Kevin McKidd Responds to Thor Rumors
Teen angst in Asgard?
As it turns out, McKidd -- who was participating in a conference call promoting NBC's Journeyman -- heard the rumors too, so he did the smart thing, and asked his agent if they were true. The response? "Yeah, we're talking to them."
But don't go picturing McKidd wielding Mjolnir just yet. He told reporters that the studio is looking for a younger actor -- "a 19 or 20 year old" -- to handle the role, but there are no hard feelings:
McKidd went on to explain that he may still be involved in the project, as there was another older role for which he is under consideration. McKidd, a self-professed fan of science fiction "since I was a child," said he'd definitely consider the project. "It could be fun, but it all depends on what's on the page."
Obviously, until a final casting announcement is made, this is all just speculation -- but at the moment, it appears as if Matthew Vaughn's vision for the God of Thunder will skew decidedly younger than fans might have expected (or probably hoped for).
Source: IGN Movies