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Talking 'bout Thor

06.01.2009

Kenneth Branagh has been rounding up his principal actors for his feature version of Marvel's THOR, but what about the story?

Cinefools talked with the project's co-rewriter Ashley Miller, who's been tinkering with the draft along with his "Fringe" and "Terminator: Sarah Connor Chronicles" partner Zack Stentz. The duo are reworking the previous script (by I AM LEGEND writer Mark Protosevich), which was set entirely in Asgard and during the Viking era.

That won't be the case with the latest script, as Miller explains: "We definitely wrote with the bigger story in mind, or at least the bigger universe. Our script is very firmly rooted in the Marvel film world. We were constantly looking for ways to connect Thor to the other movies and heroes, even if they were simply in passing. Part of grounding Thor in the world is grounding him in the specific, fictional world he inhabits. How many of those references and connections make it to the final product are beyond our control, but they are everywhere."

See what else he has to say about the character's limitations and the comic tales they used for reference RIGHT HERE.

Meanwhile, British actor Tom Hiddleston spoke to the UK's Daily Mail about playing Thor's devious relative. "Loki's like a comic book version of Edmund in 'King Lear', but nastier," Hiddleston said, stating that his version would be "lean and hungry". "Loki's skilled in black magic and scorcery. He's a shape-shifter and has all sorts of super powers from the dark arts. He can turn clouds into dragons, things like that."

Extra Tidbit: Marvel's Thor weighs 640 pounds. Thor loves the Hostess Fruit Pies, y'know.
Source: Cinefools

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2:52AM on 07/02/2009

ANG LEE

Ang Lee + Hulk = Crap
Ang Lee + Hulk = Crap
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5:24AM on 06/03/2009

I am one of the few who acctually likes Ang Lee's version of The Hulk.

I am afraid your prediction will be true "Arvindh", if there is a comic book hero that needs dirt, grime and blood, it's Thor. I think if not, the character will look silly.

But since this is exactly what the writers said, I have hope.

I am one of the few who acctually likes Ang Lee's version of The Hulk.

I am afraid your prediction will be true "Arvindh", if there is a comic book hero that needs dirt, grime and blood, it's Thor. I think if not, the character will look silly.

But since this is exactly what the writers said, I have hope.
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2:04PM on 06/02/2009

Ang Lee

Remember what Ang Lee did to the Hulk guys!! Branagh better keep it true to the comic book.
Remember what Ang Lee did to the Hulk guys!! Branagh better keep it true to the comic book.
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9:12AM on 06/02/2009
cmon branagh.
just gimme 'tales of asgard' greatness.

cmon branagh.
just gimme 'tales of asgard' greatness.

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8:55AM on 06/02/2009

NAIVE NO MORE.

I know Thor is directed towards a general audience but kid who've had their first pimples are gonna' be watching and having pure grit in there is a major no-no for Marvel. For some reason they think they're maing Disney flicks and they can't show blood. So bones crunching and skulls breaking under that hammer? Not gonna' happen.

Sure, Iron Man and Incredible Hulk were awesome (IM a lil' boring though), but grit and Marvel haven't really met yet.
I know Thor is directed towards a general audience but kid who've had their first pimples are gonna' be watching and having pure grit in there is a major no-no for Marvel. For some reason they think they're maing Disney flicks and they can't show blood. So bones crunching and skulls breaking under that hammer? Not gonna' happen.

Sure, Iron Man and Incredible Hulk were awesome (IM a lil' boring though), but grit and Marvel haven't really met yet.
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4:27AM on 06/02/2009
Sounds really good :

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As a writer what would you like to bring to the characters in the Thor Saga?

AM-Grit. Not in the sense that you'd want to see a generic "dark" take on Thor, but in the sense that you want to feel Thor's rage when he rages. You want to see him fight like hell, and take as much he dishes out -- maybe more. You want to have a visceral reaction to the guy, and what happens to him. You don't want his adventures to be clean and antiseptic. You want to see the dirt, and
Sounds really good :

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As a writer what would you like to bring to the characters in the Thor Saga?

AM-Grit. Not in the sense that you'd want to see a generic "dark" take on Thor, but in the sense that you want to feel Thor's rage when he rages. You want to see him fight like hell, and take as much he dishes out -- maybe more. You want to have a visceral reaction to the guy, and what happens to him. You don't want his adventures to be clean and antiseptic. You want to see the dirt, and grime and blood. You want to feel every bone crunching moment of every fight. And when he unleashes the storm, you want to feel like you're seeing the power of a GOD at work.
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3:14AM on 06/02/2009
sounds like their going in a great direction with thor. maybe fox should take a lesson on how to make super hero flicks from the masters. marvel did an amazing job with iron man and hulk i expect this to be great as well.
sounds like their going in a great direction with thor. maybe fox should take a lesson on how to make super hero flicks from the masters. marvel did an amazing job with iron man and hulk i expect this to be great as well.
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3:14AM on 06/02/2009
sounds like their going in a great direction with thor. maybe fox should take a lesson on how to make super hero flicks from the masters. marvel did an amazing job with iron man and hulk i expect this to be great as well.
sounds like their going in a great direction with thor. maybe fox should take a lesson on how to make super hero flicks from the masters. marvel did an amazing job with iron man and hulk i expect this to be great as well.
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3:08AM on 06/02/2009
sounds like their going in a great direction with thor. maybe fox should take a lesson on how to make super hero flicks from the masters. marvel did an amazing job with iron man and hulk i expect this to be great as well.
sounds like their going in a great direction with thor. maybe fox should take a lesson on how to make super hero flicks from the masters. marvel did an amazing job with iron man and hulk i expect this to be great as well.
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1:52AM on 06/02/2009
is there a role for Johnny Chase in this?
is there a role for Johnny Chase in this?
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12:17AM on 06/02/2009
This project is in good hands-gonna be worth the wait. THOR! can U believe it?
This project is in good hands-gonna be worth the wait. THOR! can U believe it?
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12:11AM on 06/02/2009

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Sounds good so far...hopefully they make this movie pwn.
Sounds good so far...hopefully they make this movie pwn.
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