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

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  1. Captaindemotion

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    ^Yeah, that's occurred to me too. He's a huge talent, but when he goes commercial - Frankenstein, Dead Again - he's not necessarily at his most interesting. I think that this is a brave and daring choice by Marvel (better him than Tim Story or Brett Ratner), but it could result in another Hulk, the Ang Lee version. Too cerebral to be a blockbuster, too comicky to be a critical success. Here's hoping he gets the mix right.
     
  2. Captain Craig

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    Fresh Thor casting news today after a stretch without any.

    Jaime Alexander to play Sif.
    Colm Feore's role is yet to be revealed but suspcted to be a villain.

    Glad to know that the Disney/Marvel merger hasn't stalled this. The press releases said they wouldn't but I often times take those with a grain of salt till something like continued casting news such as today's surfaces.

    Thoughts on this new bit of casting?
     
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    Colm Feore earned excellent villain cred in Storm of the Century. As for Jaimie Alexander, this is the first time I've heard of her.
     
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    Yeah, that guy just reeks creepiness.
     
  5. Captaindemotion

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    ^ Funny, I know him best as the essentially decent First Gentleman in the last season of 24, though I saw him as a bad guy in The Sum of All Fears. I could see him as a baddie, but I might have guessed he was playing Odin, but for the rumours that Brian Blessed was playing that role. Though has the Blessed casting been confirmed?
     
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    Feore is too scrawny to be Odin; the father is meant to be a warrior god as much as the son is. Physiologically, he'd make a great 'older' Loki--perhaps a counterpart in Midgard.

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    Heh, different perspective. To Canadians he's best known for playing Prime Minister Pierre Trudeau in a famous 2002 miniseries based on his life. Though he tends to be stuck playing villains in American productions.

    If he's playing a named character, someone like Malekith would seem his type.

    Alexander has the right look for Sif, though I'll be interested to see how she and Jane are handled vis a vis each other, since there's a significant starpower differential between her and Portman.
     
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    If they stick with a semblance of the script that has large parts in Asgard and then Earth perhaps they will not have to engage Thor/Blake in a love triangle scenario....right away.

    Alexander as Sif gets screen time during the Asgard moments. Portman likewise when he is on Earth. I suspect they will tweak it so more time is on Earth. A prior draft had 2/3 of the movie in Asgard. They may not maximize Portman at all. She has played minor supporting roles before. She may have signed for 2 films and could be a big player in a sequel.
     
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    From what we know, there is no Blake (according to Kevin Feige).
     
  10. Captain Craig

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    Another new member to the cast has been announced.
    Stellan Skarsgard, whos son Alexander was rumored to be up for Thor, has joined the cast in a role yet to be named.

     
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    If Skaarsgard senior is playing Odin, then the failure to cast his son as Thor must go down as the most wasted opportunity since they didn't get Donald Sutherland to play Philip Bauer in season 6 of 24!
     
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    I thought Brian Blessed was Odin.
     
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    ^ I heard that too, though at one stage the talk was of the Skaarsgard father and son playing Odin and Thor.
     
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    ^ I heard that too, though at one stage the talk was of the Skaarsgard father and son playing Odin and Thor.
     
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    A general casting call has gone out to fill generic roles as 'Warriors' in the Thor movie.
     
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    This seems unlikely but there are reports of Jude Law and Robert DeNiro joining the cast. As the original story hails from an interview with a German cast member in a German magazine, my bet is that the story actually says something about him following in their footsteps (Sleuth, Frankenstein) and that this has been wrongly translated. But we'll see and in the meantime, you decide yourselves.

    http://www.comingsoon.net/news/movienews.php?id=60131
     
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    Samuel L. Jackson is in this?
     
  18. Trent Roman

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    Samuel L. Jackson is in everything!

    Seriously, though, he signed up for something on order of nine Marvel films. Iron Man 2 we know for sure, Avengers seems a gimme, but that's still seven flicks left. I wouldn't be surprised to see him here, though I would be surprised if it was a very large role.

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  19. Thespeckledkiwi

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    I really, really hope that Loki has a limited role in this movie. And that if Thor does well, he becomes a bit more of a player but in this one he is more the man behind the curtain.
     
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    Sure, Nick Fury is apparently the guy who puts the Avengers together. It's probably going to be another tacked on scene at the end of the movie, and will probably be silly, but there's a part of me that can't wait for the absurdity of it: Yeah, we know you're a god, we don't care - we're the United States Government, and we want you to work for us.