First of all, the following story is speculative and circumstantial at best, and as such, should not be considered more than a rumor at this point… but we’ll bite. LatinoReview had discounted a rumor previously floating around that actor Alexander Skarsgård was in line for the role of Marvel’s Thor, but today they received a tip that Thor director Kenneth Branagh was spotted having lunch with Skarsgård and a couple unrecognizable gentleman. Could this confirm that the True Blood star is in line for the role?
Stellan Skarsgård’s son sure fits the previously released casting description, and definitely looks the part:
Male MUST BE MID-LATE 20′S and SIX FEET OR TALLER. LEAD. Physically powerful, very handsome, occasionally egotistical, petulant, and wild. A natural warrior with a quick charming wit who must be genuinely and severely humbled before becoming the compassionate, mature hero of our film. (via: Corona)
Also, Skarsgård and Branagh have the same agency representation (Endeavor Agency). But bottom line is, it could just be one big coinicidence.
However, let’s pretend for a second that Skarsgård is in line for the role. Do you think he would make a good Thor? I always assumed that Thor would have a bigger star as the lead actor, but who knows? Maybe Marvel believes that the comic property will sell the movie. Besides, Robert Downey Jr. wasn’t considered a bankable actor when he was cast in Iron Man, right?