Thursday, February 19, 2009
I've been known to fixate more on the casting of Marvel's movies than they probably deserve. So, as that kind of blogger, I enjoyed reading Brendon Connelly's take on the casting call for THOR. Reading between the lines, it sounds like the storyline is not unlike that of Matt Fraction's recent series of specials - Thor as the heroic-but-petulant young god, humbled by his father for his acts of cruelty, offhandedness and arrogance; learning compassion by being reborn over-and-over since Viking times as a disabled physician; until he's finally learned his lesson in the modern era as Donald Blake. This I can get behind: a Thor story that starts off as a big sword 'n' sorcery epic; and ends up giving a legitimate reason why and how this character can end up in the so-far-so-good Marvel movie universe alongside more science-based characters as Iron Man and The Hulk.