But hang on… Didn’t Brian Blessed think he was playing Odin ? What’s happened there? Was it all just internet scuttlebutt, wishful thinking or has Brian been cast in some other role in the film? It’s a shame – we still reckon Blessed would be a much better Odin. Well, a much louder Odin anyway. But Hopkins is clearly a better name to have attached to the movie in terms of marketing the film in America, and he certainly has never been afraid to ham things up when necessary. Or even unnecessary in the case of Bram Stoker’s Dracula.