I'm very excited about this film! I love Thor, maybe not as much as Harry over at AICN does, but Walt Simonson's take on the character is legendary.
Anyway, Matthew Vaughn, who left X-Men 3 because of the rushed nature and bad script, and whose Stardust opens today, will be helming the film.
The script, which I heard is great, was written by Mark Protosevich (he penned the upcoming I Am Legend), and Marvel wants to get started this winter because of the potential actor, writer and director strikes. Any one of these unions might strike and cripple Hollywood. There's a big rush of films going into production, just like the potential strikes in the early part of the decade.
It sounds like Odin, Asgard, Midgard, Loki and the rest will all be in what's looking like an epic film, according to AICN.
That means three Marvel films next year, including the much-anticipated Iron Man and The Incredible Hulk.
Well, I'm pumped about this news and hope Vaughn and his team knock it out of the park. Vaughn even dropped hints in this interview with AICN. My fingers are crossed for a killer 2008 with some Marvel Movies!