Finally our first look at Thor. Yep, that is a photo of Chris Hemsworth in costume as the titular Norse God and how cool is that. I just can’t get over how faithful to the recent comic book version the costume is. Marvel Studios are really sticking close to the original character designs in all of their films.
I do like the whole look of the costume from the chest plates to the almost futuristic chainmail on the arm. All goes along with the God like technology and brings to mind Arthur C Clarke’s quote, “any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic.” Plus there is a definite hint of Jack Kirby to it.
This appears to be our first glimpse of something substantial from the Kenneth Branagh Thor film. Latino Review came across the image that seems to show the Destroyer standing in the middle of a desert.
This enchanted suit of armour has been knocking around the Marvel universe for 40 odd years and is a bit of a tough bad guy to beat.
The Destroyer is an enchanted suit of armor forged by Odin, and when it first appeared it was hinted that the Destroyer had been created as a weapon to face some dark menace from the stars. It is first seen residing in the Temple of darkness in Asia. The Destroyer is used by Thor’s arch-foe Loki on several occasions, and each time has actually come close to killing Thor.
The Destroyer is lifeless on its own – although it can act independently for short periods – until animated by the life-force of a sapient living being. Even when so animated, the Destroyer retains a rudimentary base personality that will eventually subvert the host unless a strong-willed individual is in control, such as Thor or Loki. Odin is also able to cast a spell that can force the animating persona from the armor and deactivate it. Once animated, the Destroyer possesses the strength to exceed beings such as Thor and is almost totally invulnerable. The armor also has the ability to project blasts of energy/heat/concussive force, emit a disintegration beam activated via its visor, manipulate electro-magnetism and molecules and achieve flight. – Wiki
The film follows the mighty Thor (Chris Hemsworth), a powerful but arrogant warrior whose reckless actions reignite an ancient war. Thor is cast down to Earth by his father Odin (Anthony Hopkins) and is forced to live among humans. A beautiful young scientist, Jane Foster (Natalie Portman), has a profound effect on Thor, as she ultimately becomes his first love. It’s while here on Earth that Thor learns what it takes to be a true hero when the most dangerous villain of his world sends the darkest forces of Asgard to invade Earth.
If this is from the Thor shoot then it is looking very nice indeed.
I love me a good fan made trailer and this is kind of cool while we wait for something more official from Kenneth Branagh’s Thor.
An arrogant Thor (Chris Hemsworth) is cast to Earth from Asgard as a weakling to learn, where he falls in love and encounters a familiar enemy and some new allies.
Footage from: Ca$h , Outlander , Brothers , Hulk , Alexander , Troy , Van Helsing , Defendor , Angels And Demons , A Perfect Getaway , Superman Returns , Hellboy , Nick Fury: Agent of S.H.I.E.L.D , and the trailer for The Clash Of The Titans, Swat, Spartan, Marvel Ultimate Alliance VG, Soundbites from the animated ‘Hulk Vs Thor’
Music from Immediate Music ‘Heaven’s Warriors’ and ‘Distant Thunder’
NOTE: Using all available info about the upcoming Thor movie , I started collecting scenes and similar shots from other movies with the listed cast. Yes, Chris Hemsworth lost his wig on the rainbow bridge upon entering Earth. Tom Hiddleston (Loki) has not starred in any readily available movies so he was merely implied here. Natalie Portman plays a caring wife ‘Brothers’ so that was easy; Stellan Skarsgaard (Angels & Demons) as the expert on Norse Mythology; Clark Gregg (Iron Man, Spartan) as the SHIELD Agent; Sir Anthony Hopkins(Alexander) as Odin; and Kat Dennings (Defendor) as a new character.
I’m expecting alot from this movie and this is how I envision Kenneth Branagh will direct it.
Great news for fans of Joss Whedon (oh Firefly!) but a rumour from a few weeks ago that said he was in the running to direct The Avengers for Marvel Studios could well be true.
Deadline (who are usually spot on with these things) have the news that Joss Whedon is in final negotiations to direct The Avengers.
That means he would be in control of Iron Man (Robert Downey Jr.), Captain America (Chris Evans), Thor (Chris Hemsworth), as well as SHIELD leader Nick Fury (Samuel L. Jackson) and whoever else they decide to include – possibly the Hulk, the Wasp, Hawkeye.
After Iron Man 2, Marvel has three pictures left on a distribution deal with Paramount before it moves to Disney, and the studio has been churning them out. Iron Man 2 gets released in May, Captain America will begin shooting this summer in Europe, Thor is in production, and Marvel Studios just set Pete Sollett to direct Runaways, based on the comic book series created by Lost writer Brian K. Vaughan. Whedon also wrote for that last one along with Astonishing X-Men so he knows how these things work.
True, Serenity is his only feature film, but all of his shows involve an ensemble cast of people with various abilities so his transition to directing the team of Avengers should work quite well.
I really think he is an excellent choice for the film although it is still not set in stone. Do you agree that Whedon is the one to direct the Avengers or is it a terrible choice? Who else should they have on the team?
The Avengers is due out in May 2012.
UPDATE: Variety have picked up on the news that Whedon is in final negotiations to direct and if it does go ahead he will also rework the screenplay by screenwriter Zak Penn.
It will be nice if this all happens. Now another question – if he could bring in some of his crew what characters would you like to see the following play?
Nathan Fillion – Neil Patrick Harris – Charisma Carpenter – Felicia Day – Summer Glau
Recently some rumours surfaced in the New York Daily Times saying all was not well on the set of Marvel Studios Thor movie. Kenneth Branagh directs, Chris Hemsworth is Thor and Anthony Hopkins is Thor’s Father, Odin.
Rumour had it that Hopkins wasn’t a fan of Hemsworth and stress levels were rising. Hopkins recently spoke to the LA Times to address the tale – “I am having the time of my life making Thor with Ken and Chris. They have made every day immensely fun and collaborative, and we’re all puzzled that someone would fabricate a story suggesting otherwise. I’m proud to say that Thor has been one of the great experiences of my career.”
All well and good. The article goes on and has some interesting news confirming that all the Marvel Studios will tie in leading to The Avengers team up.
Director Jon Favreau recently wrapped up Iron Man 2. Kevin Feige (Marvel producer) said the plan to meld the Marvel Universe on the big screen will move forward dramatically now and he said there are some surprises in Iron Man 2 that set up an unexpected bond to the Captain America movie that director Joe Johnston is doing early work on now in England.
There has already been some groundwork laid for Captain America. Louis Leterrier’s The Incredible Hulk had the super-soldier serum that was used to make Cap, but went whacko on Emil Blonsky (Tim Roth) and created the Abomination. Cap is also seen frozen in ice during a deleted scene in the Hulk movie.
Then in Iron Man you can see Captain Americ’s round shield on Tony Stark’s workbench.
“Now many of the pieces are in place … with ‘Iron Man 2′ finished and ‘Thor’ more than halfway done, that lattice work is being built.” said Feige
Kenneth Branagh also spoke about making Thor and how it will be split between Asgard and Earth. “Inspired by the comic book world both pictorially and compositionally at once, we’ve tried to find a way to make a virtue and a celebration of the distinction between the worlds that exist in the film but absolutely make them live in the same world,” Branagh said. “It’s about finding the framing style, the color palette, finding the texture and the amount of camera movement that helps celebrate and express the differences and the distinctions in those worlds. If it succeeds, it will mark this film as different…. The combination of the primitive and the sophisticated, the ancient and the modern, I think that potentially is the exciting fusion, the exciting tension in the film.”
“It’s going very, very well,” Branagh said Wednesday. “We’re in New Meixco now where we have a contemporary Earth part of our story. I guess we’re two-thirds of the way through the story and at this stage of the game what’s surprising and delighting me is the way the cast, the ensemble, has fused together. It’s kind of an interesting combination of very young and very experienced people and the double-up of that, it seems to me, is there is a lot of fire in the movie. It doesn’t take itself too seriously, it doesn’t try to be too solemn.”
“Fantastic,” Hemsworth told MTV News when asked about the casting news. “I just found out the other day.”
“He’s great,” he continued. “He’s got a ton of charisma, and he’s a bloke, and I think he has all the points to pull that off.”
MTV also asked him about the rumour that Louis Leterrier (The Incredible Hulk, Clash of the Titans) was in the running to direct The Avengers film.
“I’ve heard a lot of names bounced around, and then we all gather together next January/February to shoot the thing,” he said. “So, look — any of the people I’ve heard I’d be impressed by. I have no idea who it’s going to be.”
A few days ago there was a bit of news about the look of Thor in Kenneth Branagh’s adaption. Now Bixby over on AICN has given some more details on the costumes. Sounds as if they are sticking with the comic which may or may not be a good thing.
Everyone looks absolutely perfect, right down to the color scheme. And its straight up medieval future tech looking. And yes Loki has black straight hair even know Hiddleston is blonde and curly. THor is balls accurate though complete with cape, chain mail arms, the circles going down the front of the torso, and winged helmet. I’ve seen the costumes, and they did absolutely [frick]ing nail it. Very Walt Simonson. And I think my reputation as someone very critical of most comic book films procedes me here so I’m not just some excited fanboy. The only thing that is funny about Loki’s costume is that while its gold and has the big horns sticking out, the helmet part of it, meaning the part that actually touches his head, kind of looks like a bicycle helmet, I think more so that it would, practically speaking, stay comfortable on the actor and not move around due to the horns. The warriors three are also the same kind of medieval future tech look, a little less traditional than the comic but still very very awesome and the look of each of the actors themselves is [frick]ing dead on. Ray Stevenson looks especially cool in a chubby suit. Trust me, I think everyone here is going to be very very pleased as Branaugh just more or less adapted the comic. I was surprised at how well the looks work when translated into reality.
Sounds promising. How do you feel about the look of Thor?
Production on the Kenneth Branagh adaption of Thor has been going on for a while now. All we have seen of it is a big chunk of ice. Still no word on what the Asgardians will look like.
Chris Hemsworth, who plays Thor, recently spoke to MTV about the costumes.
“It’s a pretty impressive costume, and I think anyone who put it on would look pretty cool,”
Hemsworth went on to say he has now got “semi-blond eyebrows and beard” for the film, and that they’re currently 3/4 through filming at the moment.
“I have nice long, blond wig which they throw on every day,” he said.
Hemsworth also talked a bit about wielding Thor’s mighty hammer, Mjolnir and how exactly you pronounce it.
“There’s many different versions of pronouncing that thing,” he laughed. “The rehearsal process was mainly about how do we pronounce that word.”
Costume designer Deborah Ambrosino, who is working on Thor, described the look as “strangely enough, very theatrical. There is a lot of fantasy in the different worlds that Thor lives in. The characters that populate that world are fantastical but not superheroes, which is great… there is a heightened realism.” For this project, Ambrosino is employing her metalsmithing knowledge to create armor and jewelry, in addition to some millinery and leatherwork.
Now has anyone got any photos of Chris Hemsworth in costume?
News was out a few days ago that Chris Evans (The Fantastic Four) had been offered the role of Captain America.
Now Heat Vision have the news that he has accepted the role. Thank crikey I say, No more waiting and wondering.
We now have our Steve Rogers. I think they made the right choice.
That means the main three for The Avengers are Robert Downey Jr as Iron Man, Chris Hemsworth as Thor and Chris Evans as Captain America.
Here is a brief bio on Steve Rogers:
Steve Rogers was a scrawny fine arts student specializing in industrialization in the 1940’s before America entered World War II. He attempted to enlist in the army only to be turned away due to his poor constitution. A U.S. officer offered Rogers an alternative way to serve his country by being a test subject in project, Operation: Rebirth, a top secret defense research project designed to create physically superior soldiers. Rogers accepted and after a rigorous physical and combat training and selection process was selected as the first test subject. He was given injections and oral ingestion of the formula dubbed the “Super Soldier Serum” developed by the scientist Dr. Abraham Erskine. Rogers was then exposed to a controlled burst of “Vita-Rays” that activated and stabilized the chemicals in his system. The process successfully altered his physiology from its frail state to the maximum of human efficiency, including greatly enhanced musculature and reflexes.
After the assassination of Dr. Erskine. Roger was re-imagined as a superhero who served both as a counter-intelligence agent and a propaganda symbol to counter Nazi Germany’s head of terrorist operations, the Red Skull. Rogers was given a costume modeled after the American flag, a bulletproof shield, a personal sidearm and the codename Captain America. He was also given a cover identity as a clumsy infantry private at Camp LeHigh in Virginia. Barely out of his teens himself, Rogers made friends with the teenage camp mascot, James Buchanan “Bucky” Barnes. Barnes accidentally learned of Rogers’ dual identity and offered to keep the secret if he could become Captain America’s sidekick. Rogers agreed, and trained Barnes. Roger met President Franklin D. Roosevelt, who presented him with a new shield made from a chance mixture of iron, Vibranium and an unknown catalyst. Throughout World War II, Captain America and Bucky fought the Nazi menace both on their own and as members of the superhero team the Invaders, which after the war evolved into the All-Winners Squad.
How do you feel about Chris Evans being Cap?
The First Avenger: Captain America is out on 22nd July 2011.
Recently a clip from Iron Man 2 surfaced. In the ever changing world of the Internet I just didn’t get around to posting it. However, io9 did (here’s the clip) and they also posted the photo above.
In the clip Tony Stark (Robert Downey Jr) is walking through a prison to see Whiplash (Mickey Rourke). As he walks down the corridor the camera leaves Stark to focus on the prisoner above. An odd thing to do, but that is what has the people over on Cinema Blend thinking that this could be Chris Hemsworth as Thor.
It is a bit of a stretch but not that far fetched. Marvel Studios have previously had Easter Eggs such as this in their other films – Captain America was in a deleted scene in The Incredible Hulk and Caps Shield was briefly seen in the first Iron Man film, plus Stark popped up at the end of the Incredible Hulk. All of this ties together the films of the Marvel Universe.
The plot of Thor sees Thor (Chris Hemsworth) sent to Earth to learn humility. Therefore, it wouldn’t be that far fetched for him to end up in prison after starting a fight.
It would be nice if that is Thor and if so this is our first glimpse of him.
What do you think? Is that Thor or just a no good prison extra?