Matthew Vaughn is reaching past the stars for the Rainbow Bridge. Variety says that the Stardust director has been tapped to direct Marvel’s adaptation of Thor:
Marvel Studios is setting Matthew Vaughn to direct “Thor,” based on the Marvel Comics character. Marvel is aiming for a pre-strike production start this winter.
Mark Protosevich (“I Am Legend”) did the adaptation of the comicbook franchise that launched in 1962.
Vaughn, who previously directed Layer Cake, was set to direct the third X-Men movie but had to give it up for personal reasons, Variety says. Too bad; maybe if he had, the L.A. Times wouldn’t be writing articles with headlines that read “Why the Web hates Ratner.”