Cine Fools has posted an interview with screenwriter Ashley Miller, who describes what he is trying to bring to his the script for the big-screen adaptation of THOR:
Grit. Not in the sense that you’d want to see a generic “dark” take on Thor, but in the sense that you want to feel Thor’s rage when he rages. You want to see him fight like hell, and take as much he dishes out — maybe more. You want to have a visceral reaction to the guy, and what happens to him. You don’t want his adventures to be clean and antiseptic. You want to see the dirt, and grime and blood. You want to feel every bone crunching moment of every fight. And when he unleashes the storm, you want to feel like you’re seeing the power of a GOD at work.
Miler also explains that the script is being written with the bigger Marvel universe in mind, meaning that the character of Thor could cross over into other films inspired by Marvel comics, including the upcoming AVENGERS flick that has been promised by the last minute footage for the endings of both IRON MAN and THE INCREDIBLE HULK. This seems part and parcel of the recent strategy of Marvel comics adaptations, whose effectiveness is sometimes diluted from mixing too many famous characters into the brew.