Kenneth Branagh Finally Shooting Thor Next January?!

April 30, 2009
Source: IGN

Kenneth Branagh - Thor

We know Marvel is currently shooting Iron Man 2 as we speak with Jon Favreau. And we know they're still working on The Avengers for 2012 sometime. But what about Thor? It got pushed back all the way to 2011, to allow more time for Kenneth Branagh and the creative team at Marvel to figure things out. But even though it was delayed, Branagh says he's on track to start shooting next January. IGN caught up with the actor/director recently and got a very brief update. "Well, I'm working currently on Thor for Marvel and we're planning that one. We're having a great time at the moment. We're in intense pre-production."

He continues, "I shoot Thor in January of next year and because the time of release has been moved, it's allowed me to have a moment in the summer where I can shoot the Wallanders." If you haven't been following, Wallander is a series of TV movies that Branagh has been starring in for the BBC. "Strangely, there's a weird, pleasing connection between the Swedish Wallander and the Nordic Thor. And as I've played a lot of Danish Hamlets, I feel as though my Scandinavian trilogy is forming," he jokes. So there's still 8 months until production starts, but we still don't know who they've cast. Come on Branagh, spill it!

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  • moldybread
    having Thor as a member of the Avengers is somewhat like seeing a Transformer pop up somewhere in the Lord of the just dont flush....jmo....
  • Super Kyle
    Thor just seems kind of whack
  • Superchyle
    Well it must've flushed well for years considering he has been in the groupe since the start and keeps finding his way back in . Especially since Loki was the first villian .
  • I hope we see Nick Fury make some snarky comment regarding Thor's helmet!
  • Marius
    You guys need to read Ultimates 1. Which places the gathering of the Avengers into a modern realistic world. That Thor is great. No helmet and no cape. He drinks beer and follows no man. I'd highly suggest it especially if you are anticipating the Avengers movie.
  • Fisherr
    I hope it's James Preston Rogers. The guy fits Thor so BAD for me, he is not well known but he can portray Thor well.
  • Mathieu
    Wallander was a really good series of TV movies - it just won a BAFTA - so to hear that he's making more is great news. I personally am glad that they pushed this back; it's better to take your time with these big movies and get them right rather than rush to meet an unrealistic release date.
  • Django
    Saarsgard. Saarsgard. For chrissakes, their names rhyme with Asgard. Cast 'em!
  • Chris Hemsworth seems like a decent enough choice for the casting or Thor i liked him in Star Trek. As brief as it was.




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