Ain't It Cool News (
Movie News

Are Jude Law and Robert DeNiro aboard THOR? Seems like they are, but as who?

Hey folks, Harry here with the latest bit of Superhero Film Casting News and it is very strange indeed. According to actor, Matthias Schweighöfer, who you may have seen in VALKYRIE or RED BARON - in an article in the German edition of Gentlemen's Quarterly aka GQ, he states that he's in the running for a role in Branagh's THOR, but he also mentions that Jude Law and Robert DeNiro have joined the cast. Now, I don't doubt that they have, they're very much the sort of Actor I would expect from a Kenneth Branagh helmed THOR film, I'm just absolutely flummoxed to think who they are playing. I have to give thanks to our German reader, "I SAY THEE FUCKING KA-JAY!" for giving me the heads up on the article. And for that matter, who would Matthias Schweighöfer play? Interesting times as these Superhero films rush to begin shooting soon!

Readers Talkback
comments powered by Disqus
    + Expand All
  • Oct. 17, 2009, 3:40 p.m. CST

    DeNiro is Odin!

    by Karl Childers

  • Oct. 17, 2009, 3:40 p.m. CST

    Impressive cast!

    by LUZER

    Still curious to see how they tie it all together in Avengers.

  • Oct. 17, 2009, 3:42 p.m. CST


    by marzblackmann

    NOW,THAT's interesting if it's true....maybe DeNiro is just playing a cop or something??lol..wiseguy?Bit of a stretch for him I guess.Only time will tell.

  • Oct. 17, 2009, 3:46 p.m. CST

    De Niro was awesome in Stardust

    by barnaby jones

    Playing up his tough guy image. Damn when is that coming to Blu-Ray, best fantasy film of the noughties.

  • Oct. 17, 2009, 3:49 p.m. CST

    De Niro in a superhero movie?

    by br1947

    just seems... weird. But then again he did Rocky & Bullwinkle. Yea, I'm all for him as Odin!

  • Oct. 17, 2009, 3:50 p.m. CST

    I doubt it

    by Insane Tiki

    This could pan out to be true, but come on... Loki and Thor are already cast. Who would Law be? Where is there room for DeNiro? Why would either of them agree to be in this? Let's see how it pans out, but this is probably about as official as Beyonce being Wonder Woman.

  • Oct. 17, 2009, 3:51 p.m. CST

    DeNire is the Voice of Mjolnir! Law is Beta Ray Bill!

    by MediaGold

    I got this info from my sweet inside connection to all things media - JettL.

  • Oct. 17, 2009, 3:52 p.m. CST

    if Thor is a good enough movie by itself..

    by soup74

    people wont care how well it fits into the Iron man/Hulk/Cpt.America/Avengers universe. <br><br>so good luck to Thor, I say... so far it's sounding good.

  • Oct. 17, 2009, 3:52 p.m. CST

    DeNire ain't just a river in Egypt

    by MediaGold

    It's also a retarded typo spelling of DeNiro. Damn this circa 1997 forum's lack of editing.

  • Oct. 17, 2009, 3:53 p.m. CST

    I don't care

    by Ortheas

    who they play! They could play Thors drinking buddies for all I care, I'm just glad they are in it!

  • Oct. 17, 2009, 3:53 p.m. CST

    Two of Warriors Three...

    by DarqueGuy

    DeNiro is Hogun, Law is Fandrall.

  • Oct. 17, 2009, 3:55 p.m. CST

    Hmmm. Branagh is doing well so far.

    by ISleptWithKathyBatesAndAllThatIGotWasThisStupidTalkbackName

    Let's hope he pulls this fucker off.

  • Oct. 17, 2009, 3:57 p.m. CST

    De Niro? Shit, he hasn't done anything good

    by lockesbrokenleg

    in awhile.

  • Oct. 17, 2009, 4:01 p.m. CST

    DeNiro is likely Odin

    by GreenRiver

    And he's the sort of actor who can do almost anything, so why not? I'm skeptical though. I mean, getting those two? That's pretty high caliber casting.

  • Oct. 17, 2009, 4:01 p.m. CST


    by blakindigo


  • Oct. 17, 2009, 4:01 p.m. CST


    by DarqueGuy

    Schweighöfer is Fandrall and Law is playing Balder.

  • Oct. 17, 2009, 4:02 p.m. CST

    DeNiro on Machete and Thor?

    by Super Rabbi

    He's redeeming himself. Good for him! Stardust was a good move!

  • Oct. 17, 2009, 4:02 p.m. CST

    Better than Thor: Hammer of the Gods....

    by jaysin420

    from syfy starring the oldest kid on home improvement as thor?

  • Oct. 17, 2009, 4:05 p.m. CST

    If it is true, they recast

    by BoE

    I'm guessing DeNiro for Odin and Law for Loki (not bad choices - though I'd rather see Ray Winstone as Odin). Again, if it is true (and it sounds like bs) it would be because the studio is getting nervous over all of the negative hype - and there has been plenty.

  • Oct. 17, 2009, 4:06 p.m. CST

    The Cops that follow

    by DanboJohnJ

    Thor,earths major reps in the story.

  • Oct. 17, 2009, 4:13 p.m. CST

    Warriors 3

    by EddieBlake

    I'm betting with Darqueguy. The first thing I thought of when I read this was Deniro as Hogun and Law as Fandral.

  • Oct. 17, 2009, 4:14 p.m. CST

    Hammer of the Gods..

    by MacReady452

    now they are adapting the Led Zepplin book? kidding. they are on the way to making this movie impossible to make a profit on just on actors salaries.

  • Oct. 17, 2009, 4:18 p.m. CST


    by HaterofCrap

    witty comment follows. audience cheers, and immediately starts txt msging idiot friends in theater.

  • Oct. 17, 2009, 4:22 p.m. CST

    Deniro says "You lookin at me?"

    by Powerring

    Then Thor punches him through a wall.

  • Oct. 17, 2009, 4:27 p.m. CST

    Shirtless Deniro with an axe?

    by GibsonUSA Returns

    That should be the poster.

  • Oct. 17, 2009, 4:29 p.m. CST

    Just got back from Paranprmal Activity

    by duct tape wallet

    Worst. Movie. Ever. The Blair Witch was better, and it was crap.

  • Oct. 17, 2009, 4:29 p.m. CST


    by Crow3711

    Fucking excellent word.

  • Oct. 17, 2009, 4:39 p.m. CST

    Insane Tiki- why would either of them agree to this?

    by D.Vader

    Because DeNiro worked with Branagh on Frankenstein and Law worked with him on Sleuth, that's why.

  • Deniro is odin and Law is playing Balder<P>I met both Deniro and Brannaugh when i was part of the makeup team that designed the creture suit for Frankenstein, the two of them work great together, it's a no brainer that Kenneth chose Robert to play the odin role. Haven't met Law before but the character of Balder will suit him very well, especially if they use my script treatment

  • Oct. 17, 2009, 4:47 p.m. CST


    by HoffmanPasander

    I fucking hope you didn't do a rewrite on the script if it's anything like your talkback post. Christ.

  • Oct. 17, 2009, 4:52 p.m. CST

    has nobody thought of...

    by get_cha_some

    jude law as donald blake?

  • Oct. 17, 2009, 4:53 p.m. CST

    DeNiro = Olivier in CLASH OF THE TITANS

    by Redmond

    Complete with disco lightning behind his head!

  • Oct. 17, 2009, 4:55 p.m. CST

    GreenRiver: DeNiro can do anything?

    by Redmond

    Great actor in contemporary roles, especially playing characters with dark shades to them. Probably the best actor of those roles since Brando. But just horrendous in anything else: nice guys, period movies, ordinary guys. That's why he only does parodies of his old good roles now: ANALYZE THIS, MEET THE FOCKERS, etc.

  • Oct. 17, 2009, 4:58 p.m. CST



    Don't forget the time you were inside the Alien suit having a cup of tea with Ridley while you were helping Cameron polish the script for Rambo.

  • Oct. 17, 2009, 5:03 p.m. CST


    by uberman

    Who else but an full blooded Italian could play the Norweigien Pagan God?

  • Oct. 17, 2009, 5:03 p.m. CST

    I don't know anything about the world of Thor...

    by pushmonk

    but I do know that a friend of mine was up for a role as one of a (what he described to me) ensemble of good guys. Pretty important to the story. He's 6'2" and half Asian. The part ended up going to someone from Hong Kong. A martial arts pseudo star. No name or anything, but thought it might just be another clue into what casting decisions are going on.

  • Oct. 17, 2009, 5:07 p.m. CST

    Finally got more info!

    by Michael_Jacksons_Ghost

    Here we go. So the subplot that will be hinting through IM2, Thor, Capt. America leading into the Avengers movie is that Top Secret Info has been stolen all over the world about the planet's defense, and will be revealed to be the start of a Skrull invasion ! So, The Avengers going against the Skrull to show why they are Earth's Mightest Heroes. In IM2 it will be revealed that the Ten Rings is a front to spread out the top countries armys so they are in a neverending war, im guessing by doing that they will be spreading armys all around to different wars going on so it will be easier for the Skrull to invade. That's all I have for the Avengers info. Now, Spider-Man 4 will have Kraven in it, and the person that will be playing that role is CLIVE OWEN!! Until next time!

  • Oct. 17, 2009, 5:09 p.m. CST

    Thor's Warrior drinking buddies..

    by Potsy

    I forget their names, it's been a long time since I've read comics. But weren't there three guys that drank beer with Thor? One guy was a swashbuckler type, one was a fatty, and one had dark hair. The last one could be DeNire. I thought Brian Blessed would be Odin.

  • Oct. 17, 2009, 5:11 p.m. CST

    Finally got more info!

    by Michael_Jacksons_Ghost

    Here we go. So the subplot that will be hinting through IM2, Thor, Capt. America leading into the Avengers movie is that Top Secret Info has been stolen all over the world about the planet's defense, and will be revealed to be the start of a Skrull invasion ! So, The Avengers going against the Skrull to show why they are Earth's Mightest Heroes. In IM2 it will be revealed that the Ten Rings is a front to spread out the top countries armys so they are in a neverending war, im guessing by doing that they will be spreading armys all around to different wars going on so it will be easier for the Skrull to invade. That's all I have for the Avengers info. Now, Spider-Man 4 will have Kraven in it, and the person that will be playing that role is CLIVE OWEN!! Until next time!

  • Oct. 17, 2009, 5:12 p.m. CST


    by WickedJester

    I love how you simply take the news the talkback is about and turn it into a some name dropping story, with absolutely no new information other than your supposed job on the project, and act like we should all drop to the floor in amazement. <br><Br>Shit, can't believe I just acknowledged you.

  • Oct. 17, 2009, 5:21 p.m. CST


    by Bloo

    DeNiro was GREAT in THE UNTOUCHABLES which was a period film and in THE GODFATHER PART 2 which was a period film<P>and he was great in STARDUST which wasn't a modern role by any stretch of the imagination

  • Oct. 17, 2009, 5:22 p.m. CST

    DeNiro isn't Odin, because...

    by Ribbons

    ...Brian Blessed has already been cast as Odin. This news seems somewhat plausible because Jude Law and Robert DeNiro have both worked for Branagh before (DeNiro in Frankenstein, Jude Law in Sleuth); however, I'm still skeptical until I hear confirmation. Still, this would be cool news indeed. Forsooth!

  • Oct. 17, 2009, 5:22 p.m. CST

    volstagg and balder

    by Baldr79

    take it to the bank

  • Oct. 17, 2009, 5:23 p.m. CST

    If you're giving insider information on this TB

    by DOGSOUP

    Then you're a fucking pathetic liar. If you were legit you'd be the sources and wouldn't have to resort to chiming in here. Nobody is impressed with your "job" as no one believes a goddamn word you say. So please go fuck yourself gently and lovingly with the dildo knife from Se7en

  • Oct. 17, 2009, 5:24 p.m. CST

    Should have been Alexander Skarsgård in the main role.

    by GQtaste

    Nobody call ever tell me he wouldn't make a better Thor than JJ's errr... Miley's brother in Law.

  • Oct. 17, 2009, 5:25 p.m. CST

    Fuck, I just met him at my job in Manhattan yesterday -

    by tonysellz

    I should've asked him about it. :/

  • Oct. 17, 2009, 5:25 p.m. CST

    I hope Thor doesn't go supernatural..

    by zinc_chameleon

    Because a Viking afterlife based on quantum physics (which of course none of the Gods understands) would be much cooler. Check out A.A. Attanasio's 'The Dragon and the Unicorn' to see how this works.

  • Oct. 17, 2009, 5:28 p.m. CST

    Finally got more info!

    by Michael_Jacksons_Ghost

    Here we go. So the subplot that will be hinting through IM2, Thor, Capt. America leading into the Avengers movie is that Top Secret Info has been stolen all over the world about the planet's defense, and will be revealed to be the start of a Skrull invasion ! So, The Avengers going against the Skrull to show why they are Earth's Mightest Heroes. In IM2 it will be revealed that the Ten Rings is a front to spread out the top countries armys so they are in a neverending war, im guessing by doing that they will be spreading armys all around to different wars going on so it will be easier for the Skrull to invade. That's all I have for the Avengers info. Now, Spider-Man 4 will have Kraven in it, and the person that will be playing that role is CLIVE OWEN!! Until next time!

  • Oct. 17, 2009, 5:33 p.m. CST

    Michael_Jacksons_Ghost - WE GOT IT, STOP POSTING

    by BoE

    That is all

  • Oct. 17, 2009, 5:35 p.m. CST

    Finally got more info!

    by Michael_Jacksons_Ghost

    Here we go. So the subplot that will be hinting through IM2, Thor, Capt. America leading into the Avengers movie is that Top Secret Info has been stolen all over the world about the planet's defense, and will be revealed to be the start of a Skrull invasion ! So, The Avengers going against the Skrull to show why they are Earth's Mightest Heroes. In IM2 it will be revealed that the Ten Rings is a front to spread out the top countries armys so they are in a neverending war, im guessing by doing that they will be spreading armys all around to different wars going on so it will be easier for the Skrull to invade. That's all I have for the Avengers info. Now, Spider-Man 4 will have Kraven in it, and the person that will be playing that role is CLIVE OWEN!! Until next time!

  • Oct. 17, 2009, 5:35 p.m. CST


    by the Green Gargantua

    Shit was amazing. If anyonecan top that one Lemmy know.

  • Oct. 17, 2009, 5:36 p.m. CST

    and ENSLAVED for THOR sound track

    by the Green Gargantua


  • Oct. 17, 2009, 5:39 p.m. CST

    You Loki'n at me?

    by SydBarretsMyDad

    I had more, but cant figure out how to do an umlout

  • Oct. 17, 2009, 5:41 p.m. CST

    So with all this star-powered that means Thor will

    by HollywoodHellraiser

    have even less screen-time! Yup, its another Blade 3 where the titled character is pushed aside for no damn reason!

  • Oct. 17, 2009, 5:42 p.m. CST

    DeNiro = "Look at me. You...look at me."

    by Mr. Nice Gaius

    "You hear me? Look at me you hammer carrying prick, you. Do I know you? Do I know you? Look at me. Who do I know?"

  • Oct. 17, 2009, 5:48 p.m. CST

    based on previous articles

    by Uncle_Imshi

    Hasn't it already been made pretty clear that they are going to stick pretty much to Thor's own environment for this film? I'd imagine the link to our "reality" will be fairly late in the film and probably not via quantum physics. Interesting as that would be.

  • Oct. 17, 2009, 5:49 p.m. CST

    Jude Law for Fandral

    by Z 008

    Can't wait to see the Warriors Three

  • Oct. 17, 2009, 5:50 p.m. CST

    Jude law

    by DanboJohnJ

  • Oct. 17, 2009, 5:54 p.m. CST


    by DanboJohnJ

    ...gonna be a reporter,DeNiro an authourty figure

  • Oct. 17, 2009, 6:11 p.m. CST

    Has Loki been cast?

    by fiester

    I could see Jude Law in that role. As for Bobby D. I hope he plays a NYC human cop or something and not an Asgardian.

  • Oct. 17, 2009, 6:20 p.m. CST

    Jude LAw as Loki

    by TedSallis

    DeNiro is Odin

  • Oct. 17, 2009, 6:30 p.m. CST

    Yes Loki has already been cast

    by ISleptWithKathyBatesAndAllThatIGotWasThisStupidTalkbackName

  • Oct. 17, 2009, 6:39 p.m. CST

    DeNiro and Law?

    by DeeJay

    Based on his work in "the Talented Mr. Ripley," Law could easily pull off Loki. Of coures, he'd be much better as Dr. Blake (a role that isn't available, right?). Deniro would make a fine Odin as well, when you look at his impressive weight gain in "Untouchables" and his riveting father-figure in "Sleepers." Since that part also isn't available, I can only wonder what role he'd play. Surtur or the Frost Giant, perhaps? Who knows... maybe these guys have parts as Marvel characters that exist beyond the Thor cannon, such as a pair of 2nd-tier Avengers?

  • Oct. 17, 2009, 6:42 p.m. CST

    WickedJester, DOGSOUP...

    by The_Goddamn_Batman

    JettL owns you

  • Oct. 17, 2009, 6:49 p.m. CST

    Not Jude Law

    by Blondie Bear

    I cant stand Jude Law he so smug i don't want him in one of my beloved superhero movies.

  • Oct. 17, 2009, 6:49 p.m. CST

    DeNiro as Odin, Law as Baldur

    by MrD

    Harry as Volstagg

  • Oct. 17, 2009, 6:58 p.m. CST

    Law should go pork some more housemaids

    by TakingScorpiosCalls

  • Oct. 17, 2009, 7 p.m. CST

    How about DeNiro as the Hammer and Jude as the wooden stick ?


    and Harry Knowles can play Jabba the hut

  • Oct. 17, 2009, 7:02 p.m. CST

    Kate Beckinsale should play

    by Amadeo Zeller

    THE LADY SIF. She'd be perfect.

  • Oct. 17, 2009, 7:07 p.m. CST

    You guys...

    by Ribbons

    ...not to get all Comic Book Guy, but if you're so interested in thsi project, could you at least do a cursory glance of IMDb before predicting who's playing what? Odin, Loki, and Sif have all been cast; DeNiro, Law (and Kate Beckinsale, wtf) aren't playing any of them.

  • Oct. 17, 2009, 7:13 p.m. CST

    De Niro as Nu Xandar

    by Thrillhouse77

    You know that would be Earth-shattering.

  • Oct. 17, 2009, 7:21 p.m. CST

    Makes sense, DeNiro was in Frankenstein

    by heavenlykid

    And I'd like to go on record as being the only person that preferred that remake to the remake of Dracula which came out around the same time.

  • Oct. 17, 2009, 7:30 p.m. CST

    Ribbons, don't belive everything you read

    by JettL93

    It's only assumed those roles have been filled. I have first hand knowledge of whats going on, your just a boy on the internet

  • Oct. 17, 2009, 7:36 p.m. CST

    How they should tie Thor into Avengers

    by 3 Bag Enema

    They should do it like the Ultimate book, where he says he's a god and they mostly just humor him because he's a giant Nordic guy with a big scary shithammer. Of course, we'll be in on the joke, as we'd have already seen Thor in Asgard with DeNiro or whatever in the invariably embarrassing Branagh film.

  • Oct. 17, 2009, 7:40 p.m. CST

    "You are goin' DOWNTOWN."

    by bc1970

    "Downtown to CHINATOWN." "You a pothead, Dr. Blake?"

  • Oct. 17, 2009, 7:41 p.m. CST

    JettL93, you're just a douche on the internet

    by 3 Bag Enema

    Which is nice, because there aren't enough of those yet. Now kindly disintegrate.

  • Oct. 17, 2009, 7:52 p.m. CST

    2 of the warrior's 3

    by tjwsports

    DeNiro — Hogun the Grimm Law — Fandral the Flamboyant And I would get Olver Platt to play Volstagg

  • Oct. 17, 2009, 7:53 p.m. CST

    Thor- "I like to fly high!"

    by Stabby

    DeNiro- "I bet you do, Panama Red!"

  • Oct. 17, 2009, 7:56 p.m. CST


    by Judge Briggs

    Fucking great movie!

  • Oct. 17, 2009, 8:01 p.m. CST

    Law is in Warriors 3, DeNiro head giant,

    by DidntPullOutInTimeCop

    he practiced for that part in Branagh's Frankenstein. Stellan Skarsgard is already cast as Odin

  • Oct. 17, 2009, 8:09 p.m. CST

    JettL93 IS kind of a douchebag. I noticed.

    by cgih8r

  • Oct. 17, 2009, 8:21 p.m. CST

    if this goes well, Kenneth Branagh will have turned pop

    by Meadowe

    If it doesn't, it could be as bad as Wild Wild West, and at least most people blame smith/sonnenfeld for that pos, this time the blame will be on him, and he'll go down like his similar namesake kb toys

  • Oct. 17, 2009, 8:24 p.m. CST


    by cgih8r

    I'm Kenneth Branagh's agent and I assure you Robert and Jude are not in the movie. We talked about it over tea and crumpets and they passed on the deal, they'll be making Heat 2: Neil's Resurrection instead, that will be directed by Brett Ratner.

  • Oct. 17, 2009, 8:34 p.m. CST

    I'm Kenneth Branagh and I have it on good authority

    by Thunderbolt Ross

    that I'm not Kenneth Branagh

  • Oct. 17, 2009, 8:46 p.m. CST

    "You're just a boy on the Internet"

    by Ribbons

    Ooh, sick burn! How does it feel to know that, even if that WERE true, people still think you're the bigger douche? In either case, Jaime Alexander and Tom Hiddleston have been confirmed for their roles (and have even given interviews concerning them) for quite some time; although you're right, Brian Blessed is not officially cast as Odin. But here's hoping "Ken" uses your "treatment"!

  • Oct. 17, 2009, 9:13 p.m. CST

    Even if it sucks

    by SmokingRobot

    I'll go see this movie. I just sort of have to.

  • Oct. 17, 2009, 9:16 p.m. CST

    Would have been better if they'd gotten a star for Thor himself.

    by JuanSanchez

    Instead of filling up random supporting roles with them.

  • Oct. 17, 2009, 9:20 p.m. CST

    Those 2 might have just saved the movie

    by estacado1

    The movie needed some credible star power. Without them, it seemed like a cheap super hero movie.

  • Oct. 17, 2009, 9:24 p.m. CST

    God this movie is a fucking crap shoot

    by MacReady452

    Enfaces on the "crap"

  • Oct. 17, 2009, 9:25 p.m. CST

    and still no news on Captain America

    by donduck

    I swear, there's news on Green Lantern, Thor, and some even on Spider-Man 4 but NOTHING ON CAPTAIN AMERICA.

  • Oct. 17, 2009, 9:25 p.m. CST

    I doubt he's Odin

    by yesiamaplant

    I don't get why everyone thinks that. I say Stellan Skarsgaard is Odin, and DeNiro plays a different norse god. They use more than just Loki, Thor and Odin in the comics, fer cryin out loud.

  • Oct. 17, 2009, 10:04 p.m. CST


    by BringingSexyBack


  • Oct. 17, 2009, 10:09 p.m. CST

    I've been DeNiro'ed out for years

    by NippleEffect

    maybe a decade or more<p> He's the male Meryl Streep<br> In every damn movie from the mid 70's thru the 90's<p> Most seem to be variations of the same thug over and over

  • Oct. 17, 2009, 10:11 p.m. CST

    My hopes for this movie are evaporating

    by NippleEffect

    first it was going to be an Asgard story<p> Now it's a jane foster , donald blake story with some thor and Asgard thrown in

  • Oct. 17, 2009, 10:14 p.m. CST

    Gerard Butler for Thor

    by lockesbrokenleg

    or Russell Crowe

  • Oct. 17, 2009, 10:15 p.m. CST

    DeNiro=Hogun, Law=Fandral

    by vosborne951

    maybe...or Deniro=Balder, Law=Heimdall

  • Oct. 17, 2009, 10:16 p.m. CST

    MJ's ghost

    by the new transported man

    That would be gnarly. I'd love to see a quinjet dumping The Hulk onto a hovering Skrull ship so he can rip it's metal dicks off. If they were to make such a dope movie, they'd better do cameos. I want to see fucking Goliath, Stingray flying around, Eros seducing Skrulls, etc.

  • Oct. 17, 2009, 10:20 p.m. CST

    Halloween Party...

    by cheyne_stoking_DMS

    + Miller Lite = Aicn tb.

  • Oct. 17, 2009, 10:34 p.m. CST

    If this is true, it is epic.

    by liesandpicturesofalsolies

    This is shaping up to be the ultimate superhero flick. I could see De Niro in an important but small role like Brando in Superman. Can't Loki change the way he looks? I can totally see him morphing from whoever the nobody they're using into Jude Law.

  • Oct. 17, 2009, 10:37 p.m. CST

    DeNiro = Hogun, Law = Fandral, Blessed = Volstagg

    by SpyGuy

    Connect the dots, people.

  • Oct. 17, 2009, 10:42 p.m. CST

    Nipple Effect

    by Stabby

    DeNiro's the male Meryl Streep. Streep is the best American actress alive right now, so that is no an insult. She was awesome in Doubt and that was recent. But, I agree that DeNiro hasn't done shit in years.

  • Oct. 17, 2009, 10:46 p.m. CST

    'Meet the Parents' was funny...

    by cheyne_stoking_DMS

    Now some prick can say "No cheyne, 'Meet the Parents' sucked." Fuck you beforehand.

  • Oct. 17, 2009, 11:02 p.m. CST

    De Niro IS the Gray Gargoyle!

    by marcspector

    And Jude Law will make a good Beta Ray Bill but he was not my first choice.

  • Oct. 17, 2009, 11:08 p.m. CST

    I Don't Mean To Be A Troll But, See Observe And Report!!!

    by Media Messiah

    This movie version of Thor seems to be shaping-up well...but, I had to stop by and tell you all about another film. Hope you don't mind.<BR><BR>I just saw the movie Observe and Report; it is sort of like the Hard R version of Mall Cop...well, it is, actually that. Both films are funny, but Mall Cop is a family film, and Observe and Report is extreme adult humor, twisted, and highly subversive. I was surprised about how good it is? I take that back--I was surprised about how great it is, but you have to have a twisted sense of humor to enjoy it. It really is one of the funniest movies that I have ever seen--and one of the best films that I have seen in years!!! It is like an art house film, meets student film, meets Animal House, The Hang-over, and Walk Hard. <BR><BR>Note To Seth Rogen: I gave you beef about this movie when it was first released, as I just thought that it would fall down as a flat rip-off of Mall Cop, but this is actually a great film, far better than Mall Cop--and a film that never pulls its punches. Walk Hard, and 40 Year Old Virgin are truly great comedies, but this tops them both!!! Congratulations Rogen--I loved you in Virgin, but I haven't been a fan since. Observe and Report has changed that. May Green Hornet be as brilliant!!!

  • Oct. 17, 2009, 11:10 p.m. CST

    Does Rogen smoke bud in that?...

    by cheyne_stoking_DMS

    He smokes bud in everything. I wouldn't be suprised if he smoked in that Green Hornet flick. Lol.

  • Oct. 17, 2009, 11:13 p.m. CST

    Imma let you finish this talkback but...

    by marcspector

    ...Observe and Report is the best movie of all time!!!!

  • Oct. 17, 2009, 11:16 p.m. CST

    PS: Observe And Report

    by Media Messiah

    Rogen's character could be the son of Robert DeNiro's character from Taxi Driver. I know it sounds strange, but the odd mix works. This guy is a sociopath ready to explode. He is a social misfit looking to purpose, that is the hidden the darker side of the film, and there is actually a beauty in that. Observe and Report is a dark comedy, where a nut job--may just have a real hero's heart, if he doesn't go postal on everyone before finding his way.

  • Oct. 17, 2009, 11:26 p.m. CST

    Cheyne_Stoking_DMS: I Don't Want To Spoil It For You, But...

    by Media Messiah

    ...this film is a stoner's paradise. If I say any more, it will ruin half of the fun for you--and I'm not kidding!!! Look for the skateboard sequence, just after Rogen has accepted the sage like advice of his now life coach, and guru, best friend--a fellow security guard. What they do in response to the skateboarders--is a classic scene, all thanks to...(spoiler). Rent this movie immediately, and call-up all of your family members and friends (those who can take non PC humor) to watch it with you. Everyone will be blown-away!!!

  • Oct. 17, 2009, 11:27 p.m. CST

    @ Marcspector

    by Media Messiah

    It just might be!!!

  • Oct. 17, 2009, 11:52 p.m. CST

    Media Messiah - I appreciate your kind words.

    by vic twenty

    I wrote a treatment for observe and report and was happily surprised at how much of my stuff they kept. <p> And about this Thor flick, I live next door to K Bran and have it on rock-solid authority that in Valhalla all the characters will be cast as-advertised, but when Thor gets to Midgard (Earth) - he'll be black. Not a joke - this is the straight poop.

  • Oct. 17, 2009, 11:54 p.m. CST

    DeNiro is not voice of hammer, he IS the Hammer!

    by toadkillerdog

    This Robert Fucking DeNiro! Dude can play a anything! <p> I will knock you the fuck out! <p> I could also see Christopher Walken as the Hammer.

  • Oct. 17, 2009, 11:54 p.m. CST

    I believe we have JettL to thank for that twist.

    by vic twenty

    But in his treatment, it was an all-asian review. Not sure what that was about.

  • Oct. 17, 2009, 11:57 p.m. CST

    Harvey Fierstein will play the Rainbow Bridge

    by Dirk_The_Amoeba

    Oh snap!

  • Oct. 17, 2009, 11:59 p.m. CST

    The Bifrost Bridge will now be the Bi-Curious bridge.

    by vic twenty

    And yes, it will be Fabulous.

  • Oct. 18, 2009, 12:01 a.m. CST

    Dirk! I fucking spit my beer out on that one!

    by toadkillerdog

    That shit was funny! And that beer was expensive too!

  • Oct. 18, 2009, 12:57 a.m. CST

    Rogen does not smoke bud in Observe & Report, but...

    by Ribbons

    ...he DOES take a lot of clonozepam. He parties like that every 4-6 hours!

  • Oct. 18, 2009, 1:14 a.m. CST

    i'm likin' this a little bit-eth.

    by alice133

    just a little bit-eth.

  • Oct. 18, 2009, 1:49 a.m. CST

    Which one of you have the line about pride floats

    by BoE

    on the rainbow bridge. It has been awhile, but that still makes me laugh. How awesome would it be if Branagh totally played to the gay angle and made this thing look like a norse cirque de soleil. Thor - The Musical!

  • Oct. 18, 2009, 1:51 a.m. CST

    Cap casting

    by BoE

    How can there really be no solid rumors on Cap casting? I don't get it. I'm betting they have it cast and they are going to shoot for some sort of cameo in IM2 - so how is it no one has any idea who it is?

  • Oct. 18, 2009, 2:50 a.m. CST

    Screw this film.

    by Kontarsky

    Where's the Captain America casting news?

  • Oct. 18, 2009, 2:51 a.m. CST

    AVATAR footage atTokyo Int'l Film Festival.

    by onezeroone

    Seems like this is brand new 16 minute footage not seen anywhere yet. Anyone catching this one?

  • Oct. 18, 2009, 3 a.m. CST


    by codymr

    The last time De Niro and Branagh got together the results were pretty mixed.

  • Oct. 18, 2009, 3:10 a.m. CST

    Has Jude law done one good movie???

    by supercowbell5THECOWBELLHASSPOKEN

    If he has, he has a awful ratio of good to bad movies. Closer was a joke, Alfie was a freakin boring lame piece of shit, never saw all the kings men but apparently I shouldn't, and the holiday is one of the worst movies I've ever had the displeasure of watching.

  • Oct. 18, 2009, 3:33 a.m. CST

    How is Hemsworth going to hold his own

    by Miyamoto_Musashi

    Hope to be proved wrong, but whatever our fears are about Branaugh pulling this off are, think it will come down to Hemsworth and his lack of acting ability. <p> Assuming there is a decent script he will be significantly overshadowed by some of the quality actors, think Hayden Christensen in the prequels. <p> Then this kid will be in Avengers alongside Norton and RDJ.

  • Oct. 18, 2009, 3:58 a.m. CST

    DeNiro = Perrikus... or maybe Tyr?

    by dailysportspages

  • Oct. 18, 2009, 4 a.m. CST

    If Law is going to be in a comic, then he should be Zod.

    by dailysportspages

    He would make a pretty good Zod.

  • Oct. 18, 2009, 4:17 a.m. CST

    guess they are Fandral and Hogun of The Warriors Three

    by shamon

    Well they already got most of the cast: Tom Hiddleston Cast As Loki Natalie Portman As Jane Foster Chris Hemsworth As Thor ( He was captain Kirk father in the new star trek movie ) Stellan Skarsgård As Odin Jaimie Alexander As Sif If i had to guess they are Fandral and Hogun of The Warriors Three or If they changed the cast then Loki and Odin.

  • Oct. 18, 2009, 5:23 a.m. CST

    by Cobra--Kai

    "LAW. IS. THOR!"<p> Gotta give voice-over man good material to work with.

  • Oct. 18, 2009, 5:24 a.m. CST

    Are you there God? It's me DOGSOUP

    by DOGSOUP

    Please don't let them use any material JettL93 wrote for this film, if anything assuming he's not a you-damned liar, because I fear then it would suck a lot more then I ever thought it would and i certainly don't want any talent involved wasted on horrible writing. In return I wont say a single curse word or make a sexual reference in a TalkBack for a whole year. Amen.

  • Oct. 18, 2009, 5:25 a.m. CST

    by Cobra--Kai

    De Niro as Frankensteins monster who gets thawed out of the ice by the Midgard Serpent (voiced by Richard Briars) to double team against our hero. This thing practically writes itself...

  • Oct. 18, 2009, 5:39 a.m. CST

    De Niro in Thor?! Ha ha ha ha ha!!

    by wowsah156

    Worst. Casting. Ever! hahahahahahahha!!! Seriously, De Niro has Odin?! that would be like Hoffman playing Superman. Just messed up casting. ONLY TWO MAN ON THIS PLANET COULD PULL OFF PLAYING ODIN! ONE IS TERENCE STAMP ON LSD!! AND THE OTHER IS..... ARNIE IN A BEARD!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Oct. 18, 2009, 5:41 a.m. CST

    Or better still get Tom Baker from the old Dr Who!!

    by wowsah156

    Tom Baker has Odin!! Think about it....

  • Oct. 18, 2009, 6:55 a.m. CST

    De Niro is perfect cast for this kind of movie

    by ominus

    and as correctly Harry said,his casting is not that surprising.Now who is going to do? odin or one Thor's three friends? or Locki? or the mafioso villain who allies himself with Loki? hm?

  • Oct. 18, 2009, 7 a.m. CST

    And why not Joe Pesci in the mix?

    by ominus

    -Get this through your head you Norwegian motherfucker, you! You only exist out here because of me! That's the only reason! Without *me*, you, personally, every fuckin' wise guy skell around'll take a piece of your fuckin' Norwegian ass! Then where you gonna go? You're fuckin' warned! Don't ever go over my fuckin' head again! You motherfucker, you.

  • Oct. 18, 2009, 7:18 a.m. CST

    not that big of a marvel fan, but

    by MariusXe

    this film seems to get more interesting by the day. Shame that DC doesn't have all their big characters on the way to the silver screen. Marvel does it exactly right I have sadly to admit. Still... DC for the win!

  • Oct. 18, 2009, 7:29 a.m. CST

    Vic Twenty: You Wrote A Treatment For Observe And Report?

    by Media Messiah

    Congratulations!!! You had a major hand in writing a modern classic. This is a truly special film. I watched it with my brother and my mom, and we all couldn't stop laughing. The film is intelligent, and it has layers of deep psychological inspection of the human mind, while managing to stay on course as a first class comedy, and a dark comedy, at that. I have never seen a dark comedy that really had a heart to it, and a reason to be beyond its sense of irony, however, this one does. Walk Hard is a truly, truly, a great film...and in a way is a kindred spirit to your work--which is...Observe and Report, but you, and your collaborators, managed to even surpass Walk Hard--something that is a Herculean task indeed--but you certainly managed to do it. Again, congratualtions. You have a great, and very successful, writing career ahead of you!!!<BR><BR>PS: Don't thank me for my words--as you more than deserved those words of congratulations!!!

  • Oct. 18, 2009, 7:32 a.m. CST

    Sounds like...

    by ruedisueli

    ...the rumor about Al Pacino playing Blofeld in 007:QOS: Totally gugus! But its nice that we've talked about.

  • Oct. 18, 2009, 8:13 a.m. CST

    Amended--Vic Twenty: You Wrote A Treatment For Observe And Repor

    by Media Messiah

    Congratulations!!! You had a major hand in writing a modern film classic. Yes, this is a truly special film. I watched it with my brother and my mom, and we all couldn't stop laughing. The film is intelligent, and it has layers of deep psychological inspection, and introspection, of the human mind, while managing to stay on course as a first class comedy, and a dark comedy, at that. I have never seen a dark comedy that really had a heart to it, and a reason to be, beyond its own sense of self mocking irony, however, this one does just that. <BR><BR>I mentioned two recent comedies in reference to your film; Walk Hard...and The Hangover. Walk Hard is a truly, truly, great film, and to some respect, The Hangover--and in that way, they are spirit, to your work--which is, Observe and Report. You, and your collaborators, however, managed to surpass Walk Hard and The Hangover--something that is a Herculean task, especially in respect to the fore of the two films. Again, congratulations. You have a great, and very successful, writing career ahead of you!!! <BR><BR> PS: Don't thank me for my words, as you more than deserved those, and these, words of congratulations!!!

  • Oct. 18, 2009, 8:47 a.m. CST


    by BringingSexyBack

  • Oct. 18, 2009, 9:24 a.m. CST

    But who will play....

    by Jamie McBain

    The Frost Giant? Jack Black?

  • Oct. 18, 2009, 9:41 a.m. CST

    Encore JetL!

    by Skyway Moaters

    Tell us again about your circle jerk with Spielberg and Lucas out Skywalker Ranch that time...

  • Oct. 18, 2009, 9:42 a.m. CST

    DeNiro= Odin Jude & Law= Donald Blake


    you know this to be true.

  • Oct. 18, 2009, 9:42 a.m. CST



    Mind the error

  • Oct. 18, 2009, 10:12 a.m. CST

    Law as Loki

    by noface

    Who would do it better.

  • Oct. 18, 2009, 10:30 a.m. CST

    DeNiro can do anything...

    by rev_skarekroe

    ...except a different accent. C'mon Bobby, would it kill you to not sound like the only New Yawker in a fantasy world full of British people?

  • Oct. 18, 2009, 10:35 a.m. CST


    by BringingSexyBack

    *Aims lightning powered fists at mirror*

  • Oct. 18, 2009, 10:45 a.m. CST

    What's the fat guy name from sliders

    by Mr_Satan

    He should be Odin. He looks just like him. Also Crispin Glover for Loki.

  • Oct. 18, 2009, 10:49 a.m. CST

    John Rhys -Davies For Odin

    by Mr_Satan

    It's that guy from Sliders. IMDB. Such a great place to get ifno. Also found out he's still alive.

  • Oct. 18, 2009, 11:59 a.m. CST

    Bring it Deniro

    by Maverick1

    You're in need of a lil revival.

  • Oct. 18, 2009, 12:09 p.m. CST

    Hey walk hard was pretty funny

    by supercowbell5THECOWBELLHASSPOKEN

    That movie is underrated I hate you all you judge it unfairly.

  • Oct. 18, 2009, 12:21 p.m. CST

    i am sure JettL93 persuaded De Niro

    by ominus

    that a movie like Thor wont only revive his dead career,but it will also give him one more first actor oscar,after all these years.

  • Oct. 18, 2009, 12:26 p.m. CST

    They're Balder and Odin

    by Laserhead


  • Oct. 18, 2009, 12:50 p.m. CST

    lookin' good but...

    by wampa_droppings will this unicorn & fairie world mesh with Tony Stark's ultra-realistic tech world in the Avengers? It'll be gosh darn near impossible. Oh wait, no it won't.

  • Oct. 18, 2009, 12:53 p.m. CST

    How many more times can I tell you...?

    by marineboy

    It's Branagh - so it's going to be an overblown, big budget, DISASTER!!

  • Oct. 18, 2009, 1:09 p.m. CST

    Yup Fandal and Hogan let's hope

    by picardsucks

    Harry's largess for Volstagg dubbed by some shakesperian actor

  • Oct. 18, 2009, 1:28 p.m. CST

    Media Messiah, Vic Twenty did not write Observe and Report

    by D.Vader

    He didn't even write a treatment. He was riffing off JettL's shtick and the current prevailing talkbacks joke where we all pretend to have had a hand in shaping a major motion picture. <p> Observe and Report was not a studio picture but the work of an auteur. It was written and directed by North Carolina's Jody Hill.

  • Oct. 18, 2009, 1:30 p.m. CST

    To quote Vader...NOOOOOOOOOOOOO!

    by Astral_Projector

    enough said

  • Oct. 18, 2009, 2:03 p.m. CST

    Branah's frankenstein was great

    by ominus

    i cant understand why people bash this movie.and the other movie with the scissors murders.

  • Oct. 18, 2009, 2:41 p.m. CST

    Since Brannagh has been chosen as director

    by AsimovLives

    i have good hopes for this movie.

  • Oct. 18, 2009, 2:54 p.m. CST

    Thor - At Last!

    by Miguel De Barioz

    Man I can not believe those assholes in Hollywood have decided to make a movie about the coolest comic book hero of all : The Incredible THOR! YES! I must be the biggest Thor nut-job in the world - I am so glad they sat down - had talks - thought about it - decided who would write - who would direct - and who would make the songs for the cd. I have a few worries for this film though - my brother worked in the uk for a while and he said lots of them uk guys are gays - I understand Kenneth Barrigan in a UK man - you see why I am worried. Last time we let a gay uk man make a superhero film we end up with : Batman Begins! Hopefully he is not a gay uk man. Anyway - hope this film rocks!

  • Oct. 18, 2009, 3:05 p.m. CST

    not as gay as the internet trolls.

    by ominus

    get a life or a girlfriend amigo.trolling is not a good substistute for your empty life.

  • Oct. 18, 2009, 3:53 p.m. CST

    Gayness does not exist in this dojo

    by Cobra--Kai

    Miguel 'the biggest Thor nut-job' = gay man.<p> As gay, if not gayer, than Kenneth Barrigan.<p> Note: Kenneth Branagh is happily married with his second wife. He has also had the pleasure of fucking Helena Bonham Carter senseless. Not gay.

  • Oct. 18, 2009, 4:02 p.m. CST

    And STILL no Squirrel Girl movie

    by fireclown

    Where's the justice, I asks ya?

  • Oct. 18, 2009, 4:31 p.m. CST

    Cobra, he also fucked Emma Thompson

    by Continentalop

    His first wife. Pretty good for a "gay" man.

  • Oct. 18, 2009, 4:52 p.m. CST

    Miguel De Barioz


    I bet i am a bigger fan of Thor than you:P As for Deniro i hope he isn't playing any part of Norse character especially Odin, he just doens't have the chops, As for Brian Blessed i doubt he is Odin too because his name isn't even under casting for rumored on IMDB, I could see Jude as either Fandral or Blake, Deniro as a cop:P

  • Oct. 18, 2009, 5:13 p.m. CST

    De Niro will play "Thug Thatcher"

    by Continentalop

    Jude Law will be the Zaniac.

  • Oct. 18, 2009, 5:17 p.m. CST

    D.Vader: Thank You Vader!!!

    by Media Messiah

    The film is pretty special, whomever wrote it. It really blew me away...and I feel lucky to have seen it. I recommend it to anyone who really loves movies. BTW, I'm interested in learning if you have seen the film, and what you think of it?

  • Oct. 18, 2009, 5:30 p.m. CST

    DeNiro was in the butchered FRANKENSTIEN film by Branagh

    by Monkey_King

    that I hope is re-issued in UnCut form ala Coppola's DRACULA now on DVD again. Coppola produced the Branagh-directed Shelly story, but it suffered the editors knife and more.

  • Oct. 18, 2009, 5:39 p.m. CST

    DeNiro likes goats

    by The_GoatFucker

    I know!

  • Oct. 18, 2009, 7:04 p.m. CST

    DeNiro as Odin for sure

    by Semen Stains

    you betcha

  • Oct. 18, 2009, 7:45 p.m. CST

    DeNiro and Law.

    by Zounds

    Warriors Three seems to fit, though I can't quite see DeNiro pulling off Hogun physically. An actor with a little more stature would be needed. I also thought I read that Hogun's part would essentially be speechless which if true would rule out DeNiro as Hogun. Fandrall was my first thought when hearing Law's casting. And the more I think of it, Blessed makes sense as Volstagg. Skarsgard as Odin leaves a huge question mark concerning the non-hire of his son. The dynamic between the two would be substantial...But it's acting so... For me, I'm not sure how James Purefoy wasnt cast as Loki.Even after watching the Solomon Kane trailer, I can't help but think that not casting him in favour of Hiddleston will be a potential mistake. Purefoy brings menace. and he has the ready-made likeness, unlike Hiddleston who seems much less Loki-like.

  • Oct. 18, 2009, 8:31 p.m. CST

    Media Messiah


    I saw Observe and Report in the theater, i enjoyed it quite a bit, definitely not a movie for the masses.:P

  • Oct. 18, 2009, 9:12 p.m. CST

    I wrote ABOUT Observe and Report while IN treatment.

    by vic twenty

    I always seem to get that bit mixed up. But Black Thor is all true!!

  • Oct. 18, 2009, 9:18 p.m. CST

    So finally DeNiro has become Jeremy Irons.

    by ricarleite2

    It has come the time for the man who acted in Godfather 2 and Taxi Driver to say "Fuck it. I will pass on Edge of Darkness and will star in this Disney/Marvel extravaganza called Thor." - he has finally crossed that VERY thin line between actor and idiot.

  • Oct. 18, 2009, 9:28 p.m. CST

    Berserkr: Many Critics Attacked The Film

    by Media Messiah

    I assumed they were giving honest reviews, however, after seeing it on DVD, I can clearly say that the critics were issuing PC laced reviews, having nothing to do with the truth. One, Nikki Finke, if I recall correctly, even called the Ana Farris/Rogen sex scene, a date rape scene, and it was anything but that? You'll also recall Finke, just about two weeks ago was circulating a petition to save Roman Polanski who date raped a child and filled plied her with alcohol and drugs? How quickly we change positions Nikki when we become self-serving to save our friends? Roman Polanski is a convicted...and admtted, child molester and a rapist, BTW, who showed "consciousness of guilt" by fleeing sentencing. A child can't give consent legally, nor did she ever try to. Spoiler Alert: As for Rogen and Farris' characters, both were high in the scene, but there was no hint of deception on Rogen's character's part, or naivete on the part of Farris' character--before, or after--and or, the sense that she, his date, was a victim. These were just two adults, who drank too much, and used too many drugs, on a date--like a good portion of our populace. I think it is the fact that this film exposed things like this...that made the critics uncomfortable with the truth; the very people who act like they are above the fray, but drink, and do too many drugs, and have an over abundance of sex--when nobody is looking--you know--people like David Letterman. Although he is not a critic, and I love the guy, you see the parallels to hypocrites in the media. And of course, there is Jimmy Kimmel. Again, somebody I love, but previous to these two mens' sexual relations with staff being outed, you'd think these two were choir boys. My point is, it is the same elite crowd that the other members of the media come from--and as for Letterman and Kimmel; Letterman being a former weather man, and Kimmel a former PD at KROQ in L.A. All I am saying is, most everyone in life is doing something others would object to, so why be a hypocrite about it, like the critics have been regarding this movie, and the truths that it tells about the seamier side of life? I think one of the most honest things that I have ever heard spoken in a movie, was when one of the film's characters said (and I am paraphrasing): "This life appears to be about nothing, and how sad that is, knowing this--so you might as well get what you want out of life"--ala serving your own personal needs, fuck everybody else. That type of view, being openly spoken, is the reason why Observe and Report was given bad, but very false reviews--because the truth...hurts.

  • Oct. 18, 2009, 10:29 p.m. CST

    Branagh's Frankenstein ruled

    by ganymede3010

    Deniro was spectacular in that role. Fuck you haters:)

  • Oct. 18, 2009, 10:44 p.m. CST

    Skrulls and Kraven the hunter

    by rocco2216

    Michael_Jackson's_Ghost, where have you heard that the Skrulls are the villains in The Avengers and Kraven will be in Spider-Man 4 played by Clive Owen? Is the Lizard in it too? Thanks

  • Oct. 18, 2009, 11:10 p.m. CST

    Trevor Donovan for Cap

    by MacReady452

    Looks the part.

  • Oct. 18, 2009, 11:48 p.m. CST


    by NoHubris another(in addition to FRANKENSTEIN) "against type" DeNiro role that could have influenced this choice.

  • Oct. 19, 2009, 1:10 a.m. CST

    Why do people assume that an AVENGER script even exists?

    by the Green Gargantua

  • Oct. 19, 2009, 1:29 a.m. CST

    Robert Deniro will be playing the role of Joe Pesci...

    by Galactic

    Deniro will be playing the role of Pesci who will be playing the role of Loki. It'll be his biggest role yet, playing another actor that's playing the role of Loki. He's got to be the perfect balance of Pesci and Pesci-pretending-to-be-Loki.

  • Oct. 19, 2009, 3:16 p.m. CST


    by AsimovLives

    But Jeremy Irons can boast a good movie in his recent CV, Appaloosa. Can DeNiro claim the same? And the movie he directed doesn't count.

  • Oct. 19, 2009, 3:40 p.m. CST

    DeNiro is Tyr or Heimdall...

    by butterbean

    Jude Law is Fandral or Balder the Brave.

  • Oct. 19, 2009, 3:47 p.m. CST

    De Niro in Superhero Movie? hmmmmmmmmmm

    by havehope

    I REALLY don't know about this. I really don't know.

  • Oct. 19, 2009, 9:22 p.m. CST

    In my alternate reality...

    by marcspector

    De Niro and Law are Immortus and Kang. Yeah, I know, it will never happen but... How awesome would that be?

  • Oct. 19, 2009, 10:23 p.m. CST

    I love the casting but...

    by Seicross

    Have you people seen Mary Shelly's Frankenstein?!? DeNiro was cast in that too. Watch it. Kenneth Branagh is awful. Period. He has a great eye for casting but his style sucks. Although perhaps his operatic giant spectacle fueled shit is what Thor needs. But i don't think so. I am so genuinely worried about this. I had no idea he was doing it, and I'm nothing but disappointed.

  • Oct. 20, 2009, 8:16 p.m. CST

    F. F. Coppolla would have been a better fit.....

    by Orbots Commander direct this Thor flick. Give it the big plush look of Bram Stoker's Dracula along with hiring some great 2nd unit guys to shoot the action, and whammo! You have a Thor flick.

  • Oct. 23, 2009, 8:30 a.m. CST

    No..DeNiro is NOT Odin


    Stellan Skarsgaard is. No clue who Robby is playing but he is most certainly not Odin.