LATEST: John Travolta's nephew RIKKI LEE TRAVOLTA has reportedly landed the role of Thor in an upcoming film adaptation of the Marvel comic book character. The Broadway, New York star, who was among those considered to play James Bond after producers decided to dump Pierce Brosnan, has been a favourite to play the Nordic hero for some time - and now it appears he will star in the project. According to website, former model Travolta is both a Shakespearean trained actor and a highly decorated martial arts and hand-to-hand combat expert. A director for the Thor film has yet to be announced but BATMAN BEGINS screenwriter DAVID GOYER, who is penning the script, has shown interest in taking charge of the project.