Six Thor Character Posters are Banished Online

IMDB.com is premiering six character posters from the “Thor” universe. Up first are Thor and Odin. The Thor one is just a variation of a poster you’ve already seen before, but Odin’s is spanking new. The plan, I believe, is to reveal all six posters throughout the day, which means we’ll be updating this page with the rest of the posters as they’re released online, so check in regularly. For now, check out Thor and his poppa.

Thor spans the Marvel Universe from present day Earth to the realm of Asgard. At the center of the story is the mighty Thor, a powerful but arrogant warrior whose reckless actions reignite an ancient war. Thor is cast down to Earth by his father Odin and is forced to live among humans. A beautiful, young scientist, Jane Foster (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.

Starring Natalie Portman, Chris Hemsworth, Idris Elba, Kat Dennings, Anthony Hopkins, Stellan Skarsgård, Ray Stevenson, Rene Russo, Tom Hiddleston, Jaimie Alexander, Clark Gregg, Colm Feore, Tadanobu Asano, Adriana Barraza, Joshua Dallas, Matt Battaglia and directed by Kenneth Branagh.

Striking home May 6, 2011.

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  • Juggernaut

    Yet another spotlight on Heimdall?!?! He looks cool and all, I just don’t see the need to make him such a prominent character. Then again… if he wasn’t going to be an important piece to the film they wouldn’t have cast an actor as big as Idris Elba.

    • http://www.beyondhollywood.com/ Nix

      The film is incredibly “white”, so my guess is they’re trying to make the film seem less white by highlighting Heimdall in all the posters.

      • http://www.originalgeekspodcast.com/ Dedpool

        LMAO. Yeah, but not only that it makes a more diverse Asgard.

    • http://www.originalgeekspodcast.com/ Dedpool

      Exactly. Even if his part is only slightly bigger than Sam Jackson in IM2 he’s kind of a big name right now so casting him not only added a lil color to a more diverse Asgard with Tadanobu Asano playing a decidedly more Asian Hogun, it added star power to the film.

      Love the posters though.

      • Juggernaut

        The posters are bad ass! Like I said he does look cool and I’m a fan of diversity and acceptance and tolerance and all of that, I just don’t understand the need to change a charcter for the movie. Like both you and Nix have said, it seems like he is being put into the mix to drum up the color in a mostly “white” film. It’s ridiculous! If the charcter was originally black, absolutely. If he is the best possible choice for the role, sure. Even if the actor may not be white but is the best actor, fine. However, tossing him in because of some Hollywood quota of color, white guilt, affirmative action B.S., NO! I was hesitant at the casting of Michael Clark Duncan in Daredevil initially for this same rationalization. Then I saw the film and thought that he was a great choice. While he wasn’t white, he was the best choice for the role because of his stature and physicality. Hopefully once I see the film my suspicions are incorrect until then I can’t really get behind this flagrant political correctness. Just my opinion.

  • Brad

    Very cool posters and very Shakespearean, which is what we should expect from a Kenneth Branagh film.

  • Duncan

    No offense, but were any of the gods from Asgard anything other than white? I mean, it’s Norse mythology, be happy to see someone with dark hair! :D
    I’m totally against racism and all, but a black Nordic god? Really? Why not a midget as well?
    They could’ve given the love interest role to some other actress and not Natalie Portman, that would’ve been more credible.
    I think the best option would’ve been Liev Schreiber as Heimdall so we would have a jewish actor and Yaya DaCosta (^_^) as the scientist chick.
    What do you guys think?

    • Brian

      Natalie Portman IS credible, what smokith you are?

  • SmokinBandit

    Im sorry, but I laughed at the Natalie Portman poster, “The Women Of Science” inbetween all these gods, it just seems so out of place even though I understand the need for it seeing as she is a main character. But as I said it just seems out of place for me. I think they would have been better off sticking to a one sheet for the posters, also as I have said before I don’t really agree with a-lot of the casting for this movie, yes they look similar…but it just seems like thats all they went off when it came down to it. Loki especially looks just wrong in my opinion, his and Thors’ helmets just don’t seem to fit right. They should have gone the Ultimates route and introduced Thor first and then the asguardians later.

  • Brian

    I wish they would have put the words at the bottom where the movie logo is. I hate character posters that are wrecked with words across the whole thing. I want to see Natalie Portman, I don’t want to see half of her face covered with white text.