Thor Official Trailer Finally Gets Banished to Earth

Just in case, you know, you’ve been waiting for this and never got around to seeing that five-minute long Comic Con trailer we posted, like, eons ago. Anyways, here’s the official trailer for Marvel Studios’ “Thor”, from director Kenneth Branagh (still the biggest WTF in moviedom to me). The film stars Chris Hemsworth as Thor and Natalie Portman as the human lass who enchants him to become a better person and save the world. It’s a good thing she didn’t show him any of the “Star Wars” prequels. Zing! Ahem. The trailer, which features a lot of the same footage as the Comic Con trailer, but with some improved SFX and additional footages of the Destroyer and the Frost Giants, below.

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.

Thor brings the lightning May 6, 2011.

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