Monday, May 12, 2008

Marvel's 'Thor' in limbo and other Marvel news

The Hollywood Reporter is reporting that Matthew Vaughn is no longer directing Thor (currently scheduled to arrive in theaters on June 4, 2010, not July 4 as previously reported -- unless HR made a typo). According to HR, Vaughn's holding deal expired. In the meantime, Marvel is waiting for a script polish from writer Mark Protosevich (I Am Legend).

On what we should expect from Thor, Feige says, "It's very much a Marvel superhero story but against the backdrop of nothing you've seen before. " He then described the flick as a "period fantasy in the vein of The Lord of the Rings." Sounds pretty cool to me. Who do you think they should get to direct Thor? Heck, why not throw Peter Jackson on it -- I'm sure fans would freak over that one.

Additionally, and this is just a rumor right now, HR also claims that Hulk might be featured in Iron Man 2 (due out April 30, 2010). They don't go any further than that except to say we should expect cross-referencing in all these films now that Marvel has control over the movies its characters are in.

The last I heard, and I don't know where I heard this, Brad Pitt was who Marvel wanted to talk to about playing Thor. Sounds like a good idea to me (reference Troy). Thor, if in the hands of the right people, could turn out to be a great film, and at this point Marvel seems to be doing a great job with their films courtesy of Kevin Feige and Marvel Studios.
Posted by SX0T at 12:41 PM |  


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