Branagh to direct Thor?
Thor is one of a few Marvel films in development for future release, alongside Captain America, Iron Man 2 and The Avengers films. The film has been without a director for a while, but now Kenneth Branagh is in talks to take over.
I'd never picked Branagh for a superhero film, but it could be a great choice.
Matthew Vaughn was originally set to direct Thor, but the timing didn't work out. He's now onto other projects. Marvel have been hunting for a new director since. And Variety, through Coming Soon, say that they are in negotiations with Kenneth Branagh to direct.
Thor is to be released in summer 2010. It tells the story of a disabled medical student named Donald Blake, who has an alter ego, the Norse God Thor. It's a very interesting choice, and another director who hasn't previously tackled the superhero genre.
Are you excited at the possibility of Branagh directing Thor?