Kat Dennings Joins 'Thor' Cast

Never underestimate the power of a brilliant director that has the respect of the acting community. That's definitely the lesson to take from the Kenneth Branagh-directed "Thor." I have to admit that when Marvel announced plans to bring 'Thor' to the big screen oh-so-long-ago, I was a little scared. Or apprehensive. Or both. Why? Because of all of the scheduled Marvel films, 'Thor' had the most downside. There was a cheese factor that could easily get incorporated into the film, and that wouldn't be good for the movie--or comic book films as a whole. But then Branagh was hired as Director, and all he's done has bring in a star-studded, extremely talented cast. Anthony Hopkins, Chris Hemsworth, Natalie Portman, Stellan Skarsgard, and more. Now Portman drops another casting decision on Splashpage:

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"Well, I'm really excited...Kat Dennings is going to be in it with me and she's a good friend and an amazing actress, so I'm looking forward to that."

So are we. The potential of 'Thor' keeps getting larger and larger. With people throwing around words like 'Shakespearean', we're about to move past this being just a movie and heading toward it being EPIC. Should be fun to watch this unfold over the next year and a half.