Nikki Finke reports that Marvel is attempting to make sure its superheroes sell overseas via the time honored tradition of an “advisory board”:
Spider-Man dancing a Bollywood number? The Hulk dressed in a Mao jacket? It could happen. (Though Thor is already worldly in his Norse outfit, and Captain America won’t translate.) Marvel Entertainment announced today that it’s forming an “International Advisory Board” comprised of business leaders from key international growth markets to work with Marvel executives to explore opportunities for expanding the penetration of the key character brands in international markets.
Along those very same lines, idle THOR casting rumors, but when did that ever stop us from posting pictures.? Latino Review spotted THOR director Kenneth Branagh having lunch with Alexander Skarsgård, the 6’4″ Swedish son of Skellan Skarsgård, and, well, you know the mind wanders and you could picture him saying “Verily!” We’re not sure if Swedes are allowed to play Norsemen…we’re weak on our Scandinavian etiquette.
Meanwhile, the Huffington Post(!) scrounged up some pictures of Jake Gyllenhaal as The Prince of Persia. He may not be Persian, but he sure is a prince. Hey now!