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Will’s War – Thor 2

27 Jun

I stumbled across this video today and can’t help but agree with everything in it.

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Thor 2 & Mads Mikkelesen

28 May

Danish actor Mads Mikkelsen is in talks to with Disney and Marvel to play the villain in Thor 2.  You may not recognize his name, but you’ve definitely seen Mikkelsen before: crying blood as Le Chiffe in Casino Royale and fighting against the gods as Draco in 2010’s Clash of the Titans.  Since Marvel’s trying to keep the role under wraps, it’s unclear what villain Mikkelsen will play at this point.  Cross your fingers and hope that he’ll be playing Mephisto!

Though Mikkelsen has chosen some pretty cheesy American roles, he’s well-known throughout Europe as a serious dramatic actor. Check out his work in Pusher, Pusher 2Prague and After the Wedding.

Creative Control and Comic Books

18 Jan

It’s confirmed!  In summer 2013, we can expect Thor 2.

For Thor 2, Chris Hemsworth, Idris Elba, Natalie Portman and Tom Hiddleston have all signed on.  Everyone is still waiting on Anthony Hopkins…but really what else has he got going on these days? One person not returning to the movie is director Kenneth Branagh.  Rumors suggest that there was a breakdown in contract negotiations and Branagh had arguments with the studio over creative control.

Apparently, Marvel is having similar problems with director, John Favreau.  John Favreau will not be returning to direct the 3rd installment of the Iron Man movies either.  Possibly due to Marvel’s tight budget, but also creative control.  In an interview with MTV, Favreau said the following about Marvel and Iron Man 3:

“In theory, Iron Man 3 is going to be a sequel or continuation of Thor, Hulk, Captain America and Avengers… This whole world … I have no idea what it is. I don’t think they do either, from conversations I’ve had with those guys.”

Generally, I think directors should have complete creative control over their movies.  When actors, studios and producers have input into a movie, audiences are forced to watch the disjointed and bland result. If the director has complete control and the movie is horrible, well you know who’s to blame.

On the other hand, the studio is trying to introduce other characters from the Marvel universe into its movies and have crossover storylines.  Sure, this is annoying for the directors because they want to focus on their movie and characters, but these characters were not created by the director and there are already existing story arcs.  As a comic book reader, if I went to see a Marvel movie and they just came up with a storyline out of thin air instead of using the comic books as a resource, I’d be pissed.

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