C2E2: Joe Quesada on Thor, Captain America: First Avenger and Avengers


pic Joe Quesada, Chief Creative Officer of Marvel Comics, spoke on the upcoming Thor, Captain America: First Avenger and The Avengers movies at the recent C2E2 comic book convention.

These quotes come via Collider; Newsarama has the video up.

Joe mentions that comic book fans, while certainly being familiar with Thor and knowing the story, will be in for quite a surprise by what they see.

“From a visual standpoint, it’s really exciting but in the hands of Kenneth Branagh and the entire cast, it’s a pretty phenomenal take on the character. I think comic fans kind of have an idea of what this movie is going to be like but they really don’t. They’re going to be in for an experience that’s wholly unique. I think for the people that don’t know who Thor is, even if you know the mythology, you’re not going to get, I think, what you’re going to expect. It’s going to be pretty radical and pretty amazing.”

Quesada has already seen both movies, with only a rough-cut of First Avenger and talks about the differences compared to Thor.

“It’s very tough to describe. I just saw the first director’s cut of ‘Captain America’ about a week and a half ago. There’s a very visual and visceral difference in the way that the movies are shot. There is a richness to both but they’re very, very different tonally. And of course Cap starts out as a period piece where as Thor is more of a fantastical piece although both are grounded very much in the real world.”

Joe Q. gave us his thoughts on Joss Whedon’s The Avengers – confirms the movie is filming – and when asked about living up to all the hype compares it to a rock concert.

Yes, I mean again, look at the cast. Just starting with the cast, it’s like a rock concert. It’s unbelievable, even in San Diego when they brought them all up on stage. You got to see all these amazing actors on stage. If you didn’t get chills up your spine, you have no pulse. Basically, you might as well call it a day, get yourself a casket and go home. And then you have Joss Whedon at the wheel. I’ve seen the screenplay, it’s amazing. I’ve seen what we’re going to do. I’ve seen designs; they’re out of this world. It’s going to be the quintessential superhero movie. I hesitate to say more but we’re really, really, excited about it.”

Captain America: First Avenger hits theaters July 22nd, 2011 starring Chris Evans as Steve Rogers/Captain America and Hugo Weaving as his arch-enemy — Johann Schmidt, the Red Skull.

Thor hammers into theaters May 6th 201, directed by Kenneth Branagh starring Chris Hemsworth as Thor, Tom Hiddleston as Loki, Anthony Hopkins as Odin and Natalie Portman as Jane Foster.

If you can’t wait for the movie, script spoilers have been leaked!

For even more, head on over to the Cosmic Book News Thor movie hub where you can find additional news, images and trailers.

The Avengers is set to assemble in theaters May 4th 2012 starring Robert Downey Jr., Chris Evans, Chris Hemsworth, Scarlett Johansson, Jeremy Renner, and Samuel L. Jackson.