Stellan Skarsgard (most recently seen in this summer's "Angels and Demons") is the latest addition to the cast of the upcoming “Thor” movie, joining a stellar cast that includes Chris Hemsworth (Thor), Tom Hiddleston (Loki), Natalie Portman (Jane Foster), Jaimie Alexander (Sif), Colm Feore and Brian Blessed (Odin).
According to Swedish news site Ystads Allehanda, Skarsgard—who is perhaps best known in America for his turn as Bootstrap Bill Turner in the “Pirates of the Caribbean” film series—confirmed the information in an interview with The Newspapers' Telegram Bureau.
However, the actor says he cannot reveal who he’s playing in the film, as with Colm Feore whom we only know will be playing some sort of villain.
With most of the roles in director Kenneth Branagh’s “Thor” adaptation already filled by it’s not immediately clear which role Skarsgard will step into.
ComingSoon.net has posted a rough translation of Skarsgard’s remarks.
"They wanted me to sign without reading the script,” Skarsgard explained. “That I refused to do. Then they sent one to me that was so coded that I could only print one copy."
Skarsgard’s son, Alexander Skarsgard ("True Blood") was one of the final actors considered to play Thor prior to Chris Hemsworth’s casting.
Kenneth Branagh’s project is coming together well and I am impressed and excited about the cast so far. He continues to add strong talent and actors that fall in line with his Shakespearean roots. Skarsgard is not new to playing roles in period pieces, having played important characters in "King Arthur" and "Beowulf & Grendel."
What do you think of the cast so far and of Stellan Skarsgård’s addition?
"Thor" begins production next Spring and hits theaters on May 20, 2011.
More news to come! Catch ya' later!
Sources: MTV News, Screen Rant