The last thing we heard about the Thor movie back in December, was that the strike had halted things, and when the strike was over production could begin. However, fast forward to now and the writers strike is well and truly over, but it seems production hasn’t started as we were told. Stardust director Matthew Vaughn told Empire Magazine:
“We’re in a holding pattern at the moment,” he said. “It’s up to Marvel, they have to decide if they want to make the movie and then we take it from there.”
From what I recall the script has already been written, it may just need a polish. Screenwriter Mark Protosevich said that audiences will be “pleasantly surprised” by this interpretation of the character. Yet now Vaughn doesn’t even know if it is happening. He also said:
“Well, the main role is going to be played by someone totally unknown,” he said. “It can’t be a star, it’s got to be someone totally unknown.”
“I think you have to respect that it is comic book and silly to be frank, so you have to combine that with a modern style and hopefully come up with something fresh. I think we can come up with something special.”
I am glad they are planning on an unknown as it will make things more believable, rather than ‘oh look that’s Sean Bean standing on a bucket with prosthetic muscles’. Not that Sean Bean has been cast, I just think he looks a bit Thorish.
It is now up to Marvel, whom I truth will make the right decision.