So what's after being a vigilante, transcend manhood and become an Asgardian God. Which is the route Actor Ray Stevenson is taking From Punisher to Volstagg.
Stevenson was cast recently as Volstagg The Valiant, one of the members of the Warriors Three (think the Jordanaires to the God of Thunder's Elvis), alongside Stuart Townsend and Tadanobu Asano. There should be one problem, though - Volstagg is, how you say, on the large side and, with filming set to start in January, Stevenson has very little time to bargain bucket his way to a new and improved waistline.
Here's a portion of Empire's Exclusive, talking how his transformation to Volstagg would be:
...Empire caught up with him[Stevenson] recently and found that a solution is at hand, in the shape of a fat suit. "It's fantastic," said a beaming Stevenson. "I've tried the suit on, and what they've done is kind of sex him up: he's sort of slimmer but rounder."
We're not sure we're up for an exuberantly sexed-up Brian Blessed-alike, but Stevenson clarifies: "He's got every bit of that Falstaffian verve and vigour, and a bit of a beergut to suggest that enormous appetite, but he's not the sort of Weeble-shaped figure he is in the comics. He's Falstaff with muscles. I've got this amazing foam-injected undersuit that flexes with me. I can't wait!"
Thor is directed by that great Shakespearean Thesp Kenneth Brannagh and stars Chris Hemsworth (as the titular character), Tom Hiddleston, Anthony Hopkins, Natalie Portman and Idris Elba.
I can't wait I think I'm the minority here when I say I enjoyed watching him in Punisher, because I still see him as Pullo from Rome. And I think this part of Volstagg will be great for him, he's perfect for it.
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