Matthew Vaughn Set to Direct THOR Comments - Mania.com



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rgtchtiger 8/10/2007 9:09:01 AM
I never read any Thor comics at all, but my gut instinct says this tale may not translate well to film. I would consider seeing it since it will involve lots and lots of carnage though. Karl Urban strikes me as a perfect actor to play Thor.
fft5305 8/10/2007 9:29:34 AM
Dammit, #11, you beat me to the punch. I agree, Urban would be good. I don't think it will make a difference who plays Thor, though, I think they're going to screw the pooch on this one. I just don't see them making a live-action movie about Norse gods in Asgard without a high cheese factor.
zack2366 8/10/2007 9:32:50 AM
the only way to do this in modern times is to have an archelogical team find THOR in a frozen block of ice where he is unthawed and out of times with the world and society - then add the love intrest that helps him and then add modern day supervillian where thore is the only one that can stop him and for gods sake lets hear some of these superheros mention other hereos in ther movies
Merin 8/10/2007 10:21:27 AM
Let's see how Marvel's new way of making their films, starting with Iron Man, works out. We'll see if they are more dramatic, more serious, and more true to the spirit of their source material. I have high hopes and am looking forward to Iron Man. Here's hoping this is the start of a good trend. I would really like a good Thor movie - great character.
ponyboy76 8/10/2007 10:43:35 AM
Urban would be cool but I think he`s too small in stature. The first thing I thought of while watching 13th Warrior was, "wow, how the hell is Antonio Banderes, playing a middle eastern guy?" Second thing was, "woah, That dude could play Thor!"
kingghidorah 8/10/2007 11:07:49 AM
Thor is my favorite hero so I'm hoping to high hell they don't screw this one up !
hanso 8/10/2007 11:32:43 AM
I'm not convinced with Vaugh as the director. I enjoyed Layer Cake and I haven't seen Stardust but after he walked away from X3, i think because he didnt want to be in the states that long, I just don't have a good feeling about him. Maybe he just thought the movie would suck and decided to bail, smart move if that was his reason :) Thor movie? Gotta have Loki in it. Definitely. Like someone posted I hope this doesn't turn out like Ghost Rider, Punisher or any other mishandled Marvel property. Now that Marvel as it's own studio and creative control hopefully they will do justice to the character. They have to, it's obvious this is leading up to Marvel's mega film The Avengers.
DaForce1 8/10/2007 11:42:37 AM
Let's face facts, Bryan Singer screwed X3 when he left during pre-production to do the dismal remake of the first Donner Superman movie. What was left over was a mess that anyone with half a brain would have avoided. Vaughn looked at the mess, saw no solution to the problem in the time frame that Fox wanted it done, and backed out. Good for him. On to Thor. If they can get a competent writer for the script, I don't think this one will be a problem. As for Thor himself, I've always thought that Brad Pitt would make an excellent Thor. We know he can bulk up (as he did in Troy), and we know that he can actually act. It might just be a matter of seeing if he wants to do a comic book movie.
DaForce1 8/10/2007 11:51:44 AM
Oh, and whomever mentioned Greengrass should be strung up by their privates. Bourne Ultimatum suffered greatly from an overabundance of shaky cam. Either that, or the DP had a really advanced case of Parkinson's Disease.
macgawd 8/10/2007 1:50:36 PM
The only way a Thor movie would not suck is if it were placed in the context of ancient Norse mythology, dealing with appropriate supernatural baddies. However, I predict that this will be a standard fish-out-of-water tale, in which the mighty Thor is somehow thrust into modern society, where ridiculous and unintentional hilarity ensues.
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