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.

Get more images and videos in our “Thor” preview page.



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  • Loeildu6clone

    Not impressed at all.
    Very little movie.
    A near-human Thor ? Enjoy it if you please, I really don’t care. : )

  • http://twitter.com/budomate Budomate Movie News

    waiting for this movie, looks impressing and his fighting skills are good. Chris Hemsworth looks very good. Go Australia! New action hero?

  • ulik

    I just started studying aspects of “Lychnomancy”(flame/fire reading) not too long ago because of reading about which is pretty cool to see Thor performing that in this movie. I presume we’ll see a lot of that stuff in this movie. They already have shown “Rune” power in “The Avengers Earth’s Mightiest Heroes” micro episode with The Red Skull using sacred runes to open portals to the nine realms in order to try and release creatures,frost giants, trolls and such to be used as weapons. That was a very interesting episode!!!

  • THORSFURY

    COME ON MAY 6th !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • nikkolog

    When u enter the comic universe you have to accept the rules and conventions that are placed by the first author and creator of a character.
    Thor Is a Norhten God. He is the God of thunder.
    What this movie does: it gives a modern interpretation this Thor. I like this
    This movie also is very much pretentious in making this conection between science and magic, which is not very nice.
    A more modern rapresentation of Thor could be that there is no explanation, only sugestions. The scientist could try to analyse him and undestand his powers etc…. but they fail to fully undestand his nature.
    This could nicelly link with todays knowledge of physics.
    Before Einstein, newton’s laws ruled the physical knowledge of the world, his theories where precise enough to land a man on the moon. With these theories it appears that everything can be predicted, calculated and therefore we can know everything about everything.
    We now realize, that these laws do not apply to the quantum level, in fact it is impossible to know anything for certain. everything is aproximated and the more physicist research the less eveything makes sence.

    Science and magic are portrayed as being the same thing with to much certainty or maybe even artrogance. this is a tipical attidude which could relate to a society in the 1960′s-70′s. In tooday’s society we cannot be sure of many things, and therefore to appeal to a modern audience directors have to be more balanced.

    + I always prefered Thor as a God. Everything was so fantastical and abstract, it was safe. Now people bring him down to Earth in a way that makes him see to fragile.
    Thor cannot fall in love with a human, he is in love with Sif.

  • Nk G

    When u enter the comic universe you have to accept the rules and conventions that are placed by the first author and creator of a character.
    Thor Is a Northern God. He is the God of thunder.
    What this movie does: it gives a modern interpretation this Thor. I like this.

    This movie though is a bit pretentious in making this connection between science and magic. The director seems to confident in making this connection.

    A more modern, and correct, representation of Thor could be made with a less science based connection between Thor and Asgard. The scientist could try to analyze him and understand his powers but fail to fully understand his nature.
    This could nicely link with todays knowledge of physics.
    Before Einstein, newton’s laws ruled, his theories where correct enough to land a man on the moon. With these laws it appears that everything can be predicted, calculated and therefore we can know everything about everything.
    We now realize, that these laws do not apply to a quantum level, in fact it is impossible to know anything for certain. Everything is approximated and the more physicist research the less everything makes sense.

    Science and magic are portrayed as being the same thing with to much certainty and maybe even arrogance. This is a typical attitude which could relate to a society in the 1960′s-70′s. In today’s society we cannot be sure of many things, and therefore to appeal to a modern audience directors have to be more balanced.

    + I always preferred Thor as a God. Everything was so fantastical and abstract, it was safe. Now people bring him down to Earth in a way that makes him to fragile to human, not enough God.
    Thor is detached, He is a God and a King.
    Thor cannot fall in love with a human, he is in love with Sif.

    I do like the modern interpretation even though it is not modern enough
    I do not like the to human representation of Thor.
    I don’t think this movie will give or take anything to Thor, I see it just as an action movie.

  • kazaar

    i have not read Thor since i was kid and the one enemy that stood out was the Destroyer. If memory served me right he came damn close to kicking Thor’s ass so the read was a good one. I am really hoping there is a lot of time spent in Asgard (especially with todays effects) with some kudos to the heroes residing there, at least Balder the Brave (guardian of the bridge i think). And Loki has got to play a big role. He was such a great nemesis in the comics. Thor has got to put that winged helmet on. Its part of history. Anyway, after this breaks i am sure Thor will put a whole new meaning behind getting hammered