Monday, December 15, 2008


At a press junket for "Valkyrie," Kenneth Branagh spoke up about the next film he will be working on with MTV News.

“I am directing 'Thor' or 'The Mighty Thor’ as you might like to call it,” he said with a smile before clarifying what the title of the film will be. “I think it will be ‘Thor’.”

Branagh spke about why he was excited to be working on this project and his plans for the film.

“To work on a story about one of the immortals, Gods, extraordinary beings, inter-dimensional creatures,” he enthused. “There’s science fiction and science fact and fantasy all woven into one. It’s based on Norse legends which Marvel sort of raided in a brilliant way."

Branagh was then asked about casting rumors for the role o the Norse God of Thunder.

“There’s been lots of talk [about casting] — I sound like a politician — but we are too early at this stage. We’re getting the story and the visual effects together and all of that is very exciting. Someone sensational is going to play the part but it is early days.”

"Thor" is due out July 16, 2010.
“It’s a chance to tell a big story on a big scale,” Branagh said. “It’s a human story right in the center of a big epic scenario.”

More news to come! Catch ya' later!


Matt said...

Branagh is the last guy I would expect to direct a comic movie, but I can't wait to see the results!

Head Hero said...

I know! His last real big movie was "Frankenstein," so "Thor" is an interesting choice for him.
We will have to wait and see to decide how well things turn out.