By Odin's beard! May 20, 2011, is the date set for Thor, the big screen adaptation of the Stan Lee-Jack Kirby-created Marvel comic about the Norse god of thunder and his earthbound alter ego, Dr. Donald Blake. Chris Hemsworth, who played James Kirk’s dad in the prologue of J.J. Abrams’ Star Trek, stars as the hammer-wielding one, and Natalie Portman is onboard as Jane Foster, romantic interest. Colm Feore, Anthony Hopkins, Stellan Skarsgard, Stuart Townsend, Samuel L. Jackson (as Marvel cigar chomper Nick Fury), Jamie Alexander, Kat Dennings, Tom Hiddleston and Idris Elba (Stringer Bell from The Wire) have all signed on, for parts big and small, and Kenneth Branagh is directing.
"Thor" for summer 2011 -- by Odin's beard!
Marvel Comics' Norse god hero, The Mighty Thor, is making its way to moviehouses under the direction of RADA-trained comic book nerd Kenneth Branagh.