Shakespeare meets Thor! I just had a Thorgasm! This is really interesting news. Check it out! Here’s a news snippet from IMDB:
“Shakespearean star Kenneth Branagh is the surprise favorite to direct the next big Marvel comic book movie Thor. The British actor is negotiating with Marvel bosses over the movie, due for release in 2010. Thor follows the tale of a disabled medical student with the Norse god as an alter ego.”
I’ve always liked Kenneth (though I thought his Iago in Othello lacked focus). So I would be very happy with him taking on something like Thor. Plus, it’s not a giant leap from Shakespeare to comics. It’s really all the same story. And the same tights.