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Daily Scan for 07.15.09 – Portman Joins Thor, Superman Creator Gets Dirty Movie

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• Natalie Portman joins the cast of Kenneth Branagh’s Thor as a love interest for Chris Hemsworth’s Norse god. Who knew Marvel would be the studio to bring Star Wars and Star Trek together?

Topless Robot lists five direct to DVD scifi sequels that should never have happened. Starship Troopers 2, anyone?

Brad Ideas thinks that Battlestar Galactica‘s finale was the worst in science fiction history. I don’t agree, but it sure is the equivalent of “A wizard did it.”

Superman creator Joe Schuster’s S&M fetishism will be coming soon to a screen near you.

Publisher’s Weekly discusses the astonishing surge in zombies as a successful literary genre.

The Guardian discusses space operas and the golden age of science fiction literature for Brits.

Strange Horizons traces the exact moment when scifi literature became flooded with sequels.

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