Branagh to Direct Thor?:
Huge news this morning being reported by Variety. Kenneth Branagh, the English actor/director behind Henry V and the epic 90’s version of Hamlet is in talks with Marvel Studios to direct Thor, the tale of the Asgardian God and his human alter-ego Don Blake. The movie was originally attached to director Matthew Vaughn (Stardust), who recently left development.
This is huge news and bonds well for the franchise. Thor is due in theaters in 2010, and there’s also talk that the character will appear in 2011’s Avengers film.