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Updated synopsis for Kenneth Branagh’s Thor

Paramount Pictures and Marvel Entertainment have released an updated synopsis for Kenneth Branagh’s Thor.

Synopsis

Paramount Pictures and Marvel Entertainment present the epic adventure, “Thor,” which spans the Marvel Universe from present day Earth to the realm of Asgard.  At the center of the story is the mighty Thor (Chris Hemsworth), a powerful but arrogant warrior whose reckless actions reignite an ancient war.  Thor is cast down to Earth by his father Odin (Anthony Hopkins) and is forced to live among humans. A beautiful, young scientist, Jane Foster (Natalie Portman), has a profound effect on Thor, as she ultimately becomes his first love. It’s while here on Earth that Thor learns what it takes to be a true hero when the most dangerous villain of his world sends the darkest forces of Asgard to invade Earth.

Head on over the jump for current cast and credit information. Thor is scheduled to hit theaters on May 6, 2011.

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Marvel President Kevin Feige Says Thor Will Redefine the Comic Book Genre

In a post at Marvel.com, Marvel Entertainment President, Kevin Feige reflected on his recent reaction to seeing the first screen test for Kenneth Branagh’s Thor:

“To be honest the thing that I’m most excited about right now though, is the screen test we just finished for “Thor.” We’ve done some costume tests […]

Kat Dennings Cast in Thor?

While speaking with MTV about her role in Kenneth Branagh’s Thor, Natalie Portman (Jane Foster) revealed that Kat Dennings (Nick and Norah’s Infinite Playlist) may have a role in the film:

“Well I’m really excited,” Portman told MTV News. “Kat Dennings is going to be in it with me and she’s a […]

Movie and TV Bites: John Woo’s Red Cliff Headed To Theaters This Fall, Transformers Soundtrack News, Star Trek Writers Discuss Controversial Script Decisions + more

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Check out nine more bites, including a teaser trailer for Linkin Park’s new song, “New Divide” from Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen after the jump. Continue reading Movie and TV Bites: John Woo’s Red Cliff Headed To Theaters This Fall, Transformers Soundtrack News, Star Trek Writers Discuss Controversial Script Decisions + more

Casting Bites: Brad Pitt, Natalie Portman, Freddie Prinze Jr. and more

Here are some of the latest casting news for television and film.

Brad Pitt and Natalie Portman have signed on to a film based on the new Leanne Shapton book Important Artifacts and Personal Property from the Collection of Lenore Doolan and Harold Morris, Including Books, Street Fashion, and Jewelry.  The film, from Paramount […]

Natalie Portman Cast in Thor? Plus Casting Notes for the Lead Role

Over at Deadline Hollywood Daily, Nikki Finke reports that Natalie Portman “is in the lead for the female lead” in Kenneth Branagh’s Thor.  Finke also provides a run down of all the actors that have tested for the role, including Josh Hartnett, Charlie Hunnam, Tom Hiddleston, Alexandar Skarsgard, Liam Hemsworth and Joel […]