Quick Thor Update on Whether Donald Blake is in the Script
There has been a lot of Thor related news recently, mostly about casting. However, some story details are finally starting to trickle out. Back in January we ran an article about the potential appearance of disabled med student Donald Blake, Thor's alter ego, in Kenneth Branagh's Thor movie, since it was originally unconfirmed whether we'd see Blake or whether it would be set entirely in Asgard. I promised to keep you guys updated, so here's the latest. A trustworthy source told AICN that Blake is not in the story. They also go on to outline exactly what happens in the movie, but to stay spoiler free, I suggest you don't read that.
Based on previous casting news, we know that most of the movie will be set on Earth. Natalie Portman plays Jane Foster, who is a nurse in the comics, but in the movie is a PhD cosmology student under the guidance of her Norwegian professor, played by Stellan Skarsgard. Eventually Thor ends up on Earth (sent there by Loki), comes across those two by accident, who then find out who he really is (as in, a god) and things go from there. So basically we never see his alter ego because we're only getting the storyline where Thor ends up on Earth as himself without his powers. So no Donald Blake. Will this upset fans or be easy to look past?
As I mentioned, Blake's appearance was originally a way to tell if any of the story would be set on Earth. But since we already know that it will be set on Earth, having that character is no longer important, especially if they have another good story that still establishes Thor as a superhero in our world. Sorry if that's all a bit confusing, but I'm sure when we see more from this it'll start to make sense. Or this could all be a fake story created by someone who claims to have read the script. Only time will tell, I suppose? But does it matter?