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Cue music...

"Cross the Rainbow Bridge of Asgard,
Where the booming heavens roar,
You’ll behold in breathless wonder,
The God of Thunder, Mighty Thor!"

The Hollywood Reporter writes that Jaimie Alexander and Colm Feore are coming aboard the Marvel Studios adaptation of its comic book featuring the Norse god of thunder. Kenneth Branagh is directing.
Alexander and Feore join Chris Hemsworth, already cast as Thor; Tom Hiddleston, who plays Loki, the god of mischief who serves as the movie's villain; and Natalie Portman is Thor's human love, Jane Foster.
In Marvel's epic fantasy, Alexander is playing Sif, a skilled Asgardian warrior who can hold her own against any man. She also is one of Thor's loves.
Feore's character is shrouded in mystery -- the studio isn't even sending the actors the script -- though it is known to be a villain.
The movie's story centers on Thor, a powerful but arrogant warrior whose reckless actions re-ignite an ancient war. As punishment, Thor is cast down to Earth and forced to live among humans. Once here, he learns what it takes to be a true hero when the most dangerous villain of his world sends dark forces of Asgard to invade Earth. Alexander, best known for "Kyle XY," also has been cast as a pharmaceutical sales rep in "Love and Other Drugs," starring Anne Hathaway and Jake Gyllenhaal. That movie begins shooting in October.
Feore is coming off stints on "24" and "The Listener." He appears "The Trotsky," which debuted at the Toronto International Film Festival."

There's just something a bit...fitting...that this news came out today.

FWIW--at least they've cast a brunette as Sif--which is Marvel canon, if not Norse canon.



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Sep. 23rd, 2009 12:58 pm (UTC)
Nick Fury, Dr. Strange, and the Mighty Thor were the staple comics of my youth. It's been a long time since I followed them - I gather the black Nick Fury at the end of the last Iron Man movie was actually somewhat canon. That's fine by me, I'm willing to watch Samuel L. Jackson read the contents off of cereal boxes, when it comes right down to it.

Given the good job I think they did with Iron Man, I have high hopes for this one.
Sep. 23rd, 2009 01:16 pm (UTC)
I wonder if Branagh is going to use Wagner as part of the movie's theme music, and see if anybody gets the joke.

Ernest Borgnine as the All-father?
Sep. 23rd, 2009 01:55 pm (UTC)
I'd prefer Max von Sydow.
Sep. 23rd, 2009 01:27 pm (UTC)
yes, yes there is

Sep. 23rd, 2009 01:58 pm (UTC)
Yes.....fitting.....Did I hear a giggle?

Sep. 23rd, 2009 05:18 pm (UTC)
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