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Kenneth Branagh Finally Shooting Thor Next January?!

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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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Reader Feedback - 9 Comments

1

having Thor as a member of the Avengers is somewhat like seeing a Transformer pop up somewhere in the Lord of the Rings...it just dont flush....jmo....

moldybread on Apr 30, 2009

2

Thor just seems kind of whack

Super Kyle on Apr 30, 2009

3

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 .

Superchyle on Apr 30, 2009

4

I hope we see Nick Fury make some snarky comment regarding Thor's helmet!

DCompose on Apr 30, 2009

5

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.

Marius on May 1, 2009

6

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.

Fisherr on May 1, 2009

7

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.

Mathieu on May 2, 2009

8

Saarsgard. Saarsgard. For chrissakes, their names rhyme with Asgard. Cast 'em!

Django on May 11, 2009

9

Chris Hemsworth seems like a decent enough choice for the casting or Thor i liked him in Star Trek. As brief as it was.

Dating in Toronto on May 28, 2009

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