Branagh Talks “Thor” Film Progress

At a premiere screening of his Masterpiece Mystery TV movie series “Wallander”, director Kenneth Branagh talked with IGN Movies about how the film adaptation of Marvel comic “Thor” is progressing. “We’re planning that one. We’re having a great time at the moment. We’re in intense pre-production” says Branagh.

A second series of “Wallander” TV movies have been ordered, and the year-long delay of “Thor” means the actor/filmmaker is able to handle both properties – “I shoot Thor in January of next year and because the time of release has been moved, it’s allowed me to have a moment in the summer where I can shoot the Wallanders…strangely, there’s a weird, pleasing connection between the Swedish Wallander and the Nordic Thor.”

“Wallander” co-star Tom Hiddleston is one of the potential candidates for the titular role – “he, amongst a number of others, has been part of the group we’ve spoken to and all that’s still a work in progress” says Branagh.