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Thor Movie Update: Rene Russo Cast

Rene Russo has been tapped to play Frigga, Queen of Asgard!

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Marvel Studios welcomes new royalty to cast of the "Thor" film, as Rene Russo has been tapped to play Frigga, the Queen of Asgard, wife of almighty Odin and the mother to both Thor and Loki!

As Frigga, Russo will star opposite Odin--played by Anthony Hopkins--forming a royal family truly worthy of the Asgardian gods! With an array of film credits that includes "Lethal Weapon 3," "Lethal Weapon 4," "The Thomas Crown Affair," "Get Shorty," "Two For The Money" and many more, she brings power, grace and a wealth of experience to the role.

The actress will star alongside Chris Hemsworth (Thor), Tom Hiddleston (Loki), Anthony Hopkins (Odin), Natalie Portman (Jane Foster), Stuart Townsend (Fandral), Tadanobu Asano (Hogun) and Ray Stevenson (Volstagg). Kenneth Branagh will direct the film, which will be released on May 20, 2011.

"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.

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6 comments
gbjay1
gbjay1

Go for it MARVEL. A Comic Book Fan's dream come true; from colorful pulp pages, to the Big Screen for the Marvel Universe. That's great! Still, I wish they'd turn out another "DAREDEVIL", and "FANTASTIC 4" flick. The beginnings were terrific, with the exciting promise of more. And adding "Rene Russo", to "THOR", well that's splendid! May 2011 just can't get here quick enough. Nuff Said... GBJ

ASCHMITT
ASCHMITT

What a GREAT time to be a Marvel fan!!! Some of us have been waiting 30 years for these movies to be made. MAKE MINE FOREVER MARVEL!!!!!

lordodin1973
lordodin1973

But Frigga isn't Thor's mother...why is she assuming this role?

Cisco0524
Cisco0524

i really believe Thor should be CGI.........for crying out loud He is a god....

Cisco0524
Cisco0524

will Chris hemsworth play doctor Donald Blake or Thor????? in other words will the movie be like The Hulk where Ed Norton played Banner and not acutally the Hulk which is CGI.........can someone answer me on this.....

kreemarvel
kreemarvel

[color=seagreen] Thor's movie keeps getting better and better![/color]