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

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  1. Trent Roman

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    I'd prefer if Fury et al. not know that Thor is the genuine divine article, at least not at first; but think that here's another superpowered guy, who thinks he's a god, but seems well intentioned enough for all his delusions of grandeur. Heck, we'd rather be working with him than against him, so we'll just smile, nod and point him towards whoever needs killing.

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  2. Captain Craig

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    More Thor casting news.
    Just rumors as of now but what of these three rumors being true about DeNiro,Law,Cooper as The Warriors Three??
     
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    ^ I can't find the story now but last week (possibly on aintitcool.com) there was a story that Favreau had opted not to direct The Avengers, because he didn't see how the magical fantasy elements of Thor could be reconciled with the more grounded Iron Man, Captain America etc.

    In other news, Mamma Mia actor Dominic Cooper may also be up for a role in Thor.

    http://www.superherohype.com/news/thornews.php?id=8775
     
  4. Captain Craig

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    ^^^
    You didn't read my post at all did you? :sigh:
    My whole prior post is the news on Dominic Cooper with the same link you posted.
     
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    Thor will meet Nick Fury? Why not! Back in the 1980's, Fury provided much-needed assistance to Thor. In a story written and drawn by Walter Simonson, Fury set Thor up with a new secret identity. He gave Thor a new name (Sigurd Jarlsson), plus a pair of eyeglasses, because "they worked for that other guy." :lol:
     
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    Wind your neck in. If you look at the time that they were posted and also look at who I was replying to, you'll see that our posts simply overlapped. I was replying to the poster above you and before I posted my post, you posted yours. They just happened to be on the same subject.

    Surely the reference to the Avengers should have made it clear that I was replying to the post above, not to you?
     
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    That's fantastic. :rommie:

    And, the idea of the government thinking Thor was just another nut is an aspect of the Ultimates take on the character, right?
     
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    Yeah, I forget whether it was Mark Millar or Bendis but one of them deliberately wanted the Ultimate Universe less heroic than 616 which is what led to things like the Hulk being a cannibal, Pym being an outright wife-beater (compared to his VERY MUCH NOT A WIFEBEATER 616 self), Magneto being an irredeemable psychopath and...well everyone except Spider-Man being unworthy of the term "Superhero".

    The "Thor not a God" thing was part of that.
     
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    Eh, different for the sake of different if you ask me. I do like the idea of Thor not being immediately accepted, though I loathe the Ultimate Thor costume.
     
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    Probably because of him as Hrothgar.
     
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    Meh.

    Don't get me wrong, Hopkins is a very good, if over-rated (IMHO), actor. But this is kind of a too-obvious choice. He's a little overused in this sort of mentor role. Zorro, Hrothgar, that Alexander movie ... That's one of the reasons I was glad Michael Caine was cast as Alfred in Batman rather than Hopkins, who was apparently first choice. I'd rather have seen Blessed, Stellan Skaarsgard or someone a little more offbeat land this role. But I suppose landing an acclaimed Oscar winner isn't too shabby either.
     
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    EXACTLY the first thought I had when I read this.
     
  14. Captain Craig

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    It appears that nothing has changed the initial time table and this announcement here reaffirms their start date as of mid-January.
    With the main cast in place and the casting call for extras having gone out a month ago they are ready to roll film.
    I am eager to see this movie underway.

    Jaime Alexander has begun stunt work for her role as Sif.

     
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    Seems the Warriors Three have been cast. Stuart Townsend will finally get to swash and buckle almost a decade after being sacked as LOTR's Aragorn. Ray Stevenson will pull double Marvel duties - guess they're not holding the failure of Punisher War Zone against him. And remember when his Rome co-star Kevin McKidd was tipped to play Thor? Finally Tadanobu Asano rounds out the trio - never heard of him.

    http://www.comingsoon.net/news/movienews.php?id=60945
     
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    Stuart Townsend?!:scream:

    I SAY THEE NAY!
     
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    While doing an interview Natalie Portman indicated that Kat Dennings has been cast in Thor as well. She did not mention what role she will be playing.
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    My guess is she'll play a buddie role to Portmans character. It could be one good reason Portman knows she has the part. I doubt Kat has been cast in a comic part but if she has who would make sense from Thor/Asgard/Shield?
     
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    Karnilla the Norn Queen is probably the most prominent mythological female character next (though she's not an Asgardian).