Things have been so quiet on the Thor set -- no photos, no leaks other than a glimpse of icebergs -- that it's probably no wonder someone got bored and started rumor-mongering. Luckily, no one except Gatecrasher and Perez Hilton cared. The geek world waited until we had some real news, like the first interview from Kenneth Branagh. Branagh took a breather from all things Marvel to talk to Hero Complex and he doesn't reveal a lot, but he does drop some hints as to how he's tackling the material.

If you ever wondered (and I did) how the heck Branagh got involved with Thor, your question is answered. He's a fan from way back. "Growing up, my single comic book passion was Thor. From my time in Belfast as a kid, that's the first time I came across that comic, really, exclusively, I don't know why, but it struck a chord. I was drawn to it. I liked all the dynastic drama."

The clash of the gods is still what appeals to him, and his biggest goal is to draw big, colorful parallels between our world and theirs. "Inspired by the comic book world both pictorially and compositionally at once, we've tried to find a way to make a virtue and a celebration of the distinction between the worlds that exist in the film but absolutely make them live in the same world. It's about finding the framing style, the color palette, finding the texture and the amount of camera movement that helps celebrate and express the differences and the distinctions in those worlds ... The combination of the primitive and the sophisticated, the ancient and the modern, I think that potentially is the exciting fusion, the exciting tension in the film."
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