It’s rare that movie casting news stuns me. Enrages me? Yes. Saddens me? Occasionally. Drives me to mass homicide? More often than not. But this is one that has me left in stunned bewilderment.
Natalie Portman has been cast in the Marvel Enterprises 2011 production of Thor. I know. I know. I mean, I love Natalie Portman, probably more than I should. Who she’s going to play is still a bit of a mystery — current speculation alternates between Sif, wife of the God of Thunder; Jane Foster the nurse, or Amora the Enchantress. Regardless of who the choice is, it’s still a shock. But, I suppose that this adds an air of legitimacy to it, and given Marvel’s recent run of success in Avengers-related movies, I should have some faith.