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Stuart Townsend Departs ‘Thor’ as Shooting Begins

The actor, cast as an ally to the Norse hero, leaves over “creative differences”

Stuart Townsend has departed Marvel Comics’ movie adaptation of "Thor" because of creative differences, sources close to the production told the Associated Press.
Townsend had been cast as Fandral, an ally of Norse god Thor. He was replaced by Joshua Dallas, according to the two sources, who spoke on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to speak on the record.
The cast change came as production was about to begin. Shooting starts Monday on the movie directed by Kenneth Branagh.
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