Is Matthew Vaughn Off Thor?

Published 6 years ago by , Updated February 10th, 2012 at 6:51 am,

Thor Is Matthew Vaughn Off Thor?First, Marvel Films announced their entire slate of projects for the next three years. Among the films included Thor coming summer 2010 – June 4, 2010 to be specific.

And now comes word that director Matthew Vaughn (i.e. behind last year’s Stardust and the original director for X-Men: The Last Stand) is off the film.

To be honest, I’m surprised this film is going to see the light of day to begin with.

Thor’s basically known by the general public for having a big-ass hammer and appearing in Chris Columbus’ 1987 comedy Adventures in Babysitting.


And if you remember, the first draft that Vaughn handed into the studio was said to have cost $300 million to produce(!)

The official reason behind this call is “his holding deal expired December.”

This is interesting considering as recently as this past March Vaughn didn’t indicate he was off the project other than to tell Empire Online:

“We’re in a holding pattern at the moment. It’s up to Marvel, they have to decide if they want to make the movie and then we take it from there.”

Yes, someone involved in the film industry misled us! I’m as shocked as Renault (Claude Rains) in Casablanca discovering gambling at Rick’s Cafe.

At the moment, I Am Legend screenwriter Mark Protosevich is in the middle of a script polish.

Don’t be surprised if Marvel unveils Vaughn’s replacement at this year’s San Diego Comic Con… if not sooner.

Source: Hollywood Reporter

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  1. Can we get Favreau to direct this, PAHLEEEEEEEEEESSSSSSE!!! Thor was one of my favorite Marvel characters growing up. If you can go head-to-head with the Incredible Hulk, you must be the bomb. This movie can be just as good as Iron Man, with the right guy behind it.

  2. I agree Kahless. Thor could be epic, but my director picks are the following:
    Guillermo del Toro(Hellboy 1 and 2,BladeII,Hobbit)
    Zack Snyder(300)
    Robert Zemeckis(Beowulf)
    Ron Howard (Willow)
    Chris Weitz(The Golden Compass)
    Mark Waters (The Spiderwick Chronicles)

    IMHO, Any of those directors could easily do better than Matthew Vaughn. :)

  3. NOT SO SURE ABOUT THOR.
    MABEY MARVEL SHOULD JUST GO STRAIGHT FOR THE AVENGERS MOVIE AND INTRODUCE THESE CHARACTERS THROUGH THAT TO THE REST OF THE WORLD. IRON-MAN AND THE HULK SHOULD BE BIG ENOUGH TO BE THE STARS. LIKE X-MEN THERE MAY NOT BE ENOUGH ROOM TO FULLY EXPLORE EACH HERO BUT SHOULD BE ENOUGH TO PLEASE US FAN-BOYS THAT WANT TO SEE THEM ALL ON SCREEN TOGETHER.

  4. I think that Vladimir Kulich who played Buliwyf in the 13th Warrior with Antonio Banderas would be perfect for Thor!!!

  5. I think if you saw Stardust, I think Matthew Vaughn would have done an excellent job on Thor. Now that he is not involved they will be hard pressed to find a director who truly understands the fantasy genre that this movie falls into. There is alot of history to Thor besides the comic book and it will be difficult to do it justce without making it campy. I would love to see Asgard on the big screen by Odin’s beard!!

  6. Since big name Robert Downey Jr. worked for Iron Man, I guess Marvel feels an even bigger name for Thor could bring in even more moolah. Pitt was perfect for Achilles, so I think he would be also for Thor.

  7. There is rumored that Marvel is trying to get Brad Pitt to play Thor. I thing that’s a great marriage.

  8. Hell no, Brad Pitt for Thor! Thor is massively swole, well over six feet, and poweful enough to go mano i mano with the Hulk and more than hold his own. Having Pitt in platform shoes trying to play Thor is a bad idea. There are others who can play this role not the same two or three actorws brought up all the time.

  9. Michael Keaton is under 6 feet, yet he made a good Batman, who is over 6 feet in the comic. The men who are massively muscular don’t have the acting talent that Pitt has. IMHO, Pitt would do well in this role.

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