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No Thor 2 for Kenneth Branagh

Deadline: Marvel Studios, which is in production on the Joss Whedon-directed The Avengers, is making a full commitment to Thor 2, with Chris Hemsworth reprising his role as the title hero. Marvel will need to hire a director for that film because, I've learned, Kenneth Branagh won't be returning as helmer.

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Christopher3572d ago

Ugh :(

I think he's one of the main reasons the first movie was as good as it was.

darklordzor3572d ago

This isn't hurting my feelings too much. While it does suck, and I hope the sequel doesn't suffer for it...Marvel has proven that they know how to pick the right directors. I think they'll snag a perfect replacement.

alycakes3572d ago

I don't think it will affect the movie that much. I'm sure we'll have someone just as good if not better take over for him.

Defectiv3_Detectiv33572d ago

I'm a bit disappointed because I would have liked to have seen what Branagh could have done with a sequel. Most comic book films don't hit their stride until the sequel, when they get the origins out of the way. Then again, I think we all know the real reason Branagh took up this gig was to increase his clout as a filmmaker and move on to doing his own projects. He is responsible for one of the best film adaptations of Hamlet, and his film Dead Again is one of the best modern examples of film noir.

Soldierone3571d ago

The only issue I have with a second one is they can't play the "no power" card again. Just like DC Movies, its super hard to create a "down to earth" movie when a guy is running around with a hammer and stronger than hell....

Only reason the first one got by was because he didn't have his powers for a good amount of the movie, if he somehow loses his powers again thats just...yeah don't do that.

DarkBlood3571d ago

you know what i always wonder about superpower movies is for example thor is really powerfull (as im guessing) sometimes i wonder whats the point in making it when you clearly know hes going to own you all or something

Soldierone3571d ago

It has to have good writing where the lowest point of the character can make the audience think "maybe they made him lose. I don't want him to lose!" even if its for a very split second it means the writing was done well.

The only issue is these guys have really out of this world super powers, so its hard to believe they are real sometimes.