Re: How Thor breaks down racial barriers in Asgard
It shouldn't really surprise anyone familiar with Kenneth Branagh's film work; he's a devotee of casting anyone, regardless of race/period considerations. His versions of Hamlet
(set in 19th century Denmark) and Much Ado About Nothing
(set in 18th century Italy) have all kinds of minorities, in the latter case with Denzel Washington as a nobleman.
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