Marvel comic has no shortage of upcoming movie adaptations. X-Men Origins: Wolverine, Silver Surfer, Doctor Strange, Nick Fury, Ant-Man and sequels to Iron Man and Spider-Man. The one I’m most hopeful for, though, is Thor. For one, it marks a departure from the current trend in Marvel movies in that it touches on the supernatural rather than genetic mutations or lab accidents. Presumably Doctor Strange will continue that by branching into the realm of magic.
Rumors over who will play the lead in Thor have been swirling. Some have speculated that Kevin McKidd would play the lead, but his possible role has been downplayed. Personally, I’m hoping for Paul Levesque, aka WWE wrestler Triple H.
He’s got the look; the hair, the physique, even his voice fits the part. Plus, he comes with his own hammer. I can’t think of a better choice to play Thor. He’s already worked with Marvel, on Blade: Trinity
. As a professional wrestler and occasional guest star, he has some acting experience. It’s probably just wishful thinking on my part, but come on: that’s a Thor to strike fear into the heart of his enemies.
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