Branagh Talks “Thor”, Hemsworth On “Avengers”

Production is underway on the “Thor” film from Marvel Studios but none of the cast are being particularly forthcoming in their answers when asked about the project.

The Los Angeles Times conducted an interview with director Kenneth Branagh about the project. However when asked about fusing scenes in the mythical realm of Asgard with the modern day Earth world, the answer didn’t really clear up anything.

“Inspired by the comic book world both pictorially and compositionally at once, we’ve tried to find a way to make a virtue and a celebration of the distinction between the worlds that exist in the film but absolutely make them live in the same world. It’s about finding the framing style, the color palette, finding the texture and the amount of camera movement that helps celebrate and express the differences and the distinctions in those worlds. If it succeeds, it will mark this film as different…. The combination of the primitive and the sophisticated, the ancient and the modern, I think that potentially is the exciting fusion, the exciting tension in the film” says Branagh. Confused yet?

More pointedly Branagh has dismissed recent talk of a troubled movie set, saying the film is “going very, very well. We’re in New Mexico now where we have a contemporary Earth part of our story. I guess we’re two-thirds of the way through the story and at this stage of the game what’s surprising and delighting me is the way the cast, the ensemble, has fused together. It’s kind of an interesting combination of very young and very experienced people and the double-up of that, it seems to me, is there is a lot of fire in the movie. It doesn’t take itself too seriously, it doesn’t try to be too solemn” says the director.

Meanwhile Thor himself Chris Hemsworth gave an interview to MTV News earlier this week where he hinted that the long-awaited “The Avengers” could kick off filming as early as January/February next year. Also this week IESB says that Joss Whedon has become the leading contender to direct the superhero team-up film.