“Thor” helmer Kenneth Branagh has locked Stuart Townsend, Ray Stevenson and Tadanobu Asano to play Warrior’s Three, a trio of Asgardian adventurers who fight alongside the Norse god in the Marvel Entertainment drama.
Townsend, who last wrote and directed “Battle in Seattle,” plays Fandral, a character that was drawn in the comicbook series based on Errol Flynn and his movies. Stevenson, the “Rome” star, plays Volstagg the Valiant, a hard-living brawler inspired by Shakespeare’s Falstaff. Asano, best known for starring in “Mongol,” plays Hogun the Grim, the third warrior and traveling companion of the hammer-swinging Thor, who is played by Chris Hemsworth.
Stevenson, who’ll next be seen starring with Denzel Washington in “The Book of Eli,” is shooting the Adam McKay-directed “The Other Guys” with Mark Wahlberg and Will Ferrell. He’s repped by WME, Townsend by UTA and Asano by CAA.