Coming Attractions has been given the casting call for Marvel’s Thor, which will be directed by Kenneth Branagh.
Male MUST BE MID-LATE 20’S and SIX FEET OR TALLER. LEAD.
Physically powerful, very handsome, occasionally egotistical, petulant, and wild. A natural warrior with a quick charming wit who must be genuinely and severly humbled before becoming the compassionate, mature hero of our film.
By looking for someone in their 20’s Marvel are obviously thinking long-term. Whoever ends up playing Thor will not only star in the movie, he will also be in The Avengers and possibly other sequels after that. From the casting call above it seems they are looking for an unknown, which is probably the best thing to do. It would be all too easy just to hire a wrestler who couldn’t act themselves out of a paper bag, however they want a real actor.
Thor is set to be released next July, which is 2 months after Iron Man 2 will hit the big screen.