Kenneth Branagh Clears Schedule... To Direct 'Thor'?

Kenneth BranaghFROM SPLASH PAGE: Could acclaimed actor/director Kenneth Branagh be officially on board to direct "Thor?" According to a recent post on -- a British website that covers theatre and performing arts -- that just might be the case.

While there has been no official word from Marvel Studios or Branagh's reps, WhatsOnStage reports that Branagh will be stepping down from directorial duties on a stage production of "Hamlet" (starring Jude Law) "because of commitments to the forthcoming feature film 'Thor,' a project he’s recently undertaken." The story notes that Branagh will continue as an "artistic associate" for the current theatre season.

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