as Jane Foster, Donald Blake’s nurse. With such a big casting set in present day planet Earth, it’s possible that a good proportion of the movie may take place here, rather than Asgard — giving us a lot of the human version of Thor.
Even the Mighty Thor can be thunderstruck by affairs of the heart!
Marvel Studios announced today that Academy Award® nominated actress Natalie Portman has been cast to star as Jane Foster in the studio’s highly anticipated movie “Thor.”
In the early “Thor” comics, Jane Foster was a nurse who became Thor’s first love. The character will be updated for the feature adaptation.
Portman will star opposite Chris Hemsworth who will play Thor and Tom Hiddleston who will play the villain Loki. Kenneth Branagh will direct the film.
Marvel Studios expands its film universe with a new type of super hero: “Thor.” This epic adventure spans the Marvel Universe; from present day Earth to the realm of Asgard. At the center of the story is The Mighty Thor, a powerful but arrogant warrior whose reckless actions reignite an ancient war. Thor is cast down to Earth and 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.