Hopkins Will Play Odin in the Upcoming Thor Movie

Anthony Hopkins has been cast in “Thor,” in the Marvel Studios production that is set to start shooting sometime in January and has a release date of May 20, 2011. Hopkins will play Odin, the king of Asgard and the father of Thor and step father of Loki (if they stick with the comic, in the movie they may be real brothers). Chris Hemsworth is playing Thor, and Tom Hiddelston plays his nemesis, Loki.

Natalie Portman is also set to play Thor’s love interest, Jane Foster.

The pic was scripted by Mark Protosevich and Zack Stentz & Ashley Miller. The Mighty Thor is a powerful but arrogant warrior of Asgard, but after his reckless actions reignite an ancient war, his father banishes him to Earth to live among humans. He learns the meaning of heroism when he stands tall as his arch enemy from home sends the darkest forces of Asgard to invade Earth.

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