A couple of updates on Marvel’s much anticipated “Thor” which hit here in Australia on Thursday, most international territories next week, and the U.S. on May 6th.
First up if you haven’t read it, be sure to check out my review. Here’s an excerpt: “Director Kenneth Branagh and his entire production crew have delivered in terms of scope and consistency with this mythology-rich universe, respecting the material and treating it seriously but not letting it lapse into the dour, self-important pompousness that usually turns major audiences away from heavy sci-fi/fantasy works. Some obvious scripting issues and some rather underdone characterisations means “Thor” doesn’t soar like Marvel’s better efforts (X2, Iron Man), but it is a spectacle to be sure and lays a solid groundwork for a superhero franchise that’s thankfully a bit different than the others in their catalogue.”
In other “Thor” news, despite talk the other week that she was confirmed for “The Avengers”, “Thor” leading lady Natalie Portman has denied those claims in an interview with Today Online.
“I’m not in The Avengers, but I’m signed up for the next two (Thor) sequels if they are made. I think these inter-related Marvel movies are great fun. The Avengers will be like Ocean’s Eleven with the superhero all-stars!”
The film’s post-credits sequence, which ties in directly with “The Avengers” and “Captain America: The First Avenger”, has leaked online. Though Youtube has yanked copies of it, you know that once a video has gone online it never truly goes away. Those who can’t wait can probably find it with a little bit of Google searching.