Writers on Thor movie

We've just barely gotten the major roles of Thor and Loki confirmed for the film (I'm not sure Marvel has officially confirmed Thor yet but it's a pretty sure thing as I understand), but that shouldn't stop the writers for spilling a little bit about what to expect from the movie. In an interview with CineFOOLs, writers Ashley Miller Zack Stentz didn't really say very much about the story for the film, but they did tell fans what to expect from the character. "Thor's powers are godly, yes. And his zip code is a little different. But at the end of the day, he's a man. In the comics, Odin sends him to Earth because he's not perfect. He's brash, arrogant. Even over-confident. We all know that guy -- some of us have even been that guy. Stan Lee's genius was to give Thor-as-hero an emotional throughline we could all relate to, and knock him down a couple of pegs. So on that level, your question answers itself. The challenge is to dramatize that and make the audience see what the fans have known and believed about the character all along." Awesome. Based on this, it seems that the movie will be the obligatory origin story to an extent, with Thor most likely following a similar character arc to that of Robert Downey, Jr. in Iron Man. Ultra-rich playboy is on top of the world, until he's humbled and realizes he's meant for much more. Granted, Thor isn't a rich playboy, but he does have that same ego that will likely take Loki symbolically knocking him on his ass to make him realize the hero he really is. As far as story goes, who were the writers inspired by? "Certainly, Walt Simonson's take on the character greatly informs what we brought to the script although I wouldn't say we went to a specific story from his tenure on the book. We saw part of our job as taking all the many approaches to the character over the years (including the myths) and distilling them down into a form that worked for a two-hour movie. There's a tremendous amount of ground to cover, so inspiration has to come from everywhere." The writers also have to contend with the Marvel Universe. That is, the movie must fit into the entire universe being crafted within the other films. The writers seem to be on top of this as well. "We definitely wrote with the bigger story in mind, or at least the bigger universe. Our script is very firmly rooted in the Marvel film world. We were constantly looking for ways to connect Thor to the other movies and heroes, even if they were simply in passing. Part of grounding Thor in the world is grounding him in the specific, fictional world he inhabits. How many of those references and connections make it to the final product are beyond our control, but they are everywhere." The interview seems to get the movie off on a positive note, as it shows the writers get Thor (at least somewhat). I'm looking forward to the film more after reading this, as it shows that it will definitely factor in the comic history. Check out the rest of the interview for more on the film. Writers on Thor movie