Thursday, December 04, 2008
Kevin McKidd is in negotiations to star as "Thor." The 35-year-old actor who is best known for his roles on "Rome" and recently "Grey's Anatomy" is interested in portraying the Norse deity in the Marvel film due to be released on June 4, 2010. "Thor" is part of Marvel's attempt to take its comic book franchise to theaters with the success this year of "Iron Man" and "The Incredible Hulk."
"Thor" will be joined by "Iron Man 2" in 2010 with a "Captain America" and "Avengers" ensemble film to follow in 2011. Kenneth Branagh will be the movie's director.
Daniel Craig was apparently asked to play Thor, but the James Bond actor turned the role down.