Well, Thor is coming back.

#1 Posted by ScoodleDaddle (645 posts) - - Show Bio

*Asked to comment on upcoming projects, Straczynski talked about the upcoming “Thor” series from Marvel.

“It’s going to be Asgard in Oklahoma.”

The series will see the fabled land of the gods plunked into the flat, tranquil planes of the southern state, and the comedy of manners that ensues once the local people adopt the Asgardians and try to interact with them on a day-to-day basis, navigating the clash of cultures when gods and hapless Southern mortals come together.

“Imagine Oklahoma: flat-flat-flat-flat-flat-ASGARD!-flat.”

Straczynski described the city’s arrival with a farmer walking up and knocking on the gates of Asgard. An irate Thor opens peers his head out to see what he wants. The farmer tells him that they’ve landed on his land, and they can’t have a whole city dropped in the middle of his property. Thor grunts, summons thunder and lightning, and proceeds to lift Asgard off the farmer’s land – by ten feet, hovering just high enough for people to walk and drive under.

Straczynski also added that Thor would not be speaking in “thees” and “thous”, since he never understood why a Norse god would speak in Middle English. In this series, Thor would speak in a kind of formal English of antiquity, not unlike Aragorn from “Lord Of The Rings”. *

wtf?

#2 Posted by Red L.A.M.P. (2828 posts) - - Show Bio

This sounds pretty funny. But shouldn't they set this in upper Michigan or Minnesotta where all the Swedes settled. My great grandfather apparently spoke swedish as a first language ( or so my un-reliable mother has told me ). Would be funny to see decendents of swedish ex-patriates face to face with their old gods.

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#3 Posted by ScoodleDaddle (645 posts) - - Show Bio

That would be awesome man. Being swedish and a former Minnesotan myself, I would kill to read Thor being set there.

#4 Posted by fesak (6994 posts) - - Show Bio

You're Swedish?

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#5 Posted by ScoodleDaddle (645 posts) - - Show Bio

My mom's family was predominantly Swedish. My dad was Scottish.

#6 Posted by G-Man (29415 posts) - - Show Bio
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#7 Posted by Prodigal Son (3472 posts) - - Show Bio

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#8 Posted by Red L.A.M.P. (2828 posts) - - Show Bio

My family heritage on both my mom and dad's side is mainly Swedish.

I always 'wanted' to like Thor more but he never seemed to have a personality. If I was writing for Thor I would make him more human and less of a predictable characature of a God gone mad.

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#9 Posted by Eidolon (51 posts) - - Show Bio

tony hawk was deemed worthy by the hammer

#10 Posted by Cosmic Sentinel (3749 posts) - - Show Bio

The thees and thous never made much sense to me either. I like ol' Thor, but I think a little goes along way and he's easy to do badly.

#11 Posted by G-Man (29415 posts) - - Show Bio

I liked Thor as a frog.

He should also grow the beard back.

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#12 Posted by Prodigal Son (3472 posts) - - Show Bio

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#13 Posted by Buckshot (18867 posts) - - Show Bio

I'm not remotely Swedish.

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#14 Posted by Prodigal Son (3472 posts) - - Show Bio

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#17 Posted by Mighty Magneto (13027 posts) - - Show Bio

LoL very nice

#18 Posted by G-Man (29415 posts) - - Show Bio

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#19 Posted by Mighty Magneto (13027 posts) - - Show Bio

What is that thing anyways

#20 Posted by G-Man (29415 posts) - - Show Bio

DOOP!

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#21 Posted by Buckshot (18867 posts) - - Show Bio

It's Doop.

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#22 Posted by Mighty Magneto (13027 posts) - - Show Bio

Oh Duh

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#24 Posted by Prodigal Son (3472 posts) - - Show Bio

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