The Fate of Captain America and Thor
So I have been keeping up with the Comic Con coverage, getting more excited about the movies that I’ve already been excited about. Well, all except Captain America and Thor. While reading their coverage, the reaction has been, “It seems like it will be pretty cool.” For a company that was purchased for $4 billion, they should be more like Iron Man and less like Iron Man 2. To see why these films aren’t generating the buzz that they should, one must look no further than the directors’ histories.
Now I knew Joe Johnston (Captain America) had just directed Wolfman, but that was the extent of my knowledge. While on his IMDb page, I noticed his first movie was Honey, I Shrunk the Kids. Okay, every director needs to break in. What else did he direct? Jumanji. Okay, well that was successful and it was in the mid-90s. October Sky? Jurassic Park III? Hidalgo? Shit. The guy in charge of directing one of the most popular comic book characters of all time also directed a movie with David Alan Grier…
Onto Thor: I previously knew nothing about the director Kenneth Branagh. While researching him, I found out that he is an actor as well. Then I noticed that he was in a lot of movies. Then I noticed that he was the bad guy from Wild Wild West! That’s right, the director of Thor, the Norse God of Thunder, is Dr. Arliss Loveless, a spider-man. Captain America doesn’t look so bad afterall.