Stuart Townsend signs on to 'Thor'

Actors Stuart Townsend, Ray Stevenson, and Tadanobu Asano have signed on to star in Kenneth Branagh’s Thor. According to Variety, the trio will play Warrior’s Three, a group of Asgardian adventurers who fight with the Norse hero. Thor — which also stars Natalie Portman and Anthony Hopkins — will be in theaters on May 20, 2011.

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  • darclyte

    The cast and director are impressive. I’ve heard tales that Branagh “acted” the story idea that he had for this movie, and the script is supposed to be unlike any other “comic book” movie. THOR is a character with some very interesting potential depending on how they handle it, so I’m cautiously optimistic but so far so good!

  • Dan

    Ang Lee’s Hulk was also “unlike any ohter ‘comic book’ movie.” Don’t read anything into impressive casts and directors.

  • J.

    I think there’s a difference between Ang Lee’s style of direction and Kenneth Branagh’s. I’m very hopeful, like Iron Man hopeful.

  • John

    Kenneth Branagh’s also got a wee little bit of experience making creative adaptations of highly revered stories, y’know…

  • alex

    Townsend gets to swing a sword after all..
    Not sure how many ppl are aware of this, but he was dropped days into filming LOTR by Peter Jackson for not looking weathered enough.

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