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08.09.2007
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He didn't get to play with their mutants, but director Matthew Vaughn is dipping into Marvel's vaults again for another comic book character.

Vaughn, whose fantasy STARDUST arrives in theaters this weekend (and whose LAYER CAKE was the best Guy Ritchie gangster movie Guy Ritchie didn't make), will direct a live-action THOR flick for Marvel Studios. Vaughn has been noncommittally addressing the possibility in recent interviews, but has now made it official. Based on the Nordic thunder god, the powerful pretty-haired character shares a body with a disabled mortal in between summoning lightning and hitting things with Mjolnir to protect humanity.

Like IRON MAN and INCREDIBLE HULK, Marvel will be financing the project, so it should retain sensibilities from the comic pages (at least as much as possible when converting a character with tiger-stripe boots and a crimson cape to a different medium). The script comes from I AM LEGEND screenwriter Mark Protosevich, and the studio wants to get the hammer swinging before the end of the year to beat the impending Hollywood talent strikes (even though accelerated prep time was the impetus for Vaughn's X-MEN exit).
Extra Tidbit: Thor already appeared in the flesh in the 1988 TV movie THE INCREDIBLE HULK RETURNS. Vincent D'Onofrio was mistaken for the Asgardian in ADVENTURES IN BABYSITTING.
Source: Variety

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2:47PM on 08/13/2007
There are 3 people in this world who shouldn't come anywhere near helming comic book characters. Mark Steven Johnson for minting money outta great characters and then dumping them (Daredevil, Ghost Rider). Bret Ratner for turning X3 into an episode of X-Men Evolution. And the guy who made Batman Forever and Batman & Robin...his name I shall not speak for it brings back too many bad memories of rubber nipples and...Robin. Other than these guys, I'm ok to Vaugn making Thor.
There are 3 people in this world who shouldn't come anywhere near helming comic book characters. Mark Steven Johnson for minting money outta great characters and then dumping them (Daredevil, Ghost Rider). Bret Ratner for turning X3 into an episode of X-Men Evolution. And the guy who made Batman Forever and Batman & Robin...his name I shall not speak for it brings back too many bad memories of rubber nipples and...Robin. Other than these guys, I'm ok to Vaugn making Thor.
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12:10AM on 08/13/2007

Unconventional pick

First... how stupid is it that RUSH HOUR 3 made $50 mil and STARDUST didn't even make $10 mil? Bleh.

Oh, and my probably unconventional pick for Thor is Elden Henson. I think he has the right look for it, he most definitely can act, he'd just have to hit the gym and do Gerard Butler to his physique.
First... how stupid is it that RUSH HOUR 3 made $50 mil and STARDUST didn't even make $10 mil? Bleh.

Oh, and my probably unconventional pick for Thor is Elden Henson. I think he has the right look for it, he most definitely can act, he'd just have to hit the gym and do Gerard Butler to his physique.
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11:24AM on 08/10/2007
Channing Tatum anybody?

He's the only actor I could think of that could pull of the look, but can also act.
Channing Tatum anybody?

He's the only actor I could think of that could pull of the look, but can also act.
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7:41AM on 08/10/2007

Its not Tiger Stripes On his boots

Its Leather straps man come on :) Well this guys seems pretty decent and I was surprised by Layer Cake So he may do a good job.
Its Leather straps man come on :) Well this guys seems pretty decent and I was surprised by Layer Cake So he may do a good job.
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