Marvel's Kevin Feige and Kenneth Branagh on a Thor Sequel
05.03.11 by Ryan
Marvel Studios president of production Kevin Feige recently announced plans to make sequels to Thor and Captain America: The First Avenger, plans that came as a complete surprise to Thor director Kenneth Branagh. At a Thor press event, MovieLine reports that Feige was more cautious when talking about a sequel to the upcoming comic book adaptation, revealing that box office will have more of a say in whether Thor 2 will get the greenlight.
Listen... we’ve got 600+ issues, we’ve got a thousand years of mythology — we have other stories we’d like to tell. The audience will tell us whether they’d like to see those other stories, but we have to be prepared for that, if we should get the call.
Feige explained that being "prepared" meant getting Thor screenwriter Don Payne to start working on "story ideas."
Don Payne is working on story ideas for a Part Two. We’ve got various options with Ken [Branagh] to discuss coming back, but right now the focus is on the first one. Don is, slowly but surely, thinking about where to take the character next should we be so lucky.
Branagh comments echoed his previous statements when he was first asked about a sequel and had no idea that plans were in place.
Kevin and I share the Irish Celtic superstition of taking anything for granted, and the Marvel world is a world of non-assumption. When I first started in the film business — forgive the language I’m about to use — a producer said, "Assumption is the mother of all f*** ups." So we are assuming nothing; we are offering the film out to the world and we shall listen.