So Kenneth Branagh is directing "Thor" as part of the Marvel movie arc leading up to "The Avengers".
This is the classic Silver Age version of the Nordic God of Thunder.
OK, that blue, sleeveless, spandex outfit with the bright yellow belt & leggings and pointless silver circular things on his chest?
Yeah there ain't no way to make that shit work on the big screen.
In much the same way that this Silver Age Batman
would never work on the modern Big Screen and needed to be reimagined as The Dark Knight.
Luckily, Marvel has, on occasion, reimagined Thor. As in this badass version:
Which seems to be the inspiration for this first pic of Chris Hemsworth in costume as Thor:
I think this is going to work.