Thor: Marvel Chief’s Hammer Of The Gods

November 27, 2009 by  
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ThorMarvel’s Editor-in-chief Joe Quesada has spoken out against fan speculation that the new comic book adaptation will be a flop.

In his blog which he maintains on the Marvel site, he was asked to quell scepticism about the new Kenneth Branagh helmed project.

“People are going to go into this movie with a preconceived idea about what it will be,” he said. “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 superhero 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 superhero movie can be.

“It’s not the expected story or settings. That part of it is incredibly exciting to me.”

The movie, due for release in 2011 already has Natalie Portman and Anthony Hopkins attached with Star Trek star (and former Home and Away actor) Chris Hemsworth in the title role.

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  1. Alton Lucas says:

    I’m an OLD Comics fan-from WAYBACK in-the-day(as they say). I’m really trying to NOT have a preconceived notion about the Thor film, but I have to say-IF they make him the same kind if weakling as was done in the ULTIMATE AVENGERS animated films, then I’m NOT going to be happy. I believe that when Stan and the gang first conceived him, one of the first considerations was how to make a character MORE POWERFUL than the mightiest mortal. So they made the character a god. So if they decrease his strength below that of the angry green giant, I will more than likely end my viewing of Marvel films. I will however hold onto hope that they will not de-power my favorite Asgardian and make a movie that will rival the first two Spider-Man & Iron Man films. “Nuff Said!”