Great Odin's Raven!
I swear this will be the last Thor-related news we run this week. Probably. Maybe.
What can we say — news is coming out fast and furiously about Thor, which as we said yesterday, is gearing up to start filming in January. Now, it’s come out, in a roundabout fashion, that Kat Dennings (The 40 Year Old Virgin, Nick and Norah’s Infinite Playlist, Charlie Bartlett) has joined the cast. The news broke in an unusual way, via an interview with Natalie Portman (who will play Jane Foster in the film) let slip in an interview with MTV that her friend Kat Dennings would be in the film as well.
Quick aside: I adore Kat Dennings. She hasn’t done much, but I find her to be cute, funny and, as an added bonus, she’s a bona fide geek chick. Also? Vermillion just exploded.
Anyway, through a bit of digging, Slashfilm believes they’ve figured out who she’ll be playing via reading through the casting call.
“[MARCY LEWIS] (20) Is a college student. Aloof, jaded beyond her years, she thought her internship with scientist Kate Spelling would be an easy 6 college credits. However, she’s been stuck for months in this small New Mexico town and relegated to a wide range of unglamorous activities. Kate has been particularly hard on Marcy, making it her personal project to see that Marcy lives up to her potential. Marcy deals with her situation both by using subtle irony and by being an overt wiseass.”
Certainly seems to fit Dennings’s type. I’m sure the news will break in the next few days. Anyway, Thor. God of Thunder. And Kat Dennings.