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'Thor' Gets 'The Office' Actor as the Guardian of Asgard

November 20, 2009 09:10:56 GMT

Idris Elba who has appeared in Beyonce Knowles' 'Obsessed' will be seen playing Heimdell, the character who will defend Asgard from intruders in the upcoming adventure movie.


'Thor' Gets 'The Office' Actor as the Guardian of Asgard
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Another actor has joined the cast ensemble for adventure movie "Thor". According to The Hollywood Reporter, Paramount Pictures has tapped Idris Elba to play Heimdell. The character is described as the guardian of Asgard, who stands on the BiFrost Bridge and is ready to defend the city from intruders.

Before being slated to appear in the Kenneth Branagh-directed movie, Elba starred opposite Beyonce Knowles in "Obsessed". He will be next seen in the heist thriller "Taken" and will have a turn in Dark Castle's DC Comics adaptation "The Losers". The British actor also has a recurring role as Charles Miner in NBC's hit series "The Office".

As of late, "Thor" has cast "Queen of the Damned" star Stuart Townsend, "King Arthur" star Ray Stevenson, and Japanese actor Tadanobu Asano as The Warriors Three. The trio of Asgardian adventurers who fight alongside Thor is made up of Fandral, Hogun, and Volstagg.

Adapted from Marvel comics, "Thor" is an epic adventure that spans the Marvel Universe from present day Earth to the realm of Asgard. The story centers on Thor, a powerful but arrogant warrior, who is cast down to Earth and forced to live among humans after his reckless actions reignite an ancient war. He later learns what it takes to be a true hero when the most dangerous villain of his world sends the darkest forces of Asgard to invade Earth.

Chris Hemsworth will lead and share screen with Natalie Portman, who will star as Thor's first love Jane Foster. Some other actors who will appear in the film include Tom Hiddleston, Anthony Hopkins, and Samuel L. Jackson. The production is scheduled to begin in January 2010, while the movie is expected to hit U.S. theaters on May 20, 2011.

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posted by ZeusRising on Jan 05, 2010
If there was a betting line in Vegas I would bet the director 5 buckoroo's that he make a cheesy 3G filmed like X2 and X3. X1 and Wolverine had the best fight scenes and storyline yet of the X series- well that is if you don't count the Wolverine scene of walking away and blowing up a helicopter after a stupid deathwish joke by the crash victims; or the short and little detail fight scenes of Gambit and B-eyes peas guy. Overall, if thor is not adapted to the 3G effects used in Spidey1 and Spidey2 with "God of War" battles with the evil doers. Thor will be a bust right from start because it hard to create realism from a Greek Mythology and bring it to earth. Sorta like Alien- the Requiem. Hard to put the story line together with no true pre-battles and no similar fantasy environment on earth. On first movie, it probably best to keep Thor in Asgard to build story line to Thor2 on Earth.

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