IGN recently caught up with director/actor Kenneth Branagh, and spoke to him about his upcoming Marvel project, Thor. Branagh talked about what attracted him to the superhero project, and his plans for the main character. He also vaguely spoke about casting for the title role, *cough, Kevin McKidd, cough*.
More of the interview after the jump.
“To work on a story about one of the immortals, Gods, extraordinary beings, inter-dimensional creatures… There’s science fiction and science fact and fantasy all woven into one. It’s based on Norse legends which Marvel sort of raided in a brilliant way,” the actor-filmmaker said.
It also seems the veteran Shakespeare director understands why he got the gig, with his focus on the character key. “It’s a chance to tell a big story on a big scale… It is a human story right in the centre of a big epic scenario,” Branagh added.
“There’s been lots of talk [about casting] — I sound like a politician — but we are too early at this stage,” he explained. “We’re getting the story and the visual effects together and all of that is very exciting. Someone sensational is going to play the part, but it is early days.”
These people are pros at avoiding casting questions. I’m still in the corner rooting for Kevin. Go Kevin, Go!