Natalie Portman on Thor’s Secrecy, Marvel as Crazy Underground Dwellers

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Here’s Natalie Portman, talking to Parade Magazine about what it’s like to work with comic book movie studio Marvel, as they gear up their expensive “Thor” movie under the direction of Kenneth Branagh for a 2011 date. Portman will be playing the film’s leading lady, a human nurse name Jane Foster who falls in love with fallen Asgard God Thor, to be played by Chris Hemsworth. Just in time, too, because all hell’s about to break loose, and a giant hammer would sure come in handy at a time like that.

“I think everyone has gotten more secretive just because of the preponderance of technology that can scam just about anything. It’s like you don’t get a script anymore that doesn’t have watermarks that would identify you if you ever tried to leak anything. The Thor script is hard to read because it’s on some weird colored paper and they have your name in huge letters across every page. And any time you get a phone call from Marvel, it doesn’t come up as a normal number, it’s like a five digit code. I’ve never seen that before. I’ve had phone calls from people in the government and they don’t have that. Marvel’s like some like crazy underground world.”

Wacky.

Anyways, “Thor” co-stars Tom Hiddleston as Loki, Thor’s evil half-brother, and Anthony Hopkins as Odin, Thor and Loki’s father. Also in the cast, Jaimie Alexander as Sif, Idris Elba, and Colm Feore. And as mentioned, Kenneth Branagh, of all people, directs.

All Marvel Studio actors get futuristic headsets that keep movie information from being stolen straight from their mind.

All Marvel Studio actors get futuristic headsets that keep movie information from being stolen straight from their mind.

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  • http://www.originalgeekspodcast.com/ Dedpool aka Jiinx

    I still say Branagh was the right choice as anyone else would’ve tried to make it too modern and not mythical enough. The whole “Real World” approach that Dark Knight and Iron Man had. Though that was great and it worked for those films, the real world in Thor has to be offset by a believable Asgard and Asgardians and I think Branagh is the one to bring that to life.

  • http://www.originalgeekspodcast.com/ Dedpool aka Jiinx

    I still say Branagh was the right choice as anyone else would’ve tried to make it too modern and not mythical enough. The whole “Real World” approach that Dark Knight and Iron Man had. Though that was great and it worked for those films, the real world in Thor has to be offset by a believable Asgard and Asgardians and I think Branagh is the one to bring that to life.

  • Dedpool

    I still say Branagh was the right choice as anyone else would’ve tried to make it too modern and not mythical enough. The whole “Real World” approach that Dark Knight and Iron Man had. Though that was great and it worked for those films, the real world in Thor has to be offset by a believable Asgard and Asgardians and I think Branagh is the one to bring that to life.

  • Reuh

    I wish the film the best and hope the fans enjoy it. I'm just having a hard time seeing this young man as Thor. The guys in 300 looked their part after hard work. Spidey looked like he should have for the role, but Chris Hemsworth looks like an average built man. Thor is huge and his muscles very pronounced. Please, I'm not taking anything away from Mr. Hemsworth. I liked him in Star Trek, but this isn;t Star Trek, this is Thor, the god of thunder for cryin out loud.

  • Reuh

    I wish the film the best and hope the fans enjoy it. I'm just having a hard time seeing this young man as Thor. The guys in 300 looked their part after hard work. Spidey looked like he should have for the role, but Chris Hemsworth looks like an average built man. Thor is huge and his muscles very pronounced. Please, I'm not taking anything away from Mr. Hemsworth. I liked him in Star Trek, but this isn;t Star Trek, this is Thor, the god of thunder for cryin out loud.