Variety is reporting that Tom Hiddleston has been tapped by Kenneth Branagh and Marvel Studios to put on the curly yellow horns of Loki to torment Thor in the upcoming movie.  This news is hot on the heels of the confirmation that Chris Hemsworth (Star Trek’s George Kirk) will play the hammer weilding Norse god.

Kenneth Branagh, who is prepping to direct “Thor” for a May 20, 2011, release, already had a relationship with Hiddleston, having co-starred with the actor in the BBC miniseries “Wallander.” The two were in a London stage production of “Ivanov.” Hiddleston also played Winston Churchill‘s son in HBO’s “The Gathering Storm.”

I’m glad things are finally starting to move in the right direction with this film.  I think Branagh will bring the right look and feel to the story that will partly be set in ancient times.  And while Hemsworth didn’t get a lot of face time in Star Trek, I was impressed enough to know Marvel Studios picked the right low profile star to bring the character to life.

via Variety

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  1. ~wyntermute~
    May 19, 2009 at 2:32 pm — Reply

    Gotta ‘gree: Branagh will bring the right look to the period bits, at least. I might think he’s a bit pretentious, and I prefer his comic acting to his serious stuff, but I will concede that Dude can direct “period” like he LIVED in it.

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