And The Role of Thor Will Be Played By…

thor - And The Role of Thor Will Be Played By...Zachery Ty Bryan? The eldest son from “Home Improvement”? As Viking superman Thor? Seriously? Is this some sort of sick joke?

Well, kind of. You didn’t think I was talking about the upcoming blockbuster based on Marvel Comics’ Thor comic book character did you? Oops. I probably should clarify. You see Zachery Ty Bryan will be playing a viking named “Thor” in the upcoming Sci-Fi Channel original movie Hammer of the Gods. Described as “a supernatural action horror set amongst warring vikings,” the film deals with an angry Viking who goes to war with the Gods battling giants, trolls, Valkyries, and such.

Produced by the United Film Organization, Hammer of the Gods is directed by Todor Chapkunov (Sci-Fi’s surprisingly good Copperhead) from a script by the increasingly prolific Sci-Fi Channel screenwriter Rafael Jordan, the scribe behind Copperhead and this past weekend’s Yeti. The film was shot earlier this year in that Viking stronghold known as Bulgaria. Look for it on Sci-Fi sometimes next year.

Yeah, that was kind of sick joke there for a moment, wasn’t it? I still have a hard time picturing Ty Bryan as any Viking, let alone one named Thor. But in fairness, the Sci-Fi Channel original Aztec Rex earlier this year cast original “90210” alumni Ian Ziering as a Spanish Conquistador and, frankly, casting choices don’t get any odder than that. Well, Denise Richards as a brilliant nuclear physicist in The World is Not Enough was pushing credibility to its breaking point. And who can ever forget a rather portly James Earl Jones as the coach of a world championship Tae Kwon Do team in Best of the Best.

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  • January 23, 2009

    I had not heard he was even in the movie. It will be out the first week of March, btw, so check your local schedules for specific day and time.

  • bludgeoner
    November 13, 2008

    What’s wrong with his face?

    • Gus Bjork
      November 14, 2008

      Yeah, it’s like he’s a Nightbreed or something. All of the ugly, none of the powers.

  • November 13, 2008

    This has to be based on the comic series of the same name by Michael Avon Oeming. It was decent.

  • frank_dracman
    November 13, 2008

    “I thought Christmas only comes once a year”. One of the best Bond one liners ever.
    Last time I saw Zachery Ty Bryan he was getting his balls shot off with a speargun. I would check out the movie for giggles.

  • Jerel Of The Dead
    November 13, 2008

    Nothing beats Tara Reid as a archaeologist and museum curator in Alone In The Dark, nothing.

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