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McKidd talks more Thor

12.02.2008by:

Marvel Studio is currently hard at work getting IRON MAN 2 into shape and laying down pipe for their eventual AVENGERS movie, but what about THOR?

Actor Kevin McKidd (HBO's "ROME", DOG SOLDIERS) is apparently still in the running to wrap his Scottish accent around some "Yea, verily" as the Thunder God. We've heard him associated with the project before, but the rumor was that he might instead be a secondary player as the studio was pursuing a younger actor or high-profile A-lister to wield Mjolnir. Not so, according to IGN -- McKidd says he's a contender for the lead role and there's been some recent "back and forth" about the project.

Makes sense -- Marvel already saw what "creative casting" could do for IRON MAN. It's more about putting the right person in the role instead of the biggest (better for the budget, too), and since their THOR movie is being directed by Kenneth Branagh, expect the emphasis on actors. Although THOR could prove a greater challenge for audience appeal, especially if they stick with the original script, which only took place in Asgard and the Viking era instead of modern times like the comic character.

Extra Tidbit: McKidd, Stevenson -- anyone else from ROME up for a comic book movie?
Source: IGN

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8:53PM on 12/03/2008

I've known...

...this dude had tallent since Dog Soldiers. Hope he gets to play Thor. I can't think of anyone better suited.
...this dude had tallent since Dog Soldiers. Hope he gets to play Thor. I can't think of anyone better suited.
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4:05PM on 12/03/2008

YES!!!!!!!

I have been saying this for month, they NEED to get MCkidd as Thor. He is a great actor and just freaking intimidating and bad ass like Thor should be. Just watch him in Rome , the gladiator scene. Mckidd for the win!!!!! Mckdd Deserves to blow up big he is a great actor. Journey Man ruled.
I have been saying this for month, they NEED to get MCkidd as Thor. He is a great actor and just freaking intimidating and bad ass like Thor should be. Just watch him in Rome , the gladiator scene. Mckidd for the win!!!!! Mckdd Deserves to blow up big he is a great actor. Journey Man ruled.
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3:41PM on 12/03/2008
I loved McKidd on Rome. So let's hook it up.
I loved McKidd on Rome. So let's hook it up.
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8:50AM on 12/03/2008

James Purefoy

Regarding the Extra Tidbit, let's not forget James Purefoy in SOLOMON KANE. Can't wait to see how that turned out. So that's three actors from ROME tied to comic book properties.

Kevin McKidd needs this part! He deserves a shot at a lead role in a high profile feature film. If not him, Viggo Mortensen all the way!
Regarding the Extra Tidbit, let's not forget James Purefoy in SOLOMON KANE. Can't wait to see how that turned out. So that's three actors from ROME tied to comic book properties.

Kevin McKidd needs this part! He deserves a shot at a lead role in a high profile feature film. If not him, Viggo Mortensen all the way!
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8:43AM on 12/03/2008

Cool!

Sounds good to me!!
Sounds good to me!!
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3:30AM on 12/03/2008

One of my fave lesser know actors.

This guy can do it. if I am an exec, he's already signed the dotted line because I take chances like that to infuse cool-ness into movies and I make actors, not movie stars.
This guy can do it. if I am an exec, he's already signed the dotted line because I take chances like that to infuse cool-ness into movies and I make actors, not movie stars.
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12:45AM on 12/03/2008
I saw about 2 episodes of his show "Journeyman" and he wasn't bad in it and of course, people seem to agree he rocked in "Rome" so that helps a lot too.

Maybe you could say that Marvel filled their quota of landing a big name for each movie of sorts for Thor with Branagh, in this case because he's certainly the most talented and respected director Marvel has gotten (No disrespect to Favs and Leterrier, they did great with their movies)
I saw about 2 episodes of his show "Journeyman" and he wasn't bad in it and of course, people seem to agree he rocked in "Rome" so that helps a lot too.

Maybe you could say that Marvel filled their quota of landing a big name for each movie of sorts for Thor with Branagh, in this case because he's certainly the most talented and respected director Marvel has gotten (No disrespect to Favs and Leterrier, they did great with their movies)
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12:19AM on 12/03/2008

Thor Mckidd

I'm up for it, and please, no young Thor! he's older than Tony Stark so how would that work... a young Thor and an older Iron-Man? no, Mckidd seems almost perfect for the role, he better get the part, now all we need is Captain America cast.
I'm up for it, and please, no young Thor! he's older than Tony Stark so how would that work... a young Thor and an older Iron-Man? no, Mckidd seems almost perfect for the role, he better get the part, now all we need is Captain America cast.
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11:09PM on 12/02/2008

Shit

At the rate of sounding like a homo, Kevin McKidd was the only reason I could sit threw the entire "Maid of Honor" movie with my wife. If he can make that movie watchable then lets get him signed on for Thor already!
At the rate of sounding like a homo, Kevin McKidd was the only reason I could sit threw the entire "Maid of Honor" movie with my wife. If he can make that movie watchable then lets get him signed on for Thor already!
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10:54PM on 12/02/2008
Kevin was awesome as Vorenus on Rome, so I'm totally pulling for him to snag this role.
Kevin was awesome as Vorenus on Rome, so I'm totally pulling for him to snag this role.
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10:51PM on 12/02/2008

Verily

I'm definitely okay with this news. Trainspotting proved (to me, at least) that he is a good actor, so throw a winged helmet on his head and Mjolnir in his hand already. I need some Thor.
I'm definitely okay with this news. Trainspotting proved (to me, at least) that he is a good actor, so throw a winged helmet on his head and Mjolnir in his hand already. I need some Thor.
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