— by SEAN GERSKI —
In a surprising move, Marvel and Kenneth Branaugh have selected award-winning actor Anthony Hopkins to portray Odin in the upcoming “Thor” movie.
Already on board Branaugh’s adaptation of the Marvel Comics character are: Chris Hemsworth as Thor; Tom Hiddleston as Loki; Natalie Portman as Jane Foster; Jaimie Alexander as Sif; and Colm Feore as a yet-to-be-disclosed villain.
The movie begins production in January.
In the movie, “Thor” is a powerful but arrogant warrior whose reckless actions reignite an ancient war. He is cast down to Earth and forced to live among humans as punishment. On Earth, Thor must learn what it takes to be a true hero.
“Thor” has hammered out a release date of May 20, 2011.
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