View Full Version : Craig turns down Marvel's 'Thor'

October 22nd, 2008, 01:23 PM
Daniel Craig has revealed that he turned down the lead role in Marvel's Thor adaptation.

The James Bond star told IESB.net that he laughed off an approach to star in the comic book film, adding that playing 007 and Thor would have been "too much of a power trip".

Craig also confessed that he struggled to envision himself wielding a giant hammer with long hair.

The Kenneth Branagh-directed Thor revolves around disabled medical student Donald Blake, whose alter-ego is the Norse god of thunder.

The movie has a planned release date of June 10, 2010.


October 22nd, 2008, 02:12 PM
He's not the only one struggling with that image. I just can't see long hair suiting him at all. I have a hard time envisioning the film at all without it getting campy. Every time I think about it I see a younger schwarzenegger or Fabio and it's not pretty.

The Prophet
October 22nd, 2008, 02:19 PM
Daniel Craig wouldn't really suit the Thor persona, he just looks too wirely, in my opinion.

The stereotypical Californian Deep Tan/ Bleached Hair image comes in mind for someone to play Thor, I feel. Although, not Arnie, Musclebound and all, but someone with an imposing physique.

Why did they ask Craig, just because he's blonde? I can't see any logic in that proposal at all...

Earthgate Ricky
October 22nd, 2008, 02:35 PM
Daniel Craig has revealed that he turned down the lead role in Marvel's Thor adaptation.


HAHAHAHAHAHA you must be kidding? He cannot fit! ( throw a blond wig)

the fifth man
October 22nd, 2008, 05:47 PM
It will be interesting to see who they do end up casting as Thor.

October 25th, 2008, 01:18 AM
Hey I was pretty skeptical when I heard Iron Man was coming to the big screen too.

I'm assuming Craig would have been playing Donald Blake, not Thor. Blake undergoes a transformation into Thor in the comics, so they could have another actor playing the god of thunder.

October 25th, 2008, 08:59 AM
More Marvel ****e? Meh...

October 25th, 2008, 09:17 AM
Thor. *giggle*
I wonder if he'll speak in Shakespearean English? More importantly... will Mjolnir be a real Norse hammer or that mallet he wields?

October 25th, 2008, 09:22 AM
Brad Pitt had a decent Thor type look in Troy. They should go for him if they want a big name actor

October 25th, 2008, 09:47 AM
I'd prefer a lesser known yet great actor so they can put the necessary money into the special effects.