Thor Will Change Superhero Movies Forever, Apparently

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While the world may be eagerly anticipating next year's Iron Man 2, Marvel Comics' Editor in Chief Joe Quesada is already talking up 2011's Thor movie - A movie, he says, that will redefine superhero movies' potential. No pressure, then.


Talking to Comic Book Resources about a recent trip to Marvel Studios to discuss Thor, Quesada said,

We are incredibly confident [about the movie]. And there isn't much I could say to convince people beyond, "Look at these designs! Look at this script! Look at the moments in this story and tell me it won't be a huge success." But, that's obviously something I can't do, so the one thing I can say – and I've said as much to Marvel Studios head Kevin Feige – is that people are going to go into this movie with a preconceived idea about what it will be. If you're a comics fan, you'll have a preconceived notion of what you're going to get. If you're a non-comics fan, you'll have another notion of what the movie is all about. And what's really amazing is that both groups will walk away going, "I've never seen anything like this before within the super hero genre." It's so cool, and I don't want to use the word unusual, but it is unusual in the sense that it redefines what a super hero movie can be. It's not the expected story or settings. That part of it is incredibly exciting to me.


Thor is set for release on 20th May 2011.

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Two words for you: Kenneth Branagh.

Go watch "Henry V" or his "Hamlet". They're gorgeous, sprawling, filled with performances that are pitch perfect. Check out "Dead Again" where he resurrected (heh) the noir thriller. Or even his take on "Frankenstein" which was flawed, but still managed to be epic and rich with weird gothic detail that no adaptation of the work had before.

Giving him a big budget and a great mythos like Marvel's Thor (the JMS run and the Simonson era are just about perfect adventure comics) and I think it's going to be a hoot.