Casting updates from Asgard

From Marvel.com – Are you waiting for the hammer to fall on the big screen (Mjolnir, that is)?! Of course you are and so are we!

When Thor makes his big screen debut on May 20, 2011, he’ll have some company with him—as reported today by Variety.com!

Fandral, Hogun and Volstagg, longtime friends and fellow Asgardians who usually work together as a team known as the Warriors Three, are Thor’s allies and companions.

Fandral will be played by Stuart Townsend. The job of Hogun goes to Tadanobu Asano. And Volstagg will be portrayed Ray Stevenson.

They join the previously announced Chris Hemsworth as Thor, Tom Hiddleston as Loki and Natalie Portman as Jane Foster. Kenneth Branagh will direct.

“Thor” is one of a continuing slate of films being produced by Marvel Studios based on the Marvel characters, including “Iron Man 2” on May 7, 2010, “The First Avenger: Captain America” on July 22, 2011 and “The Avengers” on May 4, 2012.

Stay tuned to Marvel.com for the official word on all things to do with Marvel movies!

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Updated: December 7, 2010 — 8:38 am

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