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Mark Protosevich's brilliant THOR script to be directed by STARDUST's Matthew Vaughn!!!

Published at: Aug. 9, 2007, 10:28 p.m. CST by headgeek

Hey folks, Harry here... The week before I got married, I got a whole host of scripts. About 20 to be exact and in and amongst those was the latest script by Mark Protosevich (I AM LEGEND, JOHN CARTER OF MARS)... THOR. I'm a huge THOR geek. Even got that Mjolnir replica they issued a few years back - and I constantly hope a burglar breaks into my house so I can smash his face with my uru hammer. (joke... kinda). So when this script hit... I'm a huge fan of Protosevich... worked with him for quite some time on John Carter and he's a great guy to work with... intensely passionate about the material he's working on... and I kinda hate that I didn't get the script from Mark, cuz when he turned in his draft on JOHN CARTER - it came accompanied with a soundtrack cd he had made (that looked like Mars) that was made up of the music he was listening to, as he wrote the script. Richard Kelly does this too. Anyway - I sat down and dove into the script. This isn't a Donald Blake, doctor on vacation story. Instead, this is a genuine TALES OF ASGARD story. In the first few pages the creation of everything takes place... the origin of the gods, their universe and how midgard (that's are place in the universe) came to be. It has Thor and Loki as brothers - the best of friends... and it shows how that goes bad. The origin of the uru hammer, Thor being thrown from Asgard to being a mere mortal... it's a HUGE story - easily the most awesome script that a MARVEL project has ever had. About 3 weeks ago, I heard they were talking to Matthew Vaughn... I'm a huge fan of Matthew's STARDUST. However, I'm sure Matthew knows this... but the tone of STARDUST and this THOR script are very very different. There can be no tongue in cheek, no broad comedy... this is an intense story or deception, quests and battles amongst gods. Protosevich channeled all the best from Kirby's universe and I hope to Odin that they take their visual cue from his work. This has the chance to literally kick everything we have coming up's ass. It's an epic step forward in ambition for Matthew Vaughn - I know MARVEL loves this script - I just hope they allow this project to live up to its potential. Now they have the hardest task of all... finding Thor. Me - there's a half crazed part of me that wants Ernest Borgnine to play ODIN - ala his Ragnar from THE VIKINGS. But that's probably just me.

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  • Aug. 9, 2007, 10:31 p.m. CST

    So I guess a 1-18-08 release date is out, then.

    by Pennsy

    ;)

  • Aug. 9, 2007, 10:31 p.m. CST

    First?

    by BetaRayBill07

    THOR!! Sif? Mmmmm......Sif.....

  • Aug. 9, 2007, 10:32 p.m. CST

    Damn you Pennsy!!

    by BetaRayBill07

    Ok, already over it.

  • Aug. 9, 2007, 10:34 p.m. CST

    Can't think of anyone for this part except.....

    by BetaRayBill07

    Karl Urban. Is there anyone else besides an unknown out there?

  • Aug. 9, 2007, 10:36 p.m. CST

    Jerry Garcia as Odin!!

    by BetaRayBill07

    Oh wait....never mind....

  • Aug. 9, 2007, 10:36 p.m. CST

    Karl Urban for Thor

    by Batutta

    Maybe too close to his Pathfinder crapfest, but he'd be better than some blond douche like Jason Lewis or Paul Walker.

  • Aug. 9, 2007, 10:37 p.m. CST

    Ok I've got Loki!!

    by BetaRayBill07

    Jason Issacs. Nuff said.

  • Aug. 9, 2007, 10:39 p.m. CST

    Sorry...

    by BetaRayBill07

    Jason Isaacs. I are a college graduate.

  • Aug. 9, 2007, 10:40 p.m. CST

    Backstory?

    by Pseudo

    I'm just wondering if most non-comic readers (or AD&D players) are even going to understand the complexity of the backstory on this. No matter how brilliant the script is, Marvel (or whoever distributes this) is going to have a hell of a time finding an audience for this. ??Pseudo?? Out.

  • Aug. 9, 2007, 10:42 p.m. CST

    Pee Wee Herman as Odin...

    by cornponious

    Just commit 5 minutes to thinking about it... it will work.

  • Aug. 9, 2007, 10:43 p.m. CST

    Pseudo

    by BetaRayBill07

    Yeah I agree- it is complex. You should touch on this, and just do the Don Blake thing. There's gonna be 2-3 sequels unless they completely fuck this thing up- you can gradually bring in all of Asgard over time. Besides, who out there doesn't want to discuss casting Jane Foster?? Mmmmm....Jane....

  • Aug. 9, 2007, 10:45 p.m. CST

    Please don´t let it be Karl Urban...

    by Wilclas

    Please don´t.

  • Aug. 9, 2007, 10:48 p.m. CST

    Come on, tell me this isn't THOR

    by Batutta

    http://www.alicia-logic.com/capsimages/LOTR_King222KarlUrban.jpg

  • Aug. 9, 2007, 10:52 p.m. CST

    Coolest Thor would be...

    by Karnaan

    Vladimir Kulich from 13th Warrior, he is a bit older and I don't see Thor looking younger or even late twenties early thirties, he needs to look ageless... and Vlad has that look, but if not he could do Odin quite nicely too, granted a little age enhancing techniques. But I would love to see him handle Mjolnir

  • Aug. 9, 2007, 10:53 p.m. CST

    Whoever holds this hammer...

    by McDee

    They need the mechanic from Adventures in Babysitting

  • Aug. 9, 2007, 10:55 p.m. CST

    A story like this should have really cool visuals

    by NoHubris

    It'll be interesting to see what approach the director takes -- the Frank Miller's 300 visual approach, LOTR or something entirely new.

  • Aug. 9, 2007, 10:56 p.m. CST

    Vincent D'onofrio...

    by Redfive!

    he played Thor in Adventures in Babysitting...I think hes too old now.

  • Aug. 9, 2007, 11 p.m. CST

    As long as it's not SO removed from Earth that it's not

    by reflecto

    a Marvel Comics Thor movie. We need to see him on Earth, and yes I would like to see Donald Blake or at least Jane Foster. The pedigree on this is excellent though. I actually have high hopes. Why couldn't they have waited on DD, FF and X-Men too? At least DD and X-Men are ripe for a total overhaul.

  • Aug. 9, 2007, 11:01 p.m. CST

    Tyler Mane...

    by Donald Trump

    Just kidding. <p>sorry for even putting it out there.

  • Aug. 9, 2007, 11:04 p.m. CST

    "No tongue-in-cheek humor"???

    by SpencerTrilby

    That's asking too much from a MARVEL flick, Harry...

  • Aug. 9, 2007, 11:15 p.m. CST

    Sean Bean for Thor

    by waggy

    Watch Fellowship of the Ring, and pretend he's not a pussy. Always loved Thor, both as an Avenger and in his solo series, but I NEVER thought I'd see a big budget movie revolving around him. Woot! Looks like that Avengers movie is getting closer by the day.

  • Aug. 9, 2007, 11:15 p.m. CST

    Jamie Kennedy as Loki!

    by Loosejerk

    Just to see his face bashed with that hammer.

  • Aug. 9, 2007, 11:18 p.m. CST

    Redfive and McDee...

    by Gilkuliehe

    You beat me to it. Ah that sweet crash I had on Elizabeth Shue because of that movie... D'onofrio as Thor! PS: The grammar in that article even hurt me, Harry. And I don't speak English!

  • Aug. 9, 2007, 11:23 p.m. CST

    Brad Pitt???

    by schnipple

    Legends of the Fall... Could work

  • Aug. 9, 2007, 11:27 p.m. CST

    Sean Bean or Gerard Butler - Urban has done too many

    by reflecto

    medieval action things. If some of it is Earthbound, and I'd like it to be, there should be a mixture of old-school "huge horned helmet thing on my head" Loki and Ultimates emo kid Loki.

  • Aug. 9, 2007, 11:31 p.m. CST

    Karnaan is right! Vladmir Kulich = Thor

    by wellesfan

    I could completely belive this 6' 5" actor asThor. Check out pics at www.vladimirkulich.com or check out this clip: http://tinyurl.com/2wmok2

  • Aug. 9, 2007, 11:33 p.m. CST

    More crappy people for Thor!

    by futureman3000

    Any more horrible ideas you dummies have for Thor or Loki? Here's some ideas to help you along: Vin Diesel, Jean Claude Van-Damme, Tom Cruise, anyone in LOTR- just because they had long hair before doesn't mean they are right, Stallone, any wrestler- past or present, I'm sure you guys will add more

  • Aug. 9, 2007, 11:33 p.m. CST

    Jack Black as Thor!

    by Wilclas

    THAT would be a movie!

  • Aug. 9, 2007, 11:44 p.m. CST

    Marvel is kicking DC's butt

    by BrowncoatJedi

    Why can't DC/Warners get it together and make Wonder Woman, Flash, Green Lantern, etc? Losers.

  • Aug. 9, 2007, 11:57 p.m. CST

    CLICHE AGAIN.

    by filmgenius

    i personally am of the opinion that VINCE VAUGHN should stick to comedies and not try his punacious hand at directing films. i, as a prominent member of the small community of overly smart film scholars am of the opinion that actors should not try their hand at directing because their skill are different in vastness. actors are mainly able to only make emotions of other characters telling them what to do. this is not what directors do, and judging by the idiots on this bored...none of you know what a director does which is why you are all stupid. a director makes what is on the picture and stuff, which is not what an actor does and therefore VINCE VAUGHN, who was brilliantly funny in that one movie with the two cops who were in ROYAL TENENBAUMS (brilliant filim). what do your guys's think?

  • Aug. 10, 2007, 12:03 a.m. CST

    Hope Seth the Serpent God appears in the sequel

    by Drath

    Because I went nuts for the 400th issue of Thor with the big showdown with Seth and the Black Pyramid and Surtur. That's how epic comic book fights SHOULD be!

  • Aug. 10, 2007, 12:18 a.m. CST

    Dane Cook For Thor!

    by JonQuixote

    What? Harry said the script was humorless, right?

  • Aug. 10, 2007, 12:27 a.m. CST

    I'd rather wait for good DC movies...

    by Sledge Hammer

    ...than to see DC go down the Marvel path of the last couple of years where they rush out so many mediocre to downright crappy films just to get the properties out there. Yeah, Marvel has been making far more money at the box office, but they haven't been making very many good films, and to me it's that latter factor that's most important.<p>I mean, as things currently stand, since 2005, DC has given us Batman Begins, V For Vendetta, Constantine and Superman Returns, all films that I'm personally more than happy to have on my shelf, whereas over the same period since 2005 Marvel has given us Fantastic 4, Fantastic 4: Rise Of The Silver Surfer, X-Men: The Last Stand, Ghost Rider, Elektra, Man Thing and Spider-Man 3, hardly an impressive list of films, quality wise, in my opinion. More isn't better, better is better, and right now Marvel needs to be focussing less on more, and more on better. <p> To be fair though, Marvel's future does seem brighter, and some of the stuff Marvel have in the works looks pretty strong, quality wise, particularly Iron Man, but also Wolverine and Hulk both having lots of potential to get Marvel movies back on track, quality wise. DC, likewise, has some strong looking upcoming releases, with Dark Knight and Watchmen in particular both looking very promising. And of course both companies have tons of projects in various stages of development which may, or may not, happen. Still, hopefully in future both Marvel and DC movies will be maintaining a focus on quality over quantity, but I guess we'll just have to see how things play out.

  • Aug. 10, 2007, 12:46 a.m. CST

    question for Harry

    by Windowlicker74

    Will anything that you 'have worked on' actually see the light of day sometime? ..

  • Aug. 10, 2007, 12:54 a.m. CST

    Uh-oh.

    by blindambition238

    Apparently they're rushing to get shooting before the end of the year because of some Hollywood talent strike. But if the script is half as good as Harry says it is and with Marvel involved it should already be better than X3's rush job.

  • Aug. 10, 2007, 1 a.m. CST

    wouldn't worry about a rush job

    by waggy

    Vaughn left X3 for that very reason.

  • Aug. 10, 2007, 1:13 a.m. CST

    GUNTER SCHLIERKAMP AS THOR!!!

    by messi

    This dude loves Thor and has been acting for years. Give it to him. yes fanboy casting.

  • Aug. 10, 2007, 1:14 a.m. CST

    Would prefer Ultimates first then Thor

    by messi

    it's a perfect movie the ultimates, because ou have an action packed movie that introduces characters without their origins, allowing the origins to be told in future movies. make iron man, then avengers with Cap being the main guy then do a cap and a thor movie. MARVEL THIS IS HOW IT SHOULD BE DONE!!!!

  • Aug. 10, 2007, 1:19 a.m. CST

    filmgenius

    by one9deuce

    Do you think you could become prosegenius? Because your posts are nearly unreadable. And you're not really saying anything about film and/or film directing that has earned you your user name.

  • Aug. 10, 2007, 1:35 a.m. CST

    Triple H .... IS THE GOD OF THUNDER

    by JeanLuc Dickhard

    if they go wrestler route its hhh

  • Aug. 10, 2007, 1:37 a.m. CST

    too bad the perfect thor just got cast as the punisher

    by JeanLuc Dickhard

    13.............13..................13.....................

  • Aug. 10, 2007, 1:41 a.m. CST

    Goona jump on

    by Variant13

    The Vladimir Kulich bandwagon. The man was superb in 13th Warrior. I like the idea of Thor as an older, grizzled warhorse type.

  • Aug. 10, 2007, 1:44 a.m. CST

    Dolph Lundgren should play Thor

    by stamper

    Please ! He is the only one.

  • Aug. 10, 2007, 1:51 a.m. CST

    Ray Stevenson kicks ass

    by DOGSOUP

    Clancy Brown as Loki! Fuck yes.

  • Aug. 10, 2007, 1:52 a.m. CST

    Vinnie Jones in a bad rubber muscle suit as THOR

    by Alonzo Mosely

    ...Oi, you, sort it out or i'll 'it you wive me 'ammer...

  • Aug. 10, 2007, 1:54 a.m. CST

    Sledge Hammer

    by Mneth

    I'm a huge Marvelfan but I have to agree with you fully. I've never cared much for DCs titels, but there movies are the better ones. So far.

  • Aug. 10, 2007, 2:24 a.m. CST

    Matthew Vaughn

    by kwisatzhaderach

    Another talentless hack. Another crappy movie.

  • Aug. 10, 2007, 2:29 a.m. CST

    Loki casting

    by Benway1

    Crispin Glover anyone?

  • Aug. 10, 2007, 2:30 a.m. CST

    NOT ANOTHER FUCKING RUSH JOB!

    by reflecto

    Didn't they see what rushing product out or de-funding it because it's "just superheroes" did to the first and last X-Men, or to Daredevil or FF or any number of others? How many times can they do this and not learn? Anyway, I hate when people offer up fucking wrestlers for roles. Come on, just because they have the muscles doesn't mean they can act the part. I would be fine with Viggo in the role. Very happy with that actually. I think he's a perfect choice, but probably would not take it given fear of being typecast as a 'fantasy warrior'. I would also prefer a Cap-centric film to be an Avengers film - I think you can intro him and focus the first film around him while still making it an Avengers movie. I think it's the way to go, with a mix of elements from both the original Avengers and the Ultimates.

  • Aug. 10, 2007, 2:31 a.m. CST

    Thor to me is one of worst ideas for a movie

    by bongo123

    i never liked the comics, i mean come on a film about some dude with a big fucking hammer... yeah class.

  • Aug. 10, 2007, 3:01 a.m. CST

    There aren't many actors who look the part...

    by Mr Writer

    ...but then again who is blonde, blue-eyed, 6ft 5in and as wide a car?! As someone said earlier if they go down the wrestler root they could do a lot worse than HHH. Blade 3 aside he can act and he would absolutely nail the look. Just imagine him in his Wrestlemania Conan attire, but with Mjornir in his hands rather than a sledgehammer. You could surround him by a cast of serious actors and it could work. Ray Stevenson would be good too, but I doubt he'll be Frank Castle and Thor! Just please don't let it be Matthew Vaughan's mate Vinnie Jones. I don't hate the man or anything, but that would be the kiss of death for this franchise. So I'm definitely seeing HHH. Cast Clancy Brown as Odin too.

  • Aug. 10, 2007, 3:03 a.m. CST

    jack kirby sucks*

    by darwinwins

    i dislike the notion that those old time comic book artists were actually talented when it came to the actual task of illustrating the pages with great feats of action. they were great men in the realm of story telling but in the visual realm, not so much. i pretty much hate all comic book artists from before the mid-80's when comic book art started filling up with extremely talented and gifted illustrators.

  • Aug. 10, 2007, 3:06 a.m. CST

    Hulk Hogan as Thor

    by jackalcack

    Nuff said.

  • Aug. 10, 2007, 3:08 a.m. CST

    Thor

    by Pandas

    I always think Zakk Wylde looks like Thor. The Ultimates version at least. Think about it, he could write the feme toom, sing the feme toon too.

  • Aug. 10, 2007, 3:09 a.m. CST

    Ving Rhames as Thor

    by Napoleon Park

    Chris Rock as Loki. Morgan Freeman as Odin. Omar Epps as Baldur the Brave. Jessica Alba as Jane Foster. Eddie Murphy in a fat suit as Volstagg. Samuel L. Jackson as Hogun the Grim. Owen Wilson as Fandral The Dashing. Jorge Garcia as Ego, the Living Planet. Kristen Johnston as Fafnir the Ice Giant. With Yun-Fat Chow as the Radioactive Man.

  • Aug. 10, 2007, 3:11 a.m. CST

    Thor?

    by Zappary

    Man, I'm so thor I can't even pith.

  • Aug. 10, 2007, 3:13 a.m. CST

    Let's hope

    by Shoegeezer

    the script doesn't have any action or spectacle in in, as Stardust shows Vaughn hasn't the first clue how to film such things.

  • Aug. 10, 2007, 3:13 a.m. CST

    Darwinwins, you sarcastic maniac...

    by Napoleon Park

    ...that was hilarious. The idea of Rob Liefeld being a better storyteller than Will Eisner makes my brain giddy.

  • Aug. 10, 2007, 3:14 a.m. CST

    As long as its not a lostie.

    by gomez33

    As long as its not the sawyer dick from Lost. Brad Pit looked the part in Troy, but the guy's an idiot. No one really stands out. Hoepfully they'll pick someone relatively unknown.

  • Aug. 10, 2007, 3:17 a.m. CST

    rob liefield

    by darwinwins

    but he did a ... wtf did he do ... Levi's(?)commercial? the vast majority still suck at drawing but the field really did attract some incredible talent. for the longest time, illustrators stayed away from comic books. i blame the fifties for the decades of suckage.

  • Aug. 10, 2007, 3:20 a.m. CST

    Vladimir Kulich...

    by Duncan Irons

    ...is going bald for god's sake... i really don't want to see a poor furry bastard on someone's head ever again, especially after seeing the dead animal they superglued to nicolas cage's head in Ghost Rider...

  • Aug. 10, 2007, 3:21 a.m. CST

    Vaughn is going to be

    by hippy32

    Vaughn is going to be innundated with copies of the 13th warrior and Pathfinder as anyone that played a viking in those tries to get a part. If they have the ropier elements of the comic, like the warriors 3, dennis storhoi is a must for fandral the dashing, btw(herger the joyoues from 13th warrior)

  • Aug. 10, 2007, 3:23 a.m. CST

    Jack Kirby sucks?

    by Otto Parts

    What the fuck are you talking about, Darwinwins? Do you have eyes?

  • Aug. 10, 2007, 3:37 a.m. CST

    Thor is an embarrassment.

    by Felix the Taster

    With his long golden locks and cod Shakespearian language, he was always the girly Marvel character kids hated. I didn't know anyone who considered him the best superhero. This movie will cost too much money and sink at the box office because of the downright unlikeability of humourless Thor. I was first introduced to him (and for that matter the rest of the Avengers) during Secret Wars and was always baffled as to why the writers spent such a lot of their time with no-marks like Captain America, Iron Man and Thor as the centre of the story when Spiderman, Ben Grimm and Wolverine were all far more engaging and clearly more popular. I have a suspicion all these Avengers movies will tank.

  • Aug. 10, 2007, 3:49 a.m. CST

    So is this gonna be in the present day?

    by stones_throw

    If not it's not a superhero movie...which might be what they're aiming for, but then LOTR aside sword'n'sorcery doesn't have such a good record at the box office. <p>Also, I can't imagine Thor being enough of a bankable property to get the budget required to do Kirby's art justice.

  • Aug. 10, 2007, 3:54 a.m. CST

    The only good thing to come from thor.....

    by knifeandfork

    ...was his theme tune from the sixties cartoon show. "THE MIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIGHTY THOOOOOOOOR!" Apart from that though, the character has nothing going for him .

  • Aug. 10, 2007, 3:54 a.m. CST

    I agree, Felix the Taster...

    by stones_throw

    On his own, Thor isn't a very strong character, which is probably why he's struggled to sustain his own series since the 1980s. He needs to be offset against the "being tied to a mortal" thing or the present day and the Avengers. I don't think setting it in Viking times surrounded by other gods is the best route to go.

  • Aug. 10, 2007, 4:07 a.m. CST

    And another thing,

    by Felix the Taster

    forgive my ignorance but aren't all these characters from Viking mythology anyway. So if you you wanted to see a movie about Thor in Viking times featuring Loki and Odin then that doesn't make it a Marvel movie any more than Clash of the Titans is. The Donald Blake storyline is the thing that makes this a marvel adaptation so of course it must be central to the story.

  • Aug. 10, 2007, 4:19 a.m. CST

    The Rock for Thor!

    by dr sauch

    Watch Walking Tall. He's got range, true story!

  • Aug. 10, 2007, 5:32 a.m. CST

    To the "guy" who says that Kirby Sucks...

    by ian216a

    You don't understand comics. 'Nuff Said!

  • Aug. 10, 2007, 5:36 a.m. CST

    Shia LaBeouf as Thor !!

    by GCH888

    Only joking. Coincidentally enough I was watching "The Incredible Hulk Returns" on TV yesterday afternoon and they had Thor played by an actor called Eric Kramer. Obviously I'm not suggesting Eric should return to play Thor but I was amazed to find out that this actor later went on to play Bear in "American Wedding"

  • Aug. 10, 2007, 5:37 a.m. CST

    I AM LEGEND

    by MaxTheSilent

    For years I've been hearing various people (Harry included) all-but fellate Mark Protosevitch's I AM LEGEND script (presumably the one for Ridley Scott starring Arnold Schwarzenegger. I'm going on record as saying that that script was an atrocity, on-par with the much-vaunted Sam Hamm drafts of BATMAN and WATCHMEN. I wouldn't trust Mark Protosevitch to write my grocery list.

  • Aug. 10, 2007, 5:59 a.m. CST

    Pamela Andrson for Thor! Fife and Sex!

    by Jugs

    ++++++++

  • Aug. 10, 2007, 6:02 a.m. CST

    Viggo Mortensen all the way..

    by subfreq

    Would be a fairly obvious casting but he is the man for the role.

  • Aug. 10, 2007, 6:14 a.m. CST

    Looking forward to this just so I can hear people say..

    by LittleDudes

    MJOLNIR. Always wondered how it was pronounced.

  • Aug. 10, 2007, 6:18 a.m. CST

    Thomas Jane as Thor!

    by Yeti

    Shia LaBeouf as Loki!

  • Aug. 10, 2007, 6:47 a.m. CST

    Hulk SMASH Thor

    by just pillow talk

    Hulk think Thor a drippy whore. Hulk think Thor look like girl.

  • Aug. 10, 2007, 7:03 a.m. CST

    I wish they would not

    by Dazzler69

    go to Earth on this one and keep it in Asgard. I am tired of the Earth kid looking in awe at stuff and trying to understand everything.

  • Aug. 10, 2007, 7:07 a.m. CST

    Yes M-O-M..

    by just pillow talk

    By saying "Hulk think Thor look like girl" I totally implied that I think Jesus "must be a girly fag too!" <p>You're fucking sharp as a marble.

  • Aug. 10, 2007, 7:10 a.m. CST

    You made it sound like Vaughn already signed...

    by Jakes Nel

    We already knew he was attached. Useless post, mate. And again, I refuse to have anything more to do with this site until that piece-of-shit Rush Hour 3 trailer disappears. Selling your souls like this... How much did they pay you to review their silly, silly pile of hackshit over and over again? Well, I hope it was worth it. You make me sick...

  • Aug. 10, 2007, 7:22 a.m. CST

    Memories-Of-Murder

    by kwisatzhaderach

    Have you met Jesus? You'd have thought he'd have had a haircut at some point during the last 2000 years. Also, has he been to see The Bourne Ultimatum yet, and if so, what did he think of it?

  • Aug. 10, 2007, 7:26 a.m. CST

    Congrats Vaughn! scripts sounds good too

    by pipergates

    -as its focusing more on the old legends and not so much on the glossy superhero...i would like to see Viggo Mortensen in the role if he could stop being so soft-spoken for once... Vaughn is a great choice and has proved with Layer Cake that he can do some serious gritty stuff, as well as the fantastic stuff like in Stardust.

  • Aug. 10, 2007, 7:33 a.m. CST

    Thor can be awesome if it has the 300 look

    by BringingSexyBack

    That movie was very Asgard-like. Maybe a little too claustrophobic, though. Need to create large airy spaces like in Brokeback Mountain and LOTR.

  • Aug. 10, 2007, 7:36 a.m. CST

    SHIA LeMADCOW AS THOR'S SIDEKICK SON

    by BringingSexyBack

    So sayeth Steven Spielberg, so let it be done.

  • Aug. 10, 2007, 7:38 a.m. CST

    Shia LeBouf as Indiana Jones' son!!!!!

    by kwisatzhaderach

    Erm, hang on...

  • Aug. 10, 2007, 7:38 a.m. CST

    How about Sawyer from Lost for Thor

    by chien_sale

    Thus far, he's the only guy I can think of. I think they should go cast guys from England, Ireland, Australia and so forth. Guys with accent and the size for the job.

  • Aug. 10, 2007, 7:42 a.m. CST

    Vikings are gay

    by cowboyone

    I worship Kirby. So I hate to say it, but I don't think this is a character for the movies. It's painfully dated, and I REALLY don't think it'll grab much box office.

  • Aug. 10, 2007, 7:42 a.m. CST

    Memories

    by Jakes Nel

    It's MATTHEW (with two T's) and FAVREAU (with an A). Also, it's MISTAKE (without an N). Just thought I'd help you out, buddy. Oh, and filmgenius is being stupid on purpose.

  • Aug. 10, 2007, 7:45 a.m. CST

    MJOLNIR is pronounced....

    by mukhtabi

    one of two ways depending on the part of scandinavia your from: Mih-yoll-ner or Mee-Yoll-neer or they could always mix and match em. Classical Languages... what a major ...

  • Aug. 10, 2007, 7:50 a.m. CST

    Cowboyone - if 300 can break BO records

    by BringingSexyBack

    surely a Thor movie can be a hit. It'll depend on the execution of the movie as well as a good marketing campaign.

  • Aug. 10, 2007, 7:55 a.m. CST

    I hope we get to see Thor talking to the hippies . . .

    by Nice Marmot

    . . . and telling them they're a bunch of panty wastes.

  • Aug. 10, 2007, 7:58 a.m. CST

    ...it's a HUGE story...

    by Kid Z

    ...easily the most awesome script... Meaning, of course, it will never see the light of day!

  • Aug. 10, 2007, 8:06 a.m. CST

    Michael Wincott as Loki

    by DannyOcean01

    So he can wipe the floor with whatever soap actor himbo they pick for Thor.

  • Aug. 10, 2007, 8:08 a.m. CST

    Vladimir Kulich

    by fish tacos

    youngify him! He's a great actor and he made Buliwyf one of the alltime great badass characters. The quiet power, the respect and awe of everyone around him... so fucking awesome.<br> <br>I was really into the Thor comics growing up. Thor vs. Surtur would be really cool to see.

  • Aug. 10, 2007, 8:09 a.m. CST

    DAVID BECKHAM AS THOR

    by ndouglas

    I THINK BECKHAM COULD PULL IT OFF BUT IT'S A BIG QUESTION WHETHER HE CAN ACT OR NOT, MARVEL AND PARAMOUNT REALLY HAS TO GO WITH A NO NAMER LIKE BRANDON ROUTH IN SUPERMAN FOR THIS ONE

  • Aug. 10, 2007, 8:21 a.m. CST

    Josh Holloway...

    by Super Rabbi

    ...but only if he can lose that accent.

  • Aug. 10, 2007, 8:34 a.m. CST

    Thor...

    by tbumpkins

    god of metal http://tinyurl.com/2zs6mq

  • Aug. 10, 2007, 8:38 a.m. CST

    I see that the madness of Memories-Of-Murder...

    by Mr. Nice Gaius

    ... has seeped into this Talkback as well. May the lords of Asgard help us.

  • Aug. 10, 2007, 8:55 a.m. CST

    Simon Pegg for Loki...

    by Boba Fat

    Did somebody say that already?...ok how about Pegg for Thor and Nick Frost for Loki? Come on, you'd pay to see that wouldn't you?

  • Aug. 10, 2007, 8:57 a.m. CST

    Itll probably be Shia LeBoeuf

    by moners

    From next year on he will be the only actor in Hollywood. If he decides not to take it however, David Bowie would be good. Have you seen my hammer man? Its pretty far out man.

  • Aug. 10, 2007, 9:04 a.m. CST

    According to Nostradamus . . .

    by TheManWithTooManyNames

    Nicholas Cage will play Thor, and Rob Zombie will direct the Hellraiser remake. <br><br> You all know that Hollywood could sink so low — we've already had Michael Bay's Transformers.

  • Aug. 10, 2007, 9:07 a.m. CST

    Thor should be played by...

    by dogmonsta

    The leader of the ridders of Gondor actor...was it Faromir? He was in Riddick as well as the general of the army...I cant remember his name for the life of me...I think he would be great!

  • Aug. 10, 2007, 9:08 a.m. CST

    OUR SPY CATCHES THOR IN A PIZZA HUT DELIVERY UNIFORM

    by BringingSexyBack

    Always makes a good disguise.

  • Aug. 10, 2007, 9:09 a.m. CST

    NOT SOON ENOUGH!!!

    by BringingSexyBack

    We need this movie so they can make the Avengers movie.

  • Aug. 10, 2007, 9:12 a.m. CST

    ASSGUARD

    by BringingSexyBack

    Shia better have one on in my presence cuz his ass is sweet for my meat.

  • Aug. 10, 2007, 9:13 a.m. CST

    I just want to know what Memories-of-Murder thinks

    by BringingSexyBack

    cuz his opinion is from God herself.

  • Aug. 10, 2007, 9:14 a.m. CST

    Will Thor take on the Islamo-terrorists

    by BringingSexyBack

    or will it be THOR LIFTS AND CATCHES THINGS?

  • Aug. 10, 2007, 9:15 a.m. CST

    Wh-Wh-Wha??? No Dance Number?

    by Diagnostic

    Gotta have a dance number.<br> <br>

  • Aug. 10, 2007, 9:18 a.m. CST

    Just 1 villain and storyline please

    by BringingSexyBack

    and no Jimmy and the big black man sub-plots, thank you.

  • Aug. 10, 2007, 9:20 a.m. CST

    Dogmonsta - you're thinking of Karl Urban

    by BringingSexyBack

    who was suggested by someone earlier in the TB. He would make a great Thor.

  • Aug. 10, 2007, 9:20 a.m. CST

    Give Aquaman a cameo

    by BringingSexyBack

    cuz he can't get his own movie, and that makes me sad.

  • Aug. 10, 2007, 9:21 a.m. CST

    Where's the Top Chef talkback

    by BringingSexyBack

    and you call this a geek site?

  • Aug. 10, 2007, 9:25 a.m. CST

    Chris Tucker as Thor

    by BringingSexyBack

    I'm the Son of Odin and I will bitchslap your ass back to Midgard!

  • Aug. 10, 2007, 9:26 a.m. CST

    Casey from Top Chef is hot in a hot wife way

    by BringingSexyBack

    She looks like a slightly older Jennifer Aniston, but with big tits. Nice.

  • Aug. 10, 2007, 9:28 a.m. CST

    Megan Fox as an Asgardian concubine

    by BringingSexyBack

    Just cuz.

  • Aug. 10, 2007, 9:42 a.m. CST

    * Professsional actor's head on a body builder's body?!

    by JDanielP

    Yeah, I'm sure there would be cries against it...but we are most certainly at a point, with the options of special & visual effects today, to digitally add an actor's face/head to a physical performer's body. (Just look at the STAR WARS prequels.) We may even be at a point today that...we could even mo-cap a computer generated body, along with all actors on a blue (or green) screened stage. (Just look at the mo-cap work in Peter Jackson's "KING KONG" and the "LORD OF THE RINGS" trilogy.) Just how much are they going to computer generate? And how stylish will this be, ...because, as we know, CGI is a wonderful place for artists to have room for creative freedom. (Just look at "300".) ...So, there is much to think about, in terms of how this picture should be visually interpreted. And if I could live the dream of making such a flick, I would do as I've mentioned above. The movie budget would stretch much further with the heavy use of CGI ...and there would be no need of finding a body builder who can be the complete package. --But then, there is one last possibility, as there is the option to dub the voice. Hmmmmmm.... decisions, decisions. Fun stuff, indeed.

  • Aug. 10, 2007, 10:11 a.m. CST

    I doubt Matthew Vaughn will

    by Samuel Fulmer

    be directing this. Despite if it's any good, it looks like Stardust is going to bomb, and if that happens, I doubt Vaughn will be given another fantasy project. But who knows, Thor has never been that popular (even when Walt Simonson made the charcter relevant back in the '80s), so maybe whoever's behind the movie will take the risk. Now that most of the top tier and a lot of the mid tier Marvel characters have gotten films, does anyone think there's a chance for a Hawkeye flick???? Or how about Cloak and Dagger???

  • Aug. 10, 2007, 10:15 a.m. CST

    Nice Marmot...

    by Sith Witch

    It's "panty waists", not "panty wastes". I did not need that visual...

  • Aug. 10, 2007, 10:16 a.m. CST

    Thor fights Hulk Dogs and Delivers a Pizza

    by Sith Witch

    .

  • Aug. 10, 2007, 10:23 a.m. CST

    Jessica Alba's panty wastes make a great sauce

    by BringingSexyBack

    Just stir in some cherry puree.

  • Aug. 10, 2007, 10:28 a.m. CST

    LINK to THOR with his hammer, starring Triple H

    by JDanielP

    http://www.wwe.com/superstars/raw/tripleh/photos2/sledgehammerphotos/

  • Aug. 10, 2007, 10:30 a.m. CST

    The link works if you close the gaps. See above/below.

    by JDanielP

    That's all.

  • Aug. 10, 2007, 10:43 a.m. CST

    Right you are, Memories of Murder and Max the Silent!!!

    by Ecto-1

    You guys are totally right. I just recently read that I Am Legend script and I was seething over the hack job that was made of it. It was dog shit. Robert Neville sailing off into the sunset on a tug-boat with a vamp woman and two vamp kids to live happily ever after in the dawn of a 'new world'. Utterly dreadful. I have no doubts that the upcoming Will Smith version will be an equal shit-fest seeing as how it's been shot by that arsehole who butchered Hellblaizer and vomited it out as Constantine.

  • Aug. 10, 2007, 10:53 a.m. CST

    JOUKO AHOLA FOR THOR

    by Gwai Lo

    JOUKO AHOLA! JOUKO AHOLA! THOR! And Stellan Skarsgard for Odin. Bill Moseley for Loki. Or some Euro, who knows.

  • Aug. 10, 2007, 10:58 a.m. CST

    TRIPLE H FOR THOR

    by batmanthehorse

    HE'D BE GREAT! WRESTLERS MAKE THE BEST ACTORS!

  • Aug. 10, 2007, 10:59 a.m. CST

    "That's are place in the universe..."

    by Read and Shut Up

    Harry...I know you're a few ounces lighter on the spooge these days, but dude! I'm pretty sure you meant "OUR place."

  • Aug. 10, 2007, 11:27 a.m. CST

    bongo123 you cockface

    by messi

    always talking bullshit. fuck you

  • Aug. 10, 2007, 11:28 a.m. CST

    Shia LeBoeuf can reprise his role as the Norseman

    by Quin the Eskimo

    McKinleys Highs Mascot. From freaks and geeks. Stick that Head on him and let him g!

  • Aug. 10, 2007, 11:29 a.m. CST

    Ultimates Thor was based on Sean Bean

    by messi

    Decent choice and cool twist on the character but I still say Gunter Schlierkamp, not only does he look like Thor but he supposedly can act.

  • Aug. 10, 2007, 11:31 a.m. CST

    Emma Watson as Thor

    by BringingSexyBack

    Just do the motion capture thing.

  • Aug. 10, 2007, 11:32 a.m. CST

    Long hair = girls? what the fuck?

    by messi

    So I guess 80% of people in Metal bands are girl fags? You fucking idiots.

  • Aug. 10, 2007, 11:33 a.m. CST

    cowboyone

    by messi

    How the fuck is Thor dated? It's fucking mythology you fucking dumb cint.

  • Aug. 10, 2007, 11:37 a.m. CST

    Messi, why the foul mood?

    by BringingSexyBack

    I'm here to listen and help.

  • Aug. 10, 2007, 11:39 a.m. CST

    HAMMER TIME

    by BringingSexyBack

    They have GOT to use a Hammer song as the theme. How could they not?

  • Aug. 10, 2007, 11:39 a.m. CST

    Loki Casting

    by chgocreature

    James Marsden as Loki. Somebody needs to give him a juicy film role and he will no doubt do it justice. Relationship between Spike and Angel was sooo close to Loki and Thor, especially in 1st season on Angel.

  • Aug. 10, 2007, 11:41 a.m. CST

    Financially better to do AVENGERS First.

    by messi

    If Kevin Feige had any Brains, he'd realize an Avengers movie after Iron Man would be perfect as it could be used as a springboard for different movies. Ultimates was set up that way, as you would a movie. No Captain America Origin but he's a key figure so you understand him straight away and leave a world war 2 movie open, Thor is introduced without a background and leaves it open for his own pre Avengers movie. THINK MOTHERFUCKERS! Also Rhythm and Hues for HULK is fucking ridiculous, they suck mega balls at CGI particularly Organic CGI, only Weta and ILM can come close to organic CGI.

  • Aug. 10, 2007, 11:42 a.m. CST

    THE SON OF ODIN STANDS TRIUMPHANT

    by BringingSexyBack

    I love Ultimate Alliance. When is the sequel coming out?

  • Aug. 10, 2007, 11:42 a.m. CST

    BSB

    by messi

    I always talk like this. I'm fucking Messi and I am here to party. Autobots theme = Happy time.

  • Aug. 10, 2007, 11:43 a.m. CST

    Tobias Menzies as Loki

    by carnosauerkraut

    Brutus from the Rome HBO series - he has the craggy look and sneering ability that defines Loki. Thor I will have to ponder on ...

  • Aug. 10, 2007, 11:43 a.m. CST

    Messi

    by BringingSexyBack

    Okay you fucking bitch cunt.

  • Aug. 10, 2007, 11:46 a.m. CST

    Gordon Ramsay as Thor

    by BringingSexyBack

    He looks like Thor. Funny guy too.

  • Aug. 10, 2007, 11:46 a.m. CST

    BSB

    by messi

    That's more fucking like it dumb cunt.

  • Aug. 10, 2007, 11:47 a.m. CST

    Ganymede as Thor's 2 week old fecal matter

    by messi

    Bongo123 can eat the shit too. cunce.

  • Aug. 10, 2007, 11:47 a.m. CST

    Catherine Zeta-Jones Douglas as an Asgardian woman

    by BringingSexyBack

    She has that Asgardian look and needs a hit movie.

  • Aug. 10, 2007, 11:49 a.m. CST

    Shia LeMadCow as Thor's panty wastes

    by BringingSexyBack

    He kinda looks like a turd.

  • Aug. 10, 2007, 11:50 a.m. CST

    BSB

    by messi

    I guess you have some sort of attraction to her, but bitch is no actress, she's a celebrity/movie star, oblivious to what is 'good acting' and how 'acting in an independant film with a meaty role gives you respect', she wasn't brought up like that. Children of Men would probably make her menstruate for eternity out of sheer shock at the awesomeness.

  • Aug. 10, 2007, 11:52 a.m. CST

    This year's little miss starscream as Too Silver

    by messi

    Gotta eat ARRRRRGGGGGGGHHHHHH

  • Aug. 10, 2007, 11:52 a.m. CST

    Messi as Asgard : Tokyo Drift

    by messi

    You know it fuckers.

  • Aug. 10, 2007, 11:54 a.m. CST

    Messi

    by BringingSexyBack

    She used to be pretty hot, and you can't deny her MILFness, but I don't consider her any great actress. Like you said, she's a movie star. She doesn't even attempt to broaden her horizons. But she's married to Michael Douglas so she doesn't really have to anyway. She's bagged a rich man, that's all that counts. Also, Scarlett Johanssen should be in this, with her Nordic look and big rack and all.

  • Aug. 10, 2007, 11:54 a.m. CST

    Thor

    by Bluejack

    Thor doesn't make it in his own title because he ain't "gritty" enough for the rank and file of humanity. He anchors the Avengers as a strong moral force and the go-to guy in battle. If there is ever a movie, it will probably succeed no matter what, because the rank and file morons of America eat this least common denominator crap marvel is feeding us up. A truly great Thor movie could be made starting in ASgard with some backstory, link up to the modern world and have Thor mingle with mortals to learn a love for Midgard, and finally having Loki or Hela assault Thor in Midgard. I'd love to see Thor fight some frost giants etc. in New York. Maybe a battle with Sutyr.

  • Aug. 10, 2007, 11:55 a.m. CST

    THOR: A BRETT RATNER FILM

    by BringingSexyBack

    You know you want it.

  • Aug. 10, 2007, 11:55 a.m. CST

    BringingSexyBack

    by Quin the Eskimo

    Just have Michael Bay cast a harem!

  • Aug. 10, 2007, 11:56 a.m. CST

    Quin, _Mikey_Bay has proven that a cheap ho

    by BringingSexyBack

    will sell any movie. I've seen more pics of Megan Fox under the hood than fucking Optimus Prime. Michael Bay knows what's up. He do.

  • Aug. 10, 2007, 11:59 a.m. CST

    Bluejack if you made that movie I would def see it

    by BringingSexyBack

    but knowing Hollywood, they will fuck it up somehow.

  • Aug. 10, 2007, 12:01 p.m. CST

    BSB

    by Quin the Eskimo

    Its funny 'cause it's true.

  • Aug. 10, 2007, 12:02 p.m. CST

    "That's are place in the universe."

    by 3 Bag Enema

    This was not a typo. This is actually how his brain "works" while he talks. Frightening.

  • Aug. 10, 2007, 12:06 p.m. CST

    Oh, and Marvel Films

    by 3 Bag Enema

    I know you're reading this. Do not do a Thor movie. Do not do a Captaim America movie. Do not do a Nick Fury movie. Introduce all these characters in the Avengers movie. Then do spin-offs, if viable. Thank you.

  • Aug. 10, 2007, 12:15 p.m. CST

    3 bag enema

    by messi

    that's what I was saying. Look at the ultimates, the set up is perfect, start it off with cap rushing into that parachute mission and it's so fucking perfectly anchored. The only one that needs a set up is Iron man that's it, Cap, Thor, Nick Fury should all be introduced in an Avengers movie, and then they get their own movies.

  • Aug. 10, 2007, 12:21 p.m. CST

    Loki

    by Jesusquatch

    I think Orlando Bloom would be good as Loki.

  • Aug. 10, 2007, 12:27 p.m. CST

    There should be no debate on casting....

    by jangotangos

    This IS Thor http://imdb.com/gallery/granitz/3608/Events/3608/JoshHollow_Vespa_5992692_400.jpg?path=pgallery&path_key=Holloway,%20Joshv

  • Aug. 10, 2007, 1:11 p.m. CST

    Memories-Of-Murder

    by Mr. Nice Gaius

    Are you completely daft?!?! Why are you posting over here when I addressed your "dare" over in Quint's Talkback?<P>What's wrong with you? Pick a Talkback and STAY WITH IT!

  • Aug. 10, 2007, 1:15 p.m. CST

    OOooooooh a fight!

    by BringingSexyBack

    Yay!

  • Aug. 10, 2007, 1:16 p.m. CST

    There are Two...

    by micturatingbenjamin

    Kinds of Marvel Fans...Those who like Thor. And....those who don't get it. I am firmly in the latter camp. I like the Ultimates take on Thor, but there's something about the hair metal hair, and the giant buttons on his shirt, and stuff...I don't know...Also, if I'm not mistaken, Loki and Thor are half-brothers, and that's the problem. Loki is constantly jealous of Thor. Best Thor ever? Thor in the Sandman series. "You're THOR?! YOU'RE THOR?! I'm tho thor I can hardly PITH!" <p>Loki's costume in the comics is borderline retardiculous. Swear to God, I see a guy dressed like Loki, I'm going to be looking for the parade of half-nekkid firemen and the float shaped like a dong.<p>Excelsior! Or something.

  • Aug. 10, 2007, 1:43 p.m. CST

    This will most likely never be made

    by ELGordo

    Why? 1. It's vikings. Vikings have never been made succesfully in movies, except the Icelandic movie The Raven Flies. 2 Vikings never look good on film. For some reason filmmakers have never succeeded to make vikings look cool. They tried on The Pathfinder and they do look bad ass over there but that film bombed. 3. The Pathfinder bombed. 4 Thor looks like a pussy. They would have to do a massive re-design on his looks because nobody and I mean nobody looks good with a metal helmet with wings on it. 5. Thor has very few fans.

  • Aug. 10, 2007, 2:02 p.m. CST

    ALMIGHT THOR: THUNDER GOD

    by BringingSexyBack

    Come on, how can that not be good? It's not a viking movie, it's about Norse Gods. Check out the cutscenes in the Marvel Ultimate Alliance game. Even Loki looked badass when he had his giants attacking Asgard. This movie CAN rock if done right. And make sure to throw in some hot girls (Michael Bay Rule)

  • Aug. 10, 2007, 2:28 p.m. CST

    The Rock in a blonde wig!

    by Batutta

    You know some suit has thought of it.

  • Aug. 10, 2007, 2:29 p.m. CST

    So Who's Doing The CAPTAIN AMERICA Movie?

    by LaserPants

    IRON MANs coming (w/ Sam Jackson Nick Fury no less!) , HULK getting a reboot, THOR on the horizon, all we need is CAPTAIN AMERICA (I don't think we need a stand alone GIANT MAN or WASP movie, really, they can just be shoe-horned in) and then we'll have everyone we need for the bestest superhero movie EVAR -- AVENGERS! or... ULTIMATE AVENGERS!

  • Aug. 10, 2007, 2:29 p.m. CST

    MOM, that's what I meant

    by BringingSexyBack

    This is a movie about Gods, not just a buncha guys with long hair and furry loin cloths. This is bigger than your standard Viking movie.

  • Aug. 10, 2007, 2:32 p.m. CST

    I Nominate Matt Damon to Play CAPTAIN AMERICA

    by LaserPants

    He'd be a perfect Steve Rogers. Just take the whole Jason Bourne thing and Captain America it up. It would totally work and be totally great (hopefully).

  • Aug. 10, 2007, 2:50 p.m. CST

    THIS. IS. ASGAAARRRD!!!.

    by dr.bulber

    adrien brody is loki. matthew mcconahey is thor. oprah winfrey is odin. megan fox is my chained up naked popcorn slave girl. (-it could work. :)

  • Aug. 10, 2007, 2:52 p.m. CST

    People! Mention Michael Bay or Brett Ratner

    by glodene

    and you'll witness a Pavlovian response in the form M-O-Ms' total meltdown...So for the sake of humanity DON'T! I beseech thee or you'll fan the embers of his wrath!

  • Aug. 10, 2007, 3:17 p.m. CST

    Memories-Of-Murder

    by Mr. Nice Gaius

    Wow. Well, I think if you were to go back and re-read Quint's TB, you'd find that I (and several others) rode in on a completely different bandwagon. It was called the "Hey Look, Memories-Of-Murder is Having a Meltdown" train.<P>Try not to let those posts mature too long. The longer they sit, the more potent they become...

  • Aug. 10, 2007, 3:17 p.m. CST

    One Favor Please

    by Colier Rannd

    Can we just have a small Maia Brewton cameo? She played Sara in "Adventures In Babysitting" I think it'd be awesome!

  • Aug. 10, 2007, 3:19 p.m. CST

    HHH as Thor

    by bboryla

    Hell, why not. He was mentioned for Conan. The hair color is wrong, but a dye job would fix it; or better yet, let him keep his natural hair. It would fit the viking look better anyway.

  • Aug. 10, 2007, 3:26 p.m. CST

    HAIL RAGNAR!!!

    by Borgnine JR

    HAIL RAGNAR"S BEARD!!!!

  • Aug. 10, 2007, 3:27 p.m. CST

    Brad Pitt, man!

    by Raymar

    Sure he looks the part but he can also act. Just watch the beach landing scene in Troy again. He IS Thor in that moment.

  • Aug. 10, 2007, 3:31 p.m. CST

    THOR

    by Sopilito

    I think that Sean Bean would be a great choice

  • Aug. 10, 2007, 3:32 p.m. CST

    SEAN BEAN!

    by Sopilito

    GOOD CHOICE!

  • Aug. 10, 2007, 3:43 p.m. CST

    By the Gods! Did M-O-M actually type a

    by glodene

    coherent sentence? Flee Brethren! Forsooth, Ragnarok tis' nigh!

  • Aug. 10, 2007, 4:03 p.m. CST

    Daniel Craig as Thor

    by frenchtoastmanifesto

    Or Sean Bean, I agree with Sopilito there. Please, no American actors.

  • Aug. 10, 2007, 4:05 p.m. CST

    Thor movie preview: Attack of Loki

    by BringingSexyBack

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TDr57ajoTlU <p>Take out those wacky spaces

  • Aug. 10, 2007, 4:22 p.m. CST

    Big Asgard battle scene led by Thor

    by BringingSexyBack

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YRvNyzS9gyo <p>Remove wacky spaces

  • Aug. 10, 2007, 4:24 p.m. CST

    frenchtoast if you don't want an American actor

    by BringingSexyBack

    then kindly have another country make this movie. USA USA USA USA USA USA USA USA USA USA USA USA USA USA USA USA USA USA USA USA USA USA

  • Aug. 10, 2007, 4:25 p.m. CST

    get me HHH

    by theonecalledshoe

    ...and no XXX. Been there seen that. But XOXO, hadn't see that.

  • Aug. 10, 2007, 4:29 p.m. CST

    Did anyone else hear the rumour that WB

    by trombone

    is pushing up the Justice League Movie (w/o Batman) ahead of Man of Steel? Seems clear Marvel is going for an Ultimates movie. Could there be a race going on here?

  • Aug. 10, 2007, 4:39 p.m. CST

    Kevin McKidd (Lucius Vorenus in HBO's ROME) for Thor!

    by Johnny Ahab

    Daniel Day Lewis as Loki! Michael Gambon as Odin! But here's the big important question -- who will play Volstagg????

  • Aug. 10, 2007, 4:45 p.m. CST

    Bringing Sexy is gonna get mad!

    by Sopilito

    cuz Johnny Ahab selected none USA USA USA USA actors! oh my!

  • Aug. 10, 2007, 4:53 p.m. CST

    No mention of the Enchantress or Lorelei?

    by CreasyBear

    When I was twelve years old, they were the only real reason to buy a Thor comic. Squirt!

  • Aug. 10, 2007, 5 p.m. CST

    What about the Wilson brothers?

    by Cajunsblues

    Luke can play Loki Owen can play Thor Ben Stiller can be Odin

  • Aug. 10, 2007, 5:01 p.m. CST

    you forgot Vince Vaughn!

    by Sopilito

    he's a good friend

  • Aug. 10, 2007, 5:04 p.m. CST

    BringingSexyBack if you want an american actor

    by TheNorthlander

    then kindly pick an ancient american mythology instead of a scandinavian one. oh there isn't one? oh well, there you go.

  • Aug. 10, 2007, 5:22 p.m. CST

    TheNorthlander No American mythology?

    by Quin the Eskimo

    Old Man Coyote. Among many others.

  • Aug. 10, 2007, 5:25 p.m. CST

    Thor

    by Zach_Talks_Back

    Kevin Nash CAN act as seen in The Longest Yard. Plus Thor needs to be huge....someone earlier said he was too big, I disagree. He had great comedic presense in Logest Yard, and every comedic actor will tell you that its harder to comedy for them than drama. All playing thor consists of is spouting norse jibberish, kicking ass with a hammer, yelling, drinking Asgardian mead, and having lightning strike at his will. its the actor they get to be the normal man who needs to "act"....all the thor persona needs to do is whoop ass. http://kevinbigsexynash.com/pics/superbrawl3.jpg I think Nash is the logical choice.

  • Aug. 10, 2007, 5:48 p.m. CST

    You're right M-O-M.

    by glodene

    As always I'm overwhelmed by your keen since of diplomacy and non-judgmental objectivity when discussing serious cenema, thus I will I will lay down my sword as a gesture of peace and offer my serious contribution to the pressing matter of casting a thespian of aryan descent to pick-up "The Mighty Hammer of Thor" and utter "By Odins' Beard, I'll Smite Thee Down with Mine Hammer Mjoiner, You Vile Spawn of Evil!" I choose YOU! M-O-M! Who else could bring the GRAVITAS this most coveted role so deserves. How's that for an olive branch?

  • Aug. 10, 2007, 6:08 p.m. CST

    DWAYNE THE ROCK JOHNSON FOR THOR!!!

    by wolvenom

    LOL no seriously... we need like a buffed up orlando bloom, or maybe even brad pitt like 10 years ago,... and Gerard Butler has already shown he has what it takes to be a fuckin superhero.... maybe david wenham, or dare I say Russel Crowe (another guy that would have been good 10 years ago) ... PLEASE NO FUCKING BRAINDEAD BODY BUILDING RETARD OR WRESTLER... THEY MAKE LOOK THE PART ALREADY BUT I WANT AN ACTOR WITH PATHOS AND SHAKESPEAREAN QUALITIES... not some fucking brain dead retard.

  • Aug. 10, 2007, 6:11 p.m. CST

    Loki Casting Correction

    by chgocreature

    I meant James Marsters, NOT Marsden. Marsden would be wrong, wrong, wrong! But Marsters would be perfect. Clasically trained actor, with lots of combat experience. If you don't know who he is - he played Spike on Angel and Buffy and Brainiac on Smallville.

  • Aug. 10, 2007, 6:11 p.m. CST

    PLEASE JUST NO DUMB FUCKING BODY BUILDER

    by wolvenom

    DONT LISTEN TO THESE FUCKING 4 YEAR OLDS... IF YOU WANT THIS TO BE GREAT DONT GIVE US A DUMB FUCKING BODY BUILDER

  • Aug. 10, 2007, 6:13 p.m. CST

    THOMAS JANE FOR THOR or Loki HE DESERVES THIS!!

    by wolvenom

    HE KNOWS HOW TO MAKE A GOOD SUPERHERO.. HE WAS GIVEN THE WORST SCRIPT EVER FOR PUNISHER BUT STILL MADE US BELIEVE WE WERE SEEING THE PUNISHER IN ACTION AND HE TURNED DOWN A SHITTY SEQUAL!! HE DESERVES THIS!

  • Aug. 10, 2007, 6:14 p.m. CST

    What's getting lost in all this

    by Lando Griffin

    is the thought of Harry trying to stealthly creep up on a burglar in the middle of the night with a Thor hammer. Imagine the story that burglar would have to tell all his burglar buddies.

  • Aug. 10, 2007, 6:49 p.m. CST

    Brian Cox: Perfect for Odin!

    by Nealy Ramone

    Watch Braveheart. He plays Argyle Wallace. He looks just like Odin! He even has a cataract on one eye - it really completes the Odin-esque appearance. Here's a pic: http://www.hotflick.net/pictures/Brian_Cox_002.html Not the best, but the only one I could find.

  • Aug. 10, 2007, 6:51 p.m. CST

    no, the rock for Shazam, a starmaking role for'im

    by pipergates

    Thor got to be some real white boy. Viggo's best suggestion so far.

  • Aug. 10, 2007, 6:54 p.m. CST

    for Odin: Dolph with long white beard & hair

    by pipergates

    like when he was a assassin preacher in that scifi thing...he's perfect.

  • Aug. 10, 2007, 7 p.m. CST

    Anyone here? ...Joaquin Phoenix as Loki!

    by Nealy Ramone

    I don't think anybody reads the TB's this way down, but I gotta say Joaquin Phoenix would make an excellent Loki. He already played a similar role in Gladiator. He'd be a natural as the god of mischief.

  • Aug. 10, 2007, 7:18 p.m. CST

    why do we need Marvel for thor

    by spoits

    I think there is a great myth movie out there without the comic connect. about a third of marvel movies suck ass. this pains me as i am an old school marvel fan

  • Aug. 10, 2007, 7:39 p.m. CST

    Star Dust and he produced Swept Away

    by 7movies4plays

    What studio is going to release this movie. This guy has one Brit hit layer cake and Stocking Barrels? But Swept Away should have ended his run. Stardust the critics gave that 75 percent. Is everyone on crack. I mean that movie showed how inept one could direct Robert DeNiro. Thor the mighty thor in the hands of the Star Dust director. God, give my comic book and Xbox game. I see an Electra, Daredevil failure.If you are going to have a Thor movie have an established director from either the Batman films or X men films direct it. Thor, oh my God, this guy will have twinkle dust coming off the hammer.

  • Aug. 10, 2007, 8:37 p.m. CST

    Hulk lifted Thors hammer

    by Sappers Forward

    and tossed it around like a toy...hulk smash.

  • Aug. 10, 2007, 9:12 p.m. CST

    Mr. T for THOR!!!!!!!

    by wolvenom

    I pity da loki

  • Aug. 10, 2007, 9:14 p.m. CST

    O.J. Simpson for THOR!!!

    by wolvenom

    'The hammer doesn't fit your honor!'

  • Aug. 10, 2007, 9:16 p.m. CST

    Matthew McConaughey for THOR!!!!

    by wolvenom

    'Once I'm able to lift this hammer with my stubby t-rex arms ill smite thee!!'

  • Aug. 10, 2007, 9:27 p.m. CST

    Michael Jackson for THOR!!!

    by wolvenom

    'I AM THOR! LOVER OF CHILDREN ALL OVER THE WORLD!'

  • Aug. 10, 2007, 9:32 p.m. CST

    Howard Stern as Loki!!!

    by billybobhoyle

    He's got the nose for it. Russell Crowe for Thor and Guy Pearce for Loki! LA CONFIDENTIAL reunion!

  • Aug. 10, 2007, 9:49 p.m. CST

    Ernest Borgnine in the Devils Rain as Goat Man

    by TheBloop

    Heard the only makeup they need were the horns on his head. Everything else was natural. Image shaving that hairy back and ass? Jason Biggs as Loki!!!

  • Aug. 10, 2007, 10:20 p.m. CST

    Actor picks

    by Melis

    Come on everyone, don't we all know you can't be both brainy AND muscular? Thor will not be played by an intelligent former wrestler, okay? I think Mads Mikkelsen could be Thor, Crispin Glover as Loki.

  • Aug. 10, 2007, 11:10 p.m. CST

    Crispin Glover, yes. Matthew McCaunaghy no.

    by Stormwatcher

    Trying to think of anyone as Thor adn coming up blank. Hey what about Eric Bana! Woudn't that be funny as shit.

  • Aug. 10, 2007, 11:53 p.m. CST

    Kirby's Universe?

    by Thunderbolt Ross

    Ever hear of Stan Lee?

  • Aug. 11, 2007, 12:04 a.m. CST

    Manowar...

    by Veni Vidi Vici

    better be the soundtrack to this movie. then again, it should have been featured in 300. that movie was a Manowar album come to life.

  • Aug. 11, 2007, 12:18 a.m. CST

    That guy in Kingdom of Heaven that got the arrow...

    by FlowCytometer

    in the neck, then pulled it out and kept fighting. Can't remember the actor or character name, but he's the only other guy I can think of that looks tough enough.

  • Aug. 11, 2007, 12:52 a.m. CST

    He who should be Thor

    by kafka07

    Just get a guy from the nearest gym who has long blode hair. Or the actor that played Thor on tv in that Incredible Hulk episode.

  • Aug. 11, 2007, 2:37 a.m. CST

    Really great to meet you tonight Harry ;-)

    by AllPowerfulWizardOfOz

    Truly a nice guy and the real deal for those of you who have not had the pleasure of meeting Harry before. <BR> <BR> I am very happy for both him and his beautiful wife. It was a wonderful night in Baltimore. A nice cool breeze while we all kicked back and watched John Waters Hairspray. I had to roll after Hairspray because of the Horror Con also taking place in Baltimore tonight but I am really glad I made it out and had a chance to meet Harry face to face and chat a little bit. <BR> <BR> You're a good guy man. :-)

  • Aug. 11, 2007, 2:42 a.m. CST

    I just have to say: Stardust - best fantasy film ever!

    by oisin5199

    Just saw it and I was amazed. This is the kind of story I used to dream of when I was a kid. I haven't felt this much utter joy at the movie theater since then either. I wouldn't change a thing. The closest to perfect I've ever seen with a fantasy film. Wow. Though I'm glad I went with the wife and didn't take the kid. We found ourselves feeling awfully gushy and romantic.

  • Aug. 11, 2007, 3:59 a.m. CST

    Sam Rockwell as Donald Blake, HHH as Thor

    by Mr Writer

    You need to have plenty of Donald Blake to keep the concept grounded. Just look at the new JMS series. You have scenes of Thor fighting monsters juxtaposed with Dr Blake in the real world. Sam Rockwell would be a totally down to earth, likeable, Don Blake, and if you limited Thor's scenes he would have even more impact when he's on screen. HHH would look the business with Mjonir in his hands and you could make Thor totally badass like in that Garth Ennis Thor: Vikings series where he was decapitating monsters with his hammer. He was only a Shakespearean spouting pansy in the 60s and 70s. A viking-style, take no prisoners God of Thunder would rock. Get Brian Cox as Odin (as somebody said earlier) and how about Timothy Olyphant as Loki?

  • Aug. 11, 2007, 5:11 a.m. CST

    An Ultimates filick should be 1st over Thor

    by The Founder

    I just can't see why marvel is pushing a solo Thor film 1st. i don't think he's a big enough character outside of comics. Thor is cool no doubt, but He should be featured in an Ultimates flick first.

  • Aug. 11, 2007, 6:07 a.m. CST

    Eric Bana as Thor, Hell yeah

    by 7movies4plays

    Lets mess with comic kid heads. Gee, so when he’s not the big green machine, he throws a hammer. And after Munich Bana has the muscle. Loki umh not sure, maybe Adam Sandler, and isn't this comic book movie thing getting old. Really old. Captain America Wonder Woman etc. are like over fifty years old. Can’t they come up with something original? Does every movie have to be a remake ala Nicole Kidman ( INVASION, BEWITCHED?) Thor, the mighty Thor was my favorite as a kid with comics, I think it was the gigantic Breasts, and speaking of that when does CAT WOMAN 2 come out.

  • Aug. 11, 2007, 6:19 a.m. CST

    Fabio as Thor

    by TheBloop

    He already has the hair. Maybe they could dub his voice out and use Shia Labarf's...

  • Aug. 11, 2007, 10:30 a.m. CST

    There is only one..

    by MonkeyManReturns

    As much as I am loathed to admit it...there is only one guy who can be Thor - physically - and thats Triple H...Ugh...

  • Aug. 11, 2007, noon CST

    Poseidon

    by WriteFromLeft

    Didn't he pen the Poseidon Adventure remake? Eep. That can't be good.

  • Aug. 11, 2007, 6:32 p.m. CST

    The Best actor to be Thor

    by NovaRanger

    I know everyone wants to see a big name as Thor, but Big names mean big egos, and then bad movies...My Vote Goes To Vladamir Kulich... Some of You may Remember this man as Bulvy on 13th warrior. The man is already a Big, Blonde haired, Blue Eyed Norseman, And he has Presence. Not to mention that he was on Angel for 8 episodes, so he will also have some draw to that nerd crowd too.

  • Aug. 11, 2007, 8:45 p.m. CST

    His I Am Legend script is shit

    by Kirk's Toupee

    Just a badly written update of the Omega Man. Its like he never even read the short story.

  • Aug. 11, 2007, 9:42 p.m. CST

    Mads Mikkelsen as Thor yeah! good one.

    by pipergates

    he's damn good!

  • Aug. 12, 2007, 3:08 a.m. CST

    Brad Pitt as Thor/Michael Wincott as Loki

    by bitemeballs

    stellan skarsgaard as Odin. absolutely NO humor. Surtur or Desak the villain. Thor movie version better not have some bullshit weakness like they gave silversurfer. classic version, no pussy ultimate version.

  • Aug. 12, 2007, 7:01 a.m. CST

    Financially smarter to do Ultimates/Avengers first

    by messi

    Thor would have greater pull if introduced first in an avengers/ultimates film. this is what DC is doing, Justice League before a Flash, Wonder Woman and Green Lantern series of films. Think fuckers.

  • Aug. 12, 2007, 9:36 a.m. CST

    The Rock as Beta Ray Bill!

    by Dr.Sonus

    and I don't know who for Thor. But I may watch this film if Beta Ray Rock is in it.

  • Aug. 13, 2007, 2:13 p.m. CST

    not gonna happen.

    by JacksonsPole

    once again this site backs a losing horse. stardust bit the dust this weekend. thor looking grim for vaughn...

  • Aug. 13, 2007, 2:14 p.m. CST

    According to CHUD, Marvel & Vaughan are beefing

    by glodene

    over the casting of Thor. Marvel (supposedly) wants Triple H, but Vaughan wants a real actor. I think Vaughan is going to lose due to the fact that Stardust openned to less than stellar B.0. and the looming strike that'll probably curtail all future productions if not settled.

  • Aug. 13, 2007, 3:54 p.m. CST

    What is

    by Dorman

    that's are place in the universe?

  • Aug. 13, 2007, 3:55 p.m. CST

    oh

    by Dorman

    that's OUR place in the universe. OK, I get it.

  • Aug. 13, 2007, 4:31 p.m. CST

    The name of Vladimir Kulich

    by 1GAZZA

    The name of Vladimir Kulich has been mentioned here several times! What a joke! 13th warrior came out years ago and the guy is now over fifty.... GEt Daniel Craig- top actor, 6 ft tall and can put on a 6 pack of muscle. Forget all these also rans like triple H!

  • Aug. 13, 2007, 5:28 p.m. CST

    Could be cool

    by Geddlee

    Though the Matthew Vaughn choice eludes me... Saw 'Stardust' over the weekend, and felt he completely missed the point of the story- a young man's coming of age. Instead, he concentrated too much of it on both Michelle Pfeiffer and Robert De Niro. While Pfeiffer's character is important to the story, she's not the focus, and De Niro's character should have been more of a cameo then the heavy story influence he became. All in all, not bad- but not good enough to give me hope on 'Thor', which needs to be done right. At this point, Marvel's gotten it right exactly once- on the Spider-franchise. Nothing else has been done well.

  • Aug. 13, 2007, 5:45 p.m. CST

    i knew that...

    by joevfx

    this movie would be based in asengard, i just hope at the end you see him get sent to earth and take over Blake so it can set up a sweet sequal of Thor and Donald Blake on earth

  • Aug. 14, 2007, 2:49 a.m. CST

    Resist the urge to go with a bodybuilder

    by lettersoftransit

    Resist it with every ounce of your will.

  • Aug. 14, 2007, 12:09 p.m. CST

    How about the mechanic from ...

    by Judge Briggs

    Adventures of Babysitting! REMEMBER THAT ONE? hahahah

  • Aug. 14, 2007, 12:25 p.m. CST

    Triple H...?

    by TurboPervo

    You've got to be kidding! He hasn't been in shape in 4 years. And Thor is supposed to be a pretty-boy, which Triple H ain't. He'd make a great Conan, though. Make John Cena Thor, with a long blonde wig.

  • Aug. 14, 2007, 12:29 p.m. CST

    Fabio

    by TurboPervo

    Fabio already played (voiced) Thor in a non- Marvel Thor cartoon. I never saw it, though.

  • Aug. 14, 2007, 1:30 p.m. CST

    I'VE GOT THE PERFECT THOR!!!!

    by fireblsom6

    TERRANCE ZDUNICH!!!! He will be playing Graverobber in Repo! The Genetic Opera, but damn if he's a deadringer for Thor! www.repoopera.com

  • Aug. 14, 2007, 4:23 p.m. CST

    Mads Mikkelsen!!!

    by bswise

    He was a great Bond villain, but was also truly excellent in AFTER THE WEDDING. He'd make a perfect Thor, as would Viggo Mortensen. Whomever of those two is not Thor, could then play Loki. Derek Jacobi for Odin. Robbie Coltrane for Balder.

  • Aug. 14, 2007, 4:47 p.m. CST

    Not to mention that...

    by bswise

    ...Mikkelsen is currently making a movie called "VALHALLA RISING." Too bad about STARDUST, though, maybe it will be a sleeper, should have opened smaller.

  • Aug. 14, 2007, 4:49 p.m. CST

    Base it on Journey Into Mystery #104.

    by C.K. Lamoo

    Giants Walk the Earth. Greatest Thor story ever.

  • Aug. 14, 2007, 6:07 p.m. CST

    Harry,"I hope they take their visual cue from his work"

    by Immortal_Fish

    Kirby is the King, but those overly colorful and preposterously designed costumes would never work onscreen. Balder must be the worst of all. Looks like exaggerated samurai armor, only purple and yellow.

  • Aug. 14, 2007, 6:24 p.m. CST

    Johnny Ahab, yes, Kevin McKidd indeed!

    by Immortal_Fish

    As I was scrolling downward and reading thru the TB, I was wondering when someone would mention this. I second that. Cheers.

  • Aug. 15, 2007, 12:19 a.m. CST

    Well shit

    by Jaka

    I've never read a Thor comic and I'm super excited about this. We need more Norse legend fantasy films. Ya know?

  • Aug. 15, 2007, 12:19 a.m. CST

    That is

    by Jaka

    Assuming this has anything to do with the Thor comic book. I just read the header.

  • Aug. 16, 2007, 8:07 a.m. CST

    the american express commercial

    by jeffrex007

    Remember the American Express commercial with Thor, Storm, Spider-Man, Captain America and Underdog? It looked like it was shot at a Universal Studios theme park. Far and away, Thor has the worst-designed costume of all those (Marvel) characters, but somehow he is the best-looking one in the commercial. I don't know how they did it. But I would love to see a live-action space-fantasy film, oh man, like a GOOD and FAITHFUL masters of the Universe film or something

  • Aug. 16, 2007, 9:59 a.m. CST

    Long blond hair, Viking type...

    by Snookeroo

    THAT should be hard to find in Hollywood.

  • Aug. 16, 2007, 5:15 p.m. CST

    I have the script...

    by dragon-lord

    Stopped reading at page 60. Thor's a primadonna. No reason to like him right from the outset. They have mistranslated "swartalf" (dark elf) as GNOME and made them 18" tall (they are SUPPOSED to be the same size as the Aesir/Thor). No fights worth a damn. No hook. By page 60 it has not reached present day. It seems to spend the first act in Asgard, no worries, then Thor is banished to..well..old earth. Bleh. And, while the dialogue moves from good to anachronistic ("that's silly!") it's just plain BORING. I have the same draft Harry does, because we got it from the same source. There's NOTHING Marvel about this...at least not in the first 1/2 of the script...sigh.

  • Aug. 16, 2007, 5:17 p.m. CST

    PS the only interesting character is...

    by dragon-lord

    LOKI. This is because ANY writer can write a decent villain, but a great lead hero requires an accomplished screenwriter...apparently something beyond Protosevich's skillset.

  • Aug. 19, 2007, 7:06 p.m. CST

    Mark is far from brilliant.

    by theshape78

    Mark is far from brilliant. yikes. poseidon was well, suckass.

  • May 1, 2008, 11:55 p.m. CST

    Thor has to be goodlooking too you know.

    by shanytown

    It's not enough that he's tall and beefy, he also has to be a big norse hottie. That's just my take. Most of the guys whose names are being tossed around are too old and too ugly (and untalented at that) to play Thor. I mean, Karl Whatshisface Pathfinder Vakko guy could maybe pull it off - MAYBE. No Gerry Butler please. He's awesome and all, but he's taking over hollywood. Plus, he's about as believeable as Thor as Sean Connery was as a Spaniard in Highlander. Ugh- I hate myself for saying it, but a Jason Lewis type would be good. He's too skinny and not tall enough though. But someone pretty like him, and young like him. They should just go hop a plane to Sweden and look around ya know?

  • May 1, 2008, 11:59 p.m. CST

    And Andy Hallett as Loki

    by shanytown

    ... just a thought....

  • April 13, 2009, 1:52 a.m. CST

    I found Thor!

    by DodgeBoy

    It was said he moved to L.A. to mascot for the D.E.A.'s slogan "Thugs against Drugs"

  • April 15, 2009, 10:27 p.m. CST

    Shame about Andy

    by orcus

    Poor feller died a bit back

  • May 4, 2011, 3:39 a.m. CST

    by King_Knut

    So... what happened to this script, then?