Stuart Townsend leaves Thor

A ctor Stuart Townsend has dropped out of Thor just before filming is scheduled to start due to 'creative differences'.

Branagh's show must go on, but with one last trade it would seem, as relative newcomer Joshua Dallas ( The Descent Part 2 ) has stepped up to take advantage.

Dallas will play the role of Frandral, one of the Warriors Three, and though last minute the actor is ready to start filming this week.

Deja-vu anyone? Townsend famously left the cast of Lord of the Rings minutes before filming began, allowing Viggo Mortensen to nab the role of Aragorn.

Perhaps Townsend's creative differences are that he never wants to star in a blockbuster...

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