Alexander Skarsgard May Not Appear in Thor Movie

April 25, 2009 by  

thoralexAlexander Skarsgard who plays Eric Northman from Alan Ball’s hit HBO TV series True Blood was rumoured last month to be the leading contender for the role of the Norse god “Thor” in director Kenneth Branagh’s upcoming movie of the same name.

However despite fitting the role perfectly (6’4”, blond and Scandinavian) it seems that Alexander is no longer in the running for the part as he mentioned to E!Online when asked about the role during the True Blood panel discussion at the PaleyFest’09 on April 13, 2009, “No, I don’t think so I haven’t gotten the call, so…”

Charlie Hunnam

Charlie Hunnam

There are several actors that are still being considered for the title role in the upcoming “Thor” film, including “Sons of Anarchy” star Charlie Hunnam.  According to IGN the 29 year old, 6’1” British actor, stated that he indeed screen-tested for the role of the god of thunder, but it was only one screen test.  Mr. Hunnam stated that he still doesn’t know whether Marvel has chosen its “Thor“, but his people have been talking to the studio. Mr. Hunnam believes that since the start date of “Thor” was pushed back a few months, Marvel is taking its time to make the best decision for the film.  So you never know there still may be a chance for Alexander, remember he almost did not get the part on True Blood had it not been for the delay in production due to the writers’ strike.  Maybe the same thing will happen this time.


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