Great Odin’s raven! Reports are coming in all over from Worst Previews to MTV concerning Academy Award winner Sir Anthony Hopkins will be portraying Thor (Chris Hemsworth) and Loki’s (Tom Hiddleson) father, Odin, in Kenneth Branagh’s Thor adaptation.
This news comes just over a week after the Robert DeNiro and Jude Law casting rumor is put to rest, much like an Odinsleep.
I personally couldn’t think of a better casting. Now, there were rumors of an actor by the name of Brian Blessed originally playing Odin, but I just love this idea. He joins an already well-rounded ensemble, along with Natalie Portman as Jane Foster and Jaimie Alexander as Sif.
Filming is to start January and Paramount Pictures will release the film on May 20, 2011.