By Ryan Parsons | Image property of respective holders, Variety
Marvel Entertainment has picked up Stuart Townsend, Ray Stevenson, and Tadanobu Asano to join Thor as the Norse god's buddies, Warrior's Three .
The Warrior's Three Are Stuart Townsend, Ray Stevenson, and Tadanobu Asano
Directed by Kenneth Branagh off a script by Mark Protosevich and Zack Stentz, Thor already supports a cast that includes Anthony Hopkins, Tom Hiddleston, Natalie Portman and Chris Hemsworth, whose Star Trek cameo landed him the title role.
Townsend has been cast to play Fandral, a character which was drawn in the comic book series based on Errol Flynn and his movies. Stevenson, who I adore thanks to his HBO Rome days, plays Volstagg the Valiant, a hard-living brawler, a character inspired by Falstaff. Asano, best known for starring in “Mongol,” plays Hogun the Grim, the third warrior and traveling companion of the hammer-swinging Thor.
If all goes to plan, and things are looking on track, Thor will hit theaters on May 20th, 2011.