Monday, 30 November 2009

Thor And Avengers Movie News.

There's been a hell of lot of Marvel movie news lately and mainly to do with the upcoming Thor and Avengers films.

Here's some of that news:

Thor is blasting through its casting at the moment and we've found out that Stuart Townsend. Ray Stevenson and Tadanobu Asano have been chosen to play the Warriors Three, Fandral the Dashing, Volstagg the Valiant and Hogun the Grim. I don't follow the Thor comics so I don't know how big or important these guys are but the buzz has been pretty positive so far.

Donald Blake won't be appearing in the Thor movie after all? I don't read Thor but I know who Donald Blake is and the news had previously been that Thor's human vessel would play a pretty big part in the movie... Now it's been slipped that Blake is out altogether and that Thor will simply arrive on Midgard (Earth) as himself with no need for Blake's inclusion. Interesting but strange!

Idris Elba (RocknRolla, American Gangster) has been cast as Heimdall in the Thor movie too. For those of you that dont know (and I didn't either) Heimdall is the badass guardian of the BiFrost Bridge which leads to the mythical world of Asgard. Looks like this hints that Asgard will be attacked at some point in the movie as Heimdall supposedly never leaves his post, so if we're seeing him in the film then the bridge must come into play at some point!

Kat Dennings (40 year old virgin) has been cast in an as yet unknown role in the Thor movie. The information was released accidentally by Natalie Portman during a recent interview and her name is now up on the IMDB page for Thor but as two of the main female roles in the film are taken it's unclear if she'll play anything other than a tiny role, maybe a nurse? Another hottie to add to the mix is good though when you've already got Portman and Jaimie Alexander in there too!

Jeremy Renner (The Hurt Locker) might be playing Hawkeye in Thor and the Avengers movie? The news way back at the beginning of this year was that both Black Widow and Hawkeye would appear in the Iron Man 2 movie. The Black Widow part of that rumour turned out to be true but Hawkeye was dropped for some reason. Now it seems Hawkeye might be back as Renner has been approached to play the role in not only the Thor movie but possibly in the Avengers movie too. I'm going to start getting very excited if more Avenger characters start getting announced, especially if they're going to be popping up in individual Marvel movies before the big Avengers event in a couple of years. We'll see if this is true as it's not confirmed yet, but it'd be cool if Hawkeye does make it to the big screen!

Robert Downey Jr implies he's not in the Avengers movie? Jr made a comment to Entertainment Weekly recently that if his new Sherlock Holmes movie doesn't perform well that he may retire from acting and settle down with his wife! He stated that he'd never had it so good as he's having it at the moment and that he'd love to go out to movies with his missus, finish the books he's reading, paint and listen to music. If this movie does well then that's cool, he'll be busy working in the industry for at least the next 10 years. He implies that he's under no contractual obligation for any future movies (even though it was assumed he was at least signed up for a Marvel multi picture deal including Avengers) so the question is: Is he just playing with fans minds? Is he being the aloof Robert we all know? Or is he really saying he's not tied to the Avengers? Because that would be just devastating to know that he wasn't portraying Iron Man in that movie!

More news as it's released!

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