The flurry that surrounded the casting of Chris Hemsworth and Tom Hiddleston in Thor has abated, leaving us in a "So, what now?" kind of zone. No one really knows what to expect out of the actors or the story.
But CineFOOLS has a scoop on the latter, as they sat down with Thor co-writer Ashley Miller. He's such a fan of the series that he nearly pulled out his collection of bags and boards, so at least you know its in continuity-obessed hands. Miller hints that he's been heavily influenced by Walt Simonson's run (and possibly Ultimates 2), and is looking to make us really identify with the God of Thunder:
"You want to feel Thor's rage when he rages. You want to see him fight like hell, and take as much he dishes out -- maybe more. You want to have a visceral reaction to the guy, and what happens to him. You don't want his adventures to be clean and antiseptic. You want to see the dirt, and grime and blood. You want to feel every bone crunching moment of every fight. And when he unleashes the storm, you want to feel like you're seeing the power of a GOD at work ... But at the end of the day, he's a man. In the comics, Odin sends him to Earth because he's not perfect. He's brash, arrogant. Even over-confident. We all know that guy -- some of us have even been that guy. Stan Lee's genius was to give Thor-as-hero an emotional throughline we could all relate to, and knock him down a couple of pegs. So on that level, your question answers itself. The challenge is to dramatize that and make the audience see what the fans have known and believed about the character all along."