Kenneth Branagh Likes Scope of ‘Thor’
Director Kenneth Branagh spoke with MTV’s Splash Page about his thoughts on adapting Marvel’s Thor to a feature film. The actor/director signed on several months ago and the movie has a July 2010 release date.
“To work on a story about one of the immortals, Gods, extraordinary beings, inter-dimensional creatures,” are among the reason he cited for signing on to direct the big budget film. “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.
“It’s a chance to tell a big story on a big scale,” said Branagh. “It’s a human story right in the center of a big epic scenario.”
Even though the internet is filled with rumors about who will play the son of Odin, including Kevin McKidd (Rome), Branagh admitted, “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.”