The theme of this Casting Bits seems to be “rising stars,” as All My Children‘s Ambyr Childers stakes out a spot in an all-star cast, War Horse star Jeremy Irvine leads a movie starring Britain’s finest, and Thor actress Jaimie Alexander signs on to co-star with the Governator himself. Read more after the jump.

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Depending upon where you live, you might have already been able to see Thor, but for US residents the film doesn’t open until May 6. We’ve seen a couple clips from the movie, and they’ve been not quite inspiring, though international reviews suggest that any severe worries about the film’s ability to entertain are probably unfounded.

But there’s a new last-minute look at the film. Appearing on Jimmy Kimmel Live last night, Jaimie Alexander, who plays Sif, was introduced with an action-packed clip that might be more along the lines of what people are hoping to see from the film. Check it out after the jump. Read More »

Marvel Studios and Paramount will be unleashing Thor upon the world in just under two months — the film opens on May 6 — and we could well see another chunk or two of the film released to the public before opening day. In the meantime, check out the French trailer for the film, which offers a couple of very slight new visions that didn’t make it into the last couple domestic trailers. Read More »

Annette Haywood-Carter, a former script supervisor who jumped to directing (Foxfire, with a young Angelina Jolie, for instance), is preparing to shoot the period drama Savannah in the Georgia town of the same name, and has secured the final pieces of the film’s cast. Jim Caviezel and Chiwetel Ejiofor have joined Bradley Whitford, Jaimie Alexander, Jack McBrayer and Hal Holbrook. Read More »

‘Thor’ Trailer

In late July we saw a leaked version of the Comic Con trailer for Thor. The very unofficial release spread like wildfire, but Marvel Studios managed to scrub it away from many corners of the web.

Now the official trailer release is out, and you can see it after the break. Read More »

Jennifer Love Hewitt Fighting For Wonder Woman Role

We have a few superhero related mini movie news items to get to, so I thought we’d compile them in one post. After the jump you can see a low-resolution first look at Jaimie Alexander as Sif in Marvel’s big screen adaptation of Thor, Jennifer Love Hewitt is campaigning to play Wonder Woman in the long in development movie adaptation, and we find out that comic book writer Brian Michael Bendis turned down the chance to pen the Spider-Man Spin-Off Venom movie.

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Plot Synopsis Revealed for Marvel’s Thor

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Paramount Pictures and Marvel Entertainment have released an updated official plot synopsis for the big screen adaptation of Thor, along with preliminary credits. No huge surprises, but a few confirmations. All the information is included, after the jump.
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Kat Dennings Joins Thor, But Who Will She Play?

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Just when you thought you had learned the complete cast of the big screen adaptation of Marvel’s Thor, we learn one last surprise. Thor star Natalie Portman accidentally revealed to MTV that her “good friend” “amazing actress” Kat Dennings has been cast in Kenneth Branagh adaptation. Portman didn’t reveal what character Dennings would play in the film. Portman is playing Jane Foster, nurse to Thor’s human alter-ego Donald Blake, and Jaimie Alexander is the Asgardian warrior Sif, so what role could Dennings play? We have a couple ideas after the jump.

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