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Saturday, 7 November 2009

Sir Anthony Hopkins Cast As Odin In Marvel's Thor Movie!


It seems that the legend that is Sir Anthony "Hannibal Lector" Hopkins has now been confirmed as playing Thor's Asgardian father Odin, chief of the Norse Gods (the Aesir) in the new Marvel movie.

Although it's great that such a high profile and much loved English actor such as Sir Anthony has been cast in a comic book movie like Thor, is he the right actor for this role? Visually I think he could be as you only have to put a white beard and Viking helmet on him and he fits the pics of Odin quite well. But I'd heard old rumours about actors such as Brian Blessed and John Rhys-Davies had also being considered. When you look at someone like Brian Blessed, with his stature, his booming voice and overall Norse-like aura that he's always exuded, you can't help but think he'd have been perfect... if not a little too campy and theatrical, for the role.

We'll see just how cool this movie looks with its impressive cast and amazing sets and special effects very soon, but for now it's good news to see these Marvel movies picking up speed.

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