Stellan Skarsgard Cast in Thor
10.05.09 by Ryan
For a while, it seemed like Alexander Skarsgård was a sure bet to play Thor, but he eventually lost the role to Chris Hemsworth. His father, Stellan Skarsgård, didn't have as much competition, and has been cast in Thor in an unknown role. ComingSoon has provided a rough translation of his description of the casting process, originally reported by Swedish site Ystads Allehanda.
They wanted me to sign without reading the script. That I refused to do. Then they sent one to me that was so coded that I could only print one copy.
Skarsgård was once rumored to play Odin, Thor's father, but that role has since been cast with Brian Blessed. Skarsgård joins Hemsworth along with Natalie Portman (as Jane Foster, Thor's human love interest), Tom Hiddleston (as Thor's half-brother and nemesis Loki), Jaimie Alexander (as Thor's Asgardian love interest Sif), and Colm Feore. Feore's role in the movie is also unknown.