Kenneth Branagh May Direct Thor
Wed, 08 Oct 2008 16:26:04
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Shakesperian actor and director Kenneth Branagh is in negotiations to direct the live action version of Thor for Marvel Comics. Thor is already on the studio's schedule with a 2010 release date attached to it. Branagh doesn't specialize in big-ticket action-adventure films, but he was personally selected by Marvel Studios' head honcho, Kevin Feige.
A distributor has yet to be chosen for the film, but it is expected that Marvel will announce their choice shortly. The film will follow disabled medical student Donald Blake and his hammer-smashing alter ego, the Norse god Thor. In other Branagh news, he will appear in front of the camera in the long-delayed Valkyrie, which hits theaters the day after Christmas.
—The ARTISTdirect Staff