Click to Skip Ad
Closing in...
'Star Wars: The Force Awakens' Not Showing Any Footage Or Clips At Comic-Con, Next Trailer Not Until The Fall 'Star Wars: The Force Awakens' Not Showing Any Footage Or Clips At Comic-Con, Next Trailer Not Until The Fall Dustin Hoffman Says Right Now "It’s The Worst That Film Has Even Been" In 50 Years Dustin Hoffman Says Right Now "It’s The Worst That Film Has Even Been" In 50 Years "I Don't Get This At All": Producer Brian Grazer Regrets 'Cowboys & Aliens' "I Don't Get This At All": Producer Brian Grazer Regrets 'Cowboys & Aliens' What Was I Watching Before? Bryan Singer Says 'X-Men: Apocalypse' Is "The True Birth Of The X-Men" What Was I Watching Before? Bryan Singer Says 'X-Men: Apocalypse' Is "The True Birth Of The X-Men" Review & Recap: 'True Detective' Season 2, Episode 3 'Maybe Tomorrow' Review & Recap: 'True Detective' Season 2, Episode 3 'Maybe Tomorrow' Zack Snyder Defends 'Man Of Steel' Finale, Ben Affleck Reveals Bruce Wayne Knew People Who Died In That Battle Zack Snyder Defends 'Man Of Steel' Finale, Ben Affleck Reveals Bruce Wayne Knew People Who Died In That Battle New Book Contends Eric Stoltz Was “Difficult” & The Cast Wasn’t Shocked He Was Replaced On ‘Back To The Future’ New Book Contends Eric Stoltz Was “Difficult” & The Cast Wasn’t Shocked He Was Replaced On ‘Back To The Future’ Watch: Scott Lang Wants To Call The Avengers In New International 'Ant-Man' Trailer Watch: Scott Lang Wants To Call The Avengers In New International 'Ant-Man' Trailer Watch: Epic New Trailer For Werner Herzog's 'Queen Of The Desert' With Nicole Kidman, Robert Pattinson, & More Watch: Epic New Trailer For Werner Herzog's 'Queen Of The Desert' With Nicole Kidman, Robert Pattinson, & More The 20 Worst Films Of 2015 So Far The 20 Worst Films Of 2015 So Far Zack Snyder Reveals The Easter Egg Idea He Pitched Christopher Nolan And David Goyer For 'Man Of Steel' Zack Snyder Reveals The Easter Egg Idea He Pitched Christopher Nolan And David Goyer For 'Man Of Steel' New Images Of Bruce Wayne, Lex Luthor, More In 'Batman v. Superman,' Ben Affleck Compares Batman To Hamlet New Images Of Bruce Wayne, Lex Luthor, More In 'Batman v. Superman,' Ben Affleck Compares Batman To Hamlet Mads Mikkelsen And Hugh Dancy Released From Their 'Hannibal' Contracts Mads Mikkelsen And Hugh Dancy Released From Their 'Hannibal' Contracts Paul Thomas Anderson To Write And Possibly Direct Warner Bros' ‘Pinocchio’ For Robert Downey Jr. Paul Thomas Anderson To Write And Possibly Direct Warner Bros' ‘Pinocchio’ For Robert Downey Jr. Tom Cruise Still Gearing Up For 'Top Gun 2,' Story Will Involve Drone Warfare Tom Cruise Still Gearing Up For 'Top Gun 2,' Story Will Involve Drone Warfare The 25 Best Animated Films Of The 21st Century So Far The 25 Best Animated Films Of The 21st Century So Far The 50 Best Films Of The Decade So Far The 50 Best Films Of The Decade So Far The 25 Best Horror Films Of The 21st Century So Far The 25 Best Horror Films Of The 21st Century So Far The 20 Best TV Shows Of The 2013/2014 Season The 20 Best TV Shows Of The 2013/2014 Season From Worst To Best: Ranking The Films Of Hayao Miyazaki From Worst To Best: Ranking The Films Of Hayao Miyazaki

Chris O'Dowd Reveals He Has Role In 'Thor: The Dark World'

The Playlist By Cain Rodriguez | The Playlist March 20, 2013 at 11:45AM

Chris O’Dowd is having a moment. He first turned heads in the British sitcom “The IT Crowd,” and since his turn as Kristen Wiig’s love interest in the breakout hit “Bridesmaids” he’s racked up roles in two more Judd Apatow projects: Lena Dunham’s HBO series “Girls” and in Apatow’s own directorial effort “This Is 40.” And it looks the comedy world isn’t enough for O’Dowd as he’s revealed that he has a role in a major blockbuster this year.
1
Chris O'Dowd

Chris O’Dowd is having a moment. He first turned heads in the British sitcom “The IT Crowd,” and since his turn as Kristen Wiig’s love interest in the breakout hit “Bridesmaids,” he’s racked up roles in two more Judd Apatow projects: Lena Dunham’s HBO series “Girls” and Apatow’s own directorial effort “This Is 40.” Now, it looks the comedy world isn’t enough for O’Dowd as he’s revealed that he has a role in a major blockbuster this year.

In an interview with Indiewire, the actor talked about possibly breaking out of the comedy world and into “more dramatic stuff.” Now, as part of his effort to branch out, O’Dowd will make a cameo appearance in “Thor: The Dark World.” "Actually, 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," he revealed. 

His appearance is apparently limited to one scene which, according to a tweet from O’Dowd last November (via ComicBookMovie), may be “a date scene with Natalie Portman” that we presume will be more comedic than dramatic, maintaining the same light tone the first “Thor” film had. Just based on his work as Thomas-John in “Girls,” we have no doubt that O’Dowd can bring the funny in awkward dinner/date scenes. If you need a reminder, look no further than his first encounter with Jessa and Marnie and his ruined expensive rug.

While you’ll have to wait for the fall to see O’Dowd’s scene in “Thor: The Dark World,” it hits theatres November 8th, you can next see the Irish actor on the small screen on Christopher Guest’s new series “Family Tree” when it premieres on HBO in May. Check out the trailer here.

This article is related to: Thor: The Dark World, Chris O'Dowd


The Playlist

The obsessives' guide to contemporary cinema via film discussion, news, reviews, features, nostalgia, movie music, soundtracks, DVDs and more.


E-Mail Updates