Daniel Craig offered the part of Thor

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  1. Supervisor 194

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  2. Professor Zoom

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    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.
     
  3. Good Will Riker

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    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.
     
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    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.
     
  5. Good Will Riker

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    No, he just throws phones at people.

    Eight years ago.
     
  8. 3D Master

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    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.

    Russell Crowe isn't too fat, he's too short.
     
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    ^ Scrawny? You do know the meaning of the word, yes?
     
  10. TheMasterOfOrion

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    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

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    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
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    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/2008/01/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
     
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    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. :rommie:

    Go find a young, dour, scowly, blonde Mr. Universe.
     
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    Well, Craig is a Nordic God. mreowww

    The only guy who could make me think Bond is sexy....
     
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    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.
     
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    Maybe in the Direct To DVD version...
     
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    The guy can't act!!!
     
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    Here's a name who's occurred to me recently. German-Irish actor Michael Fassbender, who played Stelios in 300 and has been cast as a Nazi villain in Tarantino's forthcoming Inglorious Bastards (the role for which Leo DiCaprio was initially in the running). He is currently getting rave reviews for playing hunger striker Bobby Sands in Hunger, for which he slimmed down to Christian-Bale-in-The-Machinist type proportions. In fact, he is somewhat like Bale, IMHO, and would probably bulk up like Bale did for Batman if cast as a superhero. He's 6'0", too short for some of you, I know, but surely better a decent actor like that than some plank of WWF wood?

    And hey, with an Irish director (apparently) making the movie ...

    Sadly no pic of him on his imdb page, but it shouldn't be too hard for the curious of you to find a link.
     
  20. Starbreaker

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    Carrot Top has bulked up... I hear he's free.