MTV sat down with actor/director Kenneth Branagh to discuss his new film, Thor.
“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’.”He went on to say, “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."
As for casting, Branagh is not saying who will play the titular hero. “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.”
I'd like to be excited about this film but all I can think of is another one of Kenneth Branagh's films, Mary Shelley's Frankenstein. Sigh.