The big news recently on THOR was the casting of Natalie Portman but at Comic Con we caught up with Kevin Feige who revealed the film will begin shooting in January. He revealed to us that finding his lead Chris Hemsworth who played young Captain Kirk in JJ Abrams Star Trek was a perfect fit. He said quote:
You know what, itâ€™s one of those rare things that doesnâ€™t happen often but people like me always say it so it probably sounds clichÃ©. We auditioned a lot of people. We did a lot of screen tests. We put a lot of people on video and one guy just kept popping out and it was Chris. You realize, regardless of what heâ€™s saying or how heâ€™s saying it, youâ€™re engaged with him. Itâ€™s that movie star quality which I think he has. And, thankfully, he looks like Thor which is a good combination.
As far as how the film is coming he revealed:
Kenneth is great and weâ€™ve got Tom Hiddleston, weâ€™ve got Chris Hemsworth who I canâ€™t wait until next year when we bring all of those guys out here. Natalie Portmanâ€™s on board which weâ€™ve mentioned. I think weâ€™re nearing, closing in on Odins and Heindels and the Warriors Three which weâ€™re excited about. Weâ€™re about halfway through prep. We start filming in January.