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Jan. 5, 2009by: Omar Aviles

Thor We've been hearing for a while now that Mark Protosevich's script for the upcoming comic adapted, Kenneth Branagh directed THOR was set entirely in Asgard with Thor, his dad, his brother and all the other Norse gods doing all kinds of Norse god things there. However, with IRON MAN, THE INCREDIBLE HULK and the upcoming CAPTAIN AMERICA adaptation having superheroes firmly planted in this world, how exactly would they manage to fit Thor into the eventual Avengers feature film? Two words: Donald Blake. That's right, according to the peeps over at the IESB, Donald Blake has recently been added to the end of the THOR script. Blake is, of course, the human alter ego of Thor who finds Thor's hammer Mjolnir and discovers he was once a god of Asgard. So there you go. That's how they'll be fitting Thor into the Avengers film. Have at it, schmoes.

Extra Tidbit: You think they'll ask Alan Cumming to play Loki again?
Source: IESB

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7:49PM on 01/05/2009
I'm not sure I'm sold on this. While I like the choice of director, script,and some of the casting ideas being thrown around, this seems like a tougher sell than some of marvels other franchises. But I also thought they could have figured out how to do The Punisher right by now so what do I know?
I'm not sure I'm sold on this. While I like the choice of director, script,and some of the casting ideas being thrown around, this seems like a tougher sell than some of marvels other franchises. But I also thought they could have figured out how to do The Punisher right by now so what do I know?
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7:53PM on 01/05/2009
Sounds like they are smart enough to realize that most in the mass populus of moviegoers may not be so well tread in Norse mythos, so for Thor to make any sense to most the Oden/Asgard backstory needs to be there, without it alas most would be quite perplexed.
Sounds like they are smart enough to realize that most in the mass populus of moviegoers may not be so well tread in Norse mythos, so for Thor to make any sense to most the Oden/Asgard backstory needs to be there, without it alas most would be quite perplexed.
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8:28PM on 01/05/2009
Odd that there was even any question about Blake being in the film. It'd be like having a "Superman" movie without Clark Kent. In any case, Branagh is a great director, Thor is a great character, and this movie is going to kick my ass all over the theater. Uh, in a good way. I hope.
Odd that there was even any question about Blake being in the film. It'd be like having a "Superman" movie without Clark Kent. In any case, Branagh is a great director, Thor is a great character, and this movie is going to kick my ass all over the theater. Uh, in a good way. I hope.
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9:05PM on 01/05/2009
I still hope Kevin McKidd bags it
I still hope Kevin McKidd bags it
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9:44PM on 01/05/2009

FROM A QUASI-FANBOY

Not being the sharpest tool in the shed when it comes to comic lore, I for one am glad that THOR will encompass a goodly amount of backstory. I'm not into comics per se. I don't really even read them. I do however love the genre and see any and all comic, graphic novel, fantasy or video game based movies. So, this is very cool news and it makes the whole Avengers concept very exciting.
Not being the sharpest tool in the shed when it comes to comic lore, I for one am glad that THOR will encompass a goodly amount of backstory. I'm not into comics per se. I don't really even read them. I do however love the genre and see any and all comic, graphic novel, fantasy or video game based movies. So, this is very cool news and it makes the whole Avengers concept very exciting.
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10:13PM on 01/05/2009

So...

Steve Lewitt as Donald Blake, anyone? :P
Steve Lewitt as Donald Blake, anyone? :P
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10:50PM on 01/05/2009
Sounds good, as long as the guy who plays old-Asgord Thor (hopefully Kevin McKidd) plays the weak Donald Blake as well.
Sounds good, as long as the guy who plays old-Asgord Thor (hopefully Kevin McKidd) plays the weak Donald Blake as well.
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11:44PM on 01/05/2009
carrot Top should be thor bitches!
carrot Top should be thor bitches!
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1:17AM on 01/06/2009

Can someone explain

Thor and Donald Blake I actually read Thor and I still don't get how it works. Do they share the same mind? Are they the same person? Does anyone even actually know?
Thor and Donald Blake I actually read Thor and I still don't get how it works. Do they share the same mind? Are they the same person? Does anyone even actually know?
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1:29AM on 01/06/2009

Attention joblo..

err if you are referring to DOGMA in your extra tid bit, then im afraid you mean MATT DAMON. He played LOKI in that flick... sorry, dont want to sound like a dick, just pointin it out..

otherwise, good news
err if you are referring to DOGMA in your extra tid bit, then im afraid you mean MATT DAMON. He played LOKI in that flick... sorry, dont want to sound like a dick, just pointin it out..

otherwise, good news
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1:45AM on 01/06/2009

Agemoi

He's talking about Son of the Mask.
He's talking about Son of the Mask.
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2:34AM on 01/06/2009
Should have said: "Have at thee, schmoes!"
Should have said: "Have at thee, schmoes!"
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7:24AM on 01/06/2009
From [link]


Although Thor continued to perform many acts of battle and adventure, he unfortunately grew headstrong, proud, and selfish. It pained the heart of Odin. One day, Thor chased a monster into the land of the Frost Giants, a breech of protocol that nearly sparked a war in all of Asgard. Odin had to teach Thor a lesson. He created a mortal body for him, one with a lame leg, and sent Thor, stripped of his powers and memories, to Earth. Thor arrived on the campus of New York State
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Although Thor continued to perform many acts of battle and adventure, he unfortunately grew headstrong, proud, and selfish. It pained the heart of Odin. One day, Thor chased a monster into the land of the Frost Giants, a breech of protocol that nearly sparked a war in all of Asgard. Odin had to teach Thor a lesson. He created a mortal body for him, one with a lame leg, and sent Thor, stripped of his powers and memories, to Earth. Thor arrived on the campus of New York State College of Medicine as Donald Blake. Blake proved to be the humble and patient man Odin had hoped for. He eventually graduated with top honors, gained a reputation as a caring family doctor and a brilliant surgeon, and opened a private practice in New York City. His nurse, Jane Foster, was equally caring and competent, and the two began to fall in love.

This idyllic life was not to last. The alien Kronans were coming to invade. When taking a vacation in Norway, Blake stumbled onto the Kronan scoutsí spaceship and fled into a cave. (It was, unknown to him, the same cave in which Gaea had given birth to Thor.) In a secret chamber, Blake discovered a plain walking cane. Taking it with him, he tried to escape, only to find his way blocked. Frustrated and scared, he struck the boulder with the cane, transforming it into Mjolnir and himself into Thor. He fought the alien scouts, who retreated from Earth and called off their invasion. By tapping the ground with Mjolnir, he transformed back into Don Blake, holding a simple wooden cane.

Blake returned to New York, using his secret identity of Thor to fight crime, defend Earth, and contend with Loki, who, after learning of Thorís return, felt all the old jealousy and hatred, plaguing Thor with many tricks and outright confrontation. One such trick led Thor and other heroes to fight the Hulk, after which the heroes bested Loki and decided to form the Avengers.

The love between Thor and Foster continued for many years, made more difficult by Odinís displeasure in the relationship between god and mortal. He forbade Blake from revealing his identity to her, creating a strange love triangle between Foster and the personas of Thor and Blake.

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9:21AM on 01/06/2009

Gettin there

This is starting to look up... at first I wasnt all that hyped, but the more I hear about this story and the way its being developed, sounds pretty cool
This is starting to look up... at first I wasnt all that hyped, but the more I hear about this story and the way its being developed, sounds pretty cool
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11:29AM on 01/06/2009

Saw this coming...

I'm not surprised that they're going end with Blake.

But I love the concept of showing some of Thor's backstory in Asgard. Bring on some long-legged Nordic women!
I'm not surprised that they're going end with Blake.

But I love the concept of showing some of Thor's backstory in Asgard. Bring on some long-legged Nordic women!
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1:15PM on 01/06/2009
How bout Alan Cummings steps in as Nightcrawler for the avengers movie?
Him and Kelsey as Beast, why not.
How bout Alan Cummings steps in as Nightcrawler for the avengers movie?
Him and Kelsey as Beast, why not.
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5:05PM on 01/06/2009

Ahoi Agemoi

Attention Agemoi, He's not referring to Dogma. I'm pretty sure he's referring to 2005's Son of the Mask.

As for this news, Paul Bettany for Loki. I'll continue my one-man campaign for that casting decision as long as necessary
Attention Agemoi, He's not referring to Dogma. I'm pretty sure he's referring to 2005's Son of the Mask.

As for this news, Paul Bettany for Loki. I'll continue my one-man campaign for that casting decision as long as necessary
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12:18AM on 01/07/2009

Hey Drexxell and Planus Regius

Thanks for all that info Drexxell I appreciate it I still don't understand if Don shares the same mind as Thor though and if Don existed before Thor. Esp the part where he goes into the cave Thor was born and he doesn't know which is something I would think Thor would know. And Planus I could not agree with you more or think of anyone who would be a better casting decision than Bettany as Loki.
Thanks for all that info Drexxell I appreciate it I still don't understand if Don shares the same mind as Thor though and if Don existed before Thor. Esp the part where he goes into the cave Thor was born and he doesn't know which is something I would think Thor would know. And Planus I could not agree with you more or think of anyone who would be a better casting decision than Bettany as Loki.
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