Time for Superhero flick’s to have some dignity, a bit of class, a bit of DRAMA! That’s what are superheros have been missing, so why not change that? According to Variety, Kenneth Branagh, (who you may know from such films as Henry V, Much Ado About Nothing, Hamlet) will be directing the new Marvel Studios film, Thor. Seem like an unlikely pick for you too?
Well, scriptwriter Mark Protosevich told the Daily Herald last year that he saw the story of Thor in Biblical terms: “It’s going to be like a super hero origin story, but not one about a human gaining super powers, but of a god realizing his true potential. It’s the story of a Old Testament god who becomes a new Testament god.”
So it seems we have a bit of Shakespeare, a bit of the bible, and of course Thor: