Kenneth Branagh‘s (#5 on the list of last names I can’t pronounce) Thor was fantastic! Not withstanding the few exclusions in story, it was everything a comic book movie should be, fun and exciting.
After satisfying comic-book nerds and earning an impressive $449 million worldwide, Marvel is aiming to release a sequel in 2013. Eh, Marvel wants to strike while the irons hot, or should I say…strike while the hammers hot (worked on that lame joke all day). News on the sequel has started thundering in (sorry, I’m a sucker for bad puns).
Earlier today we reported that Monster director Patty Jenkins is in the running to helm the sequel. EW reached out to Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige for comment, and he spilled a bit of what we might be seeing in the character’s next adventure.
Kevin Feige told EW:
“[We’re going to] take Thor literally to other worlds. … [It will] primarily be the journey of that character, of he and Jane Foster and how the new dynamic with his father is working out, as well as what are the broader stakes for The Nine Worlds.”
The most boring part of Thor 1 was all his interaction with Jane Foster and Earth… so the idea of exploring The Nine Worlds is a great step in the right direction.
The other six worlds include:
-Alfheim: Land of the Light Elves
-Hel: Land of the dead
-Muspelheim: Land of the demons
-Nidavellir: Home of the dwarves
-Svartalfheim: Land of the Dark Elves
-Vanaheim: Land of the Vanir, a “sister race” of the Asgardians.