Interview with Thor director Kenneth Branagh.
I received a communication from my representation in the hills of Beverly, who said: would you ever be interested in directing Thor? The director just left and we're putting names forward. Marvel heard and said that would be intriguing. And I said, yeah, I'd love to. Let's start the conversation. I knew the character from my boyhood and I love this sort of volatile, viking, primal piece of dangerous God in the middle of a big epic universe. For me his character in a picture that would be so fast in scale, that I find exciting. It was very attractive. It felt like a real adventure for me. I'd be out of my comfort zone, but I would be having a completely fascinating time.
Thor is the son of Odin and the brother of Loki. That family ran Asgard, it's one of the nine realms. Essentially they run the universe and we are one of the nine realms. The Norse myth writers, the saga writers laid out this cosmos, this universe and they essentially said they kept and eye on us, they looked after us. In this story, Thor, who is the God of Thunder, can command the lightning and the storm, defies his father. He's supposed to be the next king. And he creates a havoc on a scale so dangerous that his father banishes him from Asgard, the home of the Gods, all the way down to the least popular of the nine realms, which is earth. And on earth he has to learn a very hard lesson.
Kenneth Branagh also talks about what Loki is doing in Asgard. The relationship between Thor and Loki. Asgard's biggest enemy Jothenheim. He talks bout working with Chris Hemsworth, Natalie Portman and Kenneth Branagh. And what audiences can expect from Thor.