Yeah, Prince Vultan is Thor’s Daddy

Brian Blessed who played Prince Vultan of the Hawkmen who is arguably the second greatest aspect of the 1980 classic Flash Gordon (after the kick ass Queen soundtrack), has been cast as Thor’s father Odin in director Kenneth Branagh’s live action comic adaptation.

I always figured that Blessed would have made an excellent Volstagg, he of the Warrior Three, but this news makes my geek heart go pitter patter.