Kenneth Branagh's passion for Thor
Kenneth Branagh has declared he loves the story of his latest film, Thor.
The four-time Oscar-nominated filmmaker couldn't resist directing the superhero movie based on the Marvel comic books, which stars Chris Hemsworth, Natalie Portman and Anthony Hopkins.
"I definitely had a passion for Thor - I didn't have a huge history with the comic books, but I loved what this story represented," he told Collider.com.
"I loved its epic scale, the colour, the grandeur of it, the fact that it travelled across space, all the vivid contrasts in the runs of the comics, and the blood and guts of it. Paradoxically, there is a great human story at the centre of a story about Gods."
Kenneth was glad to be involved with a film of this size.
"What's exciting is that Kevin [Feige, producer] and Marvel are so determined that we have to deliver spectacle, not only in the execution of visual effects, but also in the concept of visual effects, really trying to push the envelope, every time," he explained.
Thor is scheduled for release in May 2011.