TRAINSPOTTING star Kevin McKidd has emerged as the favourite to play action hero Thor in a new Marvel movie.
The Scottish actor, who has found TV success in America on Grey's Anatomy and Rome, is in talks to play the title character in Marvel's upcoming live-action superhero movie.
James Bond star Daniel Craig reportedly turned down the chance to portray the hammer-wielding Norse warrior in the film, which director Kenneth Branagh is reportedly adapting from the comic.
Thor is due for release in 2010.