Kenneth Branagh Stopped Anthony Hopkins From Retiring While Making Thor

Sir Anthony Hopkins won his second Oscar for Best Actor this year for his performance in “The Father,” but it might never have happened had another knight of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire kept him from retiring …

with a role in a Marvel movie.

That’s right: it was Sir Kenneth Branagh, the director of the first “Thor” film, who convinced Hopkins not to retire by having him play Odin the Allfather.This is just one of the behind-the-scenes tidbits from the production history of the Marvel Cinematic Universe that is revealed in the new book, “The Story of Marvel Studios.” In the book, Hopkins himself cites Branagh and his…The post Kenneth Branagh Stopped Anthony Hopkins from Retiring While Making Thor appeared first on /Film.

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