Stuart Townsend out, Joshua Dallas in as Fandral in Kenneth Branagh's Thor
Posted by:Brad Sturdivant
“Creative differences” is to the split between director and actor what “irreconcilable differences” is to the split between man and wife. It’s a general term used to describe two people parting ways that covers just about everything. We’ll probably never really know why Stuart Townsend left THOR, but the official reason is “creative differences”. Some of you may remember that Townsend was originally cast as Aragorn in THE LORD OF THE RINGS, but dropped out late under the same excuse. After leaving two big projects like this, I don’t know if I trust Townsend’s creative thinking.
Townsend will be replaced in Thor by Joshua Dallas. The only movie you may have seen him in is THE DESCENT 2, but after Thor, I’m sure we’ll be seeing more of him. Thor stars Natalie Portman, Chis Hemsworth, Rene Russo, Anthony Hopkins and will be directed by Kenneth Branagh.
Source: The Associated Press