Posted on Friday, July 1st, 2011 by Germain Lussier
Superhero Bits is all about stuff like this. Superhero cake, via the Between the Pages Blog. It kind of makes me hungry though the stickers probably aren’t very appetizing.
We know that Thor 2 has a release date and even a new writer, but who is going to direct? We know it won’t be Kenneth Branagh and The Playlist has come up with their top five choices. Here’s one entry, head there for the rest:
Why He Could Do It: We might not have liked the British director’s last few films, but he’s proven his action chops before, and most recently with a bit of swords-and-sorcery in “Centurion.” He’s been tipped to step up to the tentpole world for a while now, being linked to films like “Predators,” “Dune” and “Pride and Prejudice and Zombies” and, while he’s got at least three projects circulating—3D horror “Burst,” cannibal chiller “Underground” and a self-penned WW2 alien invasion flick—none seem to be close to production. He’s likely to be cheap, and relatively pliable, and he’s a fanboy favorite—we’ve already seen his name mentioned on Twitter more than once.
Why He Might Not: Marshall doesn’t exactly have the theatre training to make stage veterans like Anthony Hopkins and Tom Hiddleston feel at home in the same way as Branagh did. He’s primarily been a horror/gore guy so far, and to push a PG-13 superhero flick on him won’t necessarily play to his strengths (although the same could have been said about Sam Raimi before “Spider-Man”). He’d likely be a popular choice with the geek crowd, but a rather dispiriting one for us.