Anthony Hopkins, Tom Hiddleston join cast of Thor

Hopkins-HiddlestonProving that once again, you can never keep a good Welsh actor down or out of roles that require him to wear lots of make-up and become a figure of fantasy, Variety reported that Anthony Hopkins will be playing the part of Odin in Kenneth Branagh’s Thor for Marvel Studios and Paramount Pictures.

I’m not surprised that he was cast in the role, but it does make me a little sad because I have a feeling that Hopkins is going to play Odin the same way he did Hrothgar in Beowulf, Old Ptolemy in Alexander, and Titus in Titus Andronicus. And that’s not very fun at all.

Also in the article is a note that British actor Tom Hiddleston will be playing Loki. Hiddleston is a relative unknown like Thor star Chris Hemsworth, though he does have some British TV credits to his name.

Interestingly, Hiddleston’s IMDB page also notes that he’ll be in The Avengers, too; wonder what that says about that movie’s plot.

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Posted on October 29, 2009 at 22:02 by Trisha Lynn · Permalink
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  1. Written by Lincoln
    on 2009-10-31 at 23:47
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    I really don't know how I feel about him as Odin. I agree with your assessment, and we may end up with a very boring Odin, who wasn't a boring God in the least. But maybe I'm letting 'American Gods' version inform me too much.

  2. Written by FritoKAL
    on 2009-11-02 at 00:38
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    Aw, I was hoping for Brian Blessed. I really was.

  3. Written by Karlos
    on 2009-11-02 at 08:18
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    Surely, if Brian Blessed were to be cast in yon motion picture, he would be put to use portraying the Lion of Asgard himself!

    Hiddleston's appearance in The Avengers might point to them borrowing from the Ultimates 2 storyline.

  4. Written by MagicalSarai
    on 2009-11-02 at 15:13
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    Hey! Anthony Hopkins knows how to tailor his acting… he was awesome in the Mask of Zorro and he can be awesome in this.

  5. Written by MagicalSarai
    on 2009-11-02 at 20:13
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    Hey! Anthony Hopkins knows how to tailor his acting… he was awesome in the Mask of Zorro and he can be awesome in this.

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