UPDATED: Kat Dennings Joins THOR In Mystery Role

NICK & NORAH'S INFINITE PLAYLISTUpdate:The Hollywood Reporter has just confirmed Dennings’ involvement in Thor. Although there has been no official confirmationas to what character Dennings will be playing, the Reporter‘s sources state that the character is a work associate of Natalie Portman’s Jane Foster character.

Well, we thought we knew who all was in the cast of the upcoming comic book adaptation Thor, but it looks like there is one more mystery role that has just been filled. Natalie Portman, who has already been cast as Jane Foster, the love interest of Thor’s Earth-bound alter-ego Dr. Donald Blake, let slip to MTV Splash Page that one of the things she was looking forward to when production on the film starts early next year is that she’ll be working with her friend Kat Dennings.

Dennings joins Portman, Chris Hemsworth, Anthony Hopkins, Stellan SkarsgÄrd and Tom Hiddleston in the adventures of the titular Norse god of thunder (Hemsworth)-turned-superhero. Kenneth Branagh is directing.

Enchanting, yes?Since Portman neglected to state what role Dennings will be playing, but that hasn’t stopped the speculation as to who she may be playing. The odds on favorite character for Dennings to be playing is the Enchantress, an scheming Asgardian magic-user. One look at the picture of the character at right shows that Denning is pretty much a dye job away from looking the part. Leading creadance to the speculation is the fact that the Enchantress has frequently crossed paths with both Iron Man and the Avengers and the Thor film will ultimately crossover with the two Iron Man films and the upcoming Avengers.

Of course, others have put forth the possibility of Dennings playing Hela, the Asgardian goddess of death. Here, she wouldn’t need the dye job. A distant third option is that Dennings is playing a new character, created especially for the film. If you parse Portman’s statement, you’ll notice that she said she’ll be working with Dennings. Is it possible that Dennings’ character is an associate of Portman’s Jane Foster. I think it might be possible.

I have a feeling that now that the cat is out of the bag, an official announcement of Dennings’ involvement will be forthcoming, complete with her character.

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