A casting notice has popped up on the Internet for the lead role in Kenneth Branagh's live-action "Thor" movie, and it appears the producers are going young with the Marvel hero.
Over at Corona Coming Attractions they've posted the following call for a "Thor" lead:
"Male MUST BE MID-LATE 20'S and SIX FEET OR TALLER. LEAD.
Physically powerful, very handsome, occasionally egotistical, petulant, and wild. A natural warrior with a quick charming wit who must be genuinely and sever[e]ly humbled before becoming the compassionate, mature her of our film."
So, what does this mean for Marvel's Norse hero?
While many sites are speculating that this means Kevin McKidd is out as the potential Thor, we're not going to quite that far yet. One thing is certain, however: we don't have our Thunder God yet.
Late last year, Branagh told MTV that any "Thor" casting talk is premature, but Marvel Editor-in-Chief Joe Quesada gave the "Thor" director a vote of support recently after a much-publicized meeting.
What do you think? Would you rather see a young Thor or Kevin McKidd? Who should wield Mjolnir, in your mind?