*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”. *