Stellan Skarsgard Joins the Cast of Kenneth Branagh's Thor
Way back before we knew that Chris Hemsworth had been cast to play Thor, one of the originally rumored candidates for the role was Alexander Skarsgard (who is currently on "True Blood"), the son of more well known actor Stellan Skarsgard. According to a report from ComingSoon (that comes from a translation of a Swedish write-up via TT Spektra in Sweden), Stellan Skarsgard revealed that he has joined the cast of Kenneth Branagh's Thor in a role that he can't yet reveal. Stellan is still an incredibly talented actor and I gained even more respect for him after Pirates of the Caribbean (where he played Will Turner's father).
The Swedish article claims "Skarsgård is ready for a role in action movie Thor" and includes this quote: "They wanted me to sign without reading the script. That I refused to do. Then they sent one to me that was so coded that I could only print one copy." And I guess he then decided to sign on? My guess is that he won't have a huge role, but he'll be involved in some integral way, kind of like how Bootstrap Bill was important in Pirates even though he didn't appear that often. With Hemsworth, Natalie Portman, Jaimie Alexander, Tom Hiddleston, and now Stellan Skarsgard, Kenneth Branagh has rounded up one hell of a great cast for Thor.