“Thor” director Kevin Branagh is open to a return to the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
“Yeah, I mean what I found was that I just enjoyed the process of working with those people, and I loved the boys and the girl. The girls as well,” he said last week during an installment of Loyola Marymount University School of Film & Television’s “The Hollywood Masters” series. “It was great. So that was fun. But it was a long time and they were way too quick for me to get straight back into another single sort of story in terms of working on it at that time, so who knows. Who knows. It was a pleasurable experience and a film I’m very proud of and one I was very lucky to be able to make and did me a lot of good from which I learned an incredible amount, so I’m very grateful to them.”
Branagh also reflected on working with Kevin Feige, Marvel Studios’ president of production, and settling on Chris Hemsworth and Tom Hiddleston as the film’s stars.
“Kevin is a muller, he goes away and he thinks and when we came to, for instance, cast the two boys, Chris Hemsworth and Tom Hiddleston. That was a long process,” he said. “And even then on the morning in which we made the calls we came in, I remember Kevin Feige wandering around that table. This tiny little conference table. It’s just me and him and one of the executives, Craig Kyle, on that Saturday morning. […] I’d already booked a call to Hemsworth and to Hiddleston, and he still wasn’t sure whether we were going to go with this and I kept saying, ‘It’s these guys. It is these two guys, Chris Hemsworth is Thor. Tom Hiddleston is Loki. You’re going to be okay.’ And he knew it, but it was — and then we made the call and it was a wonderful moment.”
Branagh’s next film, Disney’s “Cinderella,” opens March 13.
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