Spoiler TV has gotten their hands on a new casting call for the Thor movie, and this one is a touch baffling. Here’s what the filmmakers are looking for:
[WARRIORS] A fearless warrior race, where size,
strength and ferocity define a member’s rank in both the social and
military hierarchy. Warriors born in this society face the harshest
ecological conditions imaginable and thrive in environments where
lesser creatures, including humans, quickly perishes. Theirs is a world
created to cull weakness from the universe to ensure their supreme
sovereignty spreads across the stars. MUST BE 6’2 OR TALLER sptv050769,
NO BODYBUILDER TYPES. SAG ROLE BUT NO LINES. MUST BE COMFORTABLE
At first I thought this was the Warriors Three, venerable supporting characters in Thor comics for decades, but those characters have personalities and would have lines. Plus, they wouldn’t require much in the way of prosthetics beyond perhaps some wigs and beards.
So who the heck are these ‘Warriors?’ It’s most likely that they’re Thor‘s version of Orcs or Goblins – a race of beast-men that will get slain in huge epic battles. Of course there’s always another possibility – the fact that the casting call mentions the Warriors spread ‘across the stars’ has led Cinematical’s Elisabeth Rappe to ponder whether they might be the Skrulls (who I am fairly certain will be the villains in The Avengers).
Time will tell.