In a slightly unbelievable piece of news, Variety reports that Brit Thesp Kenneth Branagh is in negotiations to direct the Thor film.
Along with Cpt America, Thor has been one of the major comic book characters still lacking a big movie adaptation.
Branagh, best known for his worthy and slightly boring Shakespeare productions, is to direct the 1960's Stan Lee tale of a disabled medical student who has an alter-ego - the Norse god of Thunder. Marvel has not yet decided on a studio to produce what aims to be a major holiday blockbuster movie.
The comic book adaptation is scheduled for a June 4, 2010 release.
Read more about the original comic book here.