Monday, July 13, 2009

Adventurenews: Sexy Sidekicks

Meet Thor's girlfriend

Natalie Portman has been confirmed to play Jane Foster in Kenneth Branagh's Thor movie. How much do you want to bet she's a doctor now instead of a nurse like in the comics? Not that there'd be anything wrong with that, but would there be anything wrong with her being a nurse either necessarily? I sound like this matters to me, but it really doesn't either way. I'm just guessing what the press release means by, "The character will be updated for the feature adaptation."

Actually, I'm kind of surprised that Foster appears in the movie at all. Early reports were that the movie would focus on Asgard and would be mostly a fantasy film. The inclusion of Foster suggests that there'll be more Earth-based story than we were led to believe. The press release supports that theory in its description of the film too:
This epic adventure spans the Marvel Universe; from present day Earth to the realm of Asgard. At the center of the story is The Mighty Thor, a powerful but arrogant warrior whose reckless actions reignite an ancient war. Thor is cast down to Earth and forced to live among humans as punishment. Once here, Thor learns what it takes to be a true hero when the most dangerous villain of his world sends the darkest forces of Asgard to invade Earth.
I'm all for that. I've always preferred Thor's Earth-bound adventures to his Asgardian ones, but the most successful comics have been the ones that have been able to maintain a balance between the two. Sounds like that's what they're going for here.

Time and Relative Dimensions in Sexy

Siskoid has a fun pictorial of all the Doctor Who companions at their sultriest. Male and female. Including Adric.

I'd forgotten what a huge crush I had on Nyssa back in the day.

1 comment:

Siskoid said...

While a Lord of the Rings style Asgardian epic would have been fine, I'm also glad the film will attempt to balance the present day and feature Jane Foster, comics' most underrated romantic interest.


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