With the mighty “Thor” having vanquished the competition at the box office this weekend, we can now officially turn to talk of sequels. Specifically, would esteemed director Kenneth Branagh be willing to take on another “Thor” movie?
“We went through so many possibilities for how the story might go, that of course the prospect of that is very tantalizing and fascinating,” Branagh told MTV News about toying with the sequel idea. “I loved working with this group of actors and had a fantastic experience working with everyone in the Marvel family,” he added.
“You know as well as I do, there’s a passionate fanbase out there that will say what they think. People will vote with their feet. And because it’s such a big chunk of change for everybody involved, I think that’s going to have a crucial, crucial impact but it would be a lovely challenge and problem to have should we do a second one,” he said.
Branagh went on to say that in doing research for “Thor,” he discovered plenty of fun, new elements of the story that warrant further exploration in future installments.
“When I first got involved with this, I was so thrilled. The first big, really exciting moment when I started really going through the comic books was all the descriptions of powers,” he explained. “I loved it, amazing. People’s body weights, how tall they were, what they could do, all of that kind of stuff. There’s a vast amount of that from the Thor universe that I’d like to see,” he said, before reiterating that it’s up to fans to support and show film some love. “As they say in the voiceover of ’Big Brother’ back home [in the U.K.], ’You. Decide,’ ” he said with a laugh.
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