Anthony Hopkins is in negotiations to play the Norse god Odin in Kenneth Branagh’s upcoming adaptation of Thor from Marvel Studios:
The movie’s story sees the god of thunder Thor, a powerful but arrogant warrior whose reckless actions re-ignite an ancient war. As punishment, Thor is cast down to Earth and forced to live among humans. Once here, he learns what it takes to be a true hero when the most dangerous villain of his world sends dark forces of Asgard to invade Earth.
Odin is Thor’s father and ruler of Asgard.
The film stars Chris Hemsworth as Thor, and also includes Tom Hiddleston and Natalie Portman.