Interesting... looks like KEVIN McKIDD may wield the mighty MJOLNIR and portray THOR in the live-action Marvel movie. McKidd was absolutely fantastic in HBO's ROME as LUCIUS VORENUS and I think he could pull it off. Sure, he doesn't have the phsyique of a Norse God, but he can act. So perhaps with some tricky photography (Lord of the Rings) and or prosthetics (300), he can pull the physical side off. Now, this is just a rumor and has yet to be confirmed.
and as a side note, McKidd kicked ass as Vorenus alongside TITUS PULLO played by RAY STEVENSON who was recently cast as FRANK CASTLE in the PUNISHER sequel. Sweet. VORENUS and POLLO are one of the most awesome duos EVER!
Check out some of their rad exploits together on ROME.
WARNING: Violence and gore.