Hey gang! I got a few little tidbits of information to share with you all concerning two highly anticipated Marvel films, Thor and Captain America.
It looks like Kenneth Branagh is going to start shooting Thor in about 8 to 10 weeks depending on how much the holidays slow down production. So we are looking at a late December early January shooting start date. The main cast is set and they are excited to get started on it.
As for the casting rumor started over at AICN that Jude Law and Robert DeNiro have been cast in Thor, it's false information. When I asked about it, I got a big fat NO. So that rumor has been debunked, unless that's what they want us to believe, and they didn't want to confirm that they have been cast or they are being talked to. But it was a pretty confident and quick "No".
The film will take place in Midgard, where partially disabled medical student Dr. Donald Blake discovers his heretofore unknown alter ego, the Norse warrior, Thor. The film is set to be released May 20th 2011.
As for Captain America, the the script is complete and was recently turned in, so people close to the project are reading through it right now. The movie will also start shooting a couple months after the Thor shoot begins.
Joe Johnston is directing the film, which I couldn't be more excited about. So far we know that that the film will take place during World War II. After being deemed unfit for military service, Steve Rogers volunteers for a top secret research project that turns him into Captain America, a superhero dedicated to defending America's ideals. Captain America is set to come out on July 22, 2011.
I would think casting for Captain America is underway and there are some names on a list somewhere of potential actors. We know that they want to go with someone with big international star power, which I'm not a fan of. But maybe they will get a great actor. The one and only name that keeps popping up is Will Smith for the role of the Captain. I don't think it will happen, but I can't wait to see who eventually gets cast.