It’s been more than two months since news broke that Kenneth Branagh was Marvel’s choice to bring Thor to the big-screen and the director has been quite silent on the project. No more. While doing press for his upcoming film Valkryie, the actor/director spoke to MTV about the upcoming film:
“I am directing “Thor” or “The Mighty Thor’ as you might like to call it,” he said with a smile before clarifying what the title of the film will be. “I think it will be ‘Thor.’”
He continued excitedly, “There’s science fiction and science fact and fantasy all woven into one. It’s based on Norse legends which Marvel sort of raided in a brilliant way.
Branagh also spoke to the rumors that Kevin McKidd would be starring as Thor:
“There’s been lots of talk [about casting] — I sound like a politician — but we are too early at this stage. We’re getting the story and the visual effects together and all of that is very exciting. Someone sensational is going to play the part but it is early days.”
Thor is scheduled to hit theaters on July 16, 2010.