UPDATE: Is This Our First Look At 'Donald Blake' In THOR: THE DARK WORLD?

Well it's our first look at actor Chris O'Dowd at any rate, and although it's still unclear who he's actually playing, speculation has him pegged as Dr. Donald Blake. Whoever he is, check out some snaps of him having dinner with Jane Foster (Natalie Portman) and Darcy (Kat Dennings).

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UPDATE: So apparently this is not Blake, just some random dude named Richard that Jane has a date with. Why O'Dowd was so secretive about that in interviews I have no idea, but at least we got some fun speculation out of it!

Marvel Studios’ “Thor: The Dark World” continues the big-screen adventures of Thor, the Mighty Avenger, as he battles to save Earth and all the Nine Realms from a shadowy enemy that predates the universe itself. In the aftermath of Marvel’s “Thor” and “Marvel’s The Avengers,” Thor fights to restore order across the cosmos…but an ancient race led by the vengeful Malekith returns to plunge the universe back into darkness. Faced with an enemy that even Odin and Asgard cannot withstand, Thor must embark on his most perilous and personal journey yet, one that will reunite him with Jane Foster and force him to sacrifice everything to save us all.


Thor: The Dark World stars Chris Hemsworth, Natalie Portman, Tom Hiddleston, Stellan Skarsgård, Idris Elba, Christopher Eccleston, Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje, Kat Dennings, Ray Stevenson, Zachary Levi, Tadanobu Asano and Jaimie Alexander with Rene Russo & Anthony Hopkins. The sequel hits theaters November 8, 2013.
Source: Via Empire
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Newbus - 10/9/2013, 7:33 AM
O'Dowd is British, a lot of Thor 2 seems to be set in the UK...but the Donald Blake reference in Thor was in the USA
RorMachine - 10/9/2013, 7:34 AM
O'Dowd is Irish:)
anthonyEstark - 10/9/2013, 7:35 AM
His name, according to imdb, is Richard.
ElBicho - 10/9/2013, 7:35 AM
He's Irish. This is cool to see, but my money says he'll be Pym.
anthonyEstark - 10/9/2013, 7:36 AM
But hey, what do I know. The Mandarin turned out to be an idiot named Trevor.
DCMarvelFreshman - 10/9/2013, 7:36 AM
Yep it's definitely Richard. It was in the junior novels too
speno94 - 10/9/2013, 7:38 AM
That's not Donald Blake, it's just a random guy who Jane is on a date with, I don't think he'll serve any significance in the film.

This is from the Spoilers from the Junior Novel that was posted the other day...

"Back in London, Jane is on a date with a guy named Richard (Darcy got her into those online blind date thingees with the profile). Darcy herself would crash Jane’s date to “hint” her about strange readings that she got from the equipment that they’ve been using to track Thor..."
RorMachine - 10/9/2013, 7:39 AM
Ah I see..so it's just a random comic relief character by the sounds of it. Why was he so secretive?
PsyGuy - 10/9/2013, 7:42 AM
I love Chris O'Dowd, he's hilarious and actually a great actor.
SoundWave - 10/9/2013, 7:42 AM
but in the first movie Donald was Janes's ex-boyfriend, no?
ruadh - 10/9/2013, 7:46 AM
@Newbus
"O'Dowd is British"

Irish...the "O" with the apostrophe gives it away, even aside from his accent.
Maybe he is actually the main villain and Loki is just pretending to be the main villain, so this guy can bang Jane Foster, to get back at Thor.
Dev7 - 10/9/2013, 7:47 AM
I remember this dude in the british comedy the IT Crowd.

thewonderer - 10/9/2013, 7:49 AM
Why the [frick] are they focusing on this stuff?

Give me Thor, Malekith, Loki, Odin. No one cares about Richard and Darcy.

I swear to god if Richard is the main villain controlling Malekith or some shit, Imma be pissed.
supercajun - 10/9/2013, 7:50 AM
Richard Rider maybe?!?!?!??!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!
PsyGuy - 10/9/2013, 7:51 AM
I feel like he's too established to be such a minor character...
InfiniteMonkey - 10/9/2013, 7:55 AM
LMAO at the Luke Cake vibe bit! LOOOOL!
SuperCat - 10/9/2013, 7:59 AM
He looks like Blake.
gaikinger - 10/9/2013, 8:03 AM
Obviously he's Black Panther.
CaptainAmerica31 - 10/9/2013, 8:05 AM
^^
CaptainAmerica31 - 10/9/2013, 8:05 AM
Ya how can you not see it? He is black panther he was born to play that role
JoeMomma29 - 10/9/2013, 8:11 AM
Naw you guys that is the introduction of the Black Panther!
TheWolverine08 - 10/9/2013, 8:14 AM
I see what you are talking about!
@JoeMomma29
MercwithMouth - 10/9/2013, 8:15 AM
Very, very, UNinteresting...
AC1 - 10/9/2013, 8:15 AM
He's obviously an LMD
JoeMomma29 - 10/9/2013, 8:19 AM
@ TheWolverine

OMG that is funny!
JoeMomma29 - 10/9/2013, 8:21 AM
Did you guys say he was Irish? I have two options on who he can be....

1. Irish Wolfhound



2. He gets a sex change and becomes Shamrock!

ParisSun - 10/9/2013, 8:21 AM
slow news day
gaikinger - 10/9/2013, 8:23 AM
Perhaps he will play Aries, the god of war.
TheWolverine08 - 10/9/2013, 8:24 AM
NO! NO! Guys don't you see? That is Marvel Studio's Wolverine! See how non intimidating and weak looking he is? That is the PERFECT Wolverine!
JoeMomma29 - 10/9/2013, 8:27 AM
Naw his in the movie to take care of Kat's puppies!

ACMilan - 10/9/2013, 8:35 AM
Do you see that smirk in the first picture? Jane is about to get Iron Fisted.
revloveR - 10/9/2013, 8:35 AM
richard? yep, he's dick rider.
NovaCorpsFan - 10/9/2013, 8:53 AM
Now all o' yee feckers, listen up 'n' listen good, 'cause Oi'm only sayin' diss once.

All o' yee lads need teh stop wi' all diss racial stereotypin' o' dee Oirish as some drnken race o' feckin' eejits! We speak better English den dee English! So feck deh lot o' yee, I hope yez all burn in hell!

That's actually how I sound in real life.
NovaCorpsFan - 10/9/2013, 8:54 AM
Next person who makes a Dick Rider joke gets a napalm enima.
JoeMomma29 - 10/9/2013, 8:54 AM
@ NovaCorps

LMAO!
AvatarIII - 10/9/2013, 9:01 AM
I would be a huge shame if he is just a single scene throwaway character :( kind of hope he is Nova, but that just seems so unlikely.

I can't see him as a villain so that's Richard Fisk and Firebrand out,
Richard Gilmore/Prodigy is a teeneger so he's out.

there really aren't many Richard's in the Marvel Universe, :( shame because that's my name :D
AvatarIII - 10/9/2013, 9:07 AM
maybe Richard Bloom?
MsDarkPhoenix - 10/9/2013, 9:39 AM
He can't be Richard Rider. I mean, how can Jane ALWAYS date superheroes?
WhiteBolt - 10/9/2013, 9:54 AM
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