So. Four years and five movies and it’s all been leading up to this.
(If you ignore all the planned sequels of course.)Read More
When I was a kid I used to read about Norse Gods a lot. I dunno, they were much more interesting than the ol’ bible stories. I mean there was that one guy whose children were a serpent, a wolf and a creepy daughter who ruled over Hel. He was always my favourite. Not that Thor wasn’t cool like… but, you know, he was just this dude with a hammer who made the thunder. I know Loki kind of got his own movie… but… really? I hope he gets a real movie.
But I digress. Thor is the latest independent production from Marvel Studios. It’s all part of a big plan that started in 2008 with Iron Man. Actually I have no idea if the plan really started in 2008 but certainly they added a few more characters, and indeed foreshadowed this movie, in Iron Man 2. Now they’re doing Thor and Captain America: The First Avenger in 2011 before tying the characters all in together in The Avengers, due 2012. The only people, afaik, who aren’t coming back for The Avengers are the folks who were in 2008′s The Incredible Hulk. That one didn’t quite go according to plan.
Anyway, I haven’t seen any clips around at the moment but soon as they appear I’ll put them up here. What I do have though is this cool interactive guide where you can unlock new footage and stills and have a look at the characters that appear in the film. Also, there’s a couple of trailers.
I’m hopeful about Thor however I’m not willing to nail my colours to mast on it yet. I have however heard from the self-proclaimed “all-knowing movie soothsayer” and he assures me it will be “awesome”. So that’s something.
release date: 27th April 2011
director: Kenneth Branagh
writers: Ashley Miller, Zack Stentz, Don Payne (screenplay) and J. M. Straczynski and Mark Protosevich (story)
cast: Chris Hemsworth, Jeremy Renner, Natalie Portman and Kat Dennings
genre: Fantasy, Adventure, Action
running time: 114 minutes