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Stardust Director Takes On Thor

Marvel Studios has tapped STARDUST helmer Matthew Vaughn to direct the screen adaptation of THOR, reports VARIETY. Marvel hopes to beat out loaming strikes by starting production this winter. I AM LEGEND scribe Mark Protosevich penned the screenplay.

First hitting comicbooks in 1962, Thor is a god whose arrogance leads his father Odin to transport his son into the body of disabled medical student Donald Blake, who, until discovering his thunder hammer, does not realize he is a god.

This isn't Vaughn's first go-around in the world of superheroes. He was originally hired to direct X-MEN 3, but stepped down for personal reasons.

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