Latino Review has a scoop regarding the Kenneth Branagh directed Thor movie from Marvel. At this point it is unsubstantiated, but apparently Branagh was spotted having lunch with Alexander Skarsgård(son of Stellan Skarsgård), best known for his work on HBO‘s excellent Generation Kill and so-so True Blood. Skarsgard, long a fan favourite to play the Son of Asgard, seems perfectly suited for the role: he can act, he’s blonde, he’s 6’4 and he’s also Scandinavian.
Hopefully Branagh decides to go in the Ultimate Thor direction, where Thor is actually a male nurse who claims to be the Norse god of thunder and may or may not be insane. Far more interesting than the regular Thor origin. Whatever direction Branagh decides to go, I’m sure it will epic and Shakespearean in tone.
Thanks to Raj