Or so says Joe Quesada to MTV when speaking about the Kenneth Branagh film adaptation of the Norse god story.

“It’s going to be pretty epic, and regardless of what you think it’s going to be, it’s going to surprise people,” he added. “It’s an interesting piece for a superhero movie. It’s going to change the conventions of the superhero movie.”

Joe Q. goes on to say that he’s sat through meetings with Branagh and says that the director has immersed himself into the subject matter.  When one looks at the library of Branagh films, and understands his love for classic storytelling, I expect Thor will be something akin to Henry V.  And if that is the case, then don’t be surprised if Thor becomes one of the greatest superhero movies of all time.

via MTV

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  1. Ricco
    December 30, 2009 at 11:34 am — Reply

    If it follows the Ages of Thunder, Reign of Blood and Man of War series it would be epic!

  2. Brother129
    December 30, 2009 at 11:54 am — Reply

    Then shouldn’t Russell Crowe be playing Thor then? ;)

  3. December 30, 2009 at 11:59 am — Reply

    I’m actually surprised Branagh hasn’t cast himself in any of the roles…yet.

    • December 30, 2009 at 12:32 pm — Reply

      I could see him as the blonde one of the Warriors Three, Fandral?

      Looking forward to this movie, Branagh is an awesome talent.

  4. Rodrigo
    December 30, 2009 at 4:09 pm — Reply

    I hope by that they mean “it won’t be a superhero movie at all”

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