Register  |   Log In  |  
Sign up to our weekly newsletter    
Search   
Empire Magazine and iPad
Follow Me on Pinterest YouTube Tumblr
Empire
Trending On Empire
Star Wars: The Force Awakens Teaser Trailer
The Farewell To Middle-earth Issue
The 2014 Christmas Gift Guide
Get 12 Issues For Only £25 Today
The perfect gift this Christmas
Farewell To Middle-earth
Full details of our Peter Jackson-edited issue
Movie News

LATEST HEADLINES
YESTERDAY
The Teaser Trailer For Star Wars: The Force Awakens Arrives
Time to wake up...
The First Full Trailer For Shaun The Sheep The Movie
Shaun: Sheep In The City
Podcast #139: Hugh Bonneville, The Horrible Bosses Boys
(That's Jason Bateman, Charlie Day and Jason Sudeikis, by the way)
More Movie News

RELATED NEWS
27 November 2014
Natalie Portman In Talks For Steve Jobs Film
Danny Boyle is looking to bolster his cast
More Movie News

RELATED FUTURE FILMS
Terminator: Genisys
26 June 2015
Avengers: Age Of Ultron
24 April 2015
In The Heart Of The Sea
13 March 2015
More Future Films

RELATED REVIEWS
The Double (2014)
Empire Star Rating
Cuban Fury (2014)
Empire Star Rating
Thor: The Dark World (2013)
Empire Star Rating
Thor: The Dark World (2013)
Empire Star Rating
Rush (2013)
Empire Star Rating
More new cinemas releases
DVD & Blu-ray releases

Chris O'Dowd Cameos in Thor 2
'It was just for fun...'

20 March 2013  |  Written by James White  |  Source: Indiewire

submit to reddit

Chris O'Dowd Empire Awards

Goodbye, Tom Hiddleston. And hello Chris O’Dowd! Yes, Roy from the IT Crowd is the new Loki… Just kidding, Hiddlestoners. Your favourite Hulk plaything is still firmly in place in the Marvel universe. Yet O’Dowd, who has seen his career take off like a rocket in the last few years, is in Thor: The Dark World, if only for one scene.

Talking with the team at Indiewire, O’Dowd drops mention of his cameo, which has been kept quiet but was hinted at by a tweet he sent out last year. “You know what I've done, just for fun because I didn't think there was any way that I could be in a superhero movie, so I've done a scene in the new Thor movie, just for that. I just do like one scene, which was quite fun." No way you could be in a superhero movie, Chris? The campaign for O’Dowd as Hank Pym in Edgar Wright’s Ant-Man starts here!

The idea of O’Dowd popping up for a funny cameo in the Thor sequel already has us smiling in anticipation, and seems to indicate that despite the darker overtones this time, there’s still room for comedy on Midgard. Even if we wouldn’t want to be the man who tries to come between Thor and Jane Foster… 

Aside from O’Dowd and Portman, the Dark World cast includes Chris Hemsworth, Kat Dennings, Anthony Hopkins, Zachary Levi, Idris Elba, Ray Stevenson, Christopher Eccleston, Jaimie Alexander and the aforementioned Mr Hiddleston. Alan Taylor’s the director and it hits our screens on October 30. For more on the further adventures of Point Break and friends, check out our massive 2013 preview.


Have Your Say
To comment on this, and all articles, register for free or login now.

Transformers 4 Is Off To Detroit
And new plot details emerge
Disney Re-Scales Pete's Dragon
UPDATE: David Lowery in talks to direct his script

Your Comments

Guarantee the date scene will be going well before Thor interrupts and takes her off to Asgard. Should be funny! More

Posted by Judge at 11:05 on 21 March 2013 | Report This Post

James...
Don't ever do that again! You had me goin' there for a minute :P But hoorah! O'Dowd should be a laugh. Hiddlestoner For Life! More

Posted by LaughingNabashin at 22:57 on 20 March 2013 | Report This Post

SUBSCRIPTION OFFERS

6 issues for £20 plus free Gourmet Society Membership worth £69.95!
Get 6 months of Empire for just £20 and not only receive the world's greatest movie magazine and exclusive subscriber covers but you'll also receive up to 50% off restaurants nationwide and more with a free Gourmet Society Membership worth £64.99!Click here to find the perfect offer for you


CURRENT HIGHLIGHTS
12 Must-Pause Moments From The Star Wars Force Awakens Teaser Trailer
What you may have missed, the 17th time around...

Watch Now: The Teaser Trailer For Star Wars: The Force Awakens Arrives
Your first glimpse of JJ Abrams' tour de Force

Director Paul King On Paddington, The BBFC And The Possibilty Of A Sequel
Exclusive: Empire sits down with the man behind the year’s nicest surprise

Empire's Jurassic World Trailer Tour
Updated: Director Colin Trevorrow guides us through the first trailer

Vote Now: The Jameson Empire Awards 2015
Tell us your favourite films and stars of the year

The Gift Guide 2014: 50 Must-Have Items This Christmas
Box sets, hardware, clothing, books and stocking fillers to buy

Empire's Hobbit: Battle Of The Five Armies Covers
Five armies. Five covers. The eagles, dwarves, elves, men and orcs prepare for battle in our Peter Jackon guest-edited issue

Subscribe to Empire magazine
6 issues for £20 plus free Gourmet Society Membership worth £69.95!

Get exclusive subscriber-only covers each month!

Subscribe today

Subscribe to Empire iPad edition
Get The Empire iPad Edition Today

Subscribe and save money on annual digital subscription

Subscribe today
Buy single issues

Get 12 issues of Empire for just £25!
Get the world's greatest movie magazine delivered straight to your door! Subscribe today!
Empire's Film Studies 101 Series
Everything you ever wanted to know about filmmaking but were afraid to ask...
The Empire iPad Edition
With exclusive extras, interactive features, trailers and much more! Download now
Home  |  News  |  Blogs  |  Reviews  |  Future Films  |  Features  |  Interviews  |  Images  |  Competitions  |  Forum  |  iPad  |  Podcast  |  Magazine Contact Us  |  Empire FAQ  |  Subscribe To Empire  |  Register
© Bauer Consumer Media Ltd  |  Legal Info  |  Editorial Complaints  |  Privacy Policy  |  Bauer Entertainment Network
Bauer Consumer Media Ltd (company number 01176085 and registered address 1 Lincoln Court, Lincoln Road, Peterborough, England PE1 2RF)