As far as casting for Marvel’s big-screen version of Thor (directed by Kenneth Branagh) goes, it’s still wide open.
Or is it?
Last week, we reported that True Blood’s Alexander Skarsgård was spotted having lunch with Branagh, and since, Josh Harnett has been bandied about as a possibility for either Loki or Thor.
Now, Nikki Finke, who has a pretty respectable batting average for the Hollywood rumor scene, says that there’s a strong push to cast an unknown as Thor, but that a handful of actors – along with Hartnett – are being tested for the role. The actors named by Finke include: Charlie Hunnam (Sons Of Anarchy), Tom Hiddleston (HBO’s The Gathering Storm), Skarsgard, Liam Hemsworth and a Swedish-American actor, Joel Kinnaman.
And a highlight of Finke’s casting rumors – Natalie Portman being cast as the female lead. Whether that means Sif or someone else is unknown.
Related: Blog@’s Asgardians Casting Call