Daniel Craig offered the part of Thor

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  1. Bad Bishop

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    Fans should brace themselves for disappointment when the lead role is cast. Really, what are the chances that the director will find a 6'6" actor who weighs 300 lbs? These are the essential requirements for the role of Thor, as far as fans are concerned.
     
  2. A beaker full of death

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    Funny, since he has to be the ugliest guy ever to play Bond.
     
  3. 3D Master

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    How large were the chances there was a Christopher Reeve for the role of Superman?
     
  4. FPAlpha

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    And maybe they'll come up with someone totally unexpected like Downey Jr. as Tony Stark.

    That casting choice was regarded as.. bold by many but when we saw the first pictures, saw him in the first scenes and in finally in the movie it became apparent as a brilliant choice.
    Now the character is forever linked to Downey and i hope the same happens with Thor.

    One possibility however may be that they are looking for two actors actually.. Dr. Donald Blake for one where Craig, McKidd or someone else would fit perfectly as Thor's human side and then someone with the physique to play a norse god.

    One actor to play both may prove very tricky to find because they either lack the physique or the acting chops to play both.

    About the only one i can think of currently would indeed be Brad Pitt in his Troy state but he may be outside the budget for the project and maybe even a too big name for the movie.. easily becoming a Brad Pitt movie accidentally labeled Thor rather than Thor with a known but not AA+ level actor.
     
  5. Bad Bishop

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    I'm afraid that fan requirements for Thor are tougher to meet than those for Superman.
     
  6. A beaker full of death

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    And yet no one has looked the part since. Reeve and Reeves did, but no one since.
     
  7. Lapis Exilis

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    Sexiness isn't about being a pretty boy. There's a zillion and one pouty-lipped Adonises out there who haven't a drop of sex appeal. Ever seen Heroes? Pretty, pretty men - who couldn't get my panties off with a dozen roses and the promise of a 2-hour tongue bath. Mr. Craig could merely growl in my general direction and butter would melt on my thighs.
     
  8. A beaker full of death

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    I'll buy that. Still, I think Bond should be good looking.
     
  9. Bad Bishop

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    Note to self: Start practicing your growl.
     
  10. Samurai8472

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    If Craig had been Thor could Brosnan be Tony stark :D
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  11. Cartoonist

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    I want to see Kevin McKidd in the role. Great actor, great screen presence.
     
  12. Captaindemotion

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    In Alex Ross' Marvels, Stark is drawn to resemble Timothy Dalton.
     
  13. Samurai8472

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    And Adi Granov drew stark like Tom Cruise


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  14. Pensive

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    AGREED!!

    Also, sign me up for the Karl Urban crowd *purr*

    EDIT re: Tony as Cruise: glad I wasn't the only one that noticed that also. But Granov's Stark is WAY hotter than Tom Cruise.
     
  15. dragunzng

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    Let's face it, one man was born for the role:

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    Of course, we could always beg the Technoviking, but us lowly mortals dare not, lest he smite us in a fit of rage.
     
  16. TheMasterOfOrion

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    I agree there are many Wrestlers who could have the perfect physique :klingon:
    the problem is 99% of Wrestlers got the acting skills of a pile of squirrel vomit :wtf:
     
  17. Norrin Radd

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    Fandral the Dashing? :techman:
     
  18. TheMasterOfOrion

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    Clancy Brown might have been a contender if the movie was made 10 years ago.
    Thor : I'm thinking the acting intensity of Kiefer Sutherland but the strong physique of the big germanic dude from the movie Gladiator
     
  19. DWF

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    He looks more like Fandral The Dashing in that picture. :techman:
     
  20. TheMasterOfOrion

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    Loki?

    I would pick

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