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Ahhh . To me, seeing his career flourish is like a mother watching their child first perform on stage. I swell up with teary pride. This guy used to be a staple of modest little British comedies (such as the I.T. Crowd), and now he's out in Hollywood having dates with . They grow up so fast.

I should clarify, he has only filmed a date scene with her. Last November, O'Dowd tweeted that he would be "filming a date scene with Natalie Portman", but apart from that, no more information was forthcoming. I guess we all assumed it would be in another comedy akin to 2011's Bridesmaids, arguably the film which launched him into the big time. However, it turns out it will be in none other than Thor: The Dark World!

In an interview with IndieWire O'Dowd explained:

I don't know if I'd do an action movie because I don't know if I could keep a straight face honestly, I just think it's so silly. Like I love watching them but I can't imagine me doing one. Actually, you know what I've done, just for fun because I didn't think there was any way that I could be in a superhero movie, so I've done a scene in the new Thor movie, just for that. I just do like one scene, which was quite fun.

It certainly would be strange seeing O'Dowd in a spandex suit fighting crime, but I can still imagine him as the comic relief in a date scene with Natalie Portman. Of course, this has some important implications for the story. Firstly, it suggests part of the movie could take place on Earth after all, and secondly it suggests there might be a bit of love jealousy heading Thor's way. [[poll]]

What else could this date scene spell for Thor and Jane's fractured relationship? Get speculating below.


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