During a recent conference call with Kevin McKidd to discuss his role as Dan Vasser on NBC's Journeyman, McKidd discussed the rumors that he might be playing Thor in Paramount Pictures/Marvel Studios big screen version of that film. Here is what McKidd had to say...
Kevin McKidd, what about the rumors that they want you to play Thor?
Kevin McKidd: A) It's semi-true although I didn't know about it either until I heard the rumors. I called my agent and he want, "Yeah, we've been talking to them about it," but I think the last I heard from my agent they're talking that they want to go for somebody much younger. A 19 or 20 year old for that role, so they're re-conceptualizing it as we speak. Although now they're switching their sights and the other main character in that movie I'm in consideration for, but by certainly no means is it in the bag. To be honest, until I read a script I don't really know. I haven't really had a look at the script. This is all still information coming in. It looks fun but it just depends on what's on the page. I think it all starts and finishes with the quality of the script.
Thor is slated to be released sometime in 2009 through Paramount Pictures/Marvel Studios.