Thor casting call reported; what about Kevin McKidd?

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Dec 14, 2012, 3:54 PM EST

Corona Coming Attractions reports that a new casting call has gone out for Thor, the adaptation of the Marvel comic to be directed by Kenneth Branagh.

The casting call throws into question the reported casting of Kevin McKidd (HBO's Rome), who was previously in talks to play the title god of thunder.

According to the site, the producers are seeking a male actor described as "mid-late 20s, 6 feet tall or taller" and "physically powerful, very handsome, occasionally egotistical, petulant and wild. A natural warrior with a quick charming wit who must be genuinely and severely humbled before becoming the compassionate, mature hero of our film."

The start date of filming is given as July, and the wrap is September.