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Thor begins casting

Thor.jpgThe big surprise is that the Thor casting is under way, why is that a surprise? Well because the guys that have already been in talks for the role look like they're out of the running, and that includes one Kevin McKidd.

Not only that but it looks like Hollywood has its claws into the story and they're making some atypical changes to make sure that will ensure the widest possible ticket paying audience.

First up it seems that Kevin McKidd isn't going to be Thor like we thought, and even McKidd thought too, the casting notice has gone out for the character of Thor and it's a bit of a surprise.

Physically powerful, very handsome, occasionally egotistical, petulant, and wild. A natural warrior with a quick charming wit who must be genuinely and severly humbled before becoming the compassionate, mature her of our film.”

Now while the guys at Latino Review who have the Corona story think that this stinks, turning Thor into a mid to late twenties superhero isn't such a bad thing considering this is the origin tale of Thor and from what we've heard of the story he'll be sent to Earth to learn some humility by his father Odin. However the humility comes in the form of a partially disabled medical student called Donald Blake.

Thor inhabits his body for some time, becoming a successful surgeon and forgetting his past life, but it's only when he finds his old hammer that he remembers who he is and whenever he picks it up he becomes Thor once more.

Now you can see the origin story taking him to the point of being a surgeon and perhaps handing over to a slightly older actor. Now that could happen in the first film or it could happen in a second film, in fact there's nothing to say that McKidd isn't playing the more mature Thor and they're just looking for a younger actor to play him as he's sent to Earth, after all medical school takes a little while doesn't it?



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