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Diora Baird In Upcoming "Thor" Movie?

Rumors and speculation begin to circulate...


Thor #604

  While I can not say that I am overly enthusiastic about the upcoming Thor movie, I am sure many of you are. You may be pleased to know that the upcoming Thor film has already started being cast, which is fantastic news as Marvel seems to be well on its way to bringing all aspects of their major Avengers series to life.

Diora Baird
The great thing about Twitter is that it is a massive self promotional outlet as well as  a really great way to get breaking news as it breaks. The guys over at Slash film happen to be a big fan of actress Diora Baird, and good thing too. Yesterday she reported that she was just leaving an audition for Marvel's upcoming Thor movie.

Had an audition for the movie Thor today. Character description was ‘pretty, but sturdy with muscle’. Damn type casting.



When she was asked to give more information, she obviously said that she was unable to do so.

I cant say. I’ll go to jail. For real. Had to sign my soul away.


 

 
So what role could it be that Baird is possibly trying out for? Is it the same one that Jessica Biel was previously rumored to be in finalizing? Perhaps the Enchantress? Maybe Loki? Is it a new character all-together? Considering that the movie is being made by Marvel, with a lot of backing from the Marvel publishers, I highly doubt that the film maker will be able to so easily throw a new wrench in the canon of an already really well established comic book character. In fact, if there was one thing that really made me appreciate the Iron Man film, it was the fact that the film maker played with elements that already existed. The characters in the film were characters that already exist in the comic book time-line and continuity; and I hate to come off as an uber-nerd, but it was something myself as well as many fans of the character readily appreciated. It will be interesting to follow the development of this film and see what character will be the female lead! Are you looking forward to the developments of the upcoming movie? What character, based on Baird's description, do you think she was trying out for?
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Posted by Green ankh

Thor is the one film i have dieing to see (done right). lets keep hoping, but so far it looks  good.
Posted by Hawk

Valkerie!!!! That would be hot!

Edited by No_Name_
@Hawk said:

" Valkerie!!!! That would be hot! "

That actually makes perfect sense based on what she said about the description! Good call! She seemed a little bit down though (note her statement about type-casting-like she doubted she would get it).
 

 
Posted by .Mistress Redhead.

omg can we say fake breasts??? ;-P

Posted by Dreadmaster
@Hawk said:
"Valkerie!!!! That would be hot! "

My thoughts exactly
Posted by Hawk
@.Mistress Redhead. said:
" omg can we say fake breasts??? ;-P "
Hell ya I can!!!!!! whoooo hooo
Posted by .Mistress Redhead.
@Hawk said:
" @.Mistress Redhead. said:
" omg can we say fake breasts??? ;-P "
Hell ya I can!!!!!! whoooo hooo "
shudder 
 
there is nothing more disgusting than women who have had work done blah 
 
but back on topic, i have no idea what Thor is all about so i have no comment on her playing it.. lol
Posted by LastSon1027

Honestly I don't care what character she is as long as she gets to run around half naked! ;) My guess is Enchantress.

Edited by Ravn
@Babs said:

" @Hawk said:

" Valkerie!!!! That would be hot! "

That actually makes perfect sense based on what she said about the description! Good call! She seemed a little bit down though (note her statement about type-casting-like she doubted she would get it).
 

 
"  
Well I don't see them going with the female Loki in the first movie (plus hasn't Tom Hiddleston already been casted in that role for both this and the Avengers movie?), but she would DEFINATELY work as Valkyrie or Enchantress! 
 
@.Mistress Redhead. said:

" @Hawk said:

" @.Mistress Redhead. said:
" omg can we say fake breasts??? ;-P "
Hell ya I can!!!!!! whoooo hooo "
shudder  there is nothing more disgusting than women who have had work done blah  
...Pretty sure they're real, based on her Twitter page, interviews, and basically from the way they hang and move! I don't wanna get too into this, but I work for a web design company that specialize in designing websites for plastic surgeon and I've seem A LOT of fake boobs in my time, and those aren't fake!! LOL
Posted by pixelized
@dreadmaster said:
" @Hawk said:
"Valkerie!!!! That would be hot! "
My thoughts exactly "
mhmmm, no one would ever describe the Enchantress as just being "Pretty."
 
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Posted by Hawk
@.Mistress Redhead. said:
" @Hawk said:
" @.Mistress Redhead. said:
" omg can we say fake breasts??? ;-P "
Hell ya I can!!!!!! whoooo hooo "
shudder  there is nothing more disgusting than women who have had work done blah  but back on topic, i have no idea what Thor is all about so i have no comment on her playing it.. lol "
interesting AV for you and everyone could use to get a little work. lol
Posted by Namor1987

Ewww I hate Valkyrie she's just  a brutish blonde but then again I dont find blondes interesting but anyways I say Sif or Amora bc she can seduce people & would be a good villian if paired with Loki & had her own hidden agenda plus they could do the whole Thor/Sif/Enchantress love triangle thing or introduce it. As for Sif she's just badass. IMO
Posted by Drafta

I am so scared of this movie.

Posted by King Quisling

Either Enchantress or Lady Sif. I doubt they'll go Girl Loki.

Posted by Moomin123

It won't be girl Loki. Man Loki is gonna be in the Avengers movie. Maybe she'll be Lady Sif. She looks like someone who would play Loki's girlfriend (if he has one).
Posted by Decept-O

Wish ComicVine had a spell-check.  Its Valkyrie, not Valkerie.  Also while I'm being an ass an actor plays a ROLE, not  ROLL.  You eat a ROLL.   I've seen that one numerous times.   
 
Regardless I think it will be Enchantress.  Whatever ROLE she plays it will be interesting, that's a hot tamale, hadn't previously seen her.  Yummy-Cakes. 
Posted by HaloKing343

Loki's going old school. Loki's a dude in this one.

Posted by danhimself

It's already been pointed out that Loki will be a male in this movie but if he weren't then wouldn't the same person who would be playing Lady Sif  be playing Loki to?

Posted by TheGuy

Girl's got a great set of twos.

Posted by John Valentine
@.Mistress Redhead. said:
" omg can we say amazing breasts??? ;-P "
I corrected it. :) and "HEL YEA WE CAN!".
Posted by welshguy79

Pretty sure an English actor called whathisname (he was with Kenneth Branner; that how you spell it?) in a BBC series called Wallander is playing Loki, I saw the article on this very site a few weeks back. Admittedly, the lady looks pretty enough to generate a fair whack of interest, the sort of lady that cad Terry Thomas would call "a fair filly". But seriously, Brian Blessed as Odin is the greatest piece of casting in a superhero movie ever. The man is loud and large enough to be chief of the Gods. I'm suprised that this british national treasure can find the time to act in a big budget movie considering all the time he spends climbing Everest

Posted by NightFang

Man, she hot but can she act?

Posted by Ravn
@NightFang:  She hasn't been in much but from what I've seen, she a pretty average actress.... you could say she's "at par".... (Ugh, that's a CRAP pun, and I should be ashamed of myself for it! LOL)
Posted by Ellocobruja

Hey I reported this yesterday! 
 
_pout 
:)
Posted by AngelFrost

Diora's beautiful  :)
And finally, they are casting fairly unknown actresses,  
Better than Megan Fox or Jessica Alba anyway.

Posted by FoxxFireArt
@Babs said:
" @Hawk said:

" Valkerie!!!! That would be hot! "

That actually makes perfect sense based on what she said about the description! Good call! She seemed a little bit down though (note her statement about type-casting-like she doubted she would get it).
 
"
This makes me think of a caption contest. Looking at that empty bubble and this keeps running through my head.

Posted by Omega Ray Jay
@FoxxFireArt: Lol nice pic. I'm holding out the most amount of hope for Thor, really really don't want it to suck
Posted by FoxxFireArt
@Omega Ray Jay: 
Thanks, but it's not really 'my' picture. I just added some quick text on there with Photoshop.
Sometimes these jokes just build in me and I have to get them out. lol
Posted by Omega Ray Jay
@FoxxFireArt: Yeah, have done and do very much the same from time to time
Posted by cascadeking09

i wanna see diora as powergirl

Posted by Lifeguard85

Woot, definately Valkyrie, at least she will be in the film. I cant wait for this movie!

Posted by War Killer

 
Posted by MJ Styles

I hate to sound like a  stereotypical bonehead here, but DAMN she's smokin'!

Posted by Namor1987

Sif has a more major role in the mythology of Thor she's the main love interest where as Valkyrie is more of a support character so why does Valkyrie keep being brought when Sif is more vital to the story of Thor?
Posted by ComicCrazy

I hope that she does play enchantress.
Posted by FoxxFireArt
@Namor1987 said:
" Sif has a more major role in the mythology of Thor she's the main love interest where as Valkyrie is more of a support character so why does Valkyrie keep being brought when Sif is more vital to the story of Thor? "
You know what I was thinking? I'm willing to bet that Thor, while a very well known hero in the Marvel Universe, has one of the least known origin stories out of the other major Marvel Heroes. You look at the major Marvel Universe heroes, and the public in general have a basic understanding of their origin. Captain America, Iron Man, Spider-man, Fantastic Four, Hulk, and more recently Wolverine with his movie (flawed as it was).
 
It's probably due to the level of saturation the others have had in popular culture. Thor is a major character, but really has been used the least; TV, cartoons, movies, etc. I think the most recent animated version had Thor portrayed as an environmental nut case to 'claims' to be the son of Odin. Though mind you, I haven't seen that Hulk vs Thor animated movie yet.

Out of all the Marvel heroes. I think Spider-man and Hulk have the best known origin stories. You ask most people where they got their powers, even if they have never read the comic. I think a vast majority will tell you a radioactive spider, and Hulk from gama radiation.
Posted by Namor1987
@FoxxFireArt:

So  basically what you're trying to say is that mainstream movie goers aren't ready for the complexities that &interwoven storylines that comic book  movies bring to the table & winds up being dumbed down.
Posted by Bruce Vain

It would be logical for her to either be Valkyrie or the Enchantress but we'll see if she gets the part she auditioned for. 
 
I know this will never happen since Kenneth is a Shakespearen actor but it would be perfect if they at least put some Amon Amarth music in the Thor movie. Since these guys singing nothing but about vikings and fighting. Like this song " Pursuit of Vikings " would be perfect for a fight between Thor and maybe against Frost Giants.  
 
  
  
Posted by johnnystorm

i got shot down when i nominated her for WW ...

Posted by Nova`Prime`

I think it would be a good bet she could probably fill the role of just about any of the women in Thor's life, be it Lady Sif, Enchantress, or the Valkyrie. But my money would go on Enchantress.

Posted by DH69

yay implants for enchantress, it works so well =D
Posted by Charlie_1981

For me and seeing well these photos, clearly she will be Amora The Enchantress. I can´t imagine her as Lady Sif

Posted by Suigetsu

who is gonna be valkyrie?
she aint good enough for valkryie.

Posted by Media_Master

nice eye candy

Posted by kalel60
i don't know about Loki anymore,i miss something somewhere? I've been reading THOR since the 60's and watch the old cartoons,from the 60's..I even have them,but how and why is Loki a woman now??? Dose this make HIM or HER Gay?????? And does this mean all of the realm can be a woman or a man???  Why do this to a establish character that been around for alnost 50 years???  He is THOR's step brother!!!!  not sister!!!!  what twisted mind did this to HIM!!!  and WHY???? now i have to find out........books sure do cost more when i was really collecting them....but i'm up on most now,i have to find out when this and how it all started!!!!   unless someone can give me the run down so i know which issue's to get!!!  later!!
Posted by AngelFrost

I love Diora! :D she's beautiful.

Posted by grimreaper1980

she is going to be the enchantress, right on