"Thor" the movie, already has an opening date (June 17, 2011) but still no lead! Kenneth Branagh is now attached to direct the film, and is working mighty hard to cast his Norse god!
So who have been mentioned for the lead role?
First, we have Josh Hartnett. Why is there a big push to cast him? I have no idea, but apparently, Branagh is considering him for either the role of Thor or his nemesis, Loki.
Then, we have a bunch of unknowns! And I'll post their mini-bio from IMDB, okay? And keep in mind, these actors are all being tossed around for the role of Thor.
Here we go. CHARLIE HUNNAM
Charlie Matthew Hunnam was born in Newcastle, England on April 10, 1980. At 16 years of age, he made guest appearances in the popular TV series "Byker Grove" (1989).
Perhaps his most famous television role has been that of the love-smitten Nathan Maloney in "Queer as Folk" (1999). Independent movies, television series and auditions for such blockbusters as Star Wars: Episode II - Attack of the Clones (2002) followed, but it wasn't until 2002 that Charlie started to attract international attention, when he starred alongside Katie Holmes in the suspense thriller Abandon (2002).
His next lead role was in Nicholas Nickleby (2002) and, more recently, he starred alongside Jude Law in the drama Cold Mountain (2003).
Next, TOM HIDDLESTON
There's not a whole lot of info for him from IMDB but click this link for his credits. Yeah, he also has a "Nicholas Nickleby" connection!
Then, ALEXANDER SKARSGARD (my favorite among the choices)
You may have seen him from HBO's "True Blood!" He's perfect for the part don't you think? Here's his bio from IMDB, oh, and yes, they listed him as rumored for "Thor" on the site:
Not comfortable with being a celebrity at such an early age, Alexander decided to quit acting. During almost eight years he turned down every offer he got. Instead he studied Political Science, did his Military service in the Marines and intended to study at an school of architecture in Stockholm. But in 1997 his longing for acting grew to strong and he enrolled at Marymount Theatre School in New York City.
The interest for Alexander Skarsgard outside of Scandinavia has grown rapidly over the last few years, and he has recently signed with the agency Endeavor in Los Angeles and New York and with Markham & Froggatt, Britains most acclaimed agency, to represent him in Europe. He can already be seen in big international movies such as "Zoolander" "The Last Drop" and "Revelations".
Made his debut in Allan Edwalls award winning drama "Ake och hans varld" in 1983. Worked frequently as a child actor during the 80s and became a huge teenage star when he played "Jojo" in Rumle Hammerichs "Hunden som log" in 1989.
When he came back to Sweden after two years in New York it didnt take him long to land his first part as a grown up (in Christina Olofssons "Happy End" 1999). Since then he has done over fifteen movies in Scandinavia and is today one of Swedens most beloved stage and screen actors.
Also, LIAM HEMSWORTH
He's going to be in Sylvester Stallone's "The Expendables." Check his credits right here.
And finally, JOEL KINNAMAN
Check his profile right here.
But then, I also heard that the lovely Natalie Portman is in talks, no, not to star as "Thor" but for the female lead
Hhhhhmmmmm, as far the Thor role, so many choices, all interesting, but my heart belongs to Skarsgard. And whatever happened to the rumor once upon a time that maybe, perhaps, Brad Pitt was considering the role? Oh well....
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