'Thor,' director Branagh finds common thread from comic book to Shakespeare.
By David Mermelstein,
Washington Post.com April 26 2011
Comic book heroes on the big screen is the slideshow.
Spurred by the success of "Batman Begins," "Spider-Man," "Iron Man," "X-Men" and their sequels, superhero blockbusters have become a cinema staple in the last decade. "Thor," based on the Marvel comic book inspired by Norse myth, arrives in theaters May 6, and "Green Lantern," "Captain America: The First Avenger" and "X-Men: First Class" follow later this summer.