Thor 3 Definitely Gets a Writer, The Avengers: Age of Ultron Maybe Gets a New Actress
Curiouser and curiouser!
First, the definite news: Craig Kyle will be teaming up with Thor: The Dark World co-writer Christopher Yost for the third Thor movie, Loki: The Reckoning (probably).
And then a detour into Rumorville: There’s an actress who might be playing a doctor partner of Tony Stark’s, or maybe a villain, or maybe both. Every time someone says “female villain” my ears perk up. Make it so.
The rumored addition to the The Avengers: Age of Ultron cast is Korean actress Kim Soo-Hyun (previously known as Yoo Ri El; not the actor Kim Soo Hyun, who’s a dude), best known to American audiences as… no. She’s not known to American audiences. She had a small role in the 2013 show 7th Grade Civil Servant, if there are any kdrama fans in the house. (If there are, rec me some stuff—I just watched You’re Beautiful, and I’m slightly hooked). The sole source for these rumors is Korean entertainment websites, so I’m going to go ahead and guess that they’re not accurate. If they are, Soo-Hyun beat out at least 40 actresses for the role of “a partner of Iron Man Tony Stark, played by Robert Downey Jr., as a doctor.” According to other sites her character is a villain.
I asked Jill and Susana, in their official capacity as TMS’ Comic Book Gurus, whether there are any comic book characters who match the description of “doctor pal of Tony Stark’s, maybe evil.” They didn’t know, but elsewhere I’ve seen the character of Moondragon—according to Wikipedia “A vastly powerful telepath, master martial artist, minor telekinetic, and highly skilled geneticist [whose] most notable characteristics are her shaved head, superiority complex, and gruelling elite excellence in virtually every area a human being can achieve.”—suggested. Apparently Moondragon is openly bisexual, too. So that’d be cool.
As for the less-splashy but actually legit news: Craig Kyle is set to co-write Thor 3. Like his co-writer Yost, Kyle has extensive experience bringing Marvel characters to the small screen; his IMDB page is littered with credits for animated shows from the 2000s, among them X-Men: Evolution, Fantastic Four: World’s Greatest Heroes, Wolverine and the X-Men, and Iron Man: Armored Adventures. He also co-produced the first Thor movie. Between this and Marvel reportedly sticking with the Russo brothers for Captain America 3, it looks like the studio has reached cruising altitude and is at the point of just leaving their films in safe hands.