Hester Collyer (Weisz) has separated from her husband judge William (Beale) and is having a sordid little affair with former RAF pilot and war hero Freddie Page (Hiddleston).
So now it's Owen Wilson's turn to adopt the Woody Allen role in the writer-director's latest offering, that of the flustered individual dealing awkwardly with his wayward lovelife and troubled entanglements.
Like its fellow Marvel blockbusters, Thor is half enjoyable pulp adventure and half finely-tuned franchise builder.
When Marvel announced they'd signed up Kenneth Branagh to direct their latest superhero movie there was a lot of shaking of heads and 'what???' coming from the film blogosphere.