Last summer's hits Iron Man and The Incredible Hulk both contained easter eggs and cameos setting up Marvel's eventual The Avengers movie, with Samuel L. Jackson taking on the role of Nick Fury.
But comic fans have wondered how Kenneth Branagh's upcoming Thor movie--reportedly set completely in the ancient past and in the supernatural realm of Asgard--would mesh with the very modern, real-world scenarios of Iron Man and Hulk. After all, it's one thing to have a millionaire arms dealer build a high-tech suit of armor, and quite another to have an actual Norse god descend from a mythical realm with a magical hammer.
Well, IESB.net may have found the answer.
The site reports that a coda has been appended to the Thor script that brings the myth into the modern world. According to the site, the character of Donald Blake has been added to the end of the script. He will discover the magical Norse hammer Mjolnir and transform into the Norse god Thor.
Will that work to solve what Iron Man star Robert Downey Jr. has said may be the hardest thing about the Avengers film? That is, balancing these wildly disparate mythologies and characters? Stay tuned!