Townsend, Stevenson, Asano Join “Thor”?

Stuart Townsend (“Queen of the Damned”), Ray Stevenson (TV’s “Rome,” “Punisher: War Zone”), and Tadanobu Asano (“Mongol,” “Ichi the Killer”) have all joined the cast of Kenneth Branagh’s “Thor” for Marvel Studios and Paramount Pictures says Variety.

The trio will play The Warriors Three, a group of Asgardian adventurers who fight alongside the Norse God. Townsend plays Fandral the Dashing, Stevenson is Volstagg the Valiant, and Asano is Hogun the Grim.

Strangely not long after the article went up, Variety pulled the article from its website indicating it may have gone up prematurely. So far no official comment from Paramount or the actor’s spokespeople on such casting has been issued.