Earlier in the week, you may have heard the rumor of the supposed involvement of Robert De Niro and Jude Law for the upcoming feature film adaptation of Marvel’s Avengers-themed vehicle, Thor. It now appears that the rumor was WRONG. As of now, it appears that the rumor has been definitively shot down.
The rumor was initially started with an interview in Germany’s version of GQ Magazine, when actor, Matthias Schweighöfer was discussing his own desire to land a role in the aforementioned film. The discussion seemed to take a turn when Schweighöfer seemingly casually mentions that Robert De Niro and Jude Law was to be part of the cast. In fact, in the translation, the tidbit was mentioned in such a nonchalant way, it sort of begged the incredulity it received. (Including from myself.)
After representatives for both De Niro and Law have come out to shoot the rumor down, it seems now, that the rumor was stirred, not due to any purposeful deception, but rather, was the result of some bad translation. I suppose that’s what happens when the movie blogosphere has a severe shortage of German scholars.
This revelation definitely leans more towards the realm of reason. The fact remains that the Thor cast is FULL. If, in fact, they had brought those two stars on board, it would have been a sign that the film was in the middle of a major re-casting initiative. (While being a somewhat reasonable scenario, remains not very likely.)
Until then, our German brethren can only dream of a version of Thor catered to their sensibilities. One that, let’s say, is “looking for freedom?”
He's done with Nick Fury, now it's the Norse God's turn!