It seems that a new superhero movie has found its patriarch. According to Bleeding Cool, British actor Brian Blessed has been cast as Odin in the upcoming film Thor.

Odin is the father of both the title character, to be played by Chris Hemsworth, and his half-brother Loki, who it was recently announced will be played by Tom Hiddleston.

The film will be directed by Kenneth Branagh and Blessing has appeared in some of Branagh's previous directorial efforts such as Hamlet and As You Like It.

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