The Los Angeles Times recently caught up with director Kenneth Branagh about his highly-anticipated superhero film Thor, which is set for a May 6, 2011 release. Here's one of Branagh's quotes from the article.
"Inspired by the comic book world both pictorially and compositionally at once, we've tried to find a way to make a virtue and a celebration of the distinction between the worlds that exist in the film but absolutely make them live in the same world," Branagh said. "It's about finding the framing style, the color palette, finding the texture and the amount of camera movement that helps celebrate and express the differences and the distinctions in those worlds. If it succeeds, it will mark this film as different.... The combination of the primitive and the sophisticated, the ancient and the modern, I think that potentially is the exciting fusion, the exciting tension in the film."
Branagh also talked about the rumors that actor Anthony Hopkins was unhappy with Branagh's direction on the set, which Branagh responded to by saying the shoot is running smoothly.
"It's going very, very well," Branagh said Wednesday. "We're in New [Mexico] now where we have a contemporary Earth part of our story. I guess we're two-thirds of the way through the story and at this stage of the game what's surprising and delighting me is the way the cast, the ensemble, has fused together. It's kind of an interesting combination of very young and very experienced people and the double-up of that, it seems to me, is there is a lot of fire in the movie. It doesn't take itself too seriously, it doesn't try to be too solemn."
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Thor is currently filming and stars Chris Hemsworth, Natalie Portman, Anthony Hopkins, Kat Dennings, Samuel L. Jackson, Stellan Skarsgård, Ray Stevenson, Jaimie Alexander, Idris Elba, Tom Hiddleston and is set for a May 6, 2011 release.