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Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Amidala in Thor

Alright, let me share the big movie news from yesterday.

Natalie Portman has joined the cast of the upcoming movie version of the classic Marvel comic character Thor.

Portman will be playing Jane Foster, a nurse (and occasional love interest) employed by Dr. Donald Blake. Blake, of course, is the human alter-ego of Thor.

The strange thing is, according to those in the know, Donald Blake actually doesn't come into play in the movie version of Thor. Thor is Thor for the whole movie. So how they'll adjust the character relationship remains to be seen.

As previously announced, Chris Hemsworth, last seen playing Captain Kirk's dad in Star Trek, will be playing Thor, and Tom Hiddleston, will be playing Thor's arch-enemy Loki. Kenneth Branagh, still best known for his Shakespeare adaptations, is directing.

They start filming early next year for a May 2011 release!

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