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May 13, 2008

Brad Pitt as Thor?

— Posted by Rodney

Back a few days when the rumour hit that Matthew McConaughey was rumoured to be playing Captain America I made an observation that I thought he might be better suited for the character of Thor, also planned for release by Marvel Studios.

But then the rumour mill churned out a nice tidbit this morning as we find out that Brad Pitt is being considered for Thor instead!

MovieHole says:

Are Marvel trying to one up themselves by casting an even bigger name than Robert Downey Jr (“Iron Man”) for their next super-jaunt? Sounds like it.

According to Latino Review, Brad Pitt is the favourite to play the Thunder God “Thor” in the upcoming superhero flick of the same name.

I know it is still terribly early in the game to be calling this out yet and it could change at the drop of a hat.

But just like Brooke Sheild’s eyebrows, now that I see this character in my head with Brad Pitt (picture him as above) in the role, I just can’t see anything else.

Pitt is a wonderful actor and can play the cold and stoic noble Norse warrior god. He has the physique, he has the ability to do action, and he has the jaw.

What do you think about this casting rumour?

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  • Adam

    The guy would have to be good 6ft plus, and with beefy-vein-popping thick wrists for any/all of the close-up screen shots of him holding the “Mjollnir” [Thor's hammer]. He would have to be blond and blue eyed to accurately reflect the chronicles of “Ruoskva” Proto-Germanic mythology of second kingdom. And, he better use some thick Asgard [Norwegian]dialect.

    Now, I am not sure who can play the role of the “goat” for Thor’s Chariot? May be Rob Schneider…just kidding Rob.

  • Jose

    I think that everybody is forgetting about THOR’s other eago Donald Blake. Now Brad Pitt would be perfect for that part but you need someone else to play THOR and who wver has seen HHH he would make a great THOR. Who ever says wrestlers can’t act is categorizing them with HULK HOGAN he couldn’t act and should of just stuck to wrestling.

    • http://www.thestub.ca Rodney

      No, I am categorizing Triple H with well.. Triple H.

      He is NOT an actor. Wrestlers are not actors. Why give a massive potential tentpole for your studio to the likes of a non-actor?

      You name ONE blockbuster tentpole by any studio that has had a pro wrestler as the primary lead.

      Guess what? There are none. They play supporting roles or background guys that just need to be big guys.

      The ONLY movies where a wrestler is the lead are the fluff b-blist movies they bring direct to video or at best, filler movies they don’t bet the bank on.

      A wrestler as a Marvel Films lead? Never going to happen. I dont care what fanwank you are on about, but HHH will not be Thor.

  • Jessy

    BRAD PITT FOR THOR!!

  • Manila Marco

    @Rodney

    Extra big Germans rule.

  • http://www.thetvshowblog.com Rodney

    Tony. Sorry to be the one to let you in on this. Thor is not German.

    He is Norse.

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