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Old July 14 2009, 06:06 PM   #106
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Blake's not in the movie, according to what most people are saying. If he was, though, he would be played by a different actor, presumably.
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Old July 14 2009, 06:53 PM   #107
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Blake's not in the movie, according to what most people are saying. If he was, though, he would be played by a different actor, presumably.
How can they have Jane Foster and not Don Blake? That hardly computes.
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Old July 14 2009, 08:04 PM   #108
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Blake's not in the movie, according to what most people are saying. If he was, though, he would be played by a different actor, presumably.
How can they have Jane Foster and not Don Blake? That hardly computes.
If Thor needs a secret identity, he can get help from Nick Fury. Fury can set him up with a job, give him a pair of glasses ("it worked for that other guy") and give him the name Sigurd Jarlsson. This happened in a THOR story written and drawn by Walter Simonson.
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Old July 14 2009, 09:04 PM   #109
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Using two actors would be silly and confusing for many in the audience. Between scheduling, makeup, effects, etc. it isn't that hard to film the same guy looking 'normal' and superheroicishly buff.
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Old July 15 2009, 02:06 AM   #110
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Blake's not in the movie, according to what most people are saying. If he was, though, he would be played by a different actor, presumably.
How can they have Jane Foster and not Don Blake? That hardly computes.
He's hardly necessary if they want to have Thor just meet Foster.
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Old July 15 2009, 02:18 AM   #111
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I suppose the confusion comes from not knowing how much time will be spent in Asgard and how much in Midgard. I seem to recall that the original intention was to have be a period piece almost entirely set in Asgard, but if Jane Foster is meant to be the romantic interest then that seems rather less likely, unless something strange happens like Foster 'falling into' Asgard. Actually, that might not be so crazy: she would provide a modern bridge into the fantastic setting, a touchstone for the audience to relate to, and having Thor fall in love with her gives him a good reason to return to 'our' world at the end, in time for Avengers.

I think I'd prefer it, however, if Portman were to play a character in Midgard (Foster) and one in Asgard (the Enchantress?)... if for no other reason than we get to see Portman both in a doctor's uniform and whatever medievalish dress they come up with for the Asgard portions.

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Old July 15 2009, 03:00 AM   #112
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Well, maybe this is that "Thor makes Jane Foster a Goddess" storyline.
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Old July 15 2009, 03:05 AM   #113
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Well, maybe this is that "Thor makes Jane Foster a Goddess" storyline.
I don't think so and in any event it was Sif who did that not Thor.
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Old July 15 2009, 03:07 AM   #114
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I think if the movie doesn't spend a fair bit (most?) of its time in Midgard, it's going to set up some tonal problems for The Avengers movie. Having a fantasy character next to Iron Man (and possibly WW2 Cap)... it'd be like having Gandalf in a James Bond movie.

I'd like to see Thor being redeemed in some way. Wasn't Don Blake Odin's punishment for Thor's arrogance? I was looking forward to that...
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Old July 15 2009, 12:28 PM   #115
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Venardhi wrote: View Post
Using two actors would be silly and confusing for many in the audience. Between scheduling, makeup, effects, etc. it isn't that hard to film the same guy looking 'normal' and superheroicishly buff.
My thoughts as well.
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Old July 15 2009, 12:57 PM   #116
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The original idea of a Thor movie set entirely or almost entirely in Asgard was abandoned. Here is Marvel Studios' description of the film in its current incarnation:

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.
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Old July 15 2009, 01:06 PM   #117
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^Definitely sounds like the Marvel comic I remember. I still hope we get to see lots of Asgard though.
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Old July 16 2009, 01:50 AM   #118
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Yeah, I think this is good news overall.
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Old July 16 2009, 01:26 PM   #119
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Yep, this was a matter of perfect director choice: Take a larger-than-life character/world and put it in the hands of a Director who knows just how to bring larger-than-life stuff...well, to life.
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Old July 16 2009, 04:50 PM   #120
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Branagh's been a bit hit and miss as a director in my opinion. Hopefully he's in the kind of form he displayed with Henry V and Hamlet rather than the distinctly underwhelming job he did with Mary Shelley's Frankenstein.
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