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02.19.2009

There were a lot of rumors that Marvel was looking at Brad Pitt to star in THOR for director Kenneth Branagh. But based on a recent casting description for the film, Brad Pitt doesn't seem to fit that description at all. Coming Attractions unearthed a casting notice for THOR and this is what they're looking for in a main character:

Male MUST BE MID-LATE 20'S and SIX FEET OR TALLER. LEAD.

Physically powerful, very handsome, occasionally egotistical, petulant, and wild. A natural warrior with a quick charming wit who must be genuinely and severly [sic] humbled before becoming the compassionate, mature hero of our film.

It looks like Branagh and crew are looking for more of an origin story of Thor rather than an older, wiser Pitt-like hero. The trouble might be finding an actor that has the physical look and acting chops to pull off such a role. What about Ryan Gosling (who had been attached to Green Lantern)? He's 6'1", blond, a top-notch actor and looks like he could beef up if given the time. But that's besides the point. What do you think of the new, younger Thor? Do you like the direction that Branagh appears to be taking the character (at least based on this notice)?

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1:49PM on 02/22/2009
Kevin McKidd. Hands Down.
Kevin McKidd. Hands Down.
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5:09PM on 02/20/2009

The next Thor!!

Coming from a background of film, I truly believe that there is only one man that can play Thor to the fullest and his name is James Preston Rogers.

A- Thor needs a fresh face, and James got it.

B- He needs to be over 6 feet tall, James is 6'5

C- He needs to have the long blond hair and good looks, that's a given with James. ( Not in a gay way).

D- James looks great on camera just check him out in the new "Outlander” movie.

So if you ask me, I would defiantly recommend our own
Coming from a background of film, I truly believe that there is only one man that can play Thor to the fullest and his name is James Preston Rogers.

A- Thor needs a fresh face, and James got it.

B- He needs to be over 6 feet tall, James is 6'5

C- He needs to have the long blond hair and good looks, that's a given with James. ( Not in a gay way).

D- James looks great on camera just check him out in the new "Outlander” movie.

So if you ask me, I would defiantly recommend our own Canadian for this and so would everyone else.

And by now you should all know his name.

JAMES PRESTON ROGERS!



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11:12AM on 02/20/2009

Not Gosling.

OMG No, don't even suggest Ryan Gosling-too skinny -too boring.. At least for Superhero roles.
OMG No, don't even suggest Ryan Gosling-too skinny -too boring.. At least for Superhero roles.
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11:12AM on 02/20/2009

Not Gosling.

OMG No, don't even suggest Ryan Gosling-too skinny -too boring.. At least for Superhero roles.
OMG No, don't even suggest Ryan Gosling-too skinny -too boring.. At least for Superhero roles.
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11:12AM on 02/20/2009

Not Gosling.

OMG No, don't even suggest Ryan Gosling-too skinny -too boring.. At least for Superhero roles.
OMG No, don't even suggest Ryan Gosling-too skinny -too boring.. At least for Superhero roles.
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2:38AM on 02/20/2009
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2:07AM on 02/20/2009
Jason Statham, HA!
Jason Statham, HA!
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11:07PM on 02/19/2009

HHH for For

HHH should play Thor, he fits the description above perfectly.
HHH should play Thor, he fits the description above perfectly.
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8:57PM on 02/19/2009
Brad Pitt's all wrong for Thor, and I don't think Ryan Gosling would fit the bill either.

They're going to have to get someone with a linebacker build to play the Norse God, but who can actually also act (and who wants to sign on for multiple films). It's gonna be tough.
Brad Pitt's all wrong for Thor, and I don't think Ryan Gosling would fit the bill either.

They're going to have to get someone with a linebacker build to play the Norse God, but who can actually also act (and who wants to sign on for multiple films). It's gonna be tough.
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7:52PM on 02/19/2009

Still looking?

By the way, isnt it getting awfully close to crunch time? It's coming out next year?
By the way, isnt it getting awfully close to crunch time? It's coming out next year?
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7:48PM on 02/19/2009

Skarsgård for Asgård

Alexander Skarsgard, 32 years old, looks younger. 6´4 tall, could easily bulk up. Has acting in the blood, daddy Stellan could fit as Oden. Scandinavian! Up and coming, grab him before it's too late!
Alexander Skarsgard, 32 years old, looks younger. 6´4 tall, could easily bulk up. Has acting in the blood, daddy Stellan could fit as Oden. Scandinavian! Up and coming, grab him before it's too late!
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7:48PM on 02/19/2009

Paul Bettany

Is perfect for Loki IMO. For Thor I'll say johnny depp j/k I have no idea for Thor. I vote the guy below me for Thor,he said he can handle it.
Is perfect for Loki IMO. For Thor I'll say johnny depp j/k I have no idea for Thor. I vote the guy below me for Thor,he said he can handle it.
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5:24PM on 02/19/2009

If only...

If only Dolph Lundgren were in his late twenties again,he would have been gr8 for this role I think.
If only Dolph Lundgren were in his late twenties again,he would have been gr8 for this role I think.
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4:27PM on 02/19/2009
too bad so much of corona coming attractions old database seems lost.
shit here was so much great stuff in there.
man that use to be an awesome site.
glad its back. : )
too bad so much of corona coming attractions old database seems lost.
shit here was so much great stuff in there.
man that use to be an awesome site.
glad its back. : )
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3:53PM on 02/19/2009

Alriiiiiight

Ok, everybody. Chill the F...out. I'll do it!
Ok, everybody. Chill the F...out. I'll do it!
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2:26PM on 02/19/2009
did that guy below me really just suggest Heath Ledger if he were alive?

Jesus, don't let that become the new "Johnny Depp is perfect for that role!" line that you get with pretty much every single role now a days.
did that guy below me really just suggest Heath Ledger if he were alive?

Jesus, don't let that become the new "Johnny Depp is perfect for that role!" line that you get with pretty much every single role now a days.
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1:32PM on 02/19/2009
Still think Vladimir Kulich (dude from "The 13th Warrior") would be perfect for the part, but whatever. I got faith in Branagh.
Still think Vladimir Kulich (dude from "The 13th Warrior") would be perfect for the part, but whatever. I got faith in Branagh.
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1:31PM on 02/19/2009

Charlie Hunnam

Charlie Hunnam from Sons of Anarchy. He could bulk up and make the perfect young Thor.
Charlie Hunnam from Sons of Anarchy. He could bulk up and make the perfect young Thor.
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12:42PM on 02/19/2009
BUT if they were to make the Ultimates Thor... then Alexander Skarsgard would be your best bet. It all comes down to which thor you want, kinda like Nick Fury. I mean to me Nick Fury will always be the hardened soldier with brown/white hair. Thor... if you want the ultimates Thor then Skarsgard would be perfect. If you wanted the original thor... The huge, muscly hardened warrior than i'd suggest someone else
BUT if they were to make the Ultimates Thor... then Alexander Skarsgard would be your best bet. It all comes down to which thor you want, kinda like Nick Fury. I mean to me Nick Fury will always be the hardened soldier with brown/white hair. Thor... if you want the ultimates Thor then Skarsgard would be perfect. If you wanted the original thor... The huge, muscly hardened warrior than i'd suggest someone else
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12:38PM on 02/19/2009
I still like the idea of McKidd or Sean Bean as Thor. If you have a young guy playing as thor it will come off as a bad origin story. I really don't think they should go with the spiderman route on this one. It might be better to just have a short 5-10 min origin and go into the future when he is that hardened warrior that everyone loves.
I still like the idea of McKidd or Sean Bean as Thor. If you have a young guy playing as thor it will come off as a bad origin story. I really don't think they should go with the spiderman route on this one. It might be better to just have a short 5-10 min origin and go into the future when he is that hardened warrior that everyone loves.
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12:33PM on 02/19/2009
DarkElfa,

Skarsgard is plenty physically powerful, won't be winning any bench press competitions, but on screen he has a good enough build to work upon, and great screen presence and acting chops that would combine for a very intimidating performance
DarkElfa,

Skarsgard is plenty physically powerful, won't be winning any bench press competitions, but on screen he has a good enough build to work upon, and great screen presence and acting chops that would combine for a very intimidating performance
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12:10PM on 02/19/2009

An extremely unpopular choice

would be Triple H from WWE. Yeah he doesn't have great acting skills, that and he is a wrestler which to almost everybody is an automatic no. Put that aside he has the look, wit, and he is charasmatic. But again, soon as you mention anyone assosciated to wrestling it gets shot down very quickly.
would be Triple H from WWE. Yeah he doesn't have great acting skills, that and he is a wrestler which to almost everybody is an automatic no. Put that aside he has the look, wit, and he is charasmatic. But again, soon as you mention anyone assosciated to wrestling it gets shot down very quickly.
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11:54AM on 02/19/2009

Viggo Mortensen

I was thinking Viggo Mortensen, but he's pushing 50 now... Shame
I was thinking Viggo Mortensen, but he's pushing 50 now... Shame
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11:27AM on 02/19/2009

RIP heath

This sounds like it would have been perfect for Heath Ledger if he'd still been with us. RIP
This sounds like it would have been perfect for Heath Ledger if he'd still been with us. RIP
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11:21AM on 02/19/2009
Alexander Skarsgard is not physically powerful.
Alexander Skarsgard is not physically powerful.
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11:17AM on 02/19/2009

Skarsgard

...seriously, nuff said.
...seriously, nuff said.
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11:15AM on 02/19/2009
Yes!! Alexander Skarsgard would a great choice.
Yes!! Alexander Skarsgard would a great choice.
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10:44AM on 02/19/2009
Alexander Skarsgard for Thor!
Alexander Skarsgard for Thor!
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10:20AM on 02/19/2009
i cant believe they are holding casting calls for the character of thor.
like they have absolutely freakin no one in mind??

i thought marvels thing was getting stars in the leads.

oh and daniel day lewis as loki.
or adrien brody.
i cant believe they are holding casting calls for the character of thor.
like they have absolutely freakin no one in mind??

i thought marvels thing was getting stars in the leads.

oh and daniel day lewis as loki.
or adrien brody.
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9:49AM on 02/19/2009
Am I the only one who thinks that making this movie is a terrible idea?
I just cant see the transition to film.
It just seems so straight to DVD.
Am I the only one who thinks that making this movie is a terrible idea?
I just cant see the transition to film.
It just seems so straight to DVD.
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9:43AM on 02/19/2009

Brad is to old

The CGI in CCoBB made him look younger. But if Brad was to hypothetically be casted as Thor, this movie budget would go up noticeably just because of the effects necessary to keep Brad looking like Legends of the Fall. But with that said; he could probably pull of the Troy looks.

Kevin Durand is not bad, at least he got the size. But I would rather see Chris Pine as Thor in that case. I think even more so than Ryan Gosling as well. But Gosling is a pretty good actor.
Alexander Skarsgard
The CGI in CCoBB made him look younger. But if Brad was to hypothetically be casted as Thor, this movie budget would go up noticeably just because of the effects necessary to keep Brad looking like Legends of the Fall. But with that said; he could probably pull of the Troy looks.

Kevin Durand is not bad, at least he got the size. But I would rather see Chris Pine as Thor in that case. I think even more so than Ryan Gosling as well. But Gosling is a pretty good actor.
Alexander Skarsgard would be perfect, but that wont happen, he dont have the starpower to be able to carry a summer blockbuster on his shoulders.

To bad Vladimir Kulich is old, he looks just like Thor on that picture, is that the new design of Thor ?
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9:39AM on 02/19/2009

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I think that Jeremy Shockey would be perfect for this part...If he could act.
I think that Jeremy Shockey would be perfect for this part...If he could act.
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9:30AM on 02/19/2009

Kevin Durand

Kevin Durand from smoking aces and a few episodes of Lost, would fit perfectly IMO.
Gosling did play Hercules as a teen, he wasn't that huge, but he is a great actor.
Kevin Durand from smoking aces and a few episodes of Lost, would fit perfectly IMO.
Gosling did play Hercules as a teen, he wasn't that huge, but he is a great actor.
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8:40AM on 02/19/2009

Brad Pitt would be Perfect.....

Brad Pitt is perfect for the role. I mean after curious case of B.B Brad Pitt can be of any age in any film.....give him the "Legends of the Fall" look again and you got your Thor....and as for height....u can never determine what's someone's height when he/she is in front of camera...you can make em look tall or short.......
Brad Pitt is perfect for the role. I mean after curious case of B.B Brad Pitt can be of any age in any film.....give him the "Legends of the Fall" look again and you got your Thor....and as for height....u can never determine what's someone's height when he/she is in front of camera...you can make em look tall or short.......
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