From the department of “Huh?!” comes this snippet via Variety:
Kenneth Branagh is negotiating to direct “Thor,” the next Marvel Comics property that will be turned into a live-action film by Marvel Studios. Pic will be released in 2010.
As plausible as it seems for the man who directed Hamlet to bring that oh-so melodramatic air to the son of Odin, given his previous roles, it seems an odd choice for the star. Although I could see him playing Thor….