Another Thor Cast Member Announced and Silver Surfer Update

Posted by WhenYourGodGivesYouLemons On 10:22 AM

Right now it looks like we can't go two days without hearing about another casting update on Kenith Branagh's Thor movie. The epic tale of the Asgardian hero who falls from grace with the gods and ends up on Earth has recently been in casting overdrive with the Warriors Three and Heimdall, aids to Thor in Asgard, announced last week.

Now Natalie Portman, who will play the character Jane Foster, has announced that her good friend Kat Dennings, who starred as Norah in Nick & Norah's Infinite Playlist, will also have a role in the Thor movie. Portman told MTV earlier this that "Kat Dennings is going to be in it with me and she's a good friend and an amazing actress, so I'm looking forward to that."There was no word on who Dennings would play from Portman but now Variety are reporting that her character will be "Darcy, who works with Natalie Portman's Jane Foster character." I just saw Nick & Norah I like Dennings as an actress, she's a bright and bubbly thing on screen who can handle dialogue well and she seems like a good fit, considering her real life friendship with Portman, for a character who is obviously going to Portman's friend in the movie.

While things have generally been pretty good of late on the Marvel movie front there was some inevitable bad news last night. It seems the planned Silver Surfer spinoff, which came about in the wake of Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer, has hit a bit of a wall. J. Michael Straczynski, who penned the about to be released Ninja Assassin, spoke to Collider about his involvement with the Silver Surfer movies script. He said that "What happened was when Fantastic Four 2: Rise of the Silver Surfer didn't do as well as they hoped it would do, it caused them to call into question a Silver Surfer movie." Straczynski goes on to describe the vision he had for a Silver Surfer movie, "We would have seen Galactus, his home world, what happened and him trying to get back there, because now that he’s betrayed Galactus, he’s concerned his home world might be in jeopardy", which I'll admit sounds interesting especially with the final comment he makes. He says that while his script picked up right were Rise ended, and now any new film will have to be different, the story he had in mind "It was definitely adult fare. I wanted to tell the origin of the Surfer and get into that whole thing." The thing that annoyed me the most about the Fantastic Four films, apart from them just being terrible, was the reluctance to be a pure kids film or pure adult film, it didn't know, and that made the movie clunky and painful to watch in some scenes. I am of the opinion that all Marvel films should be primarily adult based and hearing a writer echo those views is reassuring even if he thinks the project is dead.



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