Thor on hold
Matthew Vaughn has been talking about the Superhero project Thor and how it's been delayed.
Frankly I never though Thor was a great project and that there are many other superhero tales that couls be tackled well before that makes the big screen.
I was even more surprised that Matthew Vaughn took on the project, especially since he backed out of directing the third X-Men film.
Still he chose it, and the project appeared to be going forwards, albeit slowly, until the writers strike hit. Now it sounds like it might not be coming back.
Speaking at the Empire Awards yesterday he said:
"We're in a holding pattern at the moment...It's up to Marvel, they have to decide if they want to make the movie and then we take it from there."
As Empire hints, this may be more serious than just a holding pattern. Superhero films are all over the place at the moment, and despite there being a long list of projects in development, it seems not many of them are actually making the required progress to the big screen.
Vaughn does say that it will star a complete unknown, so at least he has a view forward and he, at least, is hopeful.
One thing that would be great about the project though is if Vaughn does take the helm we could be getting some strong visuals and direction.
"I think you have to respect that it is comic book and silly to be frank, so you have to combine that with a modern style and hopefully come up with something fresh. I think we can come up with something special."
There's no question that Vaughn would make a great choice as director for this project, but there is a stronger question to be asked, should Thor be made at all?
Frankly I'm not interested and I can't see the draw. Okay, maybe more than G.I. Joe, but Thor is so firmly suited to the comic book with the dialogue, looks and the hyper reality of it all. I prefer my heroes a little less god like.