The latest casting buzz surrounding Marvel’s individual Avenger’s properties has slowly moved from the Iron Man sequel over to Thor. In the past few weeks we’ve heard speculation regarding who will play the title role, as well as the main villain in the film. Some of the names that have been thrown around for Thor range from Kevin McKidd (Trainspotting, Grey’s Anatomy) to Alexander Skarsgard (HBO’s True Blood). Josh Hartnett has been rumored to play the film’s villain Loki ,the brother of Thor who is the self-proclaimed God of Evil. With Hartnett’s possible involvement already throwing me for a loop, I just got wind of an even weirder casting development. Ms. Natalie Portman may be in the running to star in the film as well!
Let me allow you time to process that thought. Golden Globe winning Natalie Portman in Thor? I always thought V for Vendetta was as far as she could go in the comic book world. Star Wars is woven into American culture, so I see why she wanted to do that series, but Thor? I don’t know. According to Deadline Hollywood, Portman is one of the front runners to star as the film’s female lead.
Who will she play? Sources are pointing towards Sif, Thor’s wife or Jane Foster the girlfriend of his alter ego Donald Blake. Either way, my jaw is still on the floor. I like Natalie Portman and I think she is a ridiculously talented actress, I’m just having a hard time picturing her as a part of the Marvel universe. I guess sense Heath Ledger won his Oscar for starring in a comic book film, everybody wants a piece.
Do you think Natalie Portman could fit in with Thor and the rest of the Marvel gang?