Kenneth Branagh may be out of the directing gig for Thor 2—the honor having gone to Monster director Patty Jenkins due to a scheduling conflict between the Shakespearean actor and Marvel Studios—but that doesn't mean the actor/director can't have a role in the anticipated sequel.
Though he wasn't exactly the most likely of choices, Kenneth Branagh managed to turn Marvel's Thor into a fun, blockbuster addition to the Marvel movie canon. His name won't be on Thor 2 when it hits theaters in 2013, but Branagh says that if the timing were right, he'd love to go back to the Marvel universe.
When you think Kenneth Branagh, you think, "British Shakespearean actor and director who was inexplicably given the job of directing Thor." In this 3-minute behind-the-scenes look at the upcoming superhero film, you'll (briefly) see why Branagh was a decent choice.
Thor director Kenneth Branaugh says his superhero movie will be the opposite of Jon Favreau's Iron Man movies—and surprisingly, even if you liked Iron Man, Branagh makes it sound as if that'll turn out to be a GOOD thing.
We went to the Los Angeles set of Thor in March and even though we wanted to tell you all about it immediately, we've had to sit on it all year. But now the embargo has lifted and we can share the things we learned from director Kenneth Branagh, producer Craig Kyle and the actors playing Asgardian warriors.