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

Discussion in 'Science Fiction & Fantasy' started by Captain Craig, May 4, 2009.

  1. Captaindemotion

    Captaindemotion Vice Admiral Admiral

    Joined:
    May 26, 2001
    Location:
    Ireland
    Re: THOR-starts shooting Jan2010: Updates, Rumors & Casting till relea

    Hate post twice in a row but it has been two weeks and I thought this article might be interesting, as it seems that Skarsgard not only auditioned for the part, but even got to try on the costume. Poor guy - I hope Hemsworth is really, really good in the role.

    http://splashpage.mtv.com/2009/06/1...to-playing-thor-he-even-tried-on-the-costume/
     
  2. Praetor

    Praetor Vice Admiral Admiral

    Joined:
    Apr 18, 2004
    Location:
    The fine line between continuity and fanwank.
    Re: THOR-starts shooting Jan2010: Updates, Rumors & Casting till relea

    Skarsgard does look more Thor-like. But Hemsworth should be fine.
     
  3. Captaindemotion

    Captaindemotion Vice Admiral Admiral

    Joined:
    May 26, 2001
    Location:
    Ireland
  4. Professor Zoom

    Professor Zoom Vice Admiral Admiral

    Joined:
    Sep 16, 2004
    Location:
    Idealistic
  5. Out Of My Vulcan Mind

    Out Of My Vulcan Mind Vice Admiral Admiral

    Joined:
    Dec 27, 2002
    Location:
    Wherever you go, there you are.
    Re: THOR-starts shooting Jan2010: Updates, Rumors & Casting till relea

    According to Moviehole, Natalie Portman has also been courted for the role, although she might be wary of signing up for a big FX blockbuster after the Star Wars prequels.
     
  6. Captaindemotion

    Captaindemotion Vice Admiral Admiral

    Joined:
    May 26, 2001
    Location:
    Ireland
    Re: THOR-starts shooting Jan2010: Updates, Rumors & Casting till relea

    ^ That was my thought too. Though you might imagine that the chance of working with Branagh might be tempting.
     
  7. Praetor

    Praetor Vice Admiral Admiral

    Joined:
    Apr 18, 2004
    Location:
    The fine line between continuity and fanwank.
    Re: THOR-starts shooting Jan2010: Updates, Rumors & Casting till relea

    So Biel/Portman would be Enchantress? I was expecting Sif. Given the choice, I'd vote Biel. I don't think she's a void. Rather, I don't have much respect for Portman's acting abilities.
     
  8. Anwar

    Anwar Vice Admiral Admiral

    Joined:
    Dec 11, 2006
    Location:
    Regina, SK, Canada
    Re: THOR-starts shooting Jan2010: Updates, Rumors & Casting till relea

    Thor's had two main love interests': Sif and the Nurse (forgive me, I'm not up on my Thor). Perhaps this will be that story of how he tried to make her a Goddess so she could live in Asgard but Odin deliberately messed it up so he could have Thor's total attentions? Nice tragic touch at the end.
     
  9. Praetor

    Praetor Vice Admiral Admiral

    Joined:
    Apr 18, 2004
    Location:
    The fine line between continuity and fanwank.
    Re: THOR-starts shooting Jan2010: Updates, Rumors & Casting till relea

    I'm not really up on my Thor either, but isn't the character referenced in the piece Enchantress? I didn't know about this Nurse, but I did know about Sif and Enchantress's fixation on the Odinson.
     
  10. Anwar

    Anwar Vice Admiral Admiral

    Joined:
    Dec 11, 2006
    Location:
    Regina, SK, Canada
    Re: THOR-starts shooting Jan2010: Updates, Rumors & Casting till relea

    The Nurse was Jane Foster, I think.
     
  11. CaptMurdock

    CaptMurdock Commodore Commodore

    Joined:
    Mar 10, 2004
    Location:
    The future birthplace of Capt. Christopher Pike
    Re: THOR-starts shooting Jan2010: Updates, Rumors & Casting till relea

    The scene that has to be in this movie -- or a variation thereof -- is this:

    Gun-toting bad guys are trying to take over a hospital or other medical facility. Thor appears (mainly because Don Blake happens to be working there) and dispatches most of the thugs easily. One guy gets the drop on Thor with a big machine gun, snarling something to the effect of "You're tough, big guy, but let's see if you're bulletproof!"

    Thor merely stands there, not moving a muscle or uttering a sound. The bystanders are starting to look a little worried; is Thor bulletproof or isn't he? The bad guy is savoring the moment when he notices that lightning is striking all around him and the thunder is starting to get deafening. And Thor still doesn't move -- merely glares at him.

    "Y'know what? My bad!" The gun drops.
     
  12. Greg Cox

    Greg Cox Admiral Premium Member

    Joined:
    May 12, 2004
    Location:
    Oxford, PA
    Re: THOR-starts shooting Jan2010: Updates, Rumors & Casting till relea


    That was her. She was Thor's love interest in the early years of the strip, but was later superceded by Sif . . . .
     
  13. CaptainCanada

    CaptainCanada Admiral Admiral

    Joined:
    Mar 4, 2004
    Location:
    Charlottetown, PEI, Canada
    Re: THOR-starts shooting Jan2010: Updates, Rumors & Casting till relea

    The Blake stuff doesn't show up til the very end of the film, as I understand, so it's very unlikely to be Jane.

    I'm not surprised, in a lot of respects, that they'd possibly go for Enchantress over Sif; the former is an edgy bad girl.
     
  14. Anwar

    Anwar Vice Admiral Admiral

    Joined:
    Dec 11, 2006
    Location:
    Regina, SK, Canada
  15. Thrall

    Thrall Commodore Commodore

    Joined:
    Jun 12, 2007
    Location:
    A Quesada Free Zone.
    Re: THOR-starts shooting Jan2010: Updates, Rumors & Casting till relea

    Sif is his wife I believe. The Enchantress is a fallen Asgardian femme fatale of the Poison Ivy variety. She usually commits dastardly deeds just to get his attention. He's usually banging her when Sif is out of the picture. Thor's penis is too powerful to be contained by a single woman.
     
  16. DWF

    DWF Admiral Admiral

    Joined:
    May 19, 2001
    Location:
    Columbus, Ohio
    Re: THOR-starts shooting Jan2010: Updates, Rumors & Casting till relea

    The Marvel Comic's version of Thor never married Sif though.
     
  17. Chaos Descending

    Chaos Descending Vice Admiral Admiral

    Joined:
    Oct 30, 2001
    Location:
    Grand Canyon State
    Re: THOR-starts shooting Jan2010: Updates, Rumors & Casting till relea

    Right, I think she's only his wife in the Elder Edda and so forth.
     
  18. Galactus

    Galactus Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

    Joined:
    Aug 25, 2002
    Location:
    The High Father
    Re: THOR-starts shooting Jan2010: Updates, Rumors & Casting till relea

    Looks the part, that is all anyone can really ask. If he works out he will be just fine. I would say he is more He-Man than Thor, but I like that look for Thor.

    Triple H, oh no. thought he was suppose to be King Conan
     
  19. Captain Craig

    Captain Craig Vice Admiral Admiral

    Joined:
    Dec 7, 2003
    Location:
    Nashville,TN
    Re: THOR-starts shooting Jan2010: Updates, Rumors & Casting till relea

    I'd rather Marvel not cast Biel. She is a modest actress with exceptional beauty but I don't see her as either Sif or Enchantress. I could go with Portman as Sif I suppose. I'd rather have a less busty actress but one that can actually, you know, act.
     
  20. Chaos Descending

    Chaos Descending Vice Admiral Admiral

    Joined:
    Oct 30, 2001
    Location:
    Grand Canyon State
    Re: THOR-starts shooting Jan2010: Updates, Rumors & Casting till relea

    In that case I'd much rather have Jessica Biel than Natalie Portman.
     

Share This Page