The Warrior’s Three, a trio of Asgardian adventures fighting alongside the Norse god Thor, have been cast in director Kenneth Branagh’s adaptation of the Marvel Entertainment property Thor. The three actors cast in the roles are Stuart Townsend, Ray Stevenson and Tadanobu Asano.
Townsend, who last wrote and directed “Battle in Seattle,” plays Fandral, a character which was drawn in the comic book series based on Errol Flynn and his movies. Stevenson, the “Rome” star, plays Volstagg the Valiant, a hard-living brawler, a character inspired by Falstaff. Asano, best known for starring in “Mongol,” plays Hogun the Grim, the third warrior and traveling companion of the hammer-swinging Thor, who is played by Chris Hemsworth.
Thor, set to hit theaters on May 20, 2011, also stars Anthony Hopkins, Tom Hiddleston and Natalie Portman.