More To Asgard...
Lady Sif? I can see it.
Hollywood Reporter announced this morning that director
Kenneth Branagh has increased his Norse God-count by at
least one, possibly two.
Alexander and Colm Feore have joined the cast, adding to
an impressive though relatively unknown roster that includes
Chris Hemming as Thor, Tom Hiddleston as Loki and allegedly
Brian Blessed as Odin. So far the best-known actor involved
would be Natalie Portman, announced a couple of months ago
as playing Thor's human love interest, Nurse Jane Foster.
Looking at the cast so far, it's clear that Branagh is going
for quality over star power.
a previous genre role on ABC Family's Kyle XY,
Jaimie Alexander will play the Lady Sif, described by THR
as "...a skilled Asgardian warrior who can hold her
own against any man."
confuse her for Red Sonja, however; in Marvel Comics' version
of Thor, Sif is also the God of Thunder's childhood sweetheart,
and central to the romantic triangle (or is it technically
a square?) as Thor becomes Dr. Donald Blake, who loves Jane
Foster. With what little anyone seems to know about the
script, it's not even clear if Blake appears, though THR
confirms that Thor is cast down among modern-day humans
as punishment for his arrogance.
other script mysteries, however, is who Feore will play.
Allegedly, the actors have not even been given the script
themselves yet, but Feore has been told that he will be
a villain. Well, we already have Loki, and Hiddleston will
do that one justice. But it sounds like the film has a bigger
bad than that, allowing Loki to be really more of a God
of Mischief, troublesome and misguided more than out and
article further describes the plot as Thor learning "...what
it takes to be a true hero when the most dangerous villain
of his world sends dark forces of Asgard to invade Earth."
seems so friendly.
THR describes Loki as the film's villain, but obviously
not the only villain. So the most dangerous villain
of Asgard isn't Loki, who could it be? I'm afraid
I don't know enough about Thor to take a guess beyond Surtur,
and that seems to be way too big and mindless to cast an
actor of the power of Feore -- maybe best known to genre
fans as the villain in Stephen King's Storm of the Century.
me out, people -- hazard some guesses in time for tonight's
are Thor's enemies that would be powerful enough to outdo
Loki, but still small enough to fit within Marvel's film
say The Enchantress; there's no way Feore will be playing
me directly here,
and listen Sunday as we include you in our conversation...