Where are the Thor cast now? When the Marvel movie was released in 2011, there was barely an MCU — but now, the God of Thunder's origin story is built into the very foundations of Kevin Feige's ever-growing cinematic universe full of twists, turns, action sequences, and a corny quip or two.
The Thor movies introduced us to a range of fun and memorable characters from the comic books, including Thor, Loki, and Odin. The action movie cast already included some established names like Anthony Hopkins, Idris Alba, and Natalie Portman, but it launched the likes of Chris Hemsworth and Tom Hiddleston to the superstardom that comes from joining the MCU.
Several of these Thor characters returned in Phase 4's Thor: Love and Thunder — so it's only right that we look back at some of the key members of the Thor cast and find out a bit more about the famous faces behind the characters, and get to the bottom of what they're getting up to now.
Here are the members of the Thor cast
- Chris Hemsworth
- Natalie Portman
- Tom Hiddleston
- Anthony Hopkins
- Kat Dennings
- Idris Elba
- Stellan Skarsgård
Chris Hemsworth — Thor
With Thor being a member of The Avengers, the 2011 movie was just the start of Hemsworth’s journey with the MCU. As well as appearing in two standalone sequels, The Dark World and Ragnorok, he also appeared in various Avengers movies, including Age of Ultron and, of course, Infinity War and Endgame.
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He’s since been in the fourth Thor movie, Love and Thunder, and away from the MCU, Hemsworth has made a name for himself in the thriller movie scene with films like 2020’s Extraction and 2019’s Men in Black: International.
Natalie Portman — Jane Foster
From Padmé in Star Wars to The Mighty Thor, it’s hard to dispute Natalie Portman’s range. A year before appearing in Thor, she won an Academy Award for her role in the thriller Black Swan and got a further Academy Award nomination for her role as Jackie Kennedy in 2016’s Jackie.
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She’s reprised the role as Jane Foster in Love and Thunder, but this time round, she’s not just any female lead: she’s ripped as hell, wielding the Hammer of Thor and has become The Mighty Thor.
Tom Hiddleston — Loki
While hardly a member of The Avengers, Hiddleston’s portrayal of the God of Mischief was a breakout moment for both the character and the actor. Despite dying more than once in various Thor and Avengers movies, Loki just kept coming back – even leading a solo Disney Plus series in 2021.
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With a second season of Loki to come in the near future, Hiddleston will certainly be busy – but that isn’t to say he’s limited to the Marvel movie character. He’s also starred in films like Kong: Skull Island and series such as The Night Manager and The Essex Serpent.
Anthony Hopkins — Odin
Anthony Hopkins is one of the most celebrated and acclaimed actors in the UK. Through his role in The Father, where he plays a father suffering from dementia, he became the oldest Best Actor winner at the Academy Awards.
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He’s also appeared in classics like Bram Stoker’s Dracula and The Elephant Man, but in recent years, has been celebrated for his role in sci-fi series Westworld, for which he received an Emmy nomination.
Kat Dennings — Darcy Lewis
Dennings’ sharp humour was a great addition to Thor, so it was no surprise that until 2017, she starred in the sitcom 2 Broke Girls, which ran for an impressive six seasons.
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She then fronted Hulu comedy series Dollface and has also lent her voice to various comedy series like Adult Swim’s Robot Chicken and Big Mouth. To the delight of fans, she reprised her role as Darcy Lewis for the 2020 hit series WandaVision and returned for Thor 4 in July.
Idris Elba —Heimdall
Oh Idris… In the 11 years since Thor was released, it’s no stretch to say he has become a megastar. Part of that is due to the BBC series Luther, which gave him wide critical acclaim, and his role in HBO’s series The Wire, but he’s definitely shown his rage in movies, too, trying his hand at everything from a racing driver in Hobbs & Shaw, a cowboy in The Harder They Fall, and an echidna in Sonic 2.
Only Idris Elba can be widely rumoured to be the next James Bond while simultaneously playing a nude singing cat as Macavity in Cats. In the superhero world, he also appeared in James Gunn’s The Suicide Squad as well as Thor: The Dark World. He’s also rumoured to return in the third instalment of Guardians of the Galaxy.
Stellan Skarsgård — Erik Selvig
You might know him from his collaborations with Lars Von Trier or Pirates of the Caribbean — but to me, he’ll always be Bill from Mamma Mia. He reprised the role in 2018 in Mamma Mia 2, and, most recently, appeared in blockbuster Dune and acclaimed series Chernobyl.
That’s the Thor cast, if you’d like to know more about the MCU, check out our guide to the Iron Man cast.