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Thor – Another update on the costumes

Posted by LiveFor on March 29, 2010

A few days ago there was a bit of news about the look of Thor in Kenneth Branagh’s adaption. Now Bixby over on AICN has given some more details on the costumes. Sounds as if they are sticking with the comic which may or may not be a good thing.

Everyone looks absolutely perfect, right down to the color scheme. And its straight up medieval future tech looking. And yes Loki has black straight hair even know Hiddleston is blonde and curly. THor is balls accurate though complete with cape, chain mail arms, the circles going down the front of the torso, and winged helmet. I’ve seen the costumes, and they did absolutely [frick]ing nail it. Very Walt Simonson. And I think my reputation as someone very critical of most comic book films procedes me here so I’m not just some excited fanboy. The only thing that is funny about Loki’s costume is that while its gold and has the big horns sticking out, the helmet part of it, meaning the part that actually touches his head, kind of looks like a bicycle helmet, I think more so that it would, practically speaking, stay comfortable on the actor and not move around due to the horns. The warriors three are also the same kind of medieval future tech look, a little less traditional than the comic but still very very awesome and the look of each of the actors themselves is [frick]ing dead on. Ray Stevenson looks especially cool in a chubby suit. Trust me, I think everyone here is going to be very very pleased as Branaugh just more or less adapted the comic. I was surprised at how well the looks work when translated into reality.

Sounds promising. How do you feel about the look of Thor?

Source: /Film

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Thor begins filming today

Posted by LiveFor on January 12, 2010

Marvel Studios has commenced principal photography on the highly anticipated feature film THOR directed by Kenneth Branagh. In THOR, Chris Hemsworth (Star Trek) portrays the title character with Tom Hiddleston (Wallender) in the role of Thor’s brother Loki, and Natalie Portman (Leon, Star Wars, V for Vendetta, Brothers) as Jane Foster. Additionally, the studio has cast Academy Award winning actor Anthony Hopkins (Silence of the Lambs) as Odin, Rene Russo (Lethal Weapon 3, The Thomas Crown Affair) as Frigga, Ray Stevenson (Punisher War Zone) as Volstagg, Tadanobu Asano (Mongul) as Hogun, Josh Dallas as Fandral, Jaimie Alexander as Sif, Idris Elba (The Losers) as Heimdall, as well as Colm Feore, Kat Dennings and award-winning actor Stellan Skarsgård. The film is slated for release in theatres domestically on May 6, 2011 via Paramount Pictures which will also release the film on a worldwide basis.

The epic adventure THOR spans the Marvel Universe from present day Earth to the realm of Asgard. At the center of the story is The Mighty Thor, a powerful but arrogant warrior whose reckless actions reignite an ancient war. Thor is cast down to Earth and forced to live among humans as punishment. Once here, Thor learns what it takes to be a true hero when the most dangerous villain of his world sends the darkest forces of Asgard to invade Earth.

The screenplay for THOR was penned by Mark Protosevich as well as Ashley Miller & Zack Stentz, and Don Payne. Marvel Studios’ President Kevin Feige will produce the film. Alan Fine, Stan Lee, David Maisel, and Marvel Studio’s Co-President, Louis D’Esposito, will executive produce.

In addition to THOR, Marvel Studios is also scheduled to release a slate of films based on the Marvel characters including IRON MAN 2 on May 7, 2010, THE FIRST AVENGER: CAPTAIN AMERICA on July 22, 2011, and THE AVENGERS on May 4, 2012

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Friggan Hell! Rene Russo to play the mother of Thor

Posted by LiveFor on December 17, 2009

Rumour has it that Rene Russo (Get Shorty, The Thomas Crown Affair) is to play Thor’s stepmother, Frigga (see what I did there) according to Variety. Funnily enough just the other day I was wondering what Russo was up to these days.

Kenneth Branagh is directing the film which starts shooting in January and stars Chris Hemsworth as Thor. Paramount is going to release the film on 20th May 2011.

Russo will be the wife of Norse god Odin (Anthony Hopkins), “Frigga is the queen of Asgard. She’s also the mother of Thor and Loki (Tom Hiddleston).”

Natalie Portman will play Thor’s love interest.

Mark Protosevich and Zack Stentz wrote the screenplay which sees Thor restarting an ancient war. To make amends, Thor is sent down to Earth and must live among humans. Once he gets here, he discovers what being a true hero is all about when the most evil villain of Thor’s world sends dark forces from Asgard to invade Earth.

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Thor – Kat Dennings plays a human

Posted by LiveFor on November 25, 2009

Kenneth Branagh’s adaption of Thor has a great cast already in place. Chris Hemsworth as Thor, Tom Hiddleston as Loki, Anthony Hopkins as Odin, Natalie Portman, Jaimie Alexander, Colm Feore, Samuel L. Jackson to name but a few.

MTV Splash Page recently spoke with Natalie Portman, who was promoting her new film Brothers, and she revealed that Kat Dennings (Nick and Norah’s Infinite Playlist) has a role in Thor as well.

“Well I’m really excited,” Portman told MTV News. “Kat Dennings is going to be in it with me and she’s a good friend and an amazing actress, so I’m looking forward to that.”

Variety has confirmed Dennings’ role in the film and is reporting that she will play Darcy, who works with Natalie Portman’s character, Jane Foster.

Thor is out on 20 May 2011.

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Thor – Idris Elba to protect Asgard as Heimdall

Posted by LiveFor on November 20, 2009

Idris Elba is cool. That’s all you need to know. He was the ex-SAS bloke in the UK show Ultraviolet that saw him taking down Vampires, or leeches as he called them. Stateside you will know him mainly from The Wire. Plus he got to snog Beyonce in Obsessed. He is currently working on The Losers which is an adaption of the excellent DC Comic about special forces types on the run.

It looks as if he is on a comic book roll as Heat Vision have the news he has been cast in Marvel Studio’s Thor movie – not as a human character, but as the Asgardian known as Heimdall.

In the comic Heimdall is the brother of the warrior Sif. He is the all-seeing and all-hearing guardian sentry of Asgard, he stands on the rainbow bridge, Bifrost and stands watch for any attacks to Asgard. For ages, he stood as the guardian of Asgard, defending the city’s gates from any intruders, and was one of the most trusted servants of Odin.

He has also had a few battles with Thor in the comics either stopping him entering or leaving Asgard so I could well imagine we’ll see something like that in the film.

The movie follows Thor (Chris Hemsworth) a Norse God banished to Earth for his arrogance and reckless behavior in the Asgard, the capital city of the Norse Gods. On Earth, he falls in love with a nurse named Jane Foster (Natalie Portman), but must become a true hero when his sinister brother Loki (Tom Hiddleston) brings the darkest forces of Asgard to wreak destruction on humanity. Directed by Kenneth Branagh (Hamlet), the film co-stars Anthony Hopkins, Stellan Skarsgård, Dominic Cooper, Jaimie Alexander, Colm Feore, Stuart Townsend, Ray Stevenson, and Tadanobu Asano.

It is shaping up to be an amazing cast.

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Thor starts shooting early next year

Posted by LiveFor on November 13, 2009

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UPDATE: Now we have our first look at Chris Hemsworth as Thor. END OF UPDATE.

UPDATE: 12/01/10 – Filming has now begin – more here END OF UPDATE.

Production Weekly reports that shooting on Marvel’s Thor is set to start in Los Angeles in mid-January. After that the production will “move to Santa Fe, New Mexico from March till late-April.”

This epic adventure spans the Marvel Universe; from present day Earth to the realm of Asgard. At the center of the story is The Mighty Thor, a powerful but arrogant warrior whose reckless actions reignite an ancient war. Thor is cast down to Earth and forced to live among humans as punishment. Once here, Thor learns what it takes to be a true hero when the most dangerous villain of his world sends the darkest forces of Asgard to invade Earth.

Thor is directed by Kenneth Branagh and stars Chris Hemsworth, Tom Hiddleston, Natalie Portman, Jaimie Alexander, Anthony Hopkins, Colm Feore, Stellan Skarsgård, Robert De Niro, Jude Law and Samuel L. Jackson.

It is due out on 20th May 2011 from Paramount Pictures and Marvel Studios.

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Anthony Hopkins to play Odin in Thor

Posted by LiveFor on October 30, 2009

WolfMan05By the Holy Beard of Zeus! Wait, wrong pantheon. Bam Kapow out of left field. Looks like Thor has a daddy. Nope, not Brian Blessed, no sir. It is Hannibal the Cannibal.

According to Heat Vision Blog Anthony Hopkins is in negotiations to play the Norse god Odin in Thor, Marvel Studios’ adaptation being directed by Kenneth Branagh.

The movie’s story sees the god of thunder 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.

Chris Hemsworth is Thor and the cast includes Tom Hiddleston as Loki, Natalie Portman, Jaimie Alexander, Colm Feore, Stellan Skarsgård, Robert De Niro and Jude Law.

One hell of a cast lining up for this one. By the way the photo of Hopkins at the top is from The Wolfman.

What do you think about Hopkins playing Odin?

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Thor may star Robert De Niro and Jude Law

Posted by LiveFor on October 18, 2009

440px-Fandral_HeadAnother day another comic book film rumour – yesterday I posted the rumour Jackie Earle Haley could be playing Sinestro in Green Lantern (Collider spoke to him and he has heard nothing about that) – Now AICN have a rumour about the Kenneth Branagh directed Thor film

According to actor, Matthias Schweighöfer, who you may have seen in VALKYRIE or RED BARON – in an article in the German edition of Gentlemen’s Quarterly aka GQ, he states that he’s in the running for a role in Branagh’s THOR, but he also mentions that Jude Law and Robert DeNiro have joined the cast.

Now, I don’t doubt that they have, they’re very much the sort of Actor I would expect from a Kenneth Branagh helmed THOR film, I’m just absolutely flummoxed to think who they are playing.


Robert De Niro worked with Brannagh on the not very good Frankenstein and I am sure Law must have worked with Brannagh at some point.

As AICN say what characters could they be playing though. Chris Hemsworth is Thor, Tom Hiddleston is Loki, Jaime Alexander is Sif, Colm Feore is playing a villain, Brian Blessed is rumoured to be Odin (although I could see De Niro in that role as well, Stellan Skarsgard is also in it as is Natalie Portman as Jane Foster.

Going from what I know of the Thor comic I think, if the rumour is true, that Jude Law could play the dashing warrior, Fandral, of the Warriors Three (that’s him above). De Niro though I am just not sure.

What do you think of the rumour and who could they be playing?

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Stellan Skarsgård joins the cast of Thor

Posted by LiveFor on October 5, 2009

stellan-skarsgardStellan Skarsgård has joined Marvel Studios’ Thor, reported the Swedish news site Ystads Allehanda.

Stellan Skarsgård is ready for a role in action movie Thor.

Everything is still secret about the project and Skarsgård can not reveal what role he will play.

“They wanted me to sign without reading the script. That I refused to do. Then they sent one to me that was so coded that I could only print one copy,” said Stellan Skarsgård.

Set for release on 20th May 2011, the Paramount Pictures comic book adaptation will be directed by Kenneth Branagh. The film stars Chris Hemsworth, Tom Hiddleston, Natalie Portman, Jaimie Alexander, Colm Feore and Samuel L. Jackson.

This epic adventure spans the Marvel Universe; from present day Earth to the realm of Asgard. At the center of the story is The Mighty Thor, a powerful but arrogant warrior whose reckless actions reignite an ancient war. Thor is cast down to Earth and forced to live among humans as punishment. Once here, Thor learns what it takes to be a true hero when the most dangerous villain of his world sends the darkest forces of Asgard to invade Earth.

What role do you think Stellan Skarsgård will be playing. I would say Odin, but there is still the rumour that Brian Blessed will be playing that role.

Source: MovieWeb

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Thor gets a Sif and a possible villain

Posted by LiveFor on September 23, 2009

jaimeJaimie Alexander (Kyle XY) and Colm Feore (The Chronicles of Riddick, 24) have joined Marvel Studios adaptation of Thor that Kenneth Branagh is directing according to THR.

Alexander and Feore will be joining Chris Hemsworth who is already cast as the title character. Tom Hiddleston, will play Loki, the god of mischief who is the movie’s villain. Natalie Portman is going to be Thor’s human love, Jane Foster. Brian Blessed is Odin.

In Thor, Alexander will play Sif. She is a skilled Asgardian warrior who can fight as well as any man. She also is one of Thor’s many loves.

Feore’s character is currently cloaked in mystery. All that’s known is that he’s a villain.

At the center of the story is The Mighty Thor, a powerful but arrogant warrior whose reckless actions reignite an ancient war. Thor is cast down to Earth and forced to live among humans as punishment. Once here, Thor learns what it takes to be a true hero when the most dangerous villain of his world sends the darkest forces of Asgard to invade Earth.

Who could Colm Feore be playing?

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