Posted on Monday, November 16th, 2009 by Devindra Hardawar
Following up on the recent news that Thor will start shooting in January, we’ve also caught wind of some casting additions. Tonight we’ve learned that Ray Stevenson (Rome, Punisher:Warzone), Tadanobu Asano (Ichi the Killer, Mongol), and Stuart Townsend (The League of Extraordinary Gentleman) have joined the project as “The Warriors Three”, a group of Asgardian badasses who fight alongside Thor. They’ll be joining the likes of Chris Hemsworth (as Thor), Anthony Hopkins (Odin), and Natalie Portman.
While Hemsworth didn’t seem like inspired casting for the film, I’ve been intrigued by all the other casting choices director Kenneth Branagh has made. Now I just wished that Stevenson’s Rome compatriot Kevin McKidd landed the role of Thor so we could get something resembling the further adventures of Vorenus and Pullo (with the welcome addition of the whole Norse god business).