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Natalie Portman Is THOR's Jane Foster!

Beaks here...

Marvel Studios has just issued a press release confirming what we've been hearing for months now: Natalie Portman will play Jane Foster in Kenneth Branagh's THOR. According to Marvel, Foster will be "updated" for this film. I suppose this means she'll now be a doctor instead of a nurse? We do know she won't be Donald Blake's love interest, but that's only because Thor's human alter-ego isn't being written into Branagh's film. Portman is the third actor confirmed for THOR. She joins Chris Hemsworth (Thor) and Tom Hiddleston (Loki). The film is currently scheduled for release on May 20, 2011. For more info, here's the press release in its entirety:
Natalie Portman to Star as Jane Foster in Marvel Studios’ THOR Marvel Studios announced today that Academy Award® nominated actress Natalie Portman has been cast to star as Jane Foster in the studio’s highly anticipated movie THOR. In the early THOR comics, JANE FOSTER was a nurse who became Thor's first love. The character will be updated for the feature adaptation. Portman will star opposite Chris Hemsworth who will play Thor and Tom Hiddleston who will play the villain Loki. Kenneth Branagh will direct the film. Marvel Studios’ Kevin Feige will produce THOR. Principal photography for the film is set for early 2010. The film will be released in the US on May 20, 2011 and distributed by Paramount Pictures. Marvel Studios expands its film universe with a new type of superhero: THOR. This epic adventure spans the Marvel Universe; from present day Earth to the realm of Asgard. At the center of the story is The Mighty Thor, a powerful but arrogant warrior whose reckless actions reignite an ancient war. Thor is cast down to Earth and forced to live among humans as punishment. Once here, Thor learns what it takes to be a true hero when the most dangerous villain of his world sends the darkest forces of Asgard to invade Earth. Portman will next be seen starring in Jim Sheridan’s BROTHERS opposite Jake Gyllenhaal and Tobey Maguire. She recently wrapped production on HESHER, starring Joseph Gordon-Levitt and executive produced by her production company handsomecharlie films, and Don Roos’ LOVE AND OTHER IMPOSSIBLE PURSUITS, which also she executive produced. In 2004, she won a Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actress as well as an Academy Award nomination in the same category for CLOSER. She also earned critical acclaim for her role in GARDEN STATE and is most well known for her role as Queen Padme Amidala in the STAR WARS Trilogy. Other film credits include THE OTHER BOLEYN GIRL, V FOR VENDETTA, COLD MOUNTAIN, ANYWHERE BUT HERE, HEAT, BEAUTIFUL GIRLS, and THE PROFESSIONAL. THOR is one of a continuing slate of films being produced by Marvel Studios based on the Marvel characters, including IRON MAN 2 on May 7, 2010, THE FIRST AVENGER: CAPTAIN AMERICA on July 22, 2011, and THE AVENGERS on May 4, 2012. Portman is represented by Brillstein Entertainment Partners, CAA and George Sheanshang.

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  • July 13, 2009, 1:12 p.m. CST

    Fuck

    by offput

    Marvel knows how to get my box office cash...

  • July 13, 2009, 1:13 p.m. CST

    Portman

    by NudeandAroused

    Has grown quite a bit as an actor. This might be good for her.

  • July 13, 2009, 1:15 p.m. CST

    Sweet

    by eric haislar

    She is always great. Except for when Lucas is involved.

  • July 13, 2009, 1:17 p.m. CST

    dumb.

    by The_Ghost_of_Marcus_Brody

  • July 13, 2009, 1:18 p.m. CST

    Really?

    by Reilly

    Is there really a need for a Thor movie? Of most marvel comics, Thor never felt like it would translate to film well. Maybe I just never read decent Thor issues.

  • July 13, 2009, 1:19 p.m. CST

    Thor gets a movie. Lobo doesn't. Mr Hero doesn't.

    by ricarleite2

    Anyone remember Tecno Comics? Huh? Huh? Oh you guys are idiots.

  • July 13, 2009, 1:20 p.m. CST

    Good for her

    by imagin78

    I think that woman is going places.

  • July 13, 2009, 1:20 p.m. CST

    Good Choice

    by Read and Shut Up

    'nuff said.

  • July 13, 2009, 1:21 p.m. CST

    THIS FILM ...SOUNDS ODD

    by idrinkyourmilkshake

    I jsut don't get ANY of this.Kenneth Brannagh as a director ??(he's a good actor/director)...but seems an odd choice for this. And the casting? more oddity(but i guess it worked for HULK...no wait...it didn't work!) But,she's hot..i cant lie.I'd treat that ass really good.(you listening Natalie?)

  • July 13, 2009, 1:21 p.m. CST

    Hot as fuck.

    by Dingbatty

    Wooden as fuck acting.

  • July 13, 2009, 1:21 p.m. CST

    They should have cast her as

    by Dingbatty

    Yggdrasil. Or the stick that turns into Mjolnir.

  • July 13, 2009, 1:22 p.m. CST

    wasn't she rumored for Batman Begins...

    by The Only Woj

    but I think she didn't want to screen test for the Rachel role, and was hesitant since she was doing Star Wars at the time. I do remember reading a handful of young actresses wouldn't screen test, and that's ultimately how Holmes was able to land the role (because she did). I think another was Keri Russell (she'd have been perfect, IMO). Anyway, Thor ... how is this going to work without the alter ego? And I wonder what they cut from the Matthew Vaughn era $300M estimated script to get this ready to film?

  • July 13, 2009, 1:22 p.m. CST

    Sounds good 2 me...

    by Urall Luzers

    When's she gonna show us in a movie what she showed us on the beach that time?

  • July 13, 2009, 1:23 p.m. CST

    THOR. FFS.

    by TITBAG

    SERIOUSLY? ARGUABLY THE GAYEST MOST BORING FUCKING COMIC BOOK CHARACTER EVER.

  • July 13, 2009, 1:23 p.m. CST

    What no Sif?

    by palpatinefuckedmydog

  • July 13, 2009, 1:24 p.m. CST

    man, i say cast

    by idrinkyourmilkshake

    AARON ECKHART for Captain America. He can make it work. And mostly-he's a TOUGH GUY actor, AND LOOKS like captain america. However, they'll probably go with some lame-ass 20 year old bitch.

  • July 13, 2009, 1:25 p.m. CST

    Intriguing.

    by TedKordLives

    This could go either way, imo. But even if it fails, it will be a beautiful, magical failure, I think. This already has my 8 bucks.

  • July 13, 2009, 1:26 p.m. CST

    I don't like that asshole he has on his chin.

    by mitortilla

    Simon Baker is Captain America, even though he's Australian.

  • July 13, 2009, 1:26 p.m. CST

    Great this mean the Jane character will have a big role...

    by HollywoodHellraiser

    which will bogged Thor down in romantic BS territory!<p>Say goodbye to the action!<p>I like Portman but you know she'll get most of the lines which is why unknowns are good for comicbooks films!

  • July 13, 2009, 1:26 p.m. CST

    Oh great, wooden acting.

    by Cotton McKnight

    I don't have a horse in this race because I'm not a fan of Thor anyway, but NP drags down any movie she is in. I don't want to drag Star Wars into this discussion but her acting was terrible there. That same style is spread out through every one of her movies. Well.. except for where the heart is, where she had the same wooden acting with a bad accent.

  • July 13, 2009, 1:26 p.m. CST

    She grow a pair of tits yet....

    by Jugdish

    Or does she still look like a 12 year old boy?

  • July 13, 2009, 1:26 p.m. CST

    Nice.

    by FUCK_YOU_GEORGE_LUCAS

    For good or bad, it appears the next 3-5 years are going to be littered with comic book films. I'm excited.

  • July 13, 2009, 1:27 p.m. CST

    Wow

    by Continentalop

    I mean, really, wow. This shows three things: 1) That super-hero movies are now THE big genre in Hollywood; 2) that there is no money to be made in serious movies that are both adult and entertaining; and 3) there really are no great parts for actresses right now.

  • July 13, 2009, 1:28 p.m. CST

    TITBAG

    by Sebilrazen

    come on you know you're being hyperbolic, Aquaman is the most boring character ever. I mean come on, the dude's power is talking to fish. "What's that Flipper? Jimmy is stuck in the riptides again? Let's go save him."

  • July 13, 2009, 1:28 p.m. CST

    AARON ECKHART IS

    by idrinkyourmilkshake

    Captain AMERICA! Untill he is immediately replaced by a gay-assed JUSTIN TIMBALAKE!

  • July 13, 2009, 1:28 p.m. CST

    We've been hearing this for months?

    by Bass Ackwards

    It surprises the hell out of me, Branaugh, Portman...I genuinely have no clue what to expect of this project. Which isn't a bad thing.

  • July 13, 2009, 1:30 p.m. CST

    this film will BOMB!

    by idrinkyourmilkshake

    TAKE THAT TO THE BANK. THEN, ONCE AT THE BANK-WAIT IN THE LINE!NOW, ONCE YOU GET TO THE FRONT OF THE LINE-TALK TO THE TELLER.WHEN SHE ASKS "HOW MAY I HELP YOU?" SAY "I WANT MY CHECK"."WHAT CHECK?" SHE WILL ASK,HALF-WORRIED SHE IS BEING HELD UP."THE CHECK IDRINKYOURMILKSHAKE SAID I'D GET".AND GETBACK TO ME!

  • July 13, 2009, 1:32 p.m. CST

    On Cap casting...

    by lprothro

    Ryan McPartlin of "Chuck' is the pefect choice. Has the luck, height, build, presence, and judging from his name is even of Irish descent. That's Steve Rogers in the flesh right there.

  • July 13, 2009, 1:32 p.m. CST

    She sucked in V for Vendetta

    by ZombieHeathLedger

    Particularly the scene after V has duped her into believing that she has been held in a prison camp and beats her down to the point where she accepts death over submission and she is supposedly totally free now. In the comic it is an extremely moving scene whereupon she even gets naked to symobolize that she has stripped away all of her inhibiitions and fears and she holds herself naked before the raging storm. Not only did Portman refuse to do the scene naked (they could have shot around the nudity) but she just did not sell the cathartic epiphany of this all-important moment of the story. This was THE transformation moment where Evey went from being a victim to an eventual replacement for V himself. And Portman just lacked the depth of her acting ability to go deliver. I loved her in Andy Samberg's SNL digital short, tho.

  • July 13, 2009, 1:34 p.m. CST

    LOVE INTEREST IS MORE FAMOUS THAN THE LEAD?

    by Mullah Omar

    This sounds kind of bizarre. Will she overshadow both the hero and villain in terms of star power? Will she be able to take her ego out of this and settle for third billing? This is intriguing but not easy to understand on its surface.

  • July 13, 2009, 1:36 p.m. CST

    Ain't It Boner-Inducing News!!!

    by YackBacker

    Let's hope she's a better actress in this sci-fi/fantasy movie than her work in the Lucas movies. Seriously, she was bad... but still hot.

  • July 13, 2009, 1:37 p.m. CST

    I dunno...

    by codymr

    As much as I think Portman is a very capable actress, I think she runs into problems with content she doesn't understand or has no interest in. While Lucas can easily be blamed for most of the problems with the SW prequels, it did not help matters that Portman didn't understand the material. She was miscast from the start. <P> An interesting personal anecdote: At the time Lucas and the gang were shooting ROTS, I was in Australia working in TV news and coaching skiing on weekends. One day while charged with teaching a bunch of people to ski... It turns out they had been, or were in the middle of filming ROTS. While these guys were generally tight lipped about the subject on the chair lift, they did mentioned that Portman was difficult, not because she was a diva, but because it seemed to them that she just didn't have any interest in or grasp of the material. You can see it on screen relative to McGregor, who is a self professed SW old school SW nerd. Unlike Portman, somehow he never looked completely lost with the witches brew Lucas concocted. <P> I am not sure Thor is the best vehicle for her... Fantasy/SF doesn't seem to work towards Portman's strengths.

  • July 13, 2009, 1:37 p.m. CST

    lprothro, Good call on McPartlin

    by Philvis

    I also thought he could have made a good GL. McPartlin is definitely a good candidate for Cap.

  • July 13, 2009, 1:38 p.m. CST

    WHAT NO MORE PICTURES!

    by Series7

    Of Mickey Rourke in Ironman 2? Man those fucking things where everywhere.

  • July 13, 2009, 1:39 p.m. CST

    As long as she gets nude..

    by Logan_1973

    Call me a pig but the rest of you want the same thing.

  • July 13, 2009, 1:39 p.m. CST

    codymr, great anectdote

    by YackBacker

    It explains a lot about her very sub-par work in the prequels. And seriously, her scenes in ROTS were pretty bad- what a bait-and-switch bit of casting she turned out to be.

  • July 13, 2009, 1:40 p.m. CST

    by Cobra--Kai

    THE FIRST AVENGER: CAPTAIN AMERICA slated for 2012. Fucking hell, that only gives them 3 years to come up with a better title.

  • July 13, 2009, 1:40 p.m. CST

    Cont.Op

    by Laserhead

    The great parts for actresses are all on TV now (where all the great writing has run to).

  • July 13, 2009, 1:41 p.m. CST

    im surprised

    by idrinkyourmilkshake

    LUC BESSON doesn't make a bad-ass THE PROFESSIONAL RETURNS(or MATILDA or something) featuring her taking the mantle of her hitman/father figure.That is SOMETHING I would see

  • July 13, 2009, 1:41 p.m. CST

    FUCK YES

    by D.Vader

    I don't know the Thor comic enough to care about who Jane Foster is. I just love Natalie Portman and am always glad to see her in a film I know I'll be watching.

  • July 13, 2009, 1:41 p.m. CST

    Yeah if a foreigner plays Cap...

    by Urall Luzers

    there's gonna be hell 2 pay. Whoever suggested Captain Awesome from Chuck had it rite. Perfect choice.

  • July 13, 2009, 1:42 p.m. CST

    by Cobra--Kai

    Anyone here seen CLOSER with Portman and Clive Owen? I know it's got Portman as a stripper and i'm kinda curious to see it..<p> Worth a rental or not?

  • July 13, 2009, 1:43 p.m. CST

    Ken seems to be making some good supporting choices.

    by Bungion Boy

    Seems to be hiring actors he's worked with before. Brian Blessed is fantastic and Tom Hiddleston was great in the Wallander series with Branaugh. I think it would be really refreshing if KB made a film more like Henry V and less like Fantastic Four or Incredible Hulk.

  • July 13, 2009, 1:44 p.m. CST

    by Cobra--Kai

    I could see Sawyer from LOST being a great Thor, but Branagh'll probably cast himself like he always does. Sigh.

  • July 13, 2009, 1:46 p.m. CST

    cobra

    by idrinkyourmilkshake

    yeah, CLOSER is good.It's all sorts of fucked up.If you ever been in a weird relationship or ever had relationship issue-watch it.It's pretty damn good.

  • July 13, 2009, 1:47 p.m. CST

    Cobra

    by Continentalop

    The Closer wasn't that great - overrated. Mike Nichols did the film better the first time he shot it as Carnal Knowledge.

  • July 13, 2009, 1:48 p.m. CST

    Cobra--Kai

    by eric haislar

    Closer is great see it now.

  • July 13, 2009, 1:49 p.m. CST

    NOT GREAT, BUT GOOD

    by idrinkyourmilkshake

    But i didn't want to see it, and i gave it a shot=and was impressed at how good it was.Plus, you don't get many movies like that lately.

  • July 13, 2009, 1:49 p.m. CST

    Natalie Portman is good when she gives a shit

    by mr teaspoon

    Natalie Portman can be a good actress when she gives a fuck. The problem is that she still takes roles she couldn't care less about and half asses it. Can't picture her being a huge Thor fan.

  • July 13, 2009, 1:50 p.m. CST

    What's frustrating about Closer is...

    by Urall Luzers

    that Natalie Portman plays a stripper, but U never see her fully naked. I effin haaaate that.

  • July 13, 2009, 1:50 p.m. CST

    and you'll probably

    by idrinkyourmilkshake

    end up going "wow, what a great fucking song" when you hear the song by ...damien rice

  • July 13, 2009, 1:50 p.m. CST

    Closer's fine, as soon as you realize it's a comedy

    by Laserhead

  • July 13, 2009, 1:50 p.m. CST

    Yeah...

    by Urall Luzers

    that's a good song.

  • July 13, 2009, 1:51 p.m. CST

    Laserhead

    by Continentalop

    TV might have the better woman parts and writing, but those shows still don't make the money like big movie roles do. If they did, we would have seen Julia Roberts jump to TV years ago.

  • July 13, 2009, 1:51 p.m. CST

    yeah, but she AND CLIVE OWEN

    by idrinkyourmilkshake

    WERE PHENOMENAL in CLOSER. I love when Clive says "yeah,thanks!" to gay-ass Jude Law at the end, when he basicalyl shits all over him.That is the BEST scene.

  • July 13, 2009, 1:52 p.m. CST

    Cobra, I meant "Closer" not "The Closer."

    by Continentalop

    Slip of the keyboard.

  • July 13, 2009, 1:52 p.m. CST

    SO....anyone have a pic/link of

    by idrinkyourmilkshake

    this ideal CAPTAIN AMERICA actor? I don't know CHUCK, so..anyone wann provide?I am curious indeed

  • July 13, 2009, 1:53 p.m. CST

    Is it even possible to make Thor not super cheesy

    by Stabby

    in a modern day setting? I think not. Especially with Kenneth "the ham" Branagh at the helm.

  • July 13, 2009, 1:54 p.m. CST

    I farted

    by Series7

    and I'm about to purchase Mr. Magorium's Vonderbar Emporium and I don't vant to purchase it.

  • July 13, 2009, 1:54 p.m. CST

    why no Don Blake?

    by bwiddy

    Without Don Blake, Thor is just an immortal God, he needs the vulnerability of a secret human identity, otherwise who cares, you know he will win.

  • July 13, 2009, 1:54 p.m. CST

    Jane Foster film, co-starring Thor?

    by JT Kirk

    I hate when they do big casting for secondary characters in shit like this. Nobody wants to see the Natalie Portatoman movie about how she's not an exciting character but they dropped too much coin not to feature her prominently.

  • July 13, 2009, 1:55 p.m. CST

    by Cobra--Kai

    Thanks for THE CLOSER comments, yes it shall be 'The Closer' from now on. I've added it to my rental list.<p>

  • July 13, 2009, 1:55 p.m. CST

    idrinkyourmilkshake

    by Series7

    The guy from Fringe and Boston Legal... gimme a second.

  • July 13, 2009, 1:56 p.m. CST

    Supposedly nude footage of Portman exists...

    by D.Vader

    From Closer, and she asked the director not to include. One of these days, it'll surface. Oh yes, it will...

  • July 13, 2009, 1:56 p.m. CST

    series7

    by idrinkyourmilkshake

    is a gentleman and scholar.Hook it up sir.let's see what all the hub ub is all about.(and i know its sad...but I have NEVER seen fringe...waiting for dvd)

  • July 13, 2009, 1:57 p.m. CST

    Add $40 mill to the Box Office

    by jimbojones123

    She sold V all by herself. Smart move.

  • July 13, 2009, 1:57 p.m. CST

    FRANKENSTEIN does not exist in this dojo

    by Cobra--Kai

    Am I the only fucker who loved Branagh's FRANKENSTEIN? It's got a rep as a bit of a stinker, hasn't it? I haven't seen it since release but I remember walking out thinking it was fantastic.

  • July 13, 2009, 1:57 p.m. CST

    Mark Valley

    by Series7

    This guy <P> http://tinyurl.com/62259p <P> People have been liking him as Cap. I still say it should be Matt Damon.

  • July 13, 2009, 1:58 p.m. CST

    Series7

    by srh1son

    fuckin' hilarious

  • July 13, 2009, 2 p.m. CST

    FRANKENSTEIN

    by Series7

    I liked it, I don't know why everyone hates it either.

  • July 13, 2009, 2:01 p.m. CST

    series7

    by idrinkyourmilkshake

    i agree....looks like a good fit.And damon is awesome..but i DOUBT he would do it.He's so reluctant to do commercial films.

  • July 13, 2009, 2:01 p.m. CST

    Cobra--Kai

    by mitortilla

    Die, please.

  • July 13, 2009, 2:01 p.m. CST

    A Thor movie will NEVER work....

    by jaysin420

    But Portmans hot.

  • July 13, 2009, 2:01 p.m. CST

    so far

    by idrinkyourmilkshake

    THOR = UNINTERESTING FLOP

  • July 13, 2009, 2:03 p.m. CST

    If Brian Blessed isn't Odin then...

    by Alonzo Mosely

    I will kick Brannagh square in the nuts. In fact, save the $100 million or so this movie will cost, and just film Blessed shouting at some musclebound moron in a winged helmet and I'll pay to see that...

  • July 13, 2009, 2:03 p.m. CST

    hmm... moderate thumbs up for that casting

    by Ogmios_the_Eloquent

    i like portman alot. And she's totally hot but it'll be weird to see her in a supporting role alongside 2, dare I say, unknown guys playing Thor and Loki....

  • July 13, 2009, 2:03 p.m. CST

    "I wish I could just wish away my feelings"

    by YackBacker

    How Portman didn't laugh her ass off at Anakin saying that line proves she's professional.

  • July 13, 2009, 2:04 p.m. CST

    and yeah

    by idrinkyourmilkshake

    frankenstein was cool.I liked it too when I was younger.i remember being a teeny bit dissapointed when it first hit...but after MANY viewings..it wasn't so bad

  • July 13, 2009, 2:04 p.m. CST

    Matt Damon

    by Series7

    As Cap. It has to be a big name as Cap. and there is something American about Matt Damon. I don't know what it is but he just looks and feels patrotic (does he wear a flag pin in all his movies are something). <P> Also if they ever make an avengers movie and someone get Ed and RDJ to come back they are going to have to have a bigger name leading them. Thor can be a no body because its Thor, he'll be a one note character in movies.

  • July 13, 2009, 2:06 p.m. CST

    THOR needs Donald Blake because THOR is really...

    by Continentalop

    ..Jesus. <p> Don't believe, well tell me if this sounds similar: <p> A meek man, 30-something, goes out into the wild and discovers his true origin. <p> He is the son of a wise and powerful god (or God) who lives up in a land in the sky. <p> This "All-Father" sent down his son to earth in the form of a man, and know that he knows his true destiny he has decided to act as its guardian and savior. <p> His arch-enemy is an evil trickster who can take different shapes and is famous for being a liar. One of his other major foes is a giant flaming demon who is king of a land of fire and brimstone. <P> And the final thing, Jesus was a carpenter, and what do carpenters use? A hammer.

  • July 13, 2009, 2:08 p.m. CST

    I still say

    by Series7

    Nathan Jones should have been Thor. Don't know if he can act or not though.

  • July 13, 2009, 2:10 p.m. CST

    Comic book Thor Subtitles

    by Continentalop

    I don't think Norse Thor turned into a lame doctor. <p> Plus, I don't think Thor predates Jesus. I think Donar might, but not the name Thor.

  • July 13, 2009, 2:10 p.m. CST

    A Thor movie will never work!?

    by mitortilla

    or a movie about a giant gorilla or a boy wizard. Bring on the Viewmaster film!

  • July 13, 2009, 2:11 p.m. CST

    her best role will always be BEAUTIFUL GIRLS

    by Six Demon Bag

    is that wrong of me?

  • July 13, 2009, 2:12 p.m. CST

    Jesus was based on tons of mythological gods.

    by mitortilla

    Didn't you see Religulous?

  • July 13, 2009, 2:17 p.m. CST

    Nice!!

    by T 1000 xp professional

    veryy cool news!

  • July 13, 2009, 2:20 p.m. CST

    by bigbill

    the fanboi in me wants the scenes with Portman to be '60s period exactly duping the look of the Kirby Jane Foster, white nurse uniform, flip hair do. All that

  • July 13, 2009, 2:21 p.m. CST

    Subtitles...

    by gavdiggity

    did you not hear Thor's been cast?

  • July 13, 2009, 2:21 p.m. CST

    Cobra and Series7

    by Stabby

    The reason I hated Branagh's Frankenstein was that it was extremely boring, DeNiro was wasted as the monster, it was supposed to be true to the original novel and it wasn't and lastly, Kenneth Branagh himself. Did he have to cast himself as Dr. Frankenstein? But, more importantly did we need to see Dr. Frankenstein sans shirt so that Branagh could how off his recently toned body. That man's got some ego. Dr. Frankenstein is a scientist for chissakes, not a Chippendale! Man, that guy's got one huge ego. Don't be surprised if he casts himself as Odin.

  • July 13, 2009, 2:22 p.m. CST

    I was talking about a Magilla Gorilla Movie

    by mitortilla

  • July 13, 2009, 2:23 p.m. CST

    Series 7

    by lprothro

    There were actuall two different suggestions. The guy from "Chuck" is Ryan McPartlin. The "Fringe" guy is Mark Valley (also a good fit but probably too old now). Matt Damon's a midget, and probably wouldn't take the role anyway.

  • July 13, 2009, 2:23 p.m. CST

    Nobody help him out- Subtitles_Off, try reading THIS article

    by YackBacker

    Beaks tips us off to the news- which is weeks old and has been reported here and elsewhere.

  • July 13, 2009, 2:24 p.m. CST

    Franenstein

    by christian66

    Love Brannagh, but he was really full of himself on that, wasn't he? Camera circling his bare chest as he waxes Shelly. A laff riot, that film. Eh guv?

  • July 13, 2009, 2:24 p.m. CST

    this is going to be stupid

    by HerbWestAustin

    they are really scrounging for anything. Thor, Captain America. who's next?

  • July 13, 2009, 2:24 p.m. CST

    oh sorry!

    by lprothro

  • July 13, 2009, 2:25 p.m. CST

    sorry!

    by lprothro

    I meant to address that to idrinkyourmilkshake.

  • July 13, 2009, 2:25 p.m. CST

    Well they have my interest

    by andrew coleman

    I love that woman. Thor is still going to be hard to do right.

  • July 13, 2009, 2:26 p.m. CST

    I've always seen Dr. Frankenstein

    by Series7

    as a chippendale, but thats just me.

  • July 13, 2009, 2:28 p.m. CST

    GONNA SUCK SIX DICKS FROM SUNDAY

    by Willie_Watkins

    This movie, it will

  • July 13, 2009, 2:29 p.m. CST

    Natalie can stroke my magic hammer anytime.

    by BiggusDickus

    Come on, someone had to say it!

  • July 13, 2009, 2:29 p.m. CST

    I liked Snyder for this.

    by mitortilla

    That Frankenstein movie was gross.

  • July 13, 2009, 2:30 p.m. CST

    Odin is mildly pleased!!

    by wowsah156

    The thing is Brannagh has to navigate movie studios who want big names, whilst Brannagh is an acotrs actor. He will want to pick the best actor regardless of their status. I hope Ken manages to get Richard Briers a cameo!!

  • July 13, 2009, 2:32 p.m. CST

    subtitles...

    by gavdiggity

    maybe this will help: http:// lmgtfy.com/

  • July 13, 2009, 2:34 p.m. CST

    Yackbacker

    by Flyingcircus

    This is true. That dialogue was seat-shiftingly uncomfortable.

  • July 13, 2009, 2:35 p.m. CST

    Whew!

    by TedKordLives

    So, I first saw this news at another site. Then I deicided that Natalie Portman would be my babe o' the day, and found a pic to put up on my screen. Then I came here, and guess what-SAME FUCKING PICTURE! Crazy, huh? <P> I mean, there must be at least a couple dozen pictures of her, right? And I click on the same one that Beaks picked for the article! <P> Gimme a black box already, I'm good for it!

  • Pretty to look at, but can't act for shit about 80% of the time. Three Razzie Awards nominations > 1 Oscar nomination.

  • July 13, 2009, 2:37 p.m. CST

    Her best role was THE PROFESSIONAL

    by ZombieHeathLedger

    Especially the scene where she said that her the French assassin dude were actually lovers. Underage sexpot! Woo hoo!

  • July 13, 2009, 2:42 p.m. CST

    I hope the ending of Thor

    by Continentalop

    Involves Loki sending Ymir and Surtur to attack the San Andreas Fault in California and Hackensack, NJ. And in the end Thor has to throw his hammer around the earth to turn back time and resurrect Jane Foster's life. <p> That would be awesome.

  • July 13, 2009, 2:44 p.m. CST

    Branagh's Frankenstein was the best filmed version of Shelley's

    by Dark Knight Lite

    but it was not the best Frankenstein movie. I know that sounds contradictory, but if you don't know the source material, Branagh's film can be off-putting. Audiences just couldn't wrap their heads around an articulate Monster. I for one, love the DiNiro Frankenstein, but admit it pales to the Karloff icon.

  • July 13, 2009, 2:54 p.m. CST

    take it easy subtitles

    by gavdiggity

    I was just busting your chops... <P> I woulda told you if you hadn't already posted that you'd seen it...

  • July 13, 2009, 3:01 p.m. CST

    I'm calling sleeper Blockbuster here!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    by crackerfarmboy

    I truly feel this film will outshine all of the other Marvel films. Oh and I agree DKL, Branagh's Frankenstein was BY FAR the best adaptation of Shelley's work seen on film.

  • July 13, 2009, 3:01 p.m. CST

    Random observations

    by MorganLeafy

    1)I know practically nothing about Thor and nothing about Green Lantern. Thor seems more interesting 2)Natalie Portman adds a bit of quality. The reason she wasn’t good in the SW prequels was because she realized she was acting in a ridiculous piece of shit. She is also not ugly. 3)Continentalop is right. We won’t see any movies that are entertaining and serious anytime soon.

  • July 13, 2009, 3:02 p.m. CST

    No, you're right... I AM a dick

    by gavdiggity

    (my girlfriend reminds me of this at least once a day). But I don't take offense.

  • July 13, 2009, 3:03 p.m. CST

    Dark Knight Lite

    by codymr

    I see your point about Branagh's Frankenstein, but I still disagree. Yes, it was closer to Shelley's source material than previous filmed versions, but it was still very loud and obnoxious - even with De Niro's interesting take on the Creature.

  • July 13, 2009, 3:04 p.m. CST

    BRIAN BLESSED MUST BE ODIN!

    by Clavius

    Get his agent on the horn, make it happen!<br>

  • July 13, 2009, 3:09 p.m. CST

    So much hate!

    by Carl XVI Gustaf

    This movie will be amazing, just wait and see! Branagh know's what he's doing.

  • July 13, 2009, 3:13 p.m. CST

    Natalie Portman is Conspiracy's Fap of the Hour!

    by conspiracy

    The things I'd do to this womman would make a Bangkok bound whore monger gasp with a mixture of envy and disgust.</p><p>Now excuse me...I need some time alone.

  • July 13, 2009, 3:14 p.m. CST

    ANAKIN! YOUR BREAKING MY HEART!

    by SingingHatchet

    Worst line in Ep. III... If Portman had any decency, she would have refused to deliver it.

  • July 13, 2009, 3:18 p.m. CST

    "Hold me, like you did by the lake on Naboo."

    by YackBacker

    ROTFL ROTS!

  • July 13, 2009, 3:18 p.m. CST

    "Happy birthday Mr. President"

    by Stuntcock Mike

    Mmmmm, La Professional.

  • July 13, 2009, 3:19 p.m. CST

    Lame.

    by JuanSanchez

  • July 13, 2009, 3:19 p.m. CST

    DEAR KENNETH,

    by idrinkyourmilkshake

    HERE IS THE ENDING OF THE FILM.DON'T CARE WHAT PROCEEDS THIS.IF YOU PULL THIS OFF-I will watch your film.If not, then I will pass. ...the mighty climactic battle seems to hae ended, with THOR ready to pickup his almighty HAMMER, ready to vanquish LOKI once an for all.Thors fingers almsot compelty grasp the holy weapon/WHEN! GASP! the HULK grabs it first and lifts it high above him...and not before yelling "HULK SMASH THOR"! roll credits, cue sam jackson cameo...and bam!

  • July 13, 2009, 3:20 p.m. CST

    And who can forget the balcony scene

    by YackBacker

    ANAKIN: You are so beautiful!<p> PADME: It's only because I'm so in love . . .<p> ANAKIN: No, it's because I'm so in love with you.<p> PADME: So love has blinded you?<p> ANAKIN: Well, that's not exactly what I meant . . .<p> PADME: But it's probably true! <p> Holy... fucking... shit. waited 20 years for that to be filmed. Lucas, you wronged us, fella.

  • July 13, 2009, 3:22 p.m. CST

    I've got sand in my arse crack

    by pumaman

    But you feel soft my dear....

  • July 13, 2009, 3:24 p.m. CST

    Ol' fat neck

    by pumaman

    Yes Yackbacker.. he fucked us all good n proper.

  • July 13, 2009, 3:24 p.m. CST

    ricarleite2

    by DennisMM

    Mr. Hero The Newmatic Man was created by Neil Gaiman and published by Tekno comics. Not Tecno. It had two series, one from Tekno and the other from a company that came into being after Tekno declared bankruptcy. It tied into Teknophage, also created by Gaiman. Nyah, nyah, nyah.

  • July 13, 2009, 3:26 p.m. CST

    Fair enough

    by MorganLeafy

    First of all I’m European, bear that in mind. Green Lantern seems like another generic superhero. I think the whole idea of a ring that gives superpowers is kinda lame. I think Thor has more of a breeding ground for an interesting plot, with the whole Scandinavian mythology and everything. Plus, Ryan Reynolds? Nothing against him but the god of thunder just seems tougher.

  • July 13, 2009, 3:27 p.m. CST

    This will bomb

    by estacado1

    The non-geek movie goer doesn't give a shit about Thor. And when explained that it is a viking that flies by swinging his hammer really fast, it dawns on them the absurdity of the premise. The only way for them to sell this is by Portman showing a lot of skin in the movie. And I don't think she'll be willing to give that kind of a commitment for a comic book movie.

  • July 13, 2009, 3:30 p.m. CST

    No offense to McGregor, but Brannagh should've been Obi

    by YackBacker

    Obi should have been older- actually Qui Gon's age in Episode I. And there should have never been a Qui Gon character- it was completely superfluous to the plot. Lucas should have stuck to his original structure in that regard.

  • July 13, 2009, 3:30 p.m. CST

    Blake's transformation into Thor was the coolest part of the com

    by Uncle Stan

  • July 13, 2009, 3:31 p.m. CST

    Oddly, isn't this the plot for Howard the Duck?

    by Uncle Stan

  • July 13, 2009, 3:32 p.m. CST

    Just exchange a Norse god for the duck.

    by Uncle Stan

  • July 13, 2009, 3:35 p.m. CST

    But all bitching aside, Portman is smokin' hot.

    by YackBacker

    And she'll have a long career on that basis alone. Amen.

  • July 13, 2009, 3:38 p.m. CST

    WHAT? SHE CAN'T ACT!!

    by lockesbrokenleg

    Didn't anyone see the Star Wars Movies or V? She was terrible.

  • Go to Amazon.com or TalesOfWonder.com and buy a trade paperback or two of Walt Simonson's run on THOR. Even at his most insane where he had Loki change Thor into a frog just for shits and giggles, Simonson still managed to make that story arc cool.

  • July 13, 2009, 3:42 p.m. CST

    In Branagh We Trust

    by TedKordLives

    For some reason I feel like Branagh is just gonna knock this one right out of the park. It's Shakespeare dialed up to 11, and I think Branagh's probably the best director out there to tackle a project like this. <P> I thought Kirk's dad was pretty awesome in his brief scenes in Star Trek, so I'm down for seeing his Thor. I just hope they don't eff with the costume too much.

  • July 13, 2009, 3:42 p.m. CST

    WALT SIMONSON

    by idrinkyourmilkshake

    IS A BAD-ASS ARTIST.That guy really influenced me wmehn i was younger.I sought out alot of THOR COMICS(and i hate thor)-just ebcuase of his artwork.

  • July 13, 2009, 3:43 p.m. CST

    THOR = BORE

    by idrinkyourmilkshake

  • July 13, 2009, 3:43 p.m. CST

    THOR = BORE

    by idrinkyourmilkshake

  • July 13, 2009, 3:43 p.m. CST

    THOR = BORE

    by idrinkyourmilkshake

  • July 13, 2009, 3:43 p.m. CST

    oops

    by idrinkyourmilkshake

    sorry folks, don't know what happened.Anyhwo, this WILL surely flop.

  • July 13, 2009, 3:46 p.m. CST

    BRING ON THE THOR FROG!!!

    by D.Vader

  • July 13, 2009, 3:47 p.m. CST

    Beautiful Girls and her picture with Shreks mother

    by EvilWizardGlick

    For those who have never seen the movie Portland's Marty at one point explains how in a few years she will be hot. It is true prophesy. <p>Here she is with Shreks mother. <p>http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_VU11A61FM68/R06-mU8cxqI/AAAAAAAACKI/p0sfSiYm6C4/s800/Natalie+Portman_Hillary+Clinton.jpg

  • July 13, 2009, 3:48 p.m. CST

    I just want the Absorbing Man in one of the films

    by Continentalop

    And I am not joking. Big bald escaped convict named Crusher Creel carrying a ball-and-chain and can turn into any substance he touches? Fucking comic book gold.

  • July 13, 2009, 3:49 p.m. CST

    Odin's Beard!

    by pokadoo

  • July 13, 2009, 3:53 p.m. CST

    Thor=Punisher Warzone

    by Blancoshadow

    NO ONE GIVES A FUCK THAT IT'S BEING MADE

  • July 13, 2009, 3:53 p.m. CST

    EvilWizardGlick, I love her nipples. Thanks for the link

    by YackBacker

    I made the link inversely proportional to the link in my pants so you all can enjoy Portman's pokies: http://tinyurl.com/n5cme5

  • July 13, 2009, 3:55 p.m. CST

    Yes, but when will we see

    by gavdiggity

    Beta Ray Bill?

  • July 13, 2009, 3:59 p.m. CST

    NEEDS MORE BREAST IMPLANT......

    by Trannyformers_Apologist

    Ass like a ten year old boy.....

  • July 13, 2009, 4 p.m. CST

    Natalie Portman is so old now she plays soccer moms

    by Orionsangels

    I miss young Natalie Portman!

  • July 13, 2009, 4:03 p.m. CST

    TINO! TINO!!!!!!

    by lockesbrokenleg

  • July 13, 2009, 4:04 p.m. CST

    Hold her, hold her like you held her by the lake on Naboo.

    by bswise

  • July 13, 2009, 4:05 p.m. CST

    Chris Hemsworth has got potential!

    by YackBacker

    He did a lot with the 7 minutes screentime he had in STAR TREK. I like the guy.

  • July 13, 2009, 4:05 p.m. CST

    Frog Thor has a good comic out right now.

    by mitortilla

  • July 13, 2009, 4:06 p.m. CST

    I rather they not made Thor half human

    by Rufferto

    I thought it be more interesting for it to take place mostly in mythological era/ on Asgard. I just think the Thor being a superhero/ secret identity thing to be weird. I really don't know much but isn't Donald Blake different person from Thor anyway? I don't anything about the person they cast as Thor but he is too young. Hollywood, where are all the actors over 30?

  • July 13, 2009, 4:08 p.m. CST

    All prequel lines pale in comparison to GL's Last Crusade line..

    by moondoggy2u

    "Where are these missing pages, this map? We must have these missing pages back!" The actor, i dont know what his name is, even says it like Dr. Seuss. ABsolutely horrifying.

  • July 13, 2009, 4:10 p.m. CST

    Conti-

    by TedKordLives

    Even tho Nick Nolte already 'mingled his essence with all things' in Lee's Hulk? <P> No, I hear ya, tho. 'Crusher' Creel would be sweet. I was just rereading 'Secret Wars' this weekend and it had quite the effect on Creel-metting Titania, realizing he could reattach severed limbs. A real turning point from him.

  • July 13, 2009, 4:11 p.m. CST

    Subtitles, have you seen Kirby's Thor?

    by Continentalop

    I personally think this is a dumb idea for a movie, but mostly because no studio has got the vision to make this movie right. But to say Thor has no visually striking environments is just wrong. Besides "mountains and snow" he has an imposing city of gold called Asgard that floats on in the aether amongst the stars and is reached only by the rainbow bridge Bifröst. That is something a little more fantastic than just mere sword and sorcery. <p> He can also travel the other nine worlds, such as the shadowy realms of Niflheim (land of the dead), the fiery world of Muspellsheim and the flame demons, Svartheim - home of the Dark Elves - or just traverse on Yggdrasil, the gigantic world tree. Hell, Thor can also go to Olympus or travel into space to meet the Living Planet, Ego. <p> Kirby's Thor is far from just Hulk with a breastplate.

  • July 13, 2009, 4:15 p.m. CST

    Ted

    by Continentalop

    Best Crusher moment in Secret Wars: when he tells Doc Oct off at the beginning. <p> "Watch it you oaf, or I Doctor Octopus will-" <p> "Sorry bub, but I, CRUSHER CREEL, THE ABSORBING MAN, was to busy watching the light show outside to notice ya. But once this is over I'll ram your head through tha bulkhead so your stupid tentacles ain't underfoot any more."

  • July 13, 2009, 4:15 p.m. CST

    Eh....welll....eh....hrmmmmmm......

    by DJB

    Uhhhhhhhhhh......Portman has potential. She's no dummy- She's not BAD looking...There've been a couple of movies where she's not too bad...but there've been a couple in which I'd have fired her on the spot....I'd like to have her...NOT....try a british accent- V for Vendetta showed us that she's shite at that. Umm...Doesn't Thor kinda suck anyway? Kenneth Branagh is a badass though... That's the only reason I'm stickin' around.

  • July 13, 2009, 4:19 p.m. CST

    The storyline...

    by jackalcack

    Thor is cast down to Earth and forced to live among humans as punishment. Once here, Thor learns what it takes to be a true hero when the most dangerous villain of his world sends the darkest forces of Asgard to invade Earth. <p> I've seen this flick already. It starred Arnie and it was called 'Hercules in New York' <p> It was shit.

  • July 13, 2009, 4:20 p.m. CST

    Portman showed her ass in that movie

    by Darth_BeerFart

    or it was like a prequel to some indi cowboy eating pudding movie<P>she's got a nice ass, real looking and not photoshoped like most of the asses we see in movies

  • July 13, 2009, 4:23 p.m. CST

    I, Crusher Creel, the Absorbing Man...lol

    by TedKordLives

    That book is so amazing. It really is the quintessential Marvel story. I tried to get my brother to read it while he was in town, only to end up reading it myself. Two of my favorite comic book covers ever are from SW (#s4 & 10), and it's a big reason why Dr.Doom will always be the most badass character in comics. He realized what Galactus is gonna do BEFORE Reed Richards does. I just realized that this weekend. Bad. Ass.

  • July 13, 2009, 4:23 p.m. CST

    Subtitles, I suspect it will suck

    by Continentalop

    I imagine the studios will take the completely safe route, or even worse go in the direction of all things tame and make it like the Ultimate Thor. <p> If I am willing to pay money to see a Norse God of Thunder with a magic hammer that lets him fly, than I am willing to see a Living Plane, a world tree, a giant serpent that circles the earth, Thor turned into a frog, and a bunch of evolved animals who ride robotic flying steeds and act as knights. <p> If you are going to make a movie about a character as psychedelic as Thor, then go all fucking out.

  • July 13, 2009, 4:28 p.m. CST

    Best Thor Moment in Secret Wars:

    by TedKordLives

    After trysting with the Enchantress, they return to the Heroes' Base, only to find it destroyed. Thor proceeds to take on the ENTIRE Villain Army and only makes his exit when he learns that his disintigration is imminent and his allies are in trouble. <P> That or when he's standing on top of the base during an enormous storm, grinning like a loon and destroying huge boulders hurtling towards the base.

  • July 13, 2009, 4:29 p.m. CST

    Which Secret Wars are we talking here?

    by D.Vader

    Old school Secret Wars or new edition?

  • July 13, 2009, 4:29 p.m. CST

    Seeing that

    by Series7

    Hulk 2 and Ironman were not that great (you know outside of RDJ ironman sucked), I don't see this being any better. There are some bad ass stories with these characters, but to make huge costly movies out of their darker less crowd pleasing stories will never happen.

  • July 13, 2009, 4:31 p.m. CST

    Ted

    by Continentalop

    I was just thinking of those two Thor moments. I love how the storm raging outside is so intense that even the Hulk can't go outside, but Thor is just basking in it. <p> And at the same time the X-Men are sneaking away in one of the ships and Storm is trying to control the weather and can only reduced the effects of the Storm in a nearby radius, showing that she is nothing compared to Thor.

  • July 13, 2009, 4:31 p.m. CST

    As long as her Daddy isn't on set...

    by DoctorWho?

    ...getting people fired. Other than that it should be a relaxed shoot.

  • July 13, 2009, 4:34 p.m. CST

    Old school D. Vader

    by Continentalop

    Old school all the way.

  • July 13, 2009, 4:35 p.m. CST

    NO! Set this all in Asgard, dammit!!!!!

    by Drath

    Don't include characters from the modern day! Make this totally LOTR fantasy set and let the modern day shit come into Avengers! I am already disappointed. And Portman, didn't she prove she's just not that invested in a Sci-Fi fantasy role when she sleepwalked through the Star Wars prequels? Seriously, very disappointing.

  • July 13, 2009, 4:37 p.m. CST

    Holy shit, moondoggy!

    by YackBacker

    How goes it, buddy?

  • July 13, 2009, 4:38 p.m. CST

    Conti-

    by TedKordLives

    Yeah, that panel of him just loving the rain in his face. Beautiful. What the hell happened to Mike Zeck? His art was the foxes cockses.

  • July 13, 2009, 4:45 p.m. CST

    Ted

    by Continentalop

    Actually almost ever character had a great moment in Secret Wars, not just Doom and Thor: <p> Ultron going nuts and attacking everyone, including Galactus (who then sucks him dry). <p> Molecule Man dropping a mountain range on the heroes. <p> Hulk holding up the mountain so it doesn't crush everyone. <p> Spider-Man trashing the X-Men and then later Titania. <p> Wolverine chopping of the Absorbing Man's arm, and when the X-Men come to the heroes rescue (especially the berserk Colossus). <p> Hawkeye shooting Pile Driver from the Wrecking Crew in the arm with a normal arrow, telling him at this range his bow is more powerful than a .357 (which Pile Driver is resistant against). Cap refusing to back down to Doom after he gets the power of the Beyonder. <p> Shit, there are a ton of them.

  • July 13, 2009, 4:46 p.m. CST

    I don't know what happened to Zeck

    by Continentalop

    But he drew the best Captain America, Red Skull, Punisher, Jigsaw, Vermin and Kraven the Hunter I ever have seen.

  • July 13, 2009, 4:49 p.m. CST

    Where the FUCK is The Professional sequel,

    by Rectal Blowout

    where she plays a badass, smoking hot hit-woman?

  • July 13, 2009, 4:57 p.m. CST

    Yeah, Conti.

    by TedKordLives

    Even Spider-Woman gets to totally own Absorbing Man in like, two panels. First time we ever see her fight, too. Berserk Colossus was sweet too. I gotta say, the plotting on that book is amazing. Scripting great moments for each character spread out over 12 issues cannot be easy.<P> Piledriver:"Lordy, I'm wounded! I'm bleeding!" Pussy.

  • July 13, 2009, 5:01 p.m. CST

    Scap this and make a Nick Fury movie instead

    by jaysin420

    I just found the original Hoff version and it was just incredible in so many ways.

  • July 13, 2009, 5:07 p.m. CST

    Ted

    by Continentalop

    That is when I realized I loved the Wrecking Crew, especially Pile Driver. <p> In fact, that started the entire trend of Pile Driver getting picked on and treated like shit. In Secret Wars he also had his costume changed to a supers-strong metal by the Molecule Man after he called his girl a cow and had to have the other members of the Wrecking rip it off our else he would have died. <p> And in the Masters of Evil IV story line he goads Mr. Hyde into a fight and gets decked by him. Of course, I love how he sits there thinking to himself that he would love to see Absorbing Man or Goliath take Mr. Hyde down a peg or two.

  • July 13, 2009, 5:12 p.m. CST

    Conti

    by TedKordLives

    I never noticed that trend! Ha! You're right, tho, he does get effed over at every turn in Secret Wars. <P> I don't remember him getting bitch-slapped by Hyde in that story, but that's a good excuse to reread a great story. Man, forget Sorby, I wanna see the Wrecking Crew happen!

  • July 13, 2009, 5:12 p.m. CST

    Secret Wars had lots of great moments

    by DennisMM

    Too bad the story itself was so awful. It was the first designed miniseries, set up to sell spinoffs.

  • July 13, 2009, 5:13 p.m. CST

    Who the hell is Jane Foster?

    by Raymar

  • July 13, 2009, 5:20 p.m. CST

    AWOOOOOOOOOOOOOO

    by AmericanWerewolf

    Yummy.

  • July 13, 2009, 5:20 p.m. CST

    That's a BIG meh

    by Melvin_Pelvis

    Jane was / is a really meh character<br> Nat's kinda meh<p> really meh + kinda meh = BIG meh

  • July 13, 2009, 5:20 p.m. CST

    DennisMM

    by Continentalop

    I am actually not a huge fan of Secret Wars I, because I think it started the trend of "event comics." And while I think the intent of the first series was to just sell comics and toys, at least it didn't have a hundred tie-in issues. <p> Secret Wars I was self-contained, you only had to buy the Secret War issues. Secret War II, however, was a horrible monstrosity that had every issue tied into the story.

  • July 13, 2009, 5:22 p.m. CST

    Continenalop

    by DennisMM

    You're right. I confused the two, and didn't realize it until later. Still, without SWI --- kidding.

  • July 13, 2009, 5:22 p.m. CST

    Ted

    by Continentalop

    Wrecking Crew deserve their own movie. Seriously. A film about a group of blue collar super-villains who are just trying to make a buck while always getting their asses kicked by super-heroes? It speaks about todays economy.

  • July 13, 2009, 5:27 p.m. CST

    FIN FANG FOOM!!!!!!

    by Melvin_Pelvis

    Long ago in Journey into Mystery Thor and him squared off

  • July 13, 2009, 5:27 p.m. CST

    I have a feeling...

    by BILLY_BOOMSTICK

    ... That Branagh knows what he's doing. I think "Thor" will be a lot of fun, and will tie in nicely to the other Marvel movies...

  • July 13, 2009, 5:29 p.m. CST

    Yeah. Yeah!

    by TedKordLives

    Shit, I'm gonna go home and write that up. But, they only get their asses kicked by 3rd tier heroes. Like Sleepwalker, or Rage. And Piledriver is the bitch of the group. <P> Jeez, Conti, that's a damn good idea! Wanna team-up to write that out?

  • July 13, 2009, 5:29 p.m. CST

    For the...

    by HEADGEEK

    infants that don't know Marvel history. Jane Foster was the nurse that worked with Donald Blake (who was THOR's secret identity as a mortal on Earth). That said, I was told that this THOR film would not have the Donald Blake character, but this casting announcement does seem to put a bit of a question on that. So we may still see the Donald Blake - which would be weird because Blake didn't last too long as a major part of THOR's life, who kinda went Asgard bound and AVENGERS adventures rather than the good Dr storyline.

  • July 13, 2009, 5:31 p.m. CST

    She joins WHO and WHO in this film?

    by Linguo_IS_Dead

    You'd think people would of learned from Superman Returns that you can't cast absolute nobodies as leads.

  • July 13, 2009, 5:34 p.m. CST

    by Cobra--Kai

    Harry, I think that between Conti and Ted they could write the book on Marvel history.

  • July 13, 2009, 5:37 p.m. CST

    by Cobra--Kai

    However Natalie Portman as a nurse sounds like cinema gold to me...

  • July 13, 2009, 5:37 p.m. CST

    Harry

    by Continentalop

    From 1962 to 1983 Thor's alter-ego was Dr. Donald Blake. That's the first 21 years of Thor's existence. To me that qualifies as lasting long as a major part of Thor's life.

  • July 13, 2009, 5:38 p.m. CST

    You forgot about Brian Blessed...

    by brattyben

    He's in the movie too! So that makes FOUR!

  • July 13, 2009, 5:38 p.m. CST

    WTF Harry!

    by TedKordLives

    Does it 'sound' like we don't know our Marvel history? We're in here discussing storylines from 25 flippin years ago. <P> Oh, wait, we're not all screaming at each other, is that it? It's not AICN without pointless bitching and illogical, not-thought-out ideas and arguments? Whatever, man. I'm just here to have a good time. Ban away.

  • July 13, 2009, 5:39 p.m. CST

    Nude plz

    by JoeSixPack

  • July 13, 2009, 5:41 p.m. CST

    I'm interested...

    by JDanielP

    ...to see how this pans out.

  • July 13, 2009, 5:45 p.m. CST

    Ted

    by Continentalop

    I don't know if I could write the entire thing, but I do have dialogue for one scene: <P> INT. WAREHOUSE - NIGHT <P> The four members of the Wrecking Crew are sitting around a table in their secret headquarters, sporting bruises and black eyes and holding packs of ice to their face. <p> WRECKER: I can't believe we got our asses kicked. <p> PILE DRIVER: Hey, it wasn't fair. We were fighting against a Hulk. THUNDERBALL:First off, it was four against one. Second thing, it wasn't A Hulk. It was against SHE-HULK. We got our asses kicked by SHE-Hulk. Don't piss on me Pile Driver and then tell me it's raining. <p> WRECKER (hanging his head in shame): Fuckin' She-Hulk! God! We got beat by a girl! Ugh. <P> BULLDOZER: Hey, I theenk my twooth felled ouwed...

  • July 13, 2009, 5:46 p.m. CST

    This Movie Has Casting Couch Written All Over It!!!

    by Media Messiah

    Stunt casting galore!!!

  • July 13, 2009, 5:47 p.m. CST

    FOR GODS SAKES!!!!!!!!

    by BERSERKR

    I am TIRED of hearing peoiple say i dont see how Thor could work as a movie, use your F'N brains!!! its basically a fantasy film, if Lord of the rings could work, so can Thor, and it wont be cheasy Thor will not be speaking Thor speak in the movie, he no longer does in the comics. ATTENTION:Continentalop Donar is Thor they both predate Jesus and Christianity.

  • July 13, 2009, 5:48 p.m. CST

    Marvel should do the old Night Nurse comic as a movie

    by Continentalop

    http://tinyurl.com/l24zkg <p> But make it a hard R. <p> Casting suggestions anyone?

  • July 13, 2009, 5:49 p.m. CST

    Thor needs..

    by KAOS11DIRECTOR

    Two negative stereotypes, everyone humping and giant with large testicles. Has anyone made that movie yet?

  • July 13, 2009, 5:50 p.m. CST

    Harry!!!!

    by BERSERKR

    Thor is my favorite super hero bar none! you said the original script was the best script you have ever read for a super hero flick, any idea on how much they have changed in the re-write?

  • July 13, 2009, 5:50 p.m. CST

    Beserkr

    by Continentalop

    I know Donar is Thor. Just like Wodan is Odin and Lokk is Loki. That is his original name. I just don't know if the name Thor predates Christianity.

  • July 13, 2009, 5:54 p.m. CST

    Does this sound like a good idea to you? Thor??

    by Sal_Bando

    She's okay, donno who she's playing-but Thor-that's a realll clunky character from what I remember. Worked okay in the old Avengers comics, back when-but now? Not so sure. Big blonde dude w/ a winged helmet swinging a hammer and speaking King Kirby old English. <p> Maybe it'll be fun. Or not. We'll see.

  • July 13, 2009, 5:54 p.m. CST

    Continentalop

    by BERSERKR

    Not sure if the name does either, but the God does:P I guess i have something new to research:P I am a lazy practitioner of Asatru. As in i believe in the old gods of Europe since well that is my ancestry, it only makes sense and it just feels right.

  • July 13, 2009, 5:55 p.m. CST

    Oh, and Beserkr

    by Continentalop

    My original point was that Thor the comic book character didn't predate Christianity. The mythology of Jesus obviously influenced the Thor stories, just like they influenced Superman (especially the first movie). <p> So maybe that is why you are thinking I was saying Jesus is older than Thor. No, I was saying Jesus is older than comic book Thor.

  • July 13, 2009, 5:56 p.m. CST

    Nice Conti

    by TedKordLives

    Night Nurse=Erin Brown aka Misty Mundae (formerly). Also, I can't find a computer on this floor that will open tinyurls. Did you use a pic from that Strange mini a few years back or New Avengers?

  • July 13, 2009, 5:56 p.m. CST

    Sal_Bando

    by BERSERKR

    He wont be speaking Kirby old English and his costume will look more like an old Norse warrior god, no underwear over pants it will work.

  • July 13, 2009, 5:58 p.m. CST

    Continentalop

    by BERSERKR

    Ahh i see, but actually a lot of the Old Norse and European religion influenced Christianity, and most of Thors stories were influenced by the old Norse Myths.

  • July 13, 2009, 6 p.m. CST

    For instance

    by BERSERKR

    Odin pierced himself to the world tree with his spear Gungnir for 9 days and 9 nights, kind similar to Jesus and the cross if you ask me:P

  • July 13, 2009, 6:01 p.m. CST

    'More like an old Norse warrior god'

    by TedKordLives

    Berserkr, please enlighten me. What, exactly, do you mean by that? How do old Norse warrior gods dress? No, really. I'm being cute but I'm serious-what does that entail?

  • July 13, 2009, 6:03 p.m. CST

    Ted

    by Continentalop

    I posted a link to toonepedia. Here is the non TinyURL version:<P> http://www.toonopedia.com/nightnrs.htm

  • July 13, 2009, 6:06 p.m. CST

    TedKordLives

    by BERSERKR

    I just meant he would look more like an Old Norse warrior, Chain mail, tunic ect... no underwear over pants:P The god part could be the winged Helmet as There were no horns or wings on Viking helmets:P

  • July 13, 2009, 6:16 p.m. CST

    Cool.

    by TedKordLives

    Thanks guys. I really think this movie is gonna rock; for your sake, berserkr, I hope this movie blows everyone away. I think the first trailer is gonna shut a lot of the haters mouths. This could be Marvel's LOTR and they know it. <P> Only time will tell, I suppose.

  • July 13, 2009, 6:18 p.m. CST

    Jumping Jesus Christmas Shit!

    by TedKordLives

    The fucking Toonpedia is blocked here? I've gotta get internet at home.

  • July 13, 2009, 6:19 p.m. CST

    I like Thor to have a beard

    by Rufferto

    That just will never happen.

  • July 13, 2009, 6:21 p.m. CST

    TedKordLives

    by BERSERKR

    I sure as hell hope so, I want this movie to be epic, even if its not i will still see it multiple times, buy the Blue ray and the crappy Video game tie in, I just hope its not crap.

  • July 13, 2009, 6:22 p.m. CST

    Donald Blake and Jane Fester

    by deadboy1313

    I'd really like to see Donald Blake as Thor's alter-ego. Give him a taste of life as a mortal. I'd also like to see Natalie shave her head, steal the good Doctor's heart, and take him home to meet her Auntie Morticia and Uncle Gomez. Then, the good Doctor can turn into Thor and fight Lurch, who has silently been in love with the lovely Jane Fester.

  • July 13, 2009, 6:26 p.m. CST

    I'm with you, Ted.

    by AmericanWerewolf

    Hey, I'm a comic book fan, so i have a stake in this. Sort of. This has the potential to be a winner. I wanna see an awe-inspiring Thor. C'mon Branagh- Blow our minds!

  • July 13, 2009, 6:26 p.m. CST

    I'm with you, Ted.

    by AmericanWerewolf

    Hey, I'm a comic book fan, so i have a stake in this. Sort of. This has the potential to be a winner. I wanna see an awe-inspiring Thor. C'mon Branagh- Blow our minds!

  • July 13, 2009, 6:26 p.m. CST

    Instead of... JESUS IS LORD!

    by dailysportspages

    JESUS IS THOR!

  • July 13, 2009, 6:30 p.m. CST

    So dailysportspags...

    by Continentalop

    ...You want John Turturro to play Thor? <p> "You don't fuck with Thor." Works for me.

  • July 13, 2009, 6:31 p.m. CST

    Sorry 'bout the double post.

    by AmericanWerewolf

    Gotta bad case 'o sticky mouse. Double clickin' mofo...

  • July 13, 2009, 6:31 p.m. CST

    Why did Dr. Manhattan give himself a big dick?

    by EvilWizardGlick

    It was goddamned black porn star big. For a guy who supposedly is beyond emotion he sure must have felt inferior to grow that sucker. And yes every time he created himself he grew a massive member.

  • July 13, 2009, 6:34 p.m. CST

    ricarleite2

    by Joe Mannix Jr.

    Don't know that you'll read this but, I do remember those comics. My wife...eer uh...ex-wife collected all of them. Mr. Hero was my favourite of the bunch. There was some sort of Nimoy connection wasn't there? Maybe he had something to do with one of their comics?

  • July 13, 2009, 6:36 p.m. CST

    I bet...

    by Bass Ackwards

    Thor movie really won't have Blake, Branaugh is gonna fuck with the comic and make Jane Foster Thor's alter ego (or vice versa). Snap!

  • July 13, 2009, 6:36 p.m. CST

    Nothing wrong with Portman's acting in Star Wars

    by Nem_Wan

    Who could have read her part and not received the same criticism? Most actresses her age would have done far, far worse.

  • July 13, 2009, 6:37 p.m. CST

    Joe Mannix?

    by toadkillerdog

    Was your wife named Peggy?

  • July 13, 2009, 6:38 p.m. CST

    Brock Lesnar as Thor

    by AmericanWerewolf

    "I'm gonna drink some mead, then I'm gonna climb on top of Jane Foster!"

  • July 13, 2009, 6:39 p.m. CST

    AmericanWerewolf

    by Continentalop

    Fucking perfect. <p> Although I was thinking of Brock paying the Executioner because he is so damn ugly.

  • July 13, 2009, 6:39 p.m. CST

    Mr.Hero & Berserkr

    by TedKordLives

    Mr.Hero WAS pretty cool. One of the few Tekno comics I read until the end of the line. Great idea, poorly executed. Nimoy had another title under the Tekno banner, something about anthropormorphized alien animals or some weird shit. <P> Did you know Nimoy's got a photography book? Of nudes. <P> Berserkr-Video game tie-in? Holy shit I hadn't thought of that. That could be super-friggin-awesome!

  • July 13, 2009, 6:42 p.m. CST

    NOT QUESTIONING THE IDEA OF FANTASY

    by Mullah Omar

    ...but I am definitely wondering how a fantasy-based THOR film will meld with a more scientifically-based IRON MAN and HULK. It's the overlap that has me worried - kind of like when INDIANA JONES moved from fighting Nazis to investigating extraterrestrials.

  • July 13, 2009, 6:45 p.m. CST

    Mannix, Nimoy did, indeed...

    by AmericanWerewolf

    Write Primortals for Tekno Comics. Thank the old guy.

  • July 13, 2009, 6:46 p.m. CST

    by Cobra--Kai

    Don't know about Nimoy but Namor the Sub-Mariner... could be played by Keanu Reeves.<p> Branagh cast Reeves in MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING, so I guess it could happen (Namor features in the Thor stories, right?)<p> Also to answer the Night Nurse question, I'd have to nominate Scarlett Johanson. Her 30 seconds of bending forwards in a nurses uniform were the only 30 seconds of THE SPIRIT worth watching.

  • July 13, 2009, 6:47 p.m. CST

    Yes!

    by TedKordLives

    We've overtaken the Don Murphy thread for highest post count! Onward, valiant cousins!

  • July 13, 2009, 6:50 p.m. CST

    by Cobra--Kai

    Right now Don is posting like crazy to bump it back to no.1

  • July 13, 2009, 6:51 p.m. CST

    Cobra re:Night Nurse

    by TedKordLives

    That is EXACTLY where my mind went. Which sucks because now I'm contemplating exactly how bad The Spirit was. <P> I DO like the Keanu as Namor role. He certainly has the aloof-osity that the role demands. Plus, I hear he already has little wings on his feet, so...

  • July 13, 2009, 6:53 p.m. CST

    Heh. Cobra...

    by TedKordLives

    You know, you're probably right.

  • July 13, 2009, 6:54 p.m. CST

    Cobra, you have a Casting Director's Eye

    by Continentalop

    Scarlett Johansson is a damn good choice for Linda Carter (Night Nurse's real name) . Now we just have to cast Georgia Jenkins and Christine Palmer - a hot black chick and a hot red head. <p> Maybe Lindsey Lohan as Palmer?

  • July 13, 2009, 6:58 p.m. CST

    Mullah Omar.

    by AmericanWerewolf

    You raise a valid point, and, based on your example, I can see why you would be concerned. The concept of the centuries old pagan god in the otherwise high tech Marvel Universe(TM)has always been a bit sketchy. What works in comic books may not always work on film. Crystal Skull was "comic booky" in the worst sense. All I can offer is when the Avengers movie rolls around, maybe they will do an "X-Files" type of thing where the supernatural aspect is just left ambiguous.

  • July 13, 2009, 6:58 p.m. CST

    Conti - Lohan is about as hot as a dry ice in the arctic

    by toadkillerdog

    She has no sex appeal at all. Lost all her booby fat. Hell even Justin "I would fuck a knot hole " Timberlake thinks she is a skank

  • July 13, 2009, 7 p.m. CST

    by Cobra--Kai

    Night Nurse's secret identity was Linda Carter, which was the real identity of Wonder Woman. Professional nomenclature.

  • July 13, 2009, 7:01 p.m. CST

    Thor in modern world

    by toadkillerdog

    Very easy to do. He is from a race of metahumans who were worshiped as Gods because of their abilities. Some of these 'Gods' may in fact still believe they are entitled to such worship.

  • July 13, 2009, 7:02 p.m. CST

    I hate her for....

    by OutlawsDelejos

    saying she'll never do nudity. She'll regret it, they all do. Ol' Jennifer Love Hewitt wishes she dropped some skin when she was in her sexier days. You too will regret your prudish ways Nat, YOU TOO!!!!

  • July 13, 2009, 7:06 p.m. CST

    Thank you, toad!

    by AmericanWerewolf

    There ya go. This idea has been touched on before. In fact, Warren Ellis (God Among Comic Writers) explored it in his 90s run on Thor. Lindsey Lohan is a firecrotch.

  • July 13, 2009, 7:06 p.m. CST

    Thank you, toad!

    by AmericanWerewolf

    There ya go. This idea has been touched on before. In fact, Warren Ellis (God Among Comic Writers) explored it in his 90s run on Thor. Lindsey Lohan is a firecrotch.

  • July 13, 2009, 7:06 p.m. CST

    by Cobra--Kai

    If you want a hot black chick and a hot red head to play hot nurses then the world of porn should be your first stop. They might even indoctrinate Scarlett into their lifestyle. Win win for everyone.

  • July 13, 2009, 7:07 p.m. CST

    If Lord of The Rings Worked...

    by DeeJay

    ... then so can a "Thor" movie. Portman's casting looks pretty smart, because it may attract a number of leading men who'd be interested in working with her. Also... Portman was excellent in "Closer." <br> <br> <br> This film project may hinge upon the strength of the script and potential uniqueness of the visual approach Brannaugh uses. The lightning around Mjolnir, the way the hammer spins in Thor's hand, the flow of his cape and the look of Asgard--- all of these can help to make or break this project. They just can't cast the guy who played Thor in that last "Hulk" TV movie. :-)

  • July 13, 2009, 7:09 p.m. CST

    I still love it how like 10 years ago Natalie Portman...

    by qweruiop

    ...kept saying that she'll only be acting for a little bit, that it's not her real ambition in life. 10 years later and she's still acting in movies, movies no less geared for sci-fi franchises. This totally seems like the action of someone who wants to be in it to remain somewhat relevant in Hollywood but at the same time will totally hate the idea that she's in a comic-book movie.

  • July 13, 2009, 7:10 p.m. CST

    AmericanWerewolf

    by toadkillerdog

    It had been explored back in the 70's or 80's by either Timothy Zahn or Roger Zelazny - I forget which one, I know he had a Z in his name. It dealt with a race of 'Gods' who were just metahumans - long lived. Hedonistic, and they encouraged the worship

  • July 13, 2009, 7:10 p.m. CST

    JT passed on Lindsey?

    by AmericanWerewolf

    That boy would fuck the night if he weren't afraid of the dark. Timbersauce must've been really skeert.

  • July 13, 2009, 7:12 p.m. CST

    qweruiop, she was 20 when she said that stuff

    by YackBacker

    Being a child-star and having all that pressure isn't easy. She's kept her shit together very well since and she's got a good career going. I think we could all find some idiotic shit we've said at that age about our future plans. Give the girl a pass.

  • July 13, 2009, 7:15 p.m. CST

    Childhood does not exist in this dojo

    by Cobra--Kai

    Seems not many child stars do go on to have 'proper' careers these days.<p> Christian Bale, Christina Ricci, Natalie Portman, and... um.. is that it?

  • July 13, 2009, 7:15 p.m. CST

    I am not ashamed to admit

    by Continentalop

    I would fuck Lindsey Lohan. Mostly because she is skanky. <p> To quote James Caan on the Simpsons: "Some people like a challenge...Not me."

  • July 13, 2009, 7:15 p.m. CST

    Yeah, toad.

    by AmericanWerewolf

    That was Zelazny's Lord of Light. Man, that guy was ahead of his time.

  • July 13, 2009, 7:16 p.m. CST

    AmericanWerewolf...

    by DeeJay

    ... okay, that Lesnar line was the funniest thing I've read on AICN in a while (he'd have to trade-in his horseshoe for a hammer, though). Still, even though the guy has the size, I wonder if his proportions would ruin the effect. Thor seems to be drawn with the muscle distribution of a 6-foot body builder. Lesnar looks more like one of mutant villains that used to rough-up the Ninja Turtles (kudos to Mir for not fainting at the mere sight of such a beast... he looks as if he could tear the average man in half).

  • July 13, 2009, 7:17 p.m. CST

    Yup, he backed away very quickly

    by toadkillerdog

    Then she apparently 'twittered or tweetted or twatted' about him rejecting her but going off with someone else - as to embarrass Jennifer Beal, but just made herself look even more desperate and twattish. <p> Yes. JT would indeed fuck the night -but that skank scared him.

  • July 13, 2009, 7:19 p.m. CST

    I will stand with Continentalop and say...

    by AmericanWerewolf

    ...the skankiness is mostly the appeal.

  • July 13, 2009, 7:19 p.m. CST

    Lord of Light

    by toadkillerdog

    It was a great book, I borrowed it from library way back when. I need to buy a copy for myself. <p> Zelazny was indeed ahead of his time. Great writer.

  • July 13, 2009, 7:19 p.m. CST

    Cobra - Christina Applegate, Anna Paquin,

    by Continentalop

    , Kirsten Dunst, Leonardo DiCaprio, Jake Gyllenhall, Drew Barrymore, etc. <p> Ok, maybe not child stars, but Child Actors sure seem to dominate the business.

  • July 13, 2009, 7:20 p.m. CST

    by Cobra--Kai

    Doesn't Lohan prefer girls? Always nice to see them go down on their 'friend' while you dog her like mad from behind...

  • July 13, 2009, 7:20 p.m. CST

    LOL DeeJay!

    by AmericanWerewolf

  • July 13, 2009, 7:21 p.m. CST

    Conti - I can't fault an honest man

    by toadkillerdog

    Nail her if you can - but wear a fucking goodyear rubber on your tallywhacker

  • July 13, 2009, 7:22 p.m. CST

    Lohan is to lesbianism

    by TedKordLives

    What Don Murphy is to filmmaking.<P>An opportunist.

  • July 13, 2009, 7:23 p.m. CST

    Cobra--Kai

    by AmericanWerewolf

    Savin that one in th' Fantasy File.

  • July 13, 2009, 7:23 p.m. CST

    by Cobra--Kai

    Yes, there are a few more out there than I thought... didn't actually know Kirsten Dunst or Jake Gyllenhall were child actors.

  • July 13, 2009, 7:23 p.m. CST

    Jesus Toad, the STD...

    by Continentalop

    ...is the proof you did the dead. <p> "Yeah, right Continentalop. You slept with Lohan. Prove it!" <p> "I've got herpes." <P> "Guess that shuts us up."

  • July 13, 2009, 7:25 p.m. CST

    Cobra

    by Continentalop

    Once again you prove we have similar taste - dogging style threesome action is a must. <p> Ted, Don Murphy = Lohan is Professional.

  • July 13, 2009, 7:25 p.m. CST

    by Cobra--Kai

    AmericanWerewolf speaking of Night Nurse I think props have to go to ol' Jenny Agutter. Possibly the nicest nurse to grace the silver screen.

  • July 13, 2009, 7:25 p.m. CST

    "proof you did the dead

    by Continentalop

  • July 13, 2009, 7:27 p.m. CST

    "proof you did the dead"?

    by Continentalop

    I meant DEED. <P> Shit. I've gone from STD carrying to necrophilia. A road I did not want to travel down.

  • July 13, 2009, 7:27 p.m. CST

    Lohan:

    by AmericanWerewolf

    The Anne Heche of the new Millenium.

  • July 13, 2009, 7:27 p.m. CST

    Lohan:

    by AmericanWerewolf

    The Anne Heche of the new Millenium.

  • July 13, 2009, 7:29 p.m. CST

    Conti

    by TedKordLives

    What's next, man? Bestiality? Necro-Bestiality?

  • July 13, 2009, 7:30 p.m. CST

    by Cobra--Kai

    Conti, I remember you made a priceless necrophiliac comment in the James Bond tb too. Do you ever ask your Mrs to have a REAL cold bath before getting under the sheets? lol

  • July 13, 2009, 7:31 p.m. CST

    Conti - I was not going to mention what I hoped was a typo!

    by toadkillerdog

    Glad you cleared that up

  • July 13, 2009, 7:32 p.m. CST

    Cobra

    by toadkillerdog

    Jenny Agutters tits - back in Logan Run days, fueled many a pre-teen fantasy of mine! I still remember their conical, almost bullet shape.

  • July 13, 2009, 7:33 p.m. CST

    This is the most perverted (best) TB...

    by AmericanWerewolf

    ...I've been to in a while>;)

  • July 13, 2009, 7:36 p.m. CST

    Can you imagine how much she's going to loathe interviews...

    by qweruiop

    ...with reporters about this movie? The idea of her being in a comic-book movie probably seems so beneath her, I still say she's only doing it to remain relevant. Reporter: "So Natalie, did you sign up for this role because you were a fan of the comic book?" Natalie: "No, I've never ever read a comic before in my life." Reporter: "...Okay. How about the movie itself, do you think it holds up pretty well with some of the other major superhero movies out there?" Natalie: "I haven't seen any of those movies nor do I really plan on ever seeing them anytime soon. Excuse me but I have to go read Chaucer now."

  • July 13, 2009, 7:36 p.m. CST

    Ever notice that all AICN have several sex references in them?

    by lockesbrokenleg

    Always?! Without fail?!!

  • July 13, 2009, 7:38 p.m. CST

    Cap

    by yippeekaiyaymofo

    Is it just me, but wouldn't it be smarter for marvel to try to release cap as a July 4 tentpole? Patriotism and what not?

  • July 13, 2009, 7:40 p.m. CST

    5 foot nothing Natalie Portman is a love interest for Thor

    by Heckles

    Hope they get a few phone books for her to stand on.

  • July 13, 2009, 7:41 p.m. CST

    Conti- I'm fucking crying at the James Caan quote

    by YackBacker

    Oh boy. That gave me a good laugh- cheers you corpse-fucker. :)

  • July 13, 2009, 7:43 p.m. CST

    yippeekaiyaymofo

    by toadkillerdog

    What is the release date? If they go for a late March like Iron Man, the they are acknowledging it is not a 'sure thing'. IM had zero competition, and then is fed off great word of mouth and reviews. If Cap - which on surface would seem a July 4th release, is being thought of in similar terms, that would make sense because although he has great name recognition, who knows what other movies he will be up against?

  • July 13, 2009, 7:45 p.m. CST

    I'm a single man now Cobra

    by Continentalop

    Fucking paramedics resuscitated her.

  • July 13, 2009, 7:45 p.m. CST

    by Cobra--Kai

    Jenny Agutter's conical tits not only defied gravity, they were a perfect accompianment to ice cream.

  • July 13, 2009, 7:46 p.m. CST

    'I have to go read Chaucer now.'

    by TedKordLives

    Queruiop, that was good, man. Very good.

  • July 13, 2009, 7:49 p.m. CST

    by Cobra--Kai

    Anyone hear that story about the morgue attendant having his wicked way with Marilyn Monroe's body?<p> Has to be an urban myth... hasn't it?

  • July 13, 2009, 7:50 p.m. CST

    Why do I have a baaaad feeling...

    by PessimusGrime

    ... that this is going to be Ang Lee's Hulk Redux?

  • July 13, 2009, 7:54 p.m. CST

    Because

    by TedKordLives

    You're a pessimist, like so many others here. Send Kenneth positive thoughts and ideas and we'll get a much better movie.

  • July 13, 2009, 7:54 p.m. CST

    Chaucers Canterbury Tales and The Decameron

    by toadkillerdog

    Are two of the greatest books in all of erotic literature! I mean, nuns getting fucked, teen age girls getting fucked, young brides getting fucked, old women getting fucked. <p> Yes, if Natalie is reading Chaucer, she is reading the dirty little bits! <p> Naughty Natalie!

  • July 13, 2009, 7:59 p.m. CST

    Sex reference #420-69..Skanky is the new Sexy....

    by conspiracy

    Let be honest..who wants a classic beauty? The wining and dining..the false modesty..the pandering compliments just to get in some self aware "beauties" panties. Portman would want you to sit and read poetry in return for a one position, sweat less shag.</p><p>Now Lohan...Fox...there is some Sex appeal. No need to do anything but buy them a drink, compliment them on the some bullshit thing and tell them how fucking "kewl" that "random asian symbol" tattooed on the back of their neck is. Best of all..these kinds of skanks will do anything you can dream up...Fuck that, they already have and MORE. Lohan or Fox either one are girls who not only will give three inputs as long as the tequila and Xtasy hold out...but later on will drag over their little sister or cousin so you can piss on them, after donkey punching them, in the shower while they tape it for youtube!</p><p>Oh yes...give me the hottest girl with the lowest self esteem anytime...good times...good time.</p><p>End of random sexist post...Praise Bale....carry on.

  • July 13, 2009, 8:01 p.m. CST

    Would you fuck Amy Winewhatever?

    by toadkillerdog

    That is total skank. Lindsay on her way

  • July 13, 2009, 8:02 p.m. CST

    Just watched that SIMPSONS episode, Conti

    by YackBacker

    Jesus Christ, it kills me- Jimmy Caan can do no wrong.

  • July 13, 2009, 8:02 p.m. CST

    I love skanks.

    by TedKordLives

    Always have. I had a skanky girlfriend in junior high, and when this other girl asked me why I was dating her, I told her it was because she 'looked like a slut.' Exact words. <P> I never was one to beat around the bush. Except I am, if you know what I mean. <P> Beetle away!

  • July 13, 2009, 8:02 p.m. CST

    conspiracy, the term is "Skexy"

    by Continentalop

    Kind of skanky, kind of sexy. <P> Not to be confused with Skutey: Kind og Skanky, kind of a cutey.

  • July 13, 2009, 8:06 p.m. CST

    Too close to Skexsis

    by toadkillerdog

    And that was one UGLEE muthafucka

  • July 13, 2009, 8:08 p.m. CST

    Natalie can ride mighty Mjolnir!

    by uberfreak

  • July 13, 2009, 8:17 p.m. CST

    The Best TALKBACK Username (today)...

    by AmericanWerewolf

    idrinkyourmilkshake

  • July 13, 2009, 8:22 p.m. CST

    I would totally natalie her portman

    by ChoclateWoman

    She gets fisting rights. 24/7.

  • July 13, 2009, 8:22 p.m. CST

    Cobra-Kai

    by DrMorbius

    Wonder Woman's real identity IS Wonder Woman, or Princess Diana of Themyscira. Diana Prince was her alias. And not to nitpick but, Lynda Carter portrayed WW on the TV Show.

  • July 13, 2009, 8:29 p.m. CST

    What have we learned today?

    by AmericanWerewolf

    Ladies, get in touch with your inner skank!! Didn't see that coming from a Thor tb.

  • July 13, 2009, 8:32 p.m. CST

    Cobra-Kai & TKD

    by DrMorbius

    Jenny also had a nude scene in EQUUS.

  • July 13, 2009, 8:35 p.m. CST

    Heckles

    by DrMorbius

    I think someone will have to put her UP to it!!!!!

  • July 13, 2009, 8:36 p.m. CST

    An Updated Foster Could Mean...

    by NoHubris

    ...she'll be key to the action like recent heroines such as Rosario Dawson's character in EAGLE EYE.

  • July 13, 2009, 8:38 p.m. CST

    DrMorbius

    by toadkillerdog

    Equus, son of fleckuus son of neckuuus. That was one sick, sick fuck. <p> Jennys tits in Logans Run were a first for me. She was my first on screen nude scene. Yes, she popped my nude scene cherry. So, she remains very special.

  • July 13, 2009, 8:40 p.m. CST

    conspiracy, big problem...

    by TheJokesOnUs

    YouTube will delete that shit. You meant RedTube, PornoTube, or xhamster. I'll let it slide this time. Like I'll let Portman slide every time. Booyah!

  • July 13, 2009, 8:42 p.m. CST

    TKD

    by DrMorbius

    Right you are, it was just another nude reference. The only 2 movies I've seen her titties in!

  • July 13, 2009, 8:57 p.m. CST

    DrMorbius

    by toadkillerdog

    Are you familiar with the Horse Fucking Thread and a TB'er named Equinas? <p> Legendary thread were Equus came to life on these boards.

  • July 13, 2009, 8:58 p.m. CST

    HEADGEEK!! When does the Iron Man Embargo end?????????????/

    by crackerfarmboy

    I thought it was one month?????

  • July 13, 2009, 9 p.m. CST

    TKD

    by DrMorbius

    Unaware of what you speak.<P>.....Link?

  • July 13, 2009, 9:02 p.m. CST

    crackerfarmboy.........IM EMBARGO?

    by DrMorbius

  • July 13, 2009, 9:09 p.m. CST

    DrMorbius - here it is. Remember. Neigh means Neigh!

    by toadkillerdog

    http://www.aintitcool.com/talkback_display/33985

  • July 13, 2009, 9:15 p.m. CST

    Predictions...

    by 80sFace

    1. Reynolds casting as GL means Chris Pine WILL be Cap. 2. KB is an actor's director. He'll get the most out of Portman, Hemsworth, etc. BUT this will also be a kick-a$$ action flick. 3. The thunderstorm in The Incredible Hulk was Thor's doing. 4. In The Avengers, the Hulk will be possessed by Loki, temporarily fighting Cap, Thor, IM, but then will unite with them in the last act. 5. Doctor Strange will be announced as the 2nd Marvel film in 2012.

  • July 13, 2009, 9:16 p.m. CST

    TedKord...

    by PessimusGrime

    ...maybe you're right. Wouldn't want to piss you off and end up being tracked down by a giant-flying-bug ship and getting blasted in the face with a combination strobe light/compressed air gun. That would ruin my day and probably make me late for work.

  • July 13, 2009, 9:22 p.m. CST

    I think Lockesbroken just called me sick in the HP TB

    by conspiracy

    Guess thats what I get posting a Herminone themed story there after the discussion here.

  • July 13, 2009, 9:23 p.m. CST

    Just make sure "Thor" IS Thor...

    by PessimusGrime

    ...the Norse god of Thunder and member of the Norse pantheon, not some idiotic unfrozen Viking or whatever he was in that godawful Hulk TV movie from the 80's. And please, put some color in his costume, not just browns and grays and make him look like everyone's ideal of a Viking god, not like a real Viking who just went around in wool tunics and didn't actually wear those horned helmets.

  • July 13, 2009, 9:26 p.m. CST

    Two things I'll say for Natalie.....well, maybe three..

    by Organs

    One, it's cool that she takes roles like these. She'll do a respectable drama, but she'll do something like "V for Vendetta" and "Star Wars", too (and before the prequels were made, no one could guarantee they'd be crap).<br> <br> Two, I think she is a good actress. I've seen better, but I've seen worse. And she is drop dead gorgeous. I'd take her over Megan Fox any day of the week, any season of the year.<br> <br> Three...well...she makes me feel awkward, even through images.

  • July 13, 2009, 9:26 p.m. CST

    And while I'm at it...

    by PessimusGrime

    ...Throw a little Kirby into the design, FX and art direction. Don't be afraid of it. Embrace the Kirby-ness. That's just one reason why the FF movies sucked, they looked like blandly-designed SyFy Channel movies. Take Spider-Man as an example, the art direction in Spideys 1 and 2 were a wonderful blend of influences from both Ditko and Romita. Again, don't fear the awesomeness of Jack Kirby!

  • July 13, 2009, 9:28 p.m. CST

    And four...

    by toadkillerdog

    She has an enormous head and tiny body.

  • July 13, 2009, 9:30 p.m. CST

    Thanks TDK

    by DrMorbius

    I'll read it when I get a chance.<P>Bouncing around 3 or 4 TBs right now.

  • July 13, 2009, 9:37 p.m. CST

    KIrby and Zelazny's Lords of Light...

    by PessimusGrime

    ...The King actually worked on preliminary designs for some insane film project of Zelazny's book in which the sets would later be turned into a theme park (I know... WTF? But it actually happened). Of course the project fell through and Kirby's designes went unused. Later when the Iranian hostage crisis was going on, a CIA agent disguised himself as a European producer and met with the Iranian rulers to secure location shooting locales in Iran, using Kirby's sketches from the defunct Lords of Light project as pre-production art examples. Apparently the mullahs were wowed and actually agreed to let this agent bring in a film crew. Of course the crew was more disguised agents charged with freeing a group of hostages who had escaped from the captured US Embassy and were hiding in various locales around Tehran. These escaped hostages were then also disguised as film crew members and smuggled back out of Iran when the supposed location shooting was finished. Plan went off without a hitch. True story! (And one that would make a GREAT movie if anyone in H/Wood would get their nose out of the blow for 5 minutes and greenlight something watchable!)

  • July 13, 2009, 9:39 p.m. CST

    Portman's performance in CLOSER...

    by NoHubris

    ...was absolutely great as has been said.<p>It was the best part of what was a very good Mike Nichols movie.

  • July 13, 2009, 9:39 p.m. CST

    Oh, and it's just too cool...

    by PessimusGrime

    ... that Jack Kirby had a hand, albeit a roundabout, unintentional one, in freeing hostages from Iran. He was, without a doubt, the King!

  • July 13, 2009, 9:39 p.m. CST

    PessimusGrime

    by toadkillerdog

    Holy shit! Is that really true? Were can I find that story?

  • July 13, 2009, 9:43 p.m. CST

    PessimusGrime

    by Continentalop

    Shut the fuck up now! Go to the Twitch TB and tell us the rest because it is much more secluded there. I don't want any shitty producers making this. This has got to go to the right people...people who will preferably pay me good money for this idea while leaving you high and dry.

  • July 13, 2009, 9:45 p.m. CST

    Portman was the emotional core of ROTS

    by darthvedder81

    The scene of her pleading with Anakin on the Mustafar platform was the most emotional acting moment in the whole saga. No true Star Wars fan could watch that and disagree. Plus she handled a blaster well enough in EP1 and EP2 and looked and acted like someone who could be Princess Leia's mom.

  • July 13, 2009, 9:46 p.m. CST

    Conti - I see a late 60's /70's psychedelic Kirbyesque movie

    by toadkillerdog

    With the art panels 'coming to life' as the Mullahs are blown away by the power of the King!

  • July 13, 2009, 9:46 p.m. CST

    Continentalop...

    by PessimusGrime

    ...Too late, apparently some have tried to create a film version of the story for years but it still lies within Development Hell.

  • July 13, 2009, 9:47 p.m. CST

    "was the most emotional acting moment in the whole saga"

    by Continentalop

    Shit, I forgot how badly acted that saga was.

  • July 13, 2009, 9:49 p.m. CST

    PessimusGrime

    by BERSERKR

    I'd say Thor's new costume or the Ones from The 3 Fraction minies Ages of Thunder would be a good start.

  • July 13, 2009, 9:50 p.m. CST

    Toadkillerdog...

    by PessimusGrime

    ...here's just one link where the story is related: http://www.wired.com/wired/archive/15.05/feat_cia.html The CIA agent was Tony Mendez of the agency's Office of Technical Services.

  • July 13, 2009, 9:51 p.m. CST

    Someone mentioned it earlier

    by Series7

    About Port-man doing interviews for this. She'll probably pull her name off of it and not do the last show circuit just like Norton did.

  • July 13, 2009, 10:14 p.m. CST

    Thanks PessimusGrime

    by toadkillerdog

    I'll check it out

  • July 13, 2009, 10:15 p.m. CST

    Just Got My 6 Bucks

    by Wrath4771

    Natalie Portman is so pretty she cannot be looked at directly.

  • July 13, 2009, 10:15 p.m. CST

    Kenneth Branagh is going to make Ang Lee's HULK again

    by fisheater

  • July 13, 2009, 10:32 p.m. CST

    lprothro

    by The Dark Shite

    What do you mean, Ryan McPartlin should be Captain America because "he's even of Irish descent."? <p> Rogers is a English surname. Not that I recall ever seeing Capt. America referred to as Irish anyway. But yeah, Rogers is as English a name as they come. Norman-era English to be specific.

  • July 13, 2009, 10:39 p.m. CST

    She must be getting well-paid..

    by The Dark Shite

    Either that, or she'll be saying it's because she wants to work with Branagh. <p> When she had to answer questions about Star Wars, she would always cringe, like she's a thespian & it's ridiculous, but she took the money. <p> I'd still intoduce her to mini-me though.

  • July 13, 2009, 10:44 p.m. CST

    I'm glad none of you are judges.

    by mitortilla

    People would be getting the chair before the trial.

  • July 13, 2009, 10:54 p.m. CST

    The Dark Shite

    by CherryValance

    I was thinking the same thing. She seemed to think she was too good for SW after she was in it. Now she's in THOR? What's wrong, no more quirky roles in Hollywood? Or couldn't see find something to do a nude scene in and then ask them to take it out afterward? What happened to that girl from The Professional? That's what I want to know. She was a decent actress.

  • July 13, 2009, 11:25 p.m. CST

    Thor belongs in norwegian porn...

    by kjmad25

    ... not on the silver screen.

  • July 13, 2009, 11:39 p.m. CST

    If I'm not mistaken, someone is making a documentary

    by Dingbatty

    about the Zelazny/Lord of Light/Kirby/theme-park/CIA hostage rescue story.

  • July 13, 2009, 11:43 p.m. CST

    Here it is:

    by Dingbatty

    ttp://tinyurl.com/npj7u9<p>

  • July 13, 2009, 11:58 p.m. CST

    If she asks, "How's your hammer hangin'?" the film is dead.

    by JDanielP

    Especially if THOR answers with, "Thy hammer is long and lean and a sex machine." --or "Thy hammer is long and loose and full of juice."

  • July 14, 2009, 12:18 a.m. CST

    JDanielP

    by DennisMM

    That would be awkward, as it would suggest Jane Foster has a hammer of her own. I think you mean, "MINE hammer."

  • July 14, 2009, 12:21 a.m. CST

    I hope Thor

    by Cujo_Fugate

    puts his hammer up her stink hole.

  • July 14, 2009, 12:31 a.m. CST

    DennisMM

    by JDanielP

    Thy - of or relating to thee or thyself. You must be thinking of "thou" ...but no harm done.

  • July 14, 2009, 12:35 a.m. CST

    Thor: "What does your cum taste like?"

    by Jesiah

    Natalie Portman as Jane Foster: "Like Valhalla!" Seriously though I hate closer. Interested in how this'll pan out, what with Branaugh seemingly doing more high brow work and that Thor can easily be interpreted in a corny way. I'm sure he's going to make the best movie he can possibly make, what with the success of The Dark Knight and his own sensibilities as a director. Then again look at Ang Lee's Hulk. I seriously hope this is a good film.

  • July 14, 2009, 12:50 a.m. CST

    maybe this film will help turn Thor more mainstream.....

    by Jesiah

    Like the Iron Man movie did for Tony Stark. I love Iron Man, he has a special place in my heart because Iron Man #290 with the embossed cover was one of my first comics as a kid, and to see people digging Stark now is cool. I honestly didn't care for any incarnation of Thor until Ultimate Thor (I know its not the same), and maybe now this movie will elevate Thor's status to coolness like downey's flick did for Iron Man.

  • July 14, 2009, 12:58 a.m. CST

    I want a 3way with Portman and Knightly

    by redfist

    All my gay fantasies will then be fullfilled.

  • July 14, 2009, 1 a.m. CST

    Jesiah

    by BERSERKR

    I am hoping Thor becomes more popular after this, he seriously needs more recognition he is so under appreciated.

  • July 14, 2009, 1:35 a.m. CST

    PessimusGrime....very true

    by bacci40

    but hollywood isnt making original, interesting movies anymore...just remakes and comic book movies<p> and jane forster needs to have big tits...

  • July 14, 2009, 2:53 a.m. CST

    But guys - Branagh directed FRANKENSTEIN!

    by Mr Gorilla

    He pioneered the 'is this intentionally camp or is it just rubbish?' genre before Michael Bay and Jerry Bruckheimer mastered it. Why the hell is ANYONE getting excited about this? Think like someone about to bet on a horse, chaps. LOOK AT PAST FORM!!!!!

  • July 14, 2009, 3:16 a.m. CST

    JDanielP

    by The Dark Shite

    DennisMM, was right. It should be "Mine." By using "Thy", you had Portman asking Thor how it's hanging, then Thor answering about Portman's "Hammer". <p> I don't know where you read that "Thy" means "of or relating to thee or thyself". It only means that when addresing another person. As in "thy words art fucked up". Thy/Thine actually means "Your". <p> "Thou" means "You".

  • July 14, 2009, 3:25 a.m. CST

    What I mean is..

    by The Dark Shite

    When you've read thy means "Of or relating to thee or thyself" it doesn't mean "mine". <p> It's "Of or relating to thee or thyself", as in referring to another person's possesion or trait. "Your car", "Your temper" etc. <p> You basically had Portman saying "How's your Hammer?" & Thor replying about the condition of Portman's "Hammer".

  • July 14, 2009, 3:41 a.m. CST

    I Love Hot, Skinny, Petite Girls

    by LaserPants

    I'm all about them -- Portman, Knightly, etc. both instantly give me hard-ons with their gorgeous faces and tight, tight bodies. Can't deal with fat. Make 'em skinny and petite or leave me be. Also: I'm totally in love with Natalie Portman, and totally psyched for this.

  • July 14, 2009, 3:53 a.m. CST

    How is Portman getting work...

    by JiveTalker

    ...besides modeling? I could stare at her gorgeous face and hot little bod all day, but my god, the minute she opens her mouth...it's like a rich bitch Valley Girl teenage monotone trying to do The Iceman Cometh....awful, just awful. How did she manage to carve such a "prestigious" place for herself in the industry with none of the talent or intellect to back it up? She's like a whiny little brat. But super hot. Oh right, I guess that just answered my question.

  • July 14, 2009, 4:22 a.m. CST

    this is...

    by SunTzu77

    this is a rental... at best... for me.

  • July 14, 2009, 4:28 a.m. CST

    Did Beaks not read the press release?

    by Ribbons

    It plainly states right in there that Thor is forced to live among humans, which makes it pretty possible for Jane Foster to be his love interest. That said, I would prefer the all-Asgard approach myself, since for some reason I always thought a "secret identity"/alter ego never really suited Thor. <br> <br> I also would have preferred if they saved Loki threatening to destory Earth for the Avengers film (a la "Ultimates 2"), but I guess either the writer or whoever gave him his notes thought the audience would care more if Earth was in danger than Asgard. Which I don't believe, but hey, Hollywood has always had a pretty staggering capacity for selling its audience short.

  • July 14, 2009, 7:11 a.m. CST

    Thoust speakith the truth. Thy words are mixed up.

    by JDanielP

    Thoust really confused, now. :-)

  • July 14, 2009, 7:24 a.m. CST

    Ribbons: All Asgard Vs. Asgard n' Earth

    by LaserPants

    Yeah, Ribbons, I was kinda hoping for an all-Asgard approach too, BUT, what made Thor apart of the Marvel Universe to begin with was him going to Earth, using the Donald Blake alter ego. Without that element, the "real world" / Midgard element, it may as well be a story based on the classic mythological Thor rather than the Marvel Comics version, you know what I mean? Also: how could he meet up with the Avengers (eventually) if the whole thing was set in Asgard? I do agree with you, though, that the "secret identity" was always sort of on the lame side.

  • July 14, 2009, 7:25 a.m. CST

    THE DARK SHITE

    by lprothro

    ...I realize that "Rogers" is an english surname, but in the comics/marvel lore, the character is referred to as being Irish. Not a big deal either way, but a nice plus.

  • July 14, 2009, 7:34 a.m. CST

    so you don't want a forigner playing cap?

    by ironic_name

    okay, rudy youngblood is a native [i.e real] american actor.

  • July 14, 2009, 7:42 a.m. CST

    He Didn't Mean Native (aka REAL) American Actor

    by LaserPants

    He meant one of the descendants of the people who came here and killed them all and stole their land. You know, real patriotic, god-fearin' types who aren't afraid to commit various atrocities and, ultimately, what amounts to genocide.

  • July 14, 2009, 7:54 a.m. CST

    oh, ok. descendants of foreigners.

    by ironic_name

    thats understandable.

  • July 14, 2009, 7:57 a.m. CST

    the idea of a proper norse viking god walking around nyc

    by ironic_name

    sounds like a lot of fun. <P> but hopefully better than that movie where they dubbed arnold.

  • July 14, 2009, 8 a.m. CST

    Exactly, Ironic_Name

    by LaserPants

    Cap should only be played by the descendants of foreigners who came to America and killed everybody for "freedom."

  • July 14, 2009, 8:43 a.m. CST

    "Hold Thor, like you did by the Rainbow Bridge on Asgard!"

    by jarjarmessiah

    Rainbow bridge is a metaphor for gay acceptance.

  • July 14, 2009, 8:44 a.m. CST

    Whoops, I meant Hold ME Thor....

    by jarjarmessiah

    Shit

  • July 14, 2009, 8:57 a.m. CST

    CONAN O'BRIAN IS LOKI

    by Curious_Jorge

    That would be some inspired casting.

  • July 14, 2009, 9:51 a.m. CST

    POST #400

    by BurnedNotice_Dude

  • July 14, 2009, 10 a.m. CST

    Laserpants

    by redfist

    I once had a dream with Knightly <P> we were making out on a couch and she was dressed in a white flowing cotton skirt and when I lifted it she had a 5 inch uncut cock <P> ...I still hit it. <P>

  • July 14, 2009, 10:20 a.m. CST

    Hahahaha!

    by LaserPants

    Nice one, redfist.

  • July 14, 2009, 10:36 a.m. CST

    petite women

    by redfist

    I agree, I like small women that you can throw around during sex. However, I have been known to like them healthy (i.e. roamy in the hips) as Dr. Lecter said. <P> You can't beat a fat girl's fat tits. <P> pass me one of those tissues bubby.

  • July 14, 2009, 11:03 a.m. CST

    Natalie is just great!!!!!!!!

    by BenKenobi85

    Very good choice! Evidence: Look Léon or Goya's Ghosts!

  • July 14, 2009, 11:10 a.m. CST

    Fat Girl Tits Are Like Udders

    by LaserPants

    They're gross! All veiny and engorged like a cow. This might make me gay, but I prefer smaller, hand sized boobs to big boobs. I'd even rather be with a pretty, flat-chested, waify, skinny thing than some Mastodon with engorged udders. <br><br>But, yeah, I've drunk-fucked a bunch of fatties, and then regretted it the next day. But skinny girls? Man oh man, I never get tired of 'em; skinny, waify little things. I love throwin 'em around; feeling like my cock is so big its splittin' them apart...<br><br> Okay, time to look up some Skinny Chick Pron. Fapfapfap (etc.)

  • July 14, 2009, 11:17 a.m. CST

    Thor's Hammer Swings both ways.

    by Killaarmy

    Shouldnt it be David Spade instead?

  • July 14, 2009, 11:38 a.m. CST

    I WOULD SLAUGHTER YOUNGLINGS FOR A TASTE OF HER SNATCH

    by BringingSexyBack

  • July 14, 2009, 11:39 a.m. CST

    I'D GIVE ANY OF YOUR LEFT NUTS TO FUCK HER ARMPIT

    by BringingSexyBack

  • July 14, 2009, 11:41 a.m. CST

    LASERPANTS - PETITTIES ARE BEST

    by BringingSexyBack

  • July 14, 2009, 11:41 a.m. CST

    David Spade is BI?!?!?!

    by redfist

    holy Snike!!!!

  • July 14, 2009, 11:42 a.m. CST

    NATALIE PORTMAN IS A SPINNER

    by BringingSexyBack

  • July 14, 2009, 11:43 a.m. CST

    Selma Hayek

    by redfist

    I would do.....unspeakable things to her.

  • July 14, 2009, 11:44 a.m. CST

    Spinner?!?!

    by redfist

  • July 14, 2009, 11:45 a.m. CST

    EMMA WATSON IS A SPINNER TOO

    by BringingSexyBack

    As is Hayden Panetierre.

  • July 14, 2009, 11:47 a.m. CST

    SPINNER: PETITE CHICKS YOU SPIN ON YOUR AXIS

    by BringingSexyBack

  • July 14, 2009, 11:48 a.m. CST

    Hayden Panetierre- is curvy

    by redfist

  • July 14, 2009, 11:49 a.m. CST

    so like jailbait?!?!

    by redfist

  • July 14, 2009, 11:51 a.m. CST

    YES!! JAILBAIT!!!

    by BringingSexyBack

  • July 14, 2009, 12:20 p.m. CST

    Vincent D'Onofrio!

    by Garbage

    He already played Thor in Adventures in Babysitting. So, uh, I think he should play Jane this time.

  • July 14, 2009, 12:26 p.m. CST

    redfist, I actually thought exactly the same thing yesterday

    by ironic_name

    about salma hayek. <P> we'll toss a coin: heads gets head, tails gets tail.

  • July 14, 2009, 12:27 p.m. CST

    ECKHART AS CAP'N AMERICA

    by sarajevobot

    No question.

  • July 14, 2009, 12:27 p.m. CST

    Didn't Gozer the Traveler

    by Garbage

    return as a gigantic Thor? Does anyone here know what it's like to be roasted in the depths of a Thor?

  • July 14, 2009, 12:30 p.m. CST

    Jeffery Lebowski as Thor!

    by Garbage

    The God of Thunder abides.

  • July 14, 2009, 12:33 p.m. CST

    ironic_name- We could built the Effil Tower

    by redfist

    Thats where we high five in that postion....I call heads. I want to handfuls of them fun bags.

  • July 14, 2009, 12:33 p.m. CST

    ironic_name- We could built the Effil Tower

    by redfist

    Thats where we high five in that postion....I call heads. I want to handfuls of them fun bags.

  • July 14, 2009, 12:38 p.m. CST

    no it denotes our interest in perverse sex

    by redfist

  • July 14, 2009, 12:56 p.m. CST

    Bale be PRAISED

    by redfist

  • July 14, 2009, 1:16 p.m. CST

    SPINNERS MAKE THE WORLD GO ROUND!

    by LaserPants

    TRUTH!

  • July 14, 2009, 1:46 p.m. CST

    she was great in "Closer."

    by GQtaste

    Of course she was playing w/ the best of the best, except for Julia. I wish Kate Blanncate wouldn't have gotten knocked up so she would have stayed in that role.

  • July 14, 2009, 2:03 p.m. CST

    salma hayek bukkakke time!

    by ironic_name

  • July 14, 2009, 2:27 p.m. CST

    Fantastic news!

    by marcspector

    I seriously love everything I have heard about this project so far. Please just stay true to the Jack Kirby vision of Asgard. He had an eye for epic fantasy that would be awesome to see captured on film.

  • July 14, 2009, 2:41 p.m. CST

    I bet she said "Who?!" when her agent spoke to her...

    by BurnHollywood

    "Thor's chick. You know...Thor? Marvel Thor?<p> "Okay, they're willing to pay. A lot. How's that sound?"

  • July 14, 2009, 3:22 p.m. CST

    BurnHollywood, excuse me

    by MorganLeafy

    but so what? Do you think Hugh Jackman was watching X-men in his pyjamas when Singer called?

  • July 14, 2009, 4:08 p.m. CST

    Fourth World and Kamandi

    by DennisMM

    Were at least as good as lots of what he did for Marvel.

  • July 14, 2009, 4:15 p.m. CST

    So when we were finished

    by Mockingbuddha

    she asked me my name and I said, "I'm THOR!" and she said, "You're thor? I'm tho thor I can hardly pith." Also I've seen NP nude in a film, it was side view and no nipples, but nice. Rubbed out a quick one and went on with my life, and I don't have to waste time mistakenly bitching about no NP nude scenes in the TBs.

  • July 14, 2009, 4:16 p.m. CST

    Fourth World and Kamandi

    by Continentalop

    Had a lot of great things in them. Were they perfect? No. The biggest problem was they were both somewhat separated from the mainstream DC universe so they didn't really interact with any of the other heroes (and before everyone starts pointing out how Superman met Darksied right away and they were in the DC universe, there connection to it was very minor -it wasn't until Legion of Super-Heroes that Darksied finally appeared in another DC comic). <P> If anything, DC blew Kirby's creations. They just let them sit on the shelf instead of mining them like the could of (or with Darksied, waiting until the 80s before using him as a major foe).

  • July 14, 2009, 4:17 p.m. CST

    Just to settle the "mine" "thy" matter

    by DennisMM

    From wiktionary: Historically, my originally came to be used only before a consonant sound, and later came to be used regardless of the following sound. Nonetheless, mine still sees archaic pre-vocalic use: Mine eyes have seen the glory of the coming of the Lord: / ["Battle Hymn of the Republic"]

  • July 14, 2009, 4:22 p.m. CST

    Pessimus Grime

    by TedKordLives

    Yeah! That's right! Be more optimistic or I'll kick your ass!

  • July 14, 2009, 4:36 p.m. CST

    Continentalop

    by DennisMM

    Thank you for pointing out what no one saw when I said it above. After some very minor DC appearances following Fourth World, Darkseid didn't show again until "The Great Darkness Saga" story with the LSH.

  • July 14, 2009, 5:02 p.m. CST

    DennisMM - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thou

    by JDanielP

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thou

  • July 14, 2009, 5:07 p.m. CST

    Here ya go...

    by JDanielP

    The word thou (pronounced /ðaʊ/ in most dialects) is a second person singular pronoun in English. It is now largely archaic, having been replaced in almost all contexts by you. It is still used in parts of Northern England and the far north of Scotland. Thou is the nominative form; the oblique/objective form is thee (functioning as both accusative and dative), and the possessive is thy or thine. Almost all verbs following thou have the endings -st or -est; e.g., "thou goest".

  • July 14, 2009, 5:19 p.m. CST

    Portman is becoming a weaker actress, not stronger

    by AsimovLives

    She used to be a phenomenal child actor. Now he's a boring and bland adult actor. Her name in a movie does nothing for me anymore.<br><br>What really makes me interested in this movie is not the cas,t but that Kenenth Brannagh was chosen as director. That's intriguing beyond measure! I'll watch the movie for Brannagh as director alone.

  • July 14, 2009, 5:22 p.m. CST

    to quote john lennon

    by idrinkyourmilkshake

    "THIS WILL FUCKING FLOP"

  • July 14, 2009, 5:23 p.m. CST

    Asimov

    by TedKordLives

    I'm with you re:Branagh. I think he could really kill with a good budget. He can direct actors well, so I'm not worried about the (nigh) unknown leads (Thor & Loki). I hope Marvel is pushing for an epic LOTR feel for this, because (IMO) that's what this needs to succeed. <P> C'mon, Kenny fuckin' Branagh, make it happen!

  • July 14, 2009, 5:37 p.m. CST

    Kirby's Asgard

    by marcspector

  • July 14, 2009, 5:40 p.m. CST

    THOR IS STILL GAY AS FUCK

    by TITBAG

  • July 14, 2009, 5:41 p.m. CST

    PORTMAN IS SEXY IN A....

    by TITBAG

    ...'PUNCH HER IN THE FACE DURING SEX' KINDA WAY. OTHER THAN THAT SHE'S ANNOYING AS FUCK.

  • July 14, 2009, 5:41 p.m. CST

    HUGE HUGE SPOILER - seriously...

    by dial

    I was of two minds whether or not to post this and I'll probably regret doing it but the news is so insanely cool and I'm unfortunately unable to keep quiet about it. It's a pretty major spoiler for Iron Man 2 so if you don't want to know then stop reading now. If you're still reading then I would ask that you think very carefully before you continue because I cannot stress how major a development this is. I've been hearing that there's a strong possibility that this news will be announced at comic-con but on the other hand it might not be, in which case it's an even bigger deal than I think it is. As I said I wasn't sure about doing this, and have even set up a different user name just in case things get crazy. So anyway read on if you don't mind potentially huge spoilers I guess. Here it is: Edward Norton is in Iron Man 2. It's not a cameo either. Beyond that The Hulk is involved in two key sequences. So there you go.

  • July 14, 2009, 5:41 p.m. CST

    marcspector

    by TedKordLives

    Well, let's hope so, right? <P> Oh, and from one 'professional' to another: I admire your work, but...tone down the violence just a little bit, eh? I mean, you don't see me ripping the Cavalier's face off, huh?

  • July 14, 2009, 5:47 p.m. CST

    TedKordLives

    by AsimovLives

    I'm certain that Brannagh can pull an epic with the budget he's given. This is the same guy who with the catering budget of most hollywood movies made a epic historical war movie for his film adaptation of Henry V. Dealing with actors and using well the budget were never my concerns regarding Brannagh. This guy could turn a homevideo into an epic. Brannagh is fucking professional! Of cours,e because, like, he worked in the close proximity with the complete awesomeness of Our Lord Bale in Henry V. Osmosis, man! And Brannagh is a great director and actor on his own right too, of course.

  • July 14, 2009, 5:58 p.m. CST

    JDanielP

    by DennisMM

    I'm too tired to argue.

  • July 14, 2009, 6:03 p.m. CST

    Branagh and Bale-Together?

    by TedKordLives

    Whoa. I had no idea. Honestly, I'm not real big on Shakespearean films. <P> Goddamn it, Dial, I sincerely hope you're not pulling our collective leg here, because I'm really hoping something like that happens in IM2. I think I'd stand up and cheer in the theater, just out of reflex!

  • July 14, 2009, 6:08 p.m. CST

    Blake

    by jdb1972

    Don Blake actually was originally around for a very long time - about 20 years, IIRC.

  • July 14, 2009, 6:25 p.m. CST

    TedKordLives

    by AsimovLives

    You don't need to be a shakespeare enthusiast to have your ass kicked by Brannagh's Henry V movie. The movie works very well as a historical drama and as a ass kicking medieval war movie. Truly, what are you waiting for? Ge tthis, the movie has Brannagh himself as the lead, with support from Christian Bale, Brian Blessed (yeah, him!), Ian Holm, Paul Scofield, Emma Thompson (her first movie role), Judi Dench, Robbie Coltrane, Derek Jacobi... really what are you waiting for? Brannagh's Henry V will kick your ass!

  • July 14, 2009, 7:08 p.m. CST

    Damn!

    by TedKordLives

    Shit, you sold me, Asimov. Off to Netflix I go!

  • July 14, 2009, 8:30 p.m. CST

    Personally I prefer Sir Laurence Olivier's version

    by Continentalop

    Great piece of WWII propaganda (just like the Foreign Correspondent and the Sea Hawk was) and I love the Globe Theatre beginning.

  • July 14, 2009, 8:55 p.m. CST

    dial, I wouldn't call that a spoiler, it doesn't ruin the end.

    by ironic_name

    a scoop, if true.

  • July 14, 2009, 9:36 p.m. CST

    BALE? SHAKESPEARE? FUCK ME.

    by BringingSexyBack

    I'm so there. Praise be.

  • July 14, 2009, 9:45 p.m. CST

    Captain America

    by deelzbub

    should be played by Alexander Skarsgård of HBO's Generation Kill. Really.

  • July 14, 2009, 9:57 p.m. CST

    Asgardians are gods

    by deelzbub

    not "highly developed aliens". Please dont explain this away. That would suck. Star Trek would require royalties on that crappy idea. Don't explain it, just lt it be. Forgotten gods are better than fake ones. Offended Christians should go watch Narnia instead.

  • July 14, 2009, 10:22 p.m. CST

    JDanielP

    by The Dark Shite

    First, wiki is never a good source. Although, your link still shows DennisMM to be right. It actually confrims what he said. You just don't understand it.<p> Thy/Thine = your. Thou = You. Mine = My. Incidentally, I come from a town in the north of England which still uses the word thou, although we say it more like a "Thu" or a "Th" sound, so I know what I'm talking about.

  • July 14, 2009, 10:54 p.m. CST

    film it in 70mm branaugh...

    by Branaughs_Balls

    do it

  • July 14, 2009, 11 p.m. CST

    natalie portman so fucking yummy

    by Gigy

    I kind of forgot about her

  • July 15, 2009, 6:42 a.m. CST

    Thor may speak of himself in the 3rd person, correct?

    by JDanielP

    If I'm... (cough) ...NOT mistaken, Thor would just as likely speak in the 3rd person, using "THY" rather than "MINE" --correct? (I'm asking.) --As much as I've read comic books in the past, I don't believe I have EVER read a single issue of a THOR comic book, though I've enjoyed the character well enough in THE AVENGERS and THE ULTIMATES 1 & 2 collected albums. --And I'm curious enough about the movie that I will see it... if it looks promising. <P>I'm actually not too embarrassed to be wrong on the Thor-speak. However, I am MORE curious of what is the proper usage... "in regards to the character" ...over what history tells us. (Comment, anyone?)

  • July 15, 2009, 7:30 a.m. CST

    I'm going to abuse that photo

    by Abominable Snowcone

    I'll probably touch myself to that image of Natalie My Angel. I don't think she'll mind. I can tell by the way she's looking at me. You don't take a photo like that and look that good and expect that guys won't objectify you sexually. She's a cutie pie.

  • July 15, 2009, 7:44 a.m. CST

    I'm going to abuse that photo

    by Abominable Snowcone

    I'll probably touch myself to that image of Natalie My Angel. I don't think she'll mind. I can tell by the way she's looking at me. You don't take a photo like that and look that good and expect that guys won't objectify you sexually. She's a cutie pie.

  • July 15, 2009, 12:08 p.m. CST

    Good call...

    by Cellar Door

    on saying Portman's really good when she gives a shit. I think that attitude sucks but she's definitely done good work and yet she's done such crap that it's amazing to think she's capable.<p>I saw Hayden Christianson in "My Life as a House" (or whatever it was called) and he was pretty good..seemed like he could actually do more than mumble lines, make a few faces, and not look at the camera..after seeing 'Jumper' I have to wonder if he actually can do more than make a face, repeat some lines and not look directly at the camera.<p>Portman, however did a totally kick ass turn as 'Matilda' in 'Leon' (do yourself a favor and see 'Leon' and not 'The Professional') and I really liked her in Closer (only person I did like in that fliq) but I think whomever said she's good when she gives a shit is exactly right.<p>If the theory is correct and she was that ambivalent about SW even with the years it took filming the trilogy, then this bodes very bad for Thor.<p>Of course, not being a Thor cb fan, I'm not overly concerned but what's with the unknown casting for Thor and Loki? I know you guys liked Routh as Supes but I think outside of looking like Reeves, he wasn't actually that great of an actor...basically just stood there in the suit and had that mousy voice...(Superman Returns is the worst cast comic book movie of all time).

  • July 15, 2009, 1:21 p.m. CST

    Will be interesting to see...

    by BurnedNotice_Dude

    how the other casting will go. Who will play Odin, Balder, Sif,etc..

  • April 4, 2010, 2:24 a.m. CST

    http://www.youtube.com/watch#!v=YXp_jyk9Yo4&feature=channel

    by avenger0102

  • April 5, 2010, 8:28 a.m. CST

    Linkee no workee

    by orcus

  • April 5, 2010, 8:29 a.m. CST

    Oh wait, yes it does

    by orcus

    And it's lame

  • May 24, 2010, 10:15 p.m. CST

    I agree!

    by sickerandsweeter

    Natalie is sooooo gifted. I interviewed Thor though. Check it out if you're bored. Can you download this MP3? Let me know. Thor is kind of mean in the interview though! http://tinyurl.com/3a6aub2