Thor 2 Has A Little Space For The IT Crowd’s Chris O’Dowd – In Jane Foster’s Heart?

I think Chris O’Dowd is tremendously charismatic. His performance in The Sapphires was pure joy; his appearances in  This Is 40, Girls and, to some extent, Bridesmaids, have shown how well he can walk a tricky, dramatic-comedic line; and his turns as Roy in The IT Crowd often provides that show with its substance and feeling, as well as plenty of lunatic, antic stuff.

Yeah, I think he’s great and that’s just a sample of why.

But I was definitely surprised to hear that he has a role in the new Thor film, The Dark World.

We know a lot of the picture was filmed in the UK, some of it is set in the UK, and that O’Dowd tweeted back in November:

In an interview Indiewire, and pointed out by The Playlist – who are also at Indiewire, as it happens – O’Dowd has admitted he has small role in the film:

You know what I’ve done, just for fun because I didn’t think there was any way that I could be in a superhero movie, so I’ve done a scene in the new Thor movie, just for that. I just do like one scene, which was quite fun.

Just one scene and it’s a date with Jane Foster? Not a great date, then, I assume. Such typecasting.

Though I wouldn’t expect it, movie continuity might mean he’s playing Donald Blake – the character got a namecheck in the first film – and that could be fun. O’Dowd has a good look for Blake.

Which reminds me of this clip from The IT Crowd

YouTube Preview Image
hellboy

Mike Mignola Doubts Hellboy 3 Will Ever Happen

Swipe File: Graham Nolan Vs Mike S Mall

DSC_0837 - Version 2

143 Shot Of Cosplay, Celebs And The Showfloor From MCM London Comic Con Spring 2016

Michael Turner’s Exclusive Batman #1 Cover For Aspen And DC Rebirth

Woods_v4_TP_cover

The Power Of The Woods: Volume 4 Out This Wednesday

FullSizeRender-11-e1460412251576-600x868

A Tiny Square Of A Gotham Academy: Second Semester Cover

Hounded

Late To The Party – The Iron Druid Chronicles: Hounded

Spock Vegas Shows Emotion Over Jamer Bayer “Splatter” Prints At Space City Comic Con

How One Comic Store Dealt With One Of The Industry’s Bigger Weeks…

Jusko5

Six Of Joe Jusko’s Space City Comic Con Sketches