Where Are All the Stars - Tom Hiddleston Also Joins Thor?
I'm starting to get a bit worried. Not that Thor won't have some good performances - I actually expect better performances out of no name actors - but that the cast is filling up with a bunch of unknowns. A few days ago, it was confirmed that Chris Hemsworth, who is most well known for playing George Kirk in Star Trek, had been cast as Thor. Now Nikki Finke is reporting that British actor Tom Hiddleston has been cast as Loki, the villain in the film and Thor's half-brother nemesis. It seems like it could it might be good casting (I've never seen Hemsworth in anything), but how are they going to sell this as a summer movie?
Hiddleston is another big unknown. He played Winston Churchill's son in HBO's The Gathering Storm and has appeared on stage in plays in London. I hate to be a marketing bitch, but I'm pulling for Thor, I want it to be an awesome movie and a huge hit for Marvel, but with two unknowns in the two lead roles, that can't be possible. Josh Hartnett was once rumored for the role of Loki, but obviously that didn't happen. So will they cast some big actors in other roles? Is Natalie Portman still involved as the love interest? And who could they cast as Thor's father Odin? Maybe the answers to these questions will settle my early fears.