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Nitz the Bloody

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Subj: How to make a realistic, down-to-earth movie about Viking Gods with magic hammers
Posted: Tue Jun 09, 2009 at 07:14:33 pm EDT (Viewed 200 times)
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Posted: Tue Jun 09, 2009 at 04:28:41 pm EDT (Viewed 191 times)

    Never really thought Blake would make it to the movie. I do wonder how they're going to do this more on Earth instead of Asgard and make it work.

The most obvious way to do a fully superhuman Thor in an Earth setting is to play him like Superman, the Last Son of Asgard who acts as a super-strong messiah. Perhaps this could be like Superman 2, with Loki as a General Zod type, and Thor in his bespectacled Sigurd Jarlson identity. It's not the most original take, but it'd do the job.

More ambitiously, they could do an Ultimate Thor movie, using the mentally suspect environmentalist version of the character. The change of zeitgeist following Obama's election could make this have a chance, and playing around with the idea that the god of thunder might just be a mental patient with stolen tech would give a sequel hook. It'd also help alleviate the difficulties translating the classic Thor's monstrously gaudy costume to film, since UltThor's look is much more streamlined ( ditching the red cape and winged helmet, and reducing the costumey elements to the glowing discs on his shirt and belt. Ultimate Mjolnir might need some tweaking, since Hitch designed it to look like a third-disc Ultimate Weapon in a Final Fantasy game, but I still think it's better than the brick on a stick ).

Apparently there'll also be an animated Thor series, which would be much better suited to Asgard. I've already started casting voice actors for the roles; Thor would be Ron Perlman ( his many animated roles Hellboy, Orion, Clayface, and Mr. Lancer; BONFIRE OF THE VANITIES!! ), Loki would be Steve Blum in the voice he uses for Orochimaru on Naruto, and Jeff Bennett would make for a good Odin. And if Hercules appears, it would be a criminal oversight for them not to cast Jon DiMaggio, given how his rendition of Aquaman in the current Batman cartoon fits Herc to a tee.

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