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New Character Added to Thor Script? January 6, 2009 2:49 pm

Posted by Rosario T. Calabria in Movies, News, The Avengers, Thor.
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thor-508IESB is reporting that the character of Donald Blake has been added to the end of the script to director Kenneth Branagh’s Thor in an effort to tie the film to The Avengers which hits theaters a year after on July 15, 2011:

A reliable source tells the IESB that the character of Donald Blake has been added to the end of the script. Let me reiterate that he wasn’t there before, the script was set entirely in the land of the Norse Gods.

The introduction of the character is essential to how Marvel will tie Thor into the Avengers that is set in contemporary Tony Stark/Hulk timeframe. It explains how the actual Thor film will be set in the ancient time of the Norse Gods and how they will subsequently bring the character into a modern time with Donald Blake discovering the magical Norse hammer Mjolnir and turning into Thor.

They’re also reporting that in addition to directing, Branagh will have an acting part in film..

Thor hits theaters on July 16, 2010.


Comic-Con 2008: Marvel Panel July 25, 2008 10:10 pm

Posted by Rosario T. Calabria in Ant-Man, Comic-Con 2008, Movies, News, Silver Surfer, The Avengers, The Incredible Hulk, Thor.

Marvel’s panel today at Comic-Con featured Kevin Feige From Marvel Studios, Editor-in-Chief Joe Quesada and Dan Buckley from Marvel Publishing and Craig Kyle from Marvel Animation.  Here are the highlights courtesy ComingSoon.net:

  • Kevin Feige said that the goal is to hire filmakers and get scripts in before casting their upcoming movies.
  • Feige also said that The Incredible Hulk lived up to their expectations and that the Hulk will make a return.
  • Marvel doesn’t believe they’ll ever get certain other characters back due to specific contractual obligations (i.e. it’s not likely Sony and Fox would let go of Spider-Man or X-Men).
  • Thor and Ant-Man are their two highest priorities over the coming year.
  • Feige wasn’t able to comment about whether Jon Favreau was officially signed on to direct Iron Man 2.
  • Dr. Doom won’t be in the Avengers movie because he’s part of the 20th Century Fox contract with Marvel.  He wouldn’t comment about whether he’d be apart of a future sequel.
  • He confirmed that a script exists for a Silver Surfer movie, but Feige said he believes Fox is going to wait and see how X-Men Origins: Wolverine does before commiting.
  • Marvel has no plans to license out any other characters that haven’t already been licensed out.

Marvel Announces Release Dates for Iron Man 2, Thor, Captain America and The Avengers May 5, 2008 11:31 pm

Posted by Rosario T. Calabria in Captain America, Iron Man 2, Movies, News, The Avengers, Thor.

Hot on the heels of the impressive box office debut of Marvel’s first self-financed film Iron Man, which drew $98.6 million in its first weekend ($102.1 total thus far domestically), the studio has unveiled their feature film release slate: Iron Man 2 and Thor in summer 2010 and Two Avenger-themed movies in summer 2011.