Posted on Monday, January 4th, 2010 by Peter Sciretta
Kenneth Branagh’s big screen adaptation of Marvel Comics’ Thor is scheduled to begin filming later this month, and we can’t wait to see what this film will look like. Marvel Entertainment President Kevin Feige gives us a mini-preview, sharing his reaction to a recent costume screentest in a Marvel.com retrospective:
“To be honest the thing that I’m most excited about right now though, is the screen test we just finished for “Thor.” We’ve done some costume tests and watching the Asgardians walk onto the sound stage takes me back to that first time I saw the X-Men on the set all together in Toronto. Only it was unlike anything we’ve ever put on film before! It’s great to be starting the next decade in such an exciting way just as we did last decade. We’re really redefining the comic book genre and what a Marvel movie can be. It’s going to be great.”
Comparing the Asgardians to the first time he saw the X-Men in costume might be a bit much, but hey, he is the head of the film division — so you expect that kind of hype. I’m more interested in his quote about how Thor is “really redefining the comic book genre and what a Marvel movie can be.” It sounds like they are taking a big leap with this film, and it will be interesting to see if it pays off.