"Sherlock Holmes" arrives in theaters this week, pairing "Iron Man 2" star Robert Downey Jr. with actor Jude Law — who remains a far less prominent star in the comic book movie world than his co-star, despite his comics cred-inspiring ink. (He has a tattoo of Rorschach from "Watchmen.") However, an October rumor seemed to indicate that Law was on track to change all that with a role in "Thor" alongside Robert DeNiro.
Unfortunately, the rumor turned out to be just that, as Law explained to MTV News during the recent "Sherlock Holmes" red carpet event.
"Was there?" said Law when told there was a widely circulated rumor tagging him for a role in Kenneth Branagh's film about the Marvel god of thunder.
When asked whether he'd ever been approached about a role in the film, the actor answered, "No, I had no idea!"
While the rumor attaching Law and DeNiro to the film seemed somewhat implausible at first, the pair wouldn't seem out of place in the all-star cast Branagh has assembled for the film has already assembled. Along with Sir Anthony Hopkins, "Thor" will also feature Natalie Portman, Rene Russo, Idris Elba and Stellan Skarsgard, among others. "Star Trek" actor Chris Hemsworth will play the lead role.
In the end, though, it looks like "Thor" won't be the project to bring Law from comic book fan to comic book movie star.
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