“True Blood” Star Alexander Skarsgard To Be Kenneth Branagh’s Thor?

by | March 10, 2009 at 2:30 PM | Comic Book Movies, The Movies

You may recognize Alexander Skarsgård as the 6’4″ Nordic vampire Eric Northman on True Blood, or perhaps as Sgt. “Iceman” Colbert from Generation Kill, or if you don’t have HBO, you may just know him as veteran actor Stellan Skarsgård’s son. Now, there’s talk that Kenneth Branagh is considering him to play the titular gleaming Norse God of Thunder in Marvel’s upcoming film Thor, which will definitely increase that recognition factor.

Skarsgård has the stature, the look and the ancestry necessary to play the hammer-wielding role that most fanboys try to cast with wrestlers like Hunter Hearst-Helmsley (who incidentally also brandishes a sledgehammer quite often). Plus, he apparently works with the same agency as Branagh, and the two were spotted having dinner together. Hence, rumors are swirling. What do you think of this choice?

Check out some of Alexander’s work in True Blood, complete with the long flaxen locks that Thor tends to sport.