THOR-starts shooting Jan2010: Updates, Rumors & Casting till release

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  1. Thrall

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    John Simm would be the perfect Loki. He played him in Doctor Who practically.
     
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    If true then I think it would be great casting. He was very convincing in his short role as George Kirk.
     
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    Just a nit. Branagh didn't direct that version of Othello.
     
  4. Anwar

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    Oh, sorry about that.

    Hmmm, John Simm...

    Why not have David Tennant play Loki? Nice to see him play a malicious yet hammy and humorous villain.
     
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    Don't be. Almost everything Kenneth directs he's also in, so, it almost follows that whatever he's in, he's directed.

    Tennant as Loki could be fun.
     
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    Of all the Marvel comics movies to come out so far, I think this one has the greatest potential capacity to be a huge damn mess. It just seems like there's so many things that can go wrong with trying to take a character like this and translate him to the live-action world.

    Done right, and it could be a low-end LOTR sort of affair. If it's not done right, I could honestly see this being worse than Ghost Rider or either of The Fantastic Four movies.

    It just seems like there's such a thin line in this one between kick-ass fantasy and high-budget camp.
     
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    According to Nikki Finke, Tom Hiddleston has been cast as Loki.
     
  8. Anwar

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    Kind of young, but he looks Trickster-ish.
     
  9. Captaindemotion

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    ^ Hiddleston was linked to the role of Thor, causing much 'but he's too skinny!' sort of indignation. Obviously, we were all overlooking the obvious.

    As I said before, I Sky+'d Wallender but don't recall his role in the one I viewed -will be paying closer attention the next time. Moviehole.net is reporting that Marvel are deliberately casting unknown or little known actors for this movie, as oppose to the Downey jrs, Nortons etc of their other self-financed movies. Whether this is due to lack of confidence or possibly over-confidence in the project remains to be seen. Hopefully it shows just the right amount of confidence!
     
  10. Captain Craig

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    I've never seen in him anything does anyone have an opinion on some of his work.

    As for comments to a certain actor may not be bulk enough I simply have two words for you: Michael Keaton

    Once they outfit an actor in a sculpted bulky outfit ANYONE can be Thor. Its important to get an actor first.
     
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    Hemsworth is, what, 6'3"? He should do fine, especially if he works out a bit. Hiddleston looks Loki-esque. Let's just hope they can both pull off the acting.
     
  12. Captain Craig

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    More Thor news has surfaced and co-writer Ashley Miller gives some thoughts on Thor sequences/attitudes to CineFOOLS.
    The Daily Mail spoke with Loki himself, Tom Hiddleston.
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    Y'know,perhaps I'm alone in thinking that maybe just maybe Thor would best be left to the comic pages.
    If
     
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    ^Yes, perhaps you are. ;)

    Nah, I'm sure you're not. But why do you think so?
     
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    Not even in The Incredible Hulk Returns? :)
     
  16. Captain Craig

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    Has Odin been cast? Bleeding Cool bloggers(read low reputability most times) report Brian Blessed may have the role.
     
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    Thank god they read Walt's run. :techman:

    I was worried about Iron Man. I'm REALLY worried about Thor. So far so good. This is my all time favorite Marvel character, and arguably the toughest one to pull off. I can't wait, and I hope to hell it's good. Thor needs to be like LOTR good.

    Bri :rommie:
     
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    Well he will certainly look the part.
     
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    Brian Blessed, that's perfect casting right there folks.
     
  20. Captaindemotion

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    Blessed has worked with Branagh a few times before, so this seems legit. Of course, it could also be that someone has jumped to conclusions because of their working history ...

    I've watched Hiddleston in Wallander, opposite Branagh and I think he'll be a good Loki. His role in Wallander is a little thankless, very much the sidekick but he has a sort of John Simm/ David Tennant quality to him that makes you think he'll bring a sort of impish air to Loki. Even with a supporting role, you do get the impression that this is a capable actor.

    Interesting that while there was some talk of Loki being like Iago in Othello, he's now being compared to Cassius in Julius Caesar. This is certainly not going to be a run of the mill comics adaptation - for good or for bad!