Although 'Thor' has garnered mega-buzz in the weeks that have been leading up to its release May 6 -- the Kenneth Branagh comic flick even has reviewers wondering if it's better than 'Iron Man' -- its franchise future was murky until recently. After all, it's been known for months that Marvel stablemate Captain America was already set for a sequel.

While Stephen McFeely and Christopher Markus, the writers of 'Captain America: The First Avenger' (due July 22), were signed on for the Captain America sequel in February, the real mystery about that project had been the time period in which the film would take place: WWII or modern times.
Thor Movie Poster
Thor
PG-132011
Based on 40 critics

As the son of Odin (Anthony Hopkins), king of the Norse gods, Thor (Chris Hemsworth) will soon inherit... Read More

Captain America: The First Avenger Movie Poster
Captain America: The First Avenger
PG-132011
Based on 43 critics

It is 1941 and the world is in the throes of war. Steve Rogers (Chris Evans) wants to do his part and... Read More