Kevin Feige, the president of Marvel Studios, told Sci-Fi Wire that Marvel’s Captain America flick will be a period piece set during World War II and that Thor will take place predominantly in Asgard. The Cap thing is a serious no-brainer, but that doesn’t mean it was a foregone conclusion. As for Thor…well, I really couldn’t give two shits about the character–I’m not saying he’s a bad character, but he’s just never been on my radar–but, I’ve been saying for years that any Thor flick should take advantage of the post-Lord of the Rings goodwill and just be about a bunch of Vikings beating the crap out of monsters.
All this and a Runaways movie written by Brain K. Vaughan? Thank you, Marvel. I might not dig a lot of what’s going on during this whole “House of the Brand New Secret Civil Messiah Invasion War” thing you guys got going on, but you seem to be doing solid work on the feature film front.