RSS iconTwitter iconFacebook icon

The Trek BBS title image

The Trek BBS statistics

Threads: 139,123
Posts: 5,401,059
Members: 24,743
Currently online: 568
Newest member: jessydhillon

TrekToday headlines

Trek Merchandise Sale
By: T'Bonz on Aug 28

Star Trek #39 Villain Revealed
By: T'Bonz on Aug 28

Trek Big Bang Figures
By: T'Bonz on Aug 28

Star Trek Seekers Cover Art
By: T'Bonz on Aug 27

Fan Film Axanar Kickstarter Success
By: T'Bonz on Aug 27

Two New Starship Collection Ships
By: T'Bonz on Aug 26

Trek Actor Wins Emmy
By: T'Bonz on Aug 26

Trek Retro Watches
By: T'Bonz on Aug 26

New DS9 eBook To Debut
By: T'Bonz on Aug 25

Trek Ice Cube Maker and Shot Glasses
By: T'Bonz on Aug 25


Welcome! The Trek BBS is the number one place to chat about Star Trek with like-minded fans. Please login to see our full range of forums as well as the ability to send and receive private messages, track your favourite topics and of course join in the discussions.

If you are a new visitor, join us for free. If you are an existing member please login below. Note: for members who joined under our old messageboard system, please login with your display name not your login name.


Go Back   The Trek BBS > Entertainment & Interests > Science Fiction & Fantasy

Science Fiction & Fantasy Farscape, Babylon 5, Star Wars, Firefly, vampires, genre books and film.

Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old October 21 2008, 08:27 PM   #1
Supervisor 194
Captain
 
Supervisor 194's Avatar
 
Location: Somewhere between timelines
Daniel Craig offered the part of Thor

http://www.iesb.net/index.php?option...5627&Itemid=99

He turned it down, but it does give insight into what TPTB might be going for in the movie--a bona fide actor. Sounds encouraging to me.
__________________
My weariness amazes me, I’m branded on my feet, I have no one to meet. And the ancient empty street’s too dead for dreaming.

Check out my collection of original comic book art
Supervisor 194 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old October 21 2008, 08:42 PM   #2
Professor Zoom
Vice Admiral
 
Professor Zoom's Avatar
 
Location: Idealistic
Re: Daniel Craig offered the part of Thor

Supervisor 194 wrote: View Post
http://www.iesb.net/index.php?option...5627&Itemid=99

He turned it down, but it does give insight into what TPTB might be going for in the movie--a bona fide actor. Sounds encouraging to me.
1. Thank God. Not that he turned it down, but clearly they are going after an actor...no wrestlers need apply.

2. I'm not surprised he would turn them down...he's already Bond.
__________________
Batman does not eat nachos.
Professor Zoom is offline   Reply With Quote
Old October 21 2008, 08:46 PM   #3
Good Will Riker
Admiral
 
Location: Southern California, USA
Re: Daniel Craig offered the part of Thor

Why, was Russell Crowe "too fat" nowadays to be considered for this role?

He's the man who won the Academy Award for Gladiaor (2000), so a role like Thor should be a shoe-in for him.
Good Will Riker is offline   Reply With Quote
Old October 21 2008, 08:52 PM   #4
Captaindemotion
Vice Admiral
 
Captaindemotion's Avatar
 
Location: Ireland
Re: Daniel Craig offered the part of Thor

I wonder if this was when his Layer Cake director Matthew Vaughn was attached to the project or more recently.

I agree that it's encouraging that they're after a real actor rather than a WWF wrestler or the like. I'm not sure Craig is the right man (a little on the short side, perhaps?) but better him than some Ahnuld clone. Craig and Kevin McKidd of Rome fame, also linked to the role during the Vaughn era are not dissimilar in appearance and presence, IMHO. Looks like they have a certain type in mind. I wonder who might be next on their wish list. Pitt.

I wonder if Craig didn't like the script or didn't want to have 2 franchises ongoing at the same time. The only actor I can think of offhand who's managed to do that is Harrison Ford as Indiana Jones and Han Solo, but he had the same producers for each of those. As I understand, the Bond outfit keep their actors on a tight leash (eg the Brosnan/ Remington Steele saga). Christian Bale was apparently keen to play Bond as well as Batman, but I'd bet that once he became the Bat, he was ruled out of contention.

Funny, I've always thought that actors who can play Bond can play Batman, assuming that they can do both the accents. Connery would have made a good Batman (if you don't mind Batman having a Scottish accent), Brosnan was rumoured to be in contention for the Bat in the 1980s (he'd need to have bulked up) and Bale could have been a great Bond. Never really imagined Thor and 007 being one and the same, though...

If they are after a Proper Actor, I'm guessing that having Kenneth Branagh as director will probably help them land one.
__________________
Hodor!!!!!!!
Captaindemotion is online now   Reply With Quote
Old October 21 2008, 09:00 PM   #5
Good Will Riker
Admiral
 
Location: Southern California, USA
Re: Daniel Craig offered the part of Thor

Captaindemotion wrote: View Post
I wonder who might be next on their wish list. Pitt.
George Clooney
Good Will Riker is offline   Reply With Quote
Old October 21 2008, 09:12 PM   #6
Alpha Romeo
Vice Admiral
 
Alpha Romeo's Avatar
 
Location: Connecticut
Re: Daniel Craig offered the part of Thor

Supervisor 194 wrote: View Post
http://www.iesb.net/index.php?option...5627&Itemid=99

He turned it down, but it does give insight into what TPTB might be going for in the movie--a bona fide actor. Sounds encouraging to me.
The asgard???
__________________
"Kirk would have fucked the cold dead skull of the Borg Queen when it was all over."
Alpha Romeo is online now   Reply With Quote
Old October 21 2008, 09:23 PM   #7
doubleohfive
Fleet Admiral
 
Location: Hollywood, CA
Send a message via Windows Live Messenger to doubleohfive
Re: Daniel Craig offered the part of Thor

Good Will Riker wrote: View Post
Why, was Russell Crowe "too fat" nowadays to be considered for this role?
No, he just throws phones at people.

He's the man who won the Academy Award for Gladiaor (2000), so a role like Thor should be a shoe-in for him.
Eight years ago.
__________________
"You are the product. You feeling something. That's what sells. Not them. Not sex. They can't do what we do and they hate us for it."
--Don Draper
doubleohfive is offline   Reply With Quote
Old October 21 2008, 10:51 PM   #8
3D Master
Rear Admiral
 
Re: Daniel Craig offered the part of Thor

What the hell? Scrawny Daniel Craig as Thor? Are they nuts!?

Thor has to be tall and imposing, he's the Viking god of thunder for f's sake.

Good Will Riker wrote: View Post
Why, was Russell Crowe "too fat" nowadays to be considered for this role?

He's the man who won the Academy Award for Gladiaor (2000), so a role like Thor should be a shoe-in for him.
Russell Crowe isn't too fat, he's too short.
3D Master is offline   Reply With Quote
Old October 21 2008, 11:04 PM   #9
cultcross
Say my name...
 
cultcross's Avatar
 
Location: United Kingdom
Re: Daniel Craig offered the part of Thor

^ Scrawny? You do know the meaning of the word, yes?
__________________
This post terminates here. Please do not attempt to board.
cultcross is offline   Reply With Quote
Old October 21 2008, 11:13 PM   #10
TheMasterOfOrion
Fleet Captain
 
TheMasterOfOrion's Avatar
 
Re: Daniel Craig offered the part of Thor

cultsacrifice wrote: View Post
^ Scrawny? You do know the meaning of the word, yes?
Yes he's scrawny, stands 5 10" and weighs under 200 lbs

I remember Thor in the comicbook stands
hes 6 6" speaks like a Shakespearean psycho and is a few hundred pounds pure muscle - a true Viking God



I was thinking more along the lines of Karl Urban from LOTR, but they would probably have to bulk him up with CGI or soemthing
TheMasterOfOrion is offline   Reply With Quote
Old October 21 2008, 11:41 PM   #11
cultcross
Say my name...
 
cultcross's Avatar
 
Location: United Kingdom
Re: Daniel Craig offered the part of Thor

Daniel Craig - Scrawny
__________________
This post terminates here. Please do not attempt to board.
cultcross is offline   Reply With Quote
Old October 21 2008, 11:51 PM   #12
TheMasterOfOrion
Fleet Captain
 
TheMasterOfOrion's Avatar
 
Re: Daniel Craig offered the part of Thor

I don't care what he flexes or if he has pecks
the man has got a physique of the wrong proportions
http://nextthing.files.wordpress.com...01/midgets.jpg
get it?

Good actor or not the last thing the movie would need is some tom cruise sized actor like Craig
If Thor is played by Craig, we might get some good acting but onscreen it will look completely ridiculous
Otherwise the director/producers would need some serious money on special fx to stretch those legs or maybe the can cast all of co-stars to be under 4 foot 10 inches
TheMasterOfOrion is offline   Reply With Quote
Old October 22 2008, 12:01 AM   #13
Temis the Vorta
Fleet Admiral
 
Temis the Vorta's Avatar
 
Location: Tatoinne
Re: Daniel Craig offered the part of Thor

Eh, I think it's gotta be some guy who's younger (a Norse god doesn't age, so why would he appear to be any older than 25?) and more a Mr. Universe type. Tho I see where they were going by offering it to Craig - very dour and scowly.

Go find a young, dour, scowly, blonde Mr. Universe.
Temis the Vorta is offline   Reply With Quote
Old October 22 2008, 12:04 AM   #14
Lapis Exilis
Rear Admiral
 
Lapis Exilis's Avatar
 
Location: Underground
Re: Daniel Craig offered the part of Thor

Well, Craig is a Nordic God. mreowww

The only guy who could make me think Bond is sexy....
__________________
Don't try to win over the haters; you're not the jackass whisperer. - Scott Straten
Lapis Exilis is offline   Reply With Quote
Old October 22 2008, 12:30 AM   #15
Aragorn
Admiral
 
Aragorn's Avatar
 
Re: Daniel Craig offered the part of Thor

David Hasselhoff will play Thor in a made-for-TV movie that will be so bad the comics will introduce Ultimate Thor who is black. Then Taye Diggs will play him for the feature film.
Aragorn is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks

Tags
comics

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump



All times are GMT +1. The time now is 05:35 PM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.6
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
FireFox 2+ or Internet Explorer 7+ highly recommended.