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Exclusive: Matthew Vaughn Talks Thor
Will the comic book movie happen?

Exclusive: Matthew Vaughn Talks Thor
Judging by his win at the Sony Ericsson Empire Awards, Stardust director Matthew Vaughn is pretty adept at the whole fantasy thing, so why the hell isn’t he hard at work at his long-mooted adaptation of Marvel’s none-more-Norse superhero, Thor? The answer, it seems, lays in the laps of the comic book gods.

“We’re in a holding pattern at the moment,” he said. “It’s up to Marvel, they have to decide if they want to make the movie and then we take it from there.”

“Holding pattern” may well be a cleverly masked way of describing “development hell” but Vaughn, it seems, still has big ideas for Odin’s hammer-wielding son.

“Well, the main role is going to be played by someone totally unknown,” he said. “It can’t be a star, it’s got to be someone totally unknown.”

Thor the comic book is well known for his overly lyrical dialogue and slightly ridiculous garb, which works well on the page but how will it translate to the big screen?

“I think you have to respect that it is comic book and silly to be frank, so you have to combine that with a modern style and hopefully come up with something fresh. I think we can come up with something special.”

Do you think Vaughn should get the chance to see his superhero vision brought to life? Have your say below...

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RE: Exclusive: Matthew Vaughn Talks Thor
AL: damiyann2   I anticipate that Stardust, will be a point of reference in the fantasy-film canon for years. If not Thor, well I hope he gets another big break. , I hope so.   L: Bluehawk   I'll watch anything this guy makes since Stardust. Bring it on Vaughn! tally agree.  In fact, if he does get to make Thor, then hopefully they'll consider him for the Avengers movie. ... Read More

justified by grace About me

18:31, 18 March 2008 | Report This Post
sillY?
It's the mentality of comic books being silly that result in the film being a complete flop as Joel Schumaucher proved over and over again with the Batman movies. The whole reason people want to watch a live action comic book is to get a chance to believe that it could happen. People want to give the imagination a rest and just watch it happen in front of them as if it really COULD happen. People want something believable yet true to the characters.. not necessarily the nature of the comic book ... Read More

TheGladiator About me

20:25, 13 March 2008 | Report This Post
RE: RE:
I think Thor could be great if done properly because it's a step away from the normal suited superhero stuff. Norse mythology and all powerful gods - hell yeah!!!!  ... Read More

Fluke Skywalker About me

16:52, 11 March 2008 | Report This Post
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L: Adrian yeh, but are you build apropriate? sp; Kinda... Here I am as Snake. ... Read More

Pirate King About me

16:21, 11 March 2008 | Report This Post
Thor, The Movie...
I liked Thor in the comics, growing up and I'd like to see him on the BIG SCREEN. I just hope the 1st one goes into how Thor came to be. Just like all the other Super Hero movies. as for what he should look like, I always favored the Thor from the 70's and I think it can work on the big screen without over doing the costume with bulky latex & foam. On a DC note, I'm still waiting for Wonder Woman. ... Read More

GSpector About me

01:46, 11 March 2008 | Report This Post
yeh, but are you build apropriate? ... Read More

Adrian About me

22:09, 10 March 2008 | Report This Post
I'll play Thor
I'm unknown, I'm quite tall, long hair and age appropriate. Plus I can do my own stunts... ... Read More

Pirate King About me

19:14, 10 March 2008 | Report This Post
I think that; regarding Empire's "overly lyrical dialogue and slightly ridiculous garb, which works well on the page but how will it translate to the big screen?" consternation... I think perhaps something similar in tone to a Norse version of Conan in the modern world (hmm. actully... forget Thor... that's what I want.. no.. wait... both of them. be one hell of a scrap. or should that be one valhalla of a scrap?). incidentally, I think the Conan thing also shows how his "ot a big... Read More

Adrian About me

15:08, 10 March 2008 | Report This Post
Marvel must do it!
Marvel Enterteinment has in it´s hands some of the guys that will become the A list directors of the upcoming years... I´m talking about Matthew Vaughn and Edgar Wright. So for the best of marvel movies, give this guys your confidence and greenlight their projects today, before someone else hire them. A suggestion: J.J. Abrams and Paul greengrass for Captain America and other characters. ... Read More

enricociampa About me

12:58, 10 March 2008 | Report This Post
I'll watch anything this guy makes since Stardust. Bring it on Vaughn! ... Read More

Bluehawk About me

12:10, 10 March 2008 | Report This Post
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