In an interview with IGN, Thor director Kenneth Branagh revealed that that Marvel comic adaptation will begin shooting in January 2010:
“Well, I’m working currently on Thor for Marvel and we’re planning that one. We’re having a great time at the moment. We’re in intense pre-production,” Branagh said. “I shoot Thor in January of next year and because the time of release has been moved, it’s allowed me to have a moment in the summer where I can shoot the Wallanders.”
Branagh also confirmed the rumor that Wallander co-star Tom Hiddleston is up for a role in Thor, telling IGN: “Tom Hiddleston is a great actor and he, amongst a number of others, has been part of the group we’ve spoken to and all that’s still a work in progress.”
Thor is scheduled to hit theaters on May 20, 2011.