Three beefy roles have been cast in Kenneth Branagh‘s upcoming live action adaptation of Thor. According to Variety, Stuart Townsend, Ray Stevenson, and Tadanobu Asano are all set to play the Warriors Three in the film. There were already rumors that the characters would be involved, so here are the actors attached to play them.
According to the trade, Townsend will play Fandral, a character which was drawn in the comic book series based on Errol Flynn and his movies. Stevenson, the Rome star, plays Volstagg the Valiant, a hard-living brawler, a character inspired by Falstaff. Asano, will play Hogun the Grim, the third warrior and traveling companion of the hammer-swinging Thor, who is played by Chris Hemsworth.
The Warriors Three are an interesting group of characters to cast in the film alongside the previously announced actors. Anthony Hopkins was recently cast as Odin, Thor’s father and Natalie Portman is on board as his love interest, Jane Foster. This movie is shaping up to be something worth looking into. Real directors, hiring the right actors as opposed to who’s hot at the moment is what will make the new wave of comic book movies timeless.
The only downside to all of this, is the fact that we won’t be able to see any of these guys in action until Thor is released on May 20, 2011! It seems like such a long time to wait, but hopefully it will be well worth it.
What do you think of Thor’s Warriors Three?