Despite having looks that I would consider divine, the lovely Kat Dennings will be playing just a regular old person in Thor. She’ll be Darcy, the medical student friend of Jane Foster (Natalie Portman), Thor’s love interest.
I have to admit that the fact that Thor will be following the original Journey into Mystery stories – Donald Blake as a crippled alter ego for Thor (although in the movie he’s a med student) – is bumming me out. I read a previous script that was 99% set in Asgard, and filled with huge Lord of the Rings-style battles and beasts. Setting the film mostly on Earth obviously makes Thor‘s budget more manageable, but it makes the scope so much dinkier.
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