Kenneth Branagh Compares Thor and Iron Man

The Los Angeles Times has posted more quotes from their recent interview with Thor director Kenneth Branagh, this time concentrating on how the shooting was different than something like Robert Downey Jr.’s ad-libbing on the "Iron Man" movies. Here’s an excerpt from the article:

“It’s how you dance pretty close to the edge to get the sort of modernity and the edge that ‘Iron Man’ has and the real sharp comic sensibility of those two men,” he said. “So it’s a different kind of dance.

“I think ‘Thor’ comes from a different place story-wise and character-wise. We have both Norse histories for Thor, hundreds of myths and fables told in many different ways, in addition to what Marvel has pillaged for the past 40 years or so to come up with their version of things, which sits in very strong structure, a really strong narrative structure.”

Branagh said there was also a “formality, as least on the Asgardian side of things; there’s a semi-ornateness to all of it that means we start from a more ordered universe, then the story turns toward the chaotic.”

Thor hits 3D and 2D theaters on May 6, 2011.