Kenneth Branagh to direct Thor film. Has me weary.

There has been much talk recently about the upcoming Thor film especially with the addition of Anthony Hopkins as Odin to the cast. The additional confirmed cast members are Chris Hemsworth to play Thor, Natalie Portman to play Jane Foster, Tom Hiddleston to play Loki, and Jaimie Alexander to play Sif. Also confirmed to be in the film are Colm Feore and Stellan Skarsgard. Their parts in the film have yet to be released. This blogger although interested by the all star cast is curious about the choice of director Kenneth Branagh to be at the helm of this film. Now do not get me wrong, I think Kenneth Branagh is an amazing director, but his best works are Shakespearean in nature. His film version of Hamlet (1996) is by far the best that I have ever seen, but I am not so sure about him being the director of a comic book based film. He has never really dealt with this particular type of content before and even if we were to go out on the limb and say a comic book film might be similar to his work on the monster film Frankenstein (1994) with himself, Helena Bonham Carter, and Robert DeNiro. His version of Frankenstein fell rather flat. I just hope this will not be the fate of the Thor film. Truthfully, I have to admit. I did not get to see his 2007 Sleuth with Jude Law and Michael Caine. Once again, reviews commented that this film was not cinematic in acting, but rather theatrical and did not work as a cohesive piece. I really am weary of the Thor film even though Anthony Hopkins and Kenneth Branagh both are brilliant actors. Their combined involvement in this piece makes me fear Thor will become a theatrical film which will not work. As with anything, only time will tell and I hope that when I go to see the film on opening day, Kenneth Branagh and company will prove me wrong. The new Thor movie is slated to come out May 20, 2011. Shooting is supposed to beginning sometime around January of 2010.