The movie gods are smiling upon us today, as we have a two-fer-one deal on silver screen coverage.
AOL Entertainment’s Canadian division has news of James Preston Rogers’ screen ambitions. Who? Well, take a look here — he’s apparently running against the likes of Brad Pitt, Gerard Butler, and Viggo Mortensen for playing the Mighty Thor!
A 6’6” former wrestler from Canada, I can’t look at this guy without thinking of Mickey Rourke. You can imagine Rogers a little bit better (maybe) if you watch this. Or maybe not.
And in other news — Entertainment Weekly has reported that none other than Scarlett Johansson is in discussions to play the Black Widow in Iron Man 2. Now, I love Emily Blunt as much as the next guy (she is great in the upcoming Sunshine Cleaning), but if Scarlett takes the part, it is going to be Heath Ledger-style anticipation for the next Iron flick. Of course, in totally useless trivia, if Johansson is cast as the Black Widow, hers will be a Marvel movie household, as her husband, Ryan Reynolds, is playing Deadpool in the upcoming X-Men Origins: Wolverine film.