Townsend, Stevenson, & Asano Are Thor's Warrior's Three
by Ethan Anderton
November 16, 2009
Marvel's movie about the winged-helmet clad hero Thor is shaping up to be quite an intriguing flick. While I don't particularly have an invested interest in the character himself, I'm mystified by the assembly of talent from Kenneth Branagh directing his first comic book movie to up-and-comer Chris Hemsworth picking up the hammer as Thor and most recently Anthony Hopkins in negotiations to play Thor's father Odin. Now even more intrigue builds as Variety reports that Stuart Townsend, Ray Stevenson, and Tadanobu Asano (Mongol) will play the Warriors Three, a trio of Asgardian adventurers who fight alongside Thor.
Warriors Three is made up of Fandral, Hogun and Volstagg, who are original characters created by Marvel and not based on Norse mythology like most characters in the Thor series. This must mean those rumors about Robert De Niro and Jude Law joining Thor (as the Warriors Three) weren't true after all. These three, however, are formidable alternatives. Of course we'll have to wait quite awhile to see the Warriors Three in action anyway, as Branagh's Thor won't hit theaters until 2011. This also stars Tom Hiddleston, Natalie Portman, Jaimie Alexander, Stellan Skarsgård, and Samuel L. Jackson. We'll keep you posted on updates.