Wednesday, October 5, 2011

THOR 2 (Josh Dallas Speaks)


A source at IGN managed to get an interview with Josh Dallas, who was seen in Thor as Fandral the Dashing, one of Thor's allies in the Warriors Three. With the Thor sequel set to go into production in 2012 for a 2013 release, I asked him about that project – which will have Patty Jenkins (Monster) taking over as a director.
The Warriors Three: Tadanobu Asano as Hogun, Josh Dallas as Fandral and Ray Stevenson as Volstagg

Q: So are you planning your return to Asgard?

Dallas: We are! We are planning a return to Asgard, next year. Thor 2 is happening. A great director called Patty Jenkins is directing the sequel. Ken [Branagh] is not directing, which is obviously a huge shame, because he came in and created that world and created the language and the look of the whole thing. But he's kind of set it all up for us and I think he's staying on as a producer. But yeah, there's going to be some more adventures in the Nine Realms.

Q: Have you talked to Patty yet?

Dallas: “I haven't yet, no. But apparently Marvel are in love with her and I'm sure she is going to be a really exciting and interesting choice. She's done some great work before. Marvel always have a really good idea for those directors that are going to come in and they may seem out of left field, but they always have a plan and they're always really smart. And that's what's so great about working for Marvel, because not only are they movie producers and they make these great movies, but they're comic book guys and they love it and they love the characters and they love the stories.

As an actor, when you're coming in -- and particularly because I wasn't familiar with Thor, I didn't read it growing up, and I came into the movie quite late -- but you come in and you're playing these characters and you think, kind of similar to [Once Upon a Time] too, that these are characters that people have grown up with their whole lives. They've read these comic books since they were children, so they're very attached. They're very attached to these characters and they're very protective of them.

So as an actor coming in, you feel that and you know that. And that's what's also exciting about being a part of projects like that, that people are so excited about seeing it before it even comes out, before it's even done. That's really unique and special as an actor, to be part of projects like that. You're like, "I'm playing these characters… I hope I get it right! I hope someone doesn't go, 'You destroyed my childhood!'" or whatever. But the great thing about Marvel is that because they're comic book guys and they love it as much as everybody else does, you feel totally supported coming into that, so it's exciting. “

Thor goes into production in the 3rd Quarter of 2012 and will be released in May 2013.

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