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Discussion in 'Thor' started by Double Down, May 16, 2009.
Thor, as of now, is a five-picture commitment.
God, yes. t:
I wonder how he got the part. I hope he underwent a formal audition and he was selected because he was the best actor they saw.
According to Nikki Finke (who broke the story), this is how it went down:
"The way Chris Hemsworth got the part of Thor is one of those great Hollywood backstories that happens only once in a blue moon. Ward had found Chris during one of the manager's many scouting trips to Australia. Ward brought him to Los Angeles and really put him out there to casting directors and production executives.As for the major agencies, I hear CAA passed on the meeting, Endeavor took it but passed on repping him, and ICM was interested but dragged their feet. But Eileen Feldman got his appeal immediately.
Chris had read for the part of Thor but wasn't given a test because a casting director had nixed him early on. I'm told Chris' younger brother Liam (who's also a ROAR client) then tested for the role of Thor, but Marvel's Kevin Feige passed. Then, after a conversation with Ward ('You've got to reconsider Chris, he's your guy'), Feige decided to let Chris read again. And once Marvel put him on tape, it was 'Oh my god.' Branagh came to town last week and saw the Chris test and made the final casting decision today."
3 Thor films (presumably
and the Avengers
whats the other picture
^ Maybe 2 Avengers movies.
And why does the report still have a mid June release? Is it still May 20th or what?
It's May 20. Apparently a bunch of sites missed that memo.
That sounds acceptable. Please let him be good! *crosses fingers*
Hemsworth is a decent actor, he's had plenty of experience on Aussie TV.
I say great choice. Virtually unknown, but with Branagh in charge, he should be good.
Cameo in Iron Man 2?
I don't know s**t about Marvel's Thor so I can only go by what you guys say is a good choice.
I just know that he is hot and I like watching hot guys in action flicks.
Good luck to him. Funny a few people "cast" him as Captain America in the Cap forum here. I've never seen him in anything (have to catch STAR TREK soon) and he looks a little younger than I picture Thor, but he's a good facial match.
Let the photo-manipulations begin...
Favreau akready confirmed the cameo is out.
He had more of a Thor-esque look on Home and Away, an Aussie show:
I can see Thor in there, defintely..
Congratulations to Chris Hemsworth for getting the part
One thought that occurred to me. If they're skewing so young with Thor in casting Hemsworth - who is only 25 - it looks like they'll be casting in the same age range for Loki. While they can just about get a pass on being able to match Thor's physical presence with someone in their mid 20s, will they be able to find someone in that age range who has the charisma of Loki?
Charlie Hunnam (who tested for Thor) would be a great Loki, imo.
Ha! I was right.
I was just speculating. It seems the most likely.
Sorry, but there is no link. The information came from one of my sources.
I am impressed by this casting.
I thought he was impressive in the 10 minutes he had in Star Trek. He's 3 years younger than Chris Pine, yet he seemed older and more masculine. I actually thought he was more appealing than Pine personally. Must be 'cause he's Australian. There is something in the water in Australia. They produce such manly, gorgeous men: This guy, Heath Ledger, Sam Worthington, Russell Crowe, Guy Pearce.
I really had no interest in seeing this movie, but this casting has definitely piqued my interest.
^ I'm Australian.
this is cool
but he would have made an even better Captain America