It was only a few months ago that we were hearing Alexander Skarsgard’s name being thrown around as a possible contender to play Thor, but the role eventually went to Chris Hemsworth. However, there will still be a Skarsgard in Thor. Stellan Skarsgard, Alexander’s father, recently revealed that he had joined the cast to Swedish site Ystads Allehanda:
Stellan Skarsgård is ready for a role in action movie “Thor.”
Everything is still secret about the project and Skarsgård can not reveal what role he will play.
“They wanted me to sign without reading the script. That I refused to do. Then they sent one to me that was so coded that I could only print one copy,” said Stellan Skarsgård to TT spectra.
Stellan is probably best known for playing Bootstrap Bill in two Pirates of the Caribbean films. He also had a role in Angels and Demons earlier this year. No word on who he will be playing in Thor, although we do know he will be joining Chris Hemsworth, Tom Hiddleston, Natalie Portman and Samuel L. Jackson and filming is expected to begin early next year.