Kenneth Branagh on Unifying the Marvel Movie Universe - And Feelings About The Avengers

In this exclusive interview, Thor director Kenneth Branagh discusses the efforts made to unify the Marvel movie universe, and expresses his feelings about Joss Whedon directing The Avengers. Originally posted at Earth's Mightiest.

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By EdGross - 2/24/2011
UPDATED: 3/17/2011 - This video interview removed by request of the studio.
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captainbeta - 2/24/2011, 4:32 AM
I wonder what the special "gifts" are going to be in? We have seen the Infinity Gaunlet and the Cosmic Cube. Just a few more months.
marvel72 - 2/24/2011, 4:48 AM
kenneth branagh should stay on board for at least two more thor films & be considered for any other future marvel productions.

u.k release date for thor 29.4.11
yeoldeemoney - 2/24/2011, 4:54 AM
Great interview. Great director. Cannot wait for Thor or Avengers for that matter.
Britsforcomics - 2/24/2011, 5:05 AM
i would be frightned for Joss Whedon he has so much pressure on him to make movie with four years of enthusiasm behind it lol, i wish him good luck
Havensent - 2/24/2011, 5:23 AM
This only serves to make me want to see this and Cap that much more. We're almost there lol
Xandera - 2/24/2011, 5:44 AM
Awesome Interview... Can't wait to see em...




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DukeAcureds - 2/24/2011, 6:29 AM
Just two more months...just two more months...
Is the Infinity Gauntlet the Easter Egg or is it something more. Thanos? Skrulls? That Frost Giant looked like a purple-blue Skrull, with those marks on his chin, which is pretty much what Thanos of Titan is. If Asgardians are cosmic alien characters at war with another planet, there is no reason we can't get Skrulls (trolls?) or Thanos or even the Kree inm this film.
POSSIBLE EMPIRE SPOILER: Kat Dennings is Loki in disguise.
MAXQ1961 - 2/24/2011, 6:42 AM
I too hope he does another Thor or Marvel movie. I will be there opening day!!!
RobKeyes - 2/24/2011, 7:20 AM
Ed, not you too.

That Branagh/Thor image is a commission image I made for my written work at ScreenRant.com.

Please source us or remove.
http://screenrant.com/tag/thor/

EdGross - 2/24/2011, 7:47 AM
Hey, Rob. Sorry about that. I've changed the image.
RorMachine - 2/24/2011, 9:04 AM
Great stuff Ed. I really thought he was gonna let a few spoilers slip at one point!
HellsHammer - 2/24/2011, 9:47 AM
damn this made me zone out after the first 10 seconds
soberchimera - 2/24/2011, 9:50 AM
ha "a MARVELous choice for director", no pun intended
ReillyParker - 2/24/2011, 9:58 AM
I have a feeling that Thor, like The Incredible Hulk, will be a one time deal... Branagh isn't exactly known for making sequels. By the way Ed, have I ever said how awesome you are for getting these interviews? Seriously man, great job.
thethunder - 2/24/2011, 2:30 PM
best man for the job directing thor cant wait
valeriesghost - 2/24/2011, 3:34 PM
again @Ed, great job. you class up this joint a bit.


God, this next couple of years we're gonna get sooo spoiled!

Hopefully all of these movies will be great enough in themselves to warrent sequels for them all :)

We could be sitting pretty for the next 10 years! Just in time for another SPidey Re-Boot! :)
loganoneil - 2/24/2011, 3:54 PM
Kenneth Branagh can DO NO WRONG in my book! 'Thor' is looking to be the GREATEST COMIC BOOK MOVIE EVER*! Hey DC, take a page from Marvel - UNIFY your @#$!-ing universe! Give us fans a Justice League movie or or die a horrid death!


* - So far
NeoBaggins - 2/24/2011, 6:47 PM
I hope THOR is as awesome as the trailers are. Best MARVEL casting since Downey as Stark (although the character needs to get serious at some point). Not really interested in reading what the director has to say about his own film. I'm sure it's positive. But THOR looks awesome.
steelrocks - 2/25/2011, 1:02 AM

Am I tripping or this same post with this same audio has been posted before with a different tittle/message?
RyKnow - 2/25/2011, 2:38 AM
Can't get video on this crappy work computer, so anybody, what did he say?
KeithM - 2/25/2011, 10:04 AM
Thanks for this Ed - good interview.

One (minor) criticism though - you need to work on your sound levels in the post-edit. At the moment either you're shouting or Ken is whispering. ;)
Kendospawn - 2/25/2011, 7:08 PM
@ weaponx5203
I hate to say it bro but if the studios listened to fans then they would have never canceled the show in the first place. I've seen hundreds of "save this show" petitions and not a single one of them worked. Good luck though.
floridatown76 - 2/25/2011, 7:31 PM
I'm looking forward to all of this!!!! I'm in my mid 30's and remember wanting this to happen!!!! Better late than never
Cyanide - 2/28/2011, 12:48 PM
same here, floridatown76...really can't wait for that...

Thx Ed! That was just cool!

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