| 6.1°C Belfast

Branagh 'surprise' of helming Thor

Close

Kenneth Branagh says Thor isn't that different to Shakespeare

Kenneth Branagh says Thor isn't that different to Shakespeare

Kenneth Branagh says Thor isn't that different to Shakespeare

Kenneth Branagh has responded to critics of his decision to direct the film adaptation of comic book Thor - saying "it's good for life to be full of surprises".

The actor, who's known for his roles in Shakespeare adaptations such as Much Ado About Nothing and Hamlet, added: "And as an artist it's nice to surprise yourself."

But he actually believes that his involvement in Thor is nothing out of the ordinary.

"It's got everything that I love - a hero who is headstrong and reckless, a young man who's forced to confront his past and deal with a complicated relationship with his father. I thought, 'Well, isn't that kind of the story of Henry V?'

"You could say I started in superhero films, the only difference in my previous ones is that people talk funny."

:: Thor is released in cinemas on Wednesday, April 27.

PA


Top Videos



Privacy