By Stephen Ippolito | June 10th, 2020
In 2011, the Thunder God made his big-screen debut in Thor. The film was directed by Kenneth Branagh, who had not yet helmed a big-budgeted project. Considered to be Chris Hemsworth’s launching pad, overall, it was seen as a good start to the series. While Branagh has not worked on any comic book movies since, he has worked on some high-profile films such as Cinderella (2015), Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit (2014), and Murder on the Orient Express (2017).
In an interview with Comic Book.com, Branagh says it would be a “thrill” to do another Marvel film. The opportunity he says just has not presented itself yet. He also said that he still has a good relationship with the higher-ups at Marvel Studios.
“My experience of the Marvel thing is, it’s a very family-orientated creative thing, so our regard as proper friends, Kevin Feige, Louis D’Esposito, Victoria Alonso, all those people, and we keep in touch.”Kenneth Branagh talking to Comic Book.com’s Brandon Davis
Directing Thor has not been Branagh’s only involvement in the MCU. In 2018, he had a tiny off-screen role in Avengers: Infinity War. At the very beginning, an Asgardian soldier is heard sending a distress message after Thanos attacked their ship. That voice was provided by none other than Kenneth. During the interview, he revealed how Executive Producer Louis D’Esposito offered him the role and also how he recorded it.
“Hey, the boys would love you to do this, would you mind?’ and I said, ‘I’d be thrilled, I’d be thrilled!’ So, it was great and suddenly I was in my trailer for Artemis, yeah, for Artemis Fowl, I was shooting, and at the end of the day I got in the trailer and the Russo Brothers were on the the other end of the digital airwaves,” Branagh recalls. “I twist them about the story, and got to do the lines a few times, and be directed by them, and it was fun.”Kenneth Branagh talking to Comic Book.com’s Brandon Davis
So what do you think, do you want Kenneth Branagh to direct another film in the MCU?