Two More Actors Join the Cast of Kenneth Branagh's Thor
by Ethan Anderton
September 23, 2009
The last we heard about Kenneth Branagh's adaptation of Marvel's Thor was the official casting of the always beautiful and talented Natalie Portman as love interest Jane Foster. Since then, the casting couch has been relatively quiet (as far as we know) until today's announcement from THR adding Colm Feore (seen in Season 7 of "24") and Jaimie Alexander (seen in ABC Family's "Kyle XY") to the cast. They join the already cast Chris Hemsworth (as Thor) and Tom Hiddleston (as the villain Loki), but as with all of Marvel's productions, not even the hammer of Thor can get us anymore than a tidbit of info on these characters.
The beautiful Jaimie Alexander will take on the role of Sif, an Asgardian warrior who also shares Thor's love interest, but whose strength should not be underestimated by any man. Feore's role is being kept under tight wraps (apparently actors aren't even being sent an entire script), but the word on the street is that his role is a villainous one. The story follows the Norse god Thor, whose cocky, arrogant attitude sparks an ancient war causing him to be cast to Earth as punishment. Only when the most dangerous villain of Thor's world sends the dark forces of Asgard to invade Earth does Thor realize what it takes to step up and be a real hero.
It's not my intention to rag on this film even before cameras have started rolling, but I'd be lying if I said I was excited about this film at all. Honestly, Thor isn't all that interesting of a character to me, and while the choice of Kenneth Branagh as director certainly caught my attention, it's going to take one hell of a trailer for me to put my full support behind this as a moviegoer. Do you think Thor can bring the thunder?