So much for Scarlett Johansson’s plans to reteam the Avengers! The actress was once planning to star opposite Mark Ruffalo in a new John Carney film; she then pulled out to topline a Broadway revival of Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, with Jeremy Renner in the mix to co-star. Now, though, the Times is reporting that Chris Pine has surged past Renner as the leading contender to play Brick. Even from Asgard, Loki maintains an impressive, dissension-sowing grip on our nation’s casting directors.
HOLLYWOActor Chris Pine attends the ‘This Means War’ Los Angeles premiere held at Grauman’s Chinese Theatre on February 8, 2012 in Hollywood, California. Photo: Jason Merritt/Getty Images