Who Would Be a Good Thor? How About Kevin McKidd?
With a director and writer set for Marvel's big screen Thor movie, the only name still missing is the actor who will play the Norse God of Thunder. Instead of throwing any old name into the hat, there is actually a specific one that we should mention, especially considering he's been talking with Marvel directly about taking on the role. His name is Kevin McKidd (seen above) and he's a Scottish actor who has appeared in Hannibal Rising, The Last Legion, and Made of Honor as well as the TV shows "Rome", "Journeyman", and "Grey's Anatomy". Yesterday night he confirmed to IGN that he's still in the running for the role.
McKidd said that there has been "a lot of back and forth" about the project, but nothing has been determined yet. IGN says that McKidd emphasized that he's in the running for the role of Thor and not a supporting role, which apparently contradicts what he told them last year when he suggested that Thor might be played by a younger actor. Unfortunately that's all he revealed to them, which means that Marvel literally hasn't chosen who will play Thor or just hasn't told McKidd that he didn't get the role. I've never heard of him until today, which would make this an interesting choice if he indeed gets the gig.
But since McKidd isn't confirmed, there's still a handful of other strong possibilities. How about Brad Pitt or Karl Urban or Vladimir Kulich? For what it's worth, I think Marvel will choose someone with a bit more name recognition than Kevin McKidd. Who do you think would be a good Thor?