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03.17.2009

While Marvel and director Kenneth Branagh are poring over the possibilities for who could star as Thor, it looks like they've already found another actor to star in their film. According to Deadline Hollywood, Natalie Portman is already set to play the female lead in THOR. It was just a throwaway line at the end of a casting report on actors who have tested to star as Thor (actors include Charlie Hunnam, Tom Hiddleston and the previously mentioned Alexandar Skarsgard) so it's unclear what role she would play. If I had to guess, I would say it's likely she'd be playing Enchantress, an Asgardian goddess who served as Thor's ally, advisor and sometime lover. If they're following comic continuum, there's also a pretty good Enchantress twist that involves the script's villain (and Thor's brother) Loki. Without a big name as Thor or Loki (Josh Hartnett seems to be the leading candidate for the latter), it would certainly help to have some of Portman's notoriety to the film. And it's certainly better casting than Scarlett Johansson as Black Widow...

Extra Tidbit: I think Natalie Portman is a fangirl at heart.

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12:08PM on 03/19/2009

WalterKovacs

Actually for a while now Ethan Hawke has been my top choice for the Daredevil reboot if they ever get around to it. Ethan Hawke and Alex Proyas, now that's a recipe for a good movie any day.
Actually for a while now Ethan Hawke has been my top choice for the Daredevil reboot if they ever get around to it. Ethan Hawke and Alex Proyas, now that's a recipe for a good movie any day.
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8:00AM on 03/18/2009

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One word; "Avengers".

It will be hard, but if they manage to make it serious (as serious a comic book film can be), it could be great.

I am quite sure we will se Loki and Thor grow up togheter, their rivalry and Lokis increasing hate and envy of Thor, until it culminates into some evil plan of destroing Thor.

As with Captain America, I hope they wont use the silly costumes from the comics. (Wolverine is a good eg.)
One word; "Avengers".

It will be hard, but if they manage to make it serious (as serious a comic book film can be), it could be great.

I am quite sure we will se Loki and Thor grow up togheter, their rivalry and Lokis increasing hate and envy of Thor, until it culminates into some evil plan of destroing Thor.

As with Captain America, I hope they wont use the silly costumes from the comics. (Wolverine is a good eg.)
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7:58AM on 03/18/2009
still unsure of why they're making thor. arent there more interesting characters available?

and nat portmans doesnt do anything for me. i dont think she's hot.
still unsure of why they're making thor. arent there more interesting characters available?

and nat portmans doesnt do anything for me. i dont think she's hot.
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2:52AM on 03/18/2009
IF this is the route MARVEL is going I say Natalie and Scarlett should swap roles. And if they go with one of the three dudes mentioned above I'd say Skargard. I'd rather see a name in the role personally and my strange choice would be....Ethan Hawke.
IF this is the route MARVEL is going I say Natalie and Scarlett should swap roles. And if they go with one of the three dudes mentioned above I'd say Skargard. I'd rather see a name in the role personally and my strange choice would be....Ethan Hawke.
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2:46AM on 03/18/2009

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This is awsome, I think she'd be a good Lady Sif, I can't see her playing Enchantress, I think Kiera Knightley would be good as Enchantress.
This is awsome, I think she'd be a good Lady Sif, I can't see her playing Enchantress, I think Kiera Knightley would be good as Enchantress.
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1:06AM on 03/18/2009
I've always liked Natalie Portman ever since The Professional. She's a first-rate actress.

Besides, no one looked good in those Star Wars prequels.
I've always liked Natalie Portman ever since The Professional. She's a first-rate actress.

Besides, no one looked good in those Star Wars prequels.
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11:56PM on 03/17/2009
It would be sweet if she played either Enchantress or Lady Sif.
It would be sweet if she played either Enchantress or Lady Sif.
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9:23PM on 03/17/2009
let's all pray to jeebus that she'll get naked again.
let's all pray to jeebus that she'll get naked again.
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6:42PM on 03/17/2009

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I don't know much about Thor, but I'm all for a movie with a gnarly viking fucking shit up, especially if Natalie Portman is involved. She's gotta be one of the most attractive women out there, to say the least.
I don't know much about Thor, but I'm all for a movie with a gnarly viking fucking shit up, especially if Natalie Portman is involved. She's gotta be one of the most attractive women out there, to say the least.
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6:10PM on 03/17/2009

parr pshhh

like luke319 said, for someone who doesnt like portman, you sure have seen a lot of her movies, "everything" she's been in, how bout that, anywho, as to your thoughts about my fav color, maybe you should start paying attention to the big ole stick in your ass, because i bet it's white
like luke319 said, for someone who doesnt like portman, you sure have seen a lot of her movies, "everything" she's been in, how bout that, anywho, as to your thoughts about my fav color, maybe you should start paying attention to the big ole stick in your ass, because i bet it's white
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5:56PM on 03/17/2009

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LaFours, yeah that's exactly what I thought when I heard this too. I know the movie's supposed to take place mainly in Asgard, but Portman would be pitch perect IMO as Jane Foster.

BobParr, really? Natalie Portman's been in almost thrity movies and you've seen every single one of them even thoug you hate her? That's amazing.

Mark_Rumsfield, agreed. The Star Wars preueqls made Liam Neeson, Ian McDiarmid and Christopher Lee look bad as well. The writing just brough everybody down in those
LaFours, yeah that's exactly what I thought when I heard this too. I know the movie's supposed to take place mainly in Asgard, but Portman would be pitch perect IMO as Jane Foster.

BobParr, really? Natalie Portman's been in almost thrity movies and you've seen every single one of them even thoug you hate her? That's amazing.

Mark_Rumsfield, agreed. The Star Wars preueqls made Liam Neeson, Ian McDiarmid and Christopher Lee look bad as well. The writing just brough everybody down in those movies.

Maudibe, I never really got the feeling Portman was adverse to sci-fi or fanboy material. Sure, most of her roles are in realistic drams but she's also done Mars Attacks, V For Vendetta and Mr. Magorium. So I think she's shown a willigness to do genre material, although for some reason I was still surprised to read she had signed on for this.
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5:46PM on 03/17/2009
Portman in any role is good news to me, although I'm not familiar with the Thor comic books so I can't speak on the casting choice.
Portman in any role is good news to me, although I'm not familiar with the Thor comic books so I can't speak on the casting choice.
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5:39PM on 03/17/2009

THOR???

I Don't want a THOR movie. THOR is nothing special. He's not a character that I was ever hoping would be in a movie. THOR doesn't interest me at all.
I Don't want a THOR movie. THOR is nothing special. He's not a character that I was ever hoping would be in a movie. THOR doesn't interest me at all.
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5:34PM on 03/17/2009
I've always liked Natalie Portman ever since The Professional. She's a first-rate actress.

Besides, no one looked good in those Star Wars prequels.
I've always liked Natalie Portman ever since The Professional. She's a first-rate actress.

Besides, no one looked good in those Star Wars prequels.
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5:03PM on 03/17/2009

Me Likey!!!

Ports will add some nice star power to this film... I'd put my money on her being Jane Foster (which she's a great fit for) and not one of the goddesses...
Ports will add some nice star power to this film... I'd put my money on her being Jane Foster (which she's a great fit for) and not one of the goddesses...
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4:49PM on 03/17/2009

Enchantress?

U may be right? wouldn't think she'd play Lady Sif? unless hair color is changed. This will be cool to see who may play these Asgard characters like ODIN and Co. Keep the tid bits comin'!
U may be right? wouldn't think she'd play Lady Sif? unless hair color is changed. This will be cool to see who may play these Asgard characters like ODIN and Co. Keep the tid bits comin'!
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4:49PM on 03/17/2009

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You wrote: "VANILLA QUEEN MY ASS
take a portion out of your day and watch a good portman movie or two, also see the doctor and get that stick out of your ass"

I've seen everything she has been in and I am sufficiently underwhelmed. Beauty does not necessarily translate into charisma....but it's obvious that you are a fan of Vanilla. And I am assuming your favorite color is white.
You wrote: "VANILLA QUEEN MY ASS
take a portion out of your day and watch a good portman movie or two, also see the doctor and get that stick out of your ass"

I've seen everything she has been in and I am sufficiently underwhelmed. Beauty does not necessarily translate into charisma....but it's obvious that you are a fan of Vanilla. And I am assuming your favorite color is white.
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4:47PM on 03/17/2009

Natalie Portman is an excellent actress

I thought Closer was terrible, the writing was so bad it made everyone in it look like bad actors. The dialogue was cringe worthy. I'm a fan of Natalie Portman and Clive Owen, so that movie really offended my sense of good taste to see them in something so awful. And to think, THOSE are the roles that they were nominated for at the academy awards. Laughable.

As for Portman being wooden in the Star Wars prequels. It was the wooden writing.

Now, for Portman's best performances, I would
I thought Closer was terrible, the writing was so bad it made everyone in it look like bad actors. The dialogue was cringe worthy. I'm a fan of Natalie Portman and Clive Owen, so that movie really offended my sense of good taste to see them in something so awful. And to think, THOSE are the roles that they were nominated for at the academy awards. Laughable.

As for Portman being wooden in the Star Wars prequels. It was the wooden writing.

Now, for Portman's best performances, I would have to say Leon: The Professional, she was AMAZING in that. And she was PHENOMENAL in Mr. Magorium's Wonder Emporium. That movie is underrated and she was so likable, had lots of personality. And I think Garden State is an overrated movie but she was great in that.

So, if the writing for the Thor movie is good, then she is a more than capable actress for the job.

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3:51PM on 03/17/2009
I think she's coming off her high horse if she's actually gonna do this...

She didn't seem like she "got" sci-fi as much as the boys did when she did SW, she was wooden and seemed out of place in a sci-fi world.

This is her second chance to delve into that fanboy audience demographic and make things right.
I think she's coming off her high horse if she's actually gonna do this...

She didn't seem like she "got" sci-fi as much as the boys did when she did SW, she was wooden and seemed out of place in a sci-fi world.

This is her second chance to delve into that fanboy audience demographic and make things right.
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3:49PM on 03/17/2009
Word Mutant Gorilla! If y'all don't think Nat can pull off bitchy, google "portman snl rap".
Word Mutant Gorilla! If y'all don't think Nat can pull off bitchy, google "portman snl rap".
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3:45PM on 03/17/2009

Hmm...

I cant really see her as Amora or Sif. Shes too... waifish. The Asgardian Goddesses have to project power and grace. Maybe Rhona Mitra and Kate Beckinsale for those roles. Both would work for either role.
I cant really see her as Amora or Sif. Shes too... waifish. The Asgardian Goddesses have to project power and grace. Maybe Rhona Mitra and Kate Beckinsale for those roles. Both would work for either role.
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3:15PM on 03/17/2009

star wars prequels

I think Portman gets a bad rap because of the Star Wars prequels. The writing was so bad in those movies that she had no chance of being convincing or doing a good job.

I mean, Lucas made Ewan McGregor look bad. And McGregor is the MAN.
I think Portman gets a bad rap because of the Star Wars prequels. The writing was so bad in those movies that she had no chance of being convincing or doing a good job.

I mean, Lucas made Ewan McGregor look bad. And McGregor is the MAN.
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3:07PM on 03/17/2009

Agree with Bob Parr

She may be hot and I thought she would be a great actress as I saw her first in "The professional" but then it turned out that she is just bland and emmotionless (Star wars?!) plus she made a stripper look boring!! Still looking forward to see Thor.Stop! Hammer Time!
She may be hot and I thought she would be a great actress as I saw her first in "The professional" but then it turned out that she is just bland and emmotionless (Star wars?!) plus she made a stripper look boring!! Still looking forward to see Thor.Stop! Hammer Time!
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2:59PM on 03/17/2009
There's about nothing I'm interested in less than a Thor movie, but the idea of Natalie Portman dressed up as a valkyrie makes up for it.
There's about nothing I'm interested in less than a Thor movie, but the idea of Natalie Portman dressed up as a valkyrie makes up for it.
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2:37PM on 03/17/2009

one hot goddess.


one hot goddess.


one hot goddess.

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2:21PM on 03/17/2009
"I'll the kids who look up to me can suck my dick, its Portman motherf**ker, drink till I'm sick!"
"I'll the kids who look up to me can suck my dick, its Portman motherf**ker, drink till I'm sick!"
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1:56PM on 03/17/2009
I agree with you Mike Sampson; Portman's notoriety is a good thing to this movie. In addition to the fact that she is a very good actress.

As I have said earlier; Alexander Skarsgård would be perfect for Thor. But I must say that this "Charlie Hunnman" would probably be a good choice as well. The only thing I've seen him in though is "Nicholas Nickleby".

But I must say, the third name "Tom Hiddleston", he doesn´t look anything like Thor (in Marvels world or in any other interpretation of
I agree with you Mike Sampson; Portman's notoriety is a good thing to this movie. In addition to the fact that she is a very good actress.

As I have said earlier; Alexander Skarsgård would be perfect for Thor. But I must say that this "Charlie Hunnman" would probably be a good choice as well. The only thing I've seen him in though is "Nicholas Nickleby".

But I must say, the third name "Tom Hiddleston", he doesn´t look anything like Thor (in Marvels world or in any other interpretation of the norse god I've seen). Perhaps he is a good actor, but without any similarity in looks; I really hope that guy won't get to be Thor.
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1:52PM on 03/17/2009

Excellent

I think she'll do just fine as an asgardian goddess. It helps she's hot as hell. Yummalicious...
I think she'll do just fine as an asgardian goddess. It helps she's hot as hell. Yummalicious...
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1:15PM on 03/17/2009

eeehhhhhh

i'm not really into this. if you look at the woman of Thor, Enchantress or Hel or Sef. They are all very overpowering powerful woman with a bitchy way about them. I can't see Portman pulling it off unless she is going to be someone all new.
i'm not really into this. if you look at the woman of Thor, Enchantress or Hel or Sef. They are all very overpowering powerful woman with a bitchy way about them. I can't see Portman pulling it off unless she is going to be someone all new.
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1:03PM on 03/17/2009

The gods have spoken...

Odin welcomes Natalie into the realm of "Thor" with open arms...and so do I cause she's so goddamn sexy and very talented.
Odin welcomes Natalie into the realm of "Thor" with open arms...and so do I cause she's so goddamn sexy and very talented.
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11:54AM on 03/17/2009

She's bland but more importantly...

can she close her mouth? My imagination is distracting me from work.
can she close her mouth? My imagination is distracting me from work.
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11:45AM on 03/17/2009

She's bland but more importantly...

can she close her mouth? My imagination is distracting me from work.
can she close her mouth? My imagination is distracting me from work.
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11:45AM on 03/17/2009
This is interesting because Portman turned down the role of Silverfox in Wolverine (I think Thoo even ran a story mentioning it). I guess working on superhero pics is a little more prestigious now, though, post Iron Man and TDK. Esepcially one directed by Kenneth Brannagh.

And for the record I'm going to have to disagree with you Bob, I wouldn't say that Portman is *the* best actress of her generation but I would certainly say that she's one of them. Yes, I said it.

For my money I bet
This is interesting because Portman turned down the role of Silverfox in Wolverine (I think Thoo even ran a story mentioning it). I guess working on superhero pics is a little more prestigious now, though, post Iron Man and TDK. Esepcially one directed by Kenneth Brannagh.

And for the record I'm going to have to disagree with you Bob, I wouldn't say that Portman is *the* best actress of her generation but I would certainly say that she's one of them. Yes, I said it.

For my money I bet she's playing either Sif or Jane Foster, since they're more of the female leads than Enchantress.
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11:45AM on 03/17/2009

vanilla queen my ass

take a portion out of your day and watch a good portman movie or two, also see the doctor and get that stick out of your ass
take a portion out of your day and watch a good portman movie or two, also see the doctor and get that stick out of your ass
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11:34AM on 03/17/2009

The Vanilla Queen

Natalie Portman will lend NOTHING to Thor. Yes she is beautiful, but she adds no personality or fire to any role she takes. She is the only person I know to make a stripper look boring.

She is the Vanilla Queen.
Natalie Portman will lend NOTHING to Thor. Yes she is beautiful, but she adds no personality or fire to any role she takes. She is the only person I know to make a stripper look boring.

She is the Vanilla Queen.
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11:23AM on 03/17/2009

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whatevs, hartnett will be an awesome loki, and you playin dressup with your dog wont change that, also, i agree about the johanson black widow thing, who thought that was a good idea, and portman is a good addition to most movies
whatevs, hartnett will be an awesome loki, and you playin dressup with your dog wont change that, also, i agree about the johanson black widow thing, who thought that was a good idea, and portman is a good addition to most movies
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11:15AM on 03/17/2009
my dog's name is loki, and he'd be infinitely better in the role than josh hartnett
my dog's name is loki, and he'd be infinitely better in the role than josh hartnett
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