Now THIS would be interesting.
When talking about Kat Dennings’ casting in the new Thor film — as Jane Foster’s coworker Darcy (although that could mean just about anything) — Variety said something very interesting about the premise of the film:
“Thor,” scripted by Mark Protosevich, Zack Stentz and Ashley Miller, centers on a partly disabled med student who discovers his Norse god alter ego, the hammer-swinging Thor.
That said, there have been a lot of rumors regarding Donald Blake’s involvement in the film — I had been under the impression he was NOT going to be in the film, but Geek Tyrant has said that he might be in the end of the film. Ain’t It Cool News, meanwhile, says their sources are disputing the rumor. It could very well just be a goof on Variety’s part — similar to people erroneously saying that the Jonah Hex film was going to have zombies in it.
I for one was never a big fan of Donald Blake until J. Michael Straczynski took him over — there was a human voice to all the power and grandeur, not unlike Billy Batson and Captain Marvel. If they did cast Blake — going against Star Trek’s Chris Hemsworth, who we know is playing the God of Thunder himself — I’d lean towards House’s Jesse Spencer, if he can pull an American accent. What do you think? Do you want Blake in?