Empire Magazine has an interview with Matthew Vaughn about the Thor movie, and he reveals some great info:
“Marvel were so surprised to see this other side of me with Stardust,” recalls Matthew Vaughn of his initial meeting to discuss his vision for the God of Thunder. “They actually said to me, ‘You are going to make Thor more macho? Right?’ Well, don’t worry – Thor’s not going to be wearing a dress”.
Vaughn seems to get the difference between Norse Thor and Marvel Thor:
“My only concern initially was that it’s another fantasy film [after Stardust], but it’s different in the sense that it’s a superhero film set in the world of fantasy. You’ve got Thor and Odin and it’s set in Asgard – it’s not going to be like Lord of the Rings or even Narnia. I think it’s important to keep it comic book. We’re not doing the Thor of Norse mythology. We’re doing the Marvel Thor.”
I don’t care what anyone says, Stardust was a great movie. I’m glad Vaughn is doing Thor and isn’t afraid to bring some fantasy elements into the comic – the idea of it feels really Kirby-esque.