While sitting down with the Los Angeles Times, thespian Sir Anthony Hopkins briefly talked about what fans can expect from his character Odin in Kenneth Branagh's comic adaptation of Thor.
"He's a stern man. He's a man with purpose," he said. "I play the god who banishes his son from the kingdom of Asgard because he screwed up. He's a hot-headed, temperamental young man --- probably a chip off of the old block -- but I decide he's not really ready to rule the future kingdom, so I banish him. I'm harsh and my wife complains and I say, 'That is why I'm king.' He's ruthless, take-it-or-leave-it. Women are much more forgiving; men are not so forgiving. I know in my life, my karma is, 'If you don't like it, tough, move on.' And I move on. I'm a little like Odin myself."
Hopkins will co-star alongside Chris Hemsworth, Tom Hiddleston, Natalie Portman, Rene Russo, Ray Stevenson, Tadanobu Asano, Josh Dallas, Jaimie Alexander, Idris Elba, Colm Feore, Kat Dennings, Stellan Skarsgard, Adriana Barraza, Samuel L. Jackson and Clark Gregg. Director Branagh is helming from a screenplay by Mark Protosevich, Ashley Miller, Zack Stentz and Don Payne. Production is underway for Marvel Studios and Paramount Pictures.
Plot Concept: The epic adventure "Thor" spans the Marvel Universe from present day Earth to the realm of Asgard. At the center of the story is The Mighty Thor, a powerful but arrogant warrior whose reckless actions reignite an ancient war. Thor is cast down to Earth and forced to live among humans as punishment. Once here, Thor learns what it takes to be a true hero when the most dangerous villain of his world sends the darkest forces of Asgard to invade Earth.