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Old May 5 2009, 12:28 PM   #16
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with so many Shakespearean adaptations under his belt, the 'Thee, Thou' dialogue of this movie will be a piece of cake.
Very much doubt you'll see that; the comics stopped doing that.
I'm very much out of the loop with the comics, but the script review I read (albeit some time ago) said that the dialogue was quite archaic and in that vein. Of course, it could well have changed since.
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Old May 5 2009, 03:30 PM   #17
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I would imagine that it was mandate from the editors handed down to Millar because he doesn't strike me as the type of guy to include something like that in his comic. I'm sure if he had it his way, Thor wouldn't have been the true god of thunder in keeping with the "realism" of the Ultimates.
Doubtful; among other things, the whole story of the second volume revolves around Loki and Thor, and given how successful Ultimates was, there's no way Marvel would order Millar to change something so big about his own story. Besides which, Millar's done plenty of fantastical stuff, from Superman to The Authority.
Which makes me wonder if the Thor Branagh is bringing to the screen is based on the classic Lee/Kirby Thor, how will he fit in the tech heavy (and Ultimates inspired) Iron Man and Hulk movies?
Neither Iron Man nor Hulk have much to do with the Ultimate versions (nothing notable at all in the case of the former, in the latter the only tangible link being the idea that a supersoldier-derivative formula was involved in the Hulk's creation).
That's also in keeping with Marvel history for quite some time, that a number of characters have some manner of connection to the Super-Soldier Project, and attempts to recreate it.

OT, I've always wanted to see a mini detailing Marvel's version of the Manhattan Project, what with at least three top characters' fathers known to have worked on it, and like as not, other connections waiting to be 'revealed'.
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Old May 5 2009, 04:57 PM   #18
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Does anyone else think Tom Hiddleston and Alexander Skarsgard look kinda scrawny to be Thor? Is that really the kind of person Brannaugh envisions for playing Thor?

I'm not one of those "OMG you must cast this wrestler because he looks physically like Thor." I'd like someone who can act, but umm wouldn't it take awhile for someone that scrawny to work-out and get the body-type of Thor with shooting planned to start in about 7 months?
I would have thought 7 months is time enough. They usually give these guys very experienced trainers, put them on special diets, etc. IIRC, Hugh Jackman would have had much less time to get in shape for the first X-Men movie. I'm pretty sure Christian Bale had even less time to bulk up for Batman Begins, having wasted away to nothing for The Machinist.
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Old May 5 2009, 07:15 PM   #19
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Sorry to post twice in a row, but here's an article about this movie, Captain America and The Avengers. http://www.comingsoon.net/news/movienews.php?id=55128
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Old May 5 2009, 07:32 PM   #20
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Triple H MUST be Thor!!!!
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Old May 12 2009, 06:01 PM   #21
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Final decisions seem to be in the process of being made concerning Thor. Director Kenneth Branagh says to expect an announcement soon. Now what soon means in Hollywood speak could mean by the end of the month or end of the summer season. I hope its the former.
Thor director Kenneth Branagh dropped by the MTV studios and was asked about the casting of the title role.
"We're down to the final stages of it," Branagh said. "The reason one has to be properly diplomatic, is simply that some talented peopled have been patient, kind, creative and really committed to working with us in this process."
He added that "My reluctance to say anything about it is simply out of respect for people who have been extremely respectful of us. That said, I think we are extremely close and I hope to announce a decision sooner rather than later."
With Iron Man 2 filming I am eager to see the next piece in this Cinematic Marvel Universe unfold with Thor.
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Old May 12 2009, 06:59 PM   #22
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Triple H MUST be Thor!!!!
I hope you're kidding.
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Old May 15 2009, 01:43 AM   #23
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You'd prefer maybe Nicholas Cage?!?

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Old May 15 2009, 12:45 PM   #24
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You'd prefer maybe Nicholas Cage?!?

Um. No.

But, i would prefer someone who could act.

Just because Triple H "looks" like Thor in his daily life doesn't mean he's the least bit right for the role, or to lead a movie that will cost millions and millions of dollars.
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Given the way Hollywood works, I'll feel fortunate if it isn't Keanu or Will Ferrell...
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Old May 15 2009, 10:28 PM   #26
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You'd prefer maybe Nicholas Cage?!?

Um. No.

But, i would prefer someone who could act.

Just because Triple H "looks" like Thor in his daily life doesn't mean he's the least bit right for the role, or to lead a movie that will cost millions and millions of dollars.
Zoom is right here.
I give you very recent Exhibit A: Sabretooth
Did they ask back Tyler Mane? No, they got someone with some acting chops and that'll be needed for Thor as well. Frankly any main character which is why Mane was ok in X1, cause it was a bit part.
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Old May 16 2009, 06:00 AM   #27
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I love that they got somebody with the surname "Mane" to play Sabretooth.
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Old May 16 2009, 06:06 AM   #28
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Maybe The Expendables can respark interest in Dolph Lundgren!
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Old May 16 2009, 06:14 AM   #29
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I like Kevin McKidd a lot, but I wonder if he's imposing enough. Height isn't the issue, because few people are that big. It's about being imposing and intimidating. Which I think he can do, judging by Rome.

The dude from Tru Blood looks the part. And he's a decent enough actor from what I've seen I guess. He'd need to bulk up though.

Triple H looks the part, but he's got the charisma of a dead rat. And that's just in the ring.

I hope they give him a beard. All Vikings should have beards. The one redeemable thing about The Ultimates was that they gave him a beard. Beardless Thor is too pretty looking for my tastes. No Viking should look like a GQ model IMO.
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Old May 16 2009, 07:07 AM   #30
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^ Heh. I remember the first animated Ultimates movie, where they actually went with the beardless Thor:

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