King of Kings as God of Thunder?

There’s a rumor going around the many internets that Marvel is interested in WWE superstar Triple H to play the title role in the Thor movie (already scheduled for release on June 4 2010).

He certainly looks the part, and he’s got a fair bit of experience swinging a hammer. But I don’t know if he’s got the acting chops to pull it off. Not to say that I don’t think a wrestler can act, since that’s pretty much what their job is. But Thor is a very involved character. The costumes, the godly presence, and most importantly: the dialect. I just can’t see Triple H saying things like “verily”, “forsooth”, “I say thee nay!” and “the Odinson doth protest!”. Then again, they could play down that aspect of the character the way they did in Ultimates.

But with casting Robert Downey Jr. in Iron Man and Edward Norton in The Incredible Hulk, something tells me Marvel’s leaning toward more serious actors to make more serious movies.

Now for something completely not serious, here’s a music video made with clips from one of Marvel’s earliest films, Captain America. (contains profanity)

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