Professor X wrote:
Thor winning a fight? LOL not likely. This is 2008, not the 80’s. Gods who spend their past times drinking, fucking, and fighting FROST GIANTS don’t win fights. Especially against feral Canadians with knives sticking out of his hands.
Wait a minute… so Thor COULD have won a fight in the 80’s against Wolverine…but currently can’t serve a drunk Tony Stark?
Not so sure I agree.
Me either. Thor is cool, but he isn’t ALL POWERFUL. I mean, he still asks his father for permission to do some things before he acts (even though he often goes against it). Thor was a man first, right? That aspect is what the Ultimate Universe seems to focus on. Most in the newer comics (including Nick Fury) think he is just a crazy person with extreme supernatural powers who THINKS he is a God. I actually like that angle. It adds to that whole mental aspect of being who he is.
Thor is pretty close to all powerful in the REAL Marvel universe, the 616. You are spot on though with your description of Thor in the Ultimates.
In the 616 universe (ahem…the REAL Marvel universe…ha ha!), Thor was NEVER a man. Even in the Ultimates, I think Thor was always a God…but it was Loki and his reality modifying powers that made even Thor sometimes question if he really was a God.
My apologies for being such a geek and being so “literal” with the definitions of which universe is being spoken of. I just feel compelled to defend my favorite character. Even if I don’t like the Ultimate Universe…I still follow it religiously because there are some really really cool interpretations there and a definite “rougher” edge to them. [/quote]
I think it is a safe bet they will NOT be going with the original “616” route. That would require an almost “Clash of the Titans” take on a movie which I doubt most today would feel fit in with the rest of their approach. From what I understand, in the movie he is a doctor who discovers his powers. I didn’t really grow up with comic books (I was reading encyclopedias more than that), so I tend to like the more realistic take on these characters lately.
They made Tony Stark completely natural and human. The fact that he flat out claimed to be Iron Man was perfect. I just hope they keep it up.
I know Batman will be good, especially with it being Heath Ledger’s last performance.
I think a more realistic take on Thor is a necessity to make a movie work at all today.