Director D.J. Caruso has recently revealed that among all D.C. or Marvel Comics adaptations, he would like to tackle "Thor", sparking speculation that he may be lining up as its helmer. In an interview with IESB for his upcoming movie "Eagle Eye", the 43-year-old said, "You know...I would definitely tackle it and I sort of wrestled with it before and I was always a fan of Thor growing up as a kid."
Getting deeper on the subject, Caruso further shared his vision about the hammer-wielding superhero. "I know that they [Marvel] have a script, but there's something," he said, "there's a fear I have about Thor and depending on what Thor story you want to tell, whether you want to bring Thor into the modern world or if you want to go back to Asgard and get the history of what's happening between him and his brother and dad. That's one I've always been interested in and it also would be, it would be a monumental task so, I could definitely see myself getting myself into that."
Asked whether he has been in talks with Marvel, he stated that he has met with the studio several times. "I have had some talks with Marvel about it but I have not seen a screenplay," he stated, hinting further on the possibility of him taking over the project. "It could be something that I am interested in." If Caruso were indeed negotiating for behind-the-lens role, the speculation on the leaving of director Matthew Vaughn may hold some truth after all. Still, Marvel have yet to give comment regarding that.
Adapted from the comic book series by Stan Lee, Larry Lieber and Jack Kirby, "Thor" resolves around a partially disabled medical student, Donald Blake, who finds out that he has superhuman strength from his alter ego, Thor. Set for June 4, 2010, the film's script is said to be written and now polished by "I Am Legend" co-scribbler Mark Protosevich. The role of Thor himself is said to be linked to Brad Pitt.