Yesterday the net was buzzing with rumors that the director of Marvel’s Thor film, Kenneth Branagh, had chosen Alexander Skarsgård from True Blood to play the hammer wielding hero from Asgard… Makes sense to me, Asgard is almost part of his name.

Well, today, IESB has some news about the movies main baddy, Loki.

Who does Brannagh want to bring this evil character to life? Try Josh Hartnett. IESB sources say Hartnett has met with Brannagh as well and he is currently on a very short list to play the villain in the film.

Word is Josh and his camp are really interested because he has never played a villain before and after Heath Ledger’s Oscar win for the latest comic book villain, Hartnett is intrigued by the character.

Now I like Josh Hartnett. He was in some great, under rated movies, but there’s something about his reason for wanting that part that kind of rubs me wrong. What do you think?