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

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