Watch: ET's Bland Behind-the-Scenes Video for Marvel's Thor
by Alex Billington
June 10, 2010
I really frickin' hate Entertainment Tonight. But this is our very first look at any actual footage or anything, besides that one photo, from Marvel's Thor. Unfortunately, the people who edited this footage, and that reporter they sent to the set to do interview, are all big idiots. This whole thing feels like it was made by a 5th grader who has never heard of a comic book before in his life. Anyway, it does include a few seconds of footage, our first look at Anthony Hopkins as Odin (wearing an eye patch?), Natalie Portman appearances, and a long, boring talk with Thor himself, Chris Hemsworth. And Kenneth Branagh is there, too. Have fun!
Watch ET's behind-the-scenes of Marvel's Thor:
This epic adventure spans the Marvel Universe - from present day Earth to the mythical realm of Asgard. At the center of the story is The Mighty Thor (Chris Hemsworth), a powerful but arrogant warrior whose reckless actions reignite an ancient war. Thor is cast down to Earth and forced to live among humans as punishment. Once here, 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. Paramount has set a May 6th, 2011 summer release for Thor. Looking forward to seeing an actual trailer or some real footage, hopefully at Comic-Con.
Reader Feedback - 57 Comments
Brandon on Jun 10, 2010
Trey M on Jun 10, 2010
So Thor comes to Midgard (Earth for the uninitiated) and runs around in Jeans and a t-shirt. Don't know how I feel about that. Also when in his cape - I noticed that Thor still seemed to be wearing black leather pants. Does this scare anyone else. Thor is my favorite from comics in the 70's and 80's so I've been waiting a while - just please do it right Marvel.
Matt on Jun 10, 2010
Plastic eye patch, really? The art direction so far on this movie worries me. Loki did look bad-ass though!
bart on Jun 10, 2010
Oh no! My fears have come true. Those concept pictures of Thor's costume depicted the real costume! I am a getting a real alien-sci-fi vibe rather than a gladitor-esque from the costumes. It actually reminds of the crappy costumes in Clash of the Titans, the ones the gods were wearing. I guess we have to wait till we see the trailer.
Ron on Jun 10, 2010
I still wait for the trailer.
Daniel Felts on Jun 10, 2010
He reminds me of Heath Ledger
ocp on Jun 10, 2010
holy shit that black guy is a fucktard.
Spencer on Jun 10, 2010
I really think they are going to ruin this movie because all that they care about is to set the stage to the avengers movie
cesar on Jun 10, 2010
That reporter is Kevin Frazier, who got his start at ESPN. He should have stayed there, because that interview sucked. And whoever produced that segment should be fired. I agree with #4 re the art direction. Looks like a bad 80s made-for-tv movie. Don't screw this up, Branagh!
ko on Jun 10, 2010
better than i thought after seeing this. Before i saw the movie still and i was like wat the hell then i saw this
jason on Jun 10, 2010
now all my hopes are up to the story cause when they f*** up the story i am f+++ing up the movie......
karub on Jun 10, 2010
Wait... did they just blow up a 7-11 in new mexico? Did Terminator Salvation also blow up a 7-11?....... In New Mexico?
adgfsfgd on Jun 10, 2010
um the way thor is not in his costume and cracking necks without his hammer is starting to scare me
8=D on Jun 10, 2010
i was exciting..but now...i dunno ..this loook very retard..hope not.. really..
Sakyo on Jun 10, 2010
cool,this gonna be better than captain america dunno bout green lantern. but definetly better than captain america.
deadpool 72 on Jun 10, 2010
That was stupid and pointless but I'm sure the film will be somewhat decent...if it isn't it'll be the disappointment of the year. Can't wait to see a trailer.
LINKFX on Jun 10, 2010
Thor will be the funniest comedy of 2011.
1-7 on Jun 10, 2010
#8 little brain, what 's your problem??..
moko on Jun 10, 2010
said it once, will say it again....this is going to FLOP big time...but maybe it will be a good lesson about trying to make too many comic book movies...enough is enough....lets get back to REAL film making...
blasphemer on Jun 10, 2010
Shocked... Really thought Kenneth was going to handle this project and keep it professional and noncheezy.... Man this movie looks like crap.... Complete and utter crap Dude is running around in black jeans and a blue shirt???
sb on Jun 10, 2010
""said it once, will say it again….this is going to FLOP big time…but maybe it will be a good lesson about trying to make too many comic book movies…enough is enough….lets get back to REAL film making…" Like adapting boring novels?
Rashad on Jun 10, 2010
Odin has an eye patch yes, thats even a set piece of the mythology. That doesn't bother me. yes it looks like plastic in these videos, because they haven't been touched up in post or filmed with REAL cameras. So that doesn't bother me. Thor is thor without the costume. He's going to be a badass. The two shirts thing seemed a total reject from 1994. I have high hopes that the look of the film can be improved in post. PRAY BROTHERS! 😉
harm on Jun 10, 2010
is it just me....but natalie portman and chris hemsworth dont look like they have much chemistry together in the interview, that worries me a little for the film, are they gonna pull it off
nadir on Jun 10, 2010
Oh mighty Odin, All-Father and ruler of Asgard, I pray unto thee that you not make the movie of your son, Thor, sucketh. Smiteth the film that hast been recorded so far, and crush unto the costume designer to keep them from giving the gods of Asgard leather pants. In this we pray to thee!
DarkRaven18599 on Jun 10, 2010
I am worried. So much more could have been done in the art department.
Angry Chief on Jun 10, 2010
Optimism is nearly non-existent on this board.. Portman was the only good thing here.
Xerxex on Jun 10, 2010
"So what's it like being Thor?" "So what's it like being an orange?" "Tell us about the chemistry between you two." "Tell us about the chemistry between you and that rock." "Something, something, Dancing with the Stars, something something." IDIOTS ET SUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUCKS.
Justin on Jun 10, 2010
DeadlyDecker on Jun 10, 2010
You people and that band wagon you all just keep jumping right on to it. how the hell can anyone really know whats going on with like 10 seconds worth of BEHIND THE SCENES footage. did you ever here of post production. anyway that was uninformative as hell I now know as much as I did 10 mins ago.
Jimmy Love on Jun 10, 2010
You can't possible judge this film on a bad ET special. However, it looks, a little, off. I am really hopeing for a genuine epic out of this. And right now it just looks like an action film. But a lot of the fault of this goes to the terrible doc skills of ET. We need to see a trailer before we crucify this. I still have a whole lot of hope for this. Don't let me down.
movie mike on Jun 10, 2010
That really was a terrible interview and video. You'd think being on the set of Thor and having video footage would be well done, but that ET video was awful.
Scott on Jun 10, 2010
Could it be anymore obvious that Portman wants to have sex with that guy? I mean she was giggling like a school girl.
Brad Clooney on Jun 10, 2010
However, i do like the explosion at the begging. Shell stations are too damn expensive anyway
movie mike on Jun 10, 2010
oops, 7 11. Still to much
movie mike on Jun 10, 2010
I really hope the cast and director were just worn out from a hard day of shooting because they all seemed either exhausted or bored to tears. I still have high hopes but they need try try to manage what press and PR they let out on this movie. I would have rathered a few more weeks of radio silence that this confidence shaking ET segment.
Uriah on Jun 10, 2010
Entertainment Tonight: blow me.
Craig on Jun 10, 2010
When they were talking about his dancing in length, then her rapping, I was waiting for it be an snal skit of some sort.
Nick Sears on Jun 10, 2010
Nick Sears on Jun 10, 2010
"Nooo..yes." I support this actor for his Night at the Roxbury reference. Also seems like a pretty cool dude and looks pretty big (though in costume he looked kinda small)
silver on Jun 10, 2010
man, natalie portman is so hot. that is all. wait, retarded interview, as previously mentioned
lego on Jun 10, 2010
hate to be negative, plenty of people here who hate movies that they haven't even seen. but, ouch! did anyone tell Branagh that this was a movie and not a stage production? the leather pants are frightening and fruity. I almost want to go to sleep and wake up pretending I haven't seen anything about that "Thor" movie. I have seen plenty of bad superhero movies that I have enjoyed, so I look forward to seeing it. I wonder if it will be dark or comical?
karl on Jun 10, 2010
I like Portman and Branagh but this really needed to be pretty dark and stylised to work... not sure.
dude... on Jun 11, 2010
i wanna make babies with Natalie Portman.
DC on Jun 11, 2010
Chris Hemsworth looks great as Thor but.......I'm a little worried that there is NO HAMMER. But then again, this a crappy ET interview in which the interviewer barely asks any questions about the movie so I'll still hold on to some hope and give them the benefit of the doubt.....even if they have Thor running around in jeans and a T shirt and random buildings blowing up in New Mexico....
Hey Wowza on Jun 11, 2010
Kinda lame... but can't wait! Have high hopes for this. The little midget girl, lol! Nat is such a doll!
KB on Jun 11, 2010
Seriously can all the idiots stop whining about the art direction and him in street clothes and no hammer. Its 10 seconds of behind the scene footage from E entertainment..What were you expecting. This is NOT a trailer. Wait till ya see some real footage than you can bitch if it looks bad
Hale18 on Jun 11, 2010
Wow, that sucked! My guess is Marvel is all chuffed up after everyone loved Iron Man and just assume it can shit excellence. My guess is they seriously futz up the next few movies.
Eric on Jun 11, 2010
I am putting no credible insight to this little skit by ET...Marvel always plays things close to the vest and I don't think they were going to much out of the bag here...as for someone who lives in New Mexico, there is always a 7 2 11 around the corner needing to be blown up...that's why film makers come here in the first place lol.
the slayer on Jun 11, 2010
...and by the way, according to comic book legend, when Thor is seperated from his hammer for a length of time he no longer is the God of Thunder but a normal looking person...remember they found his hammer at the end on Iron Man 2. Might explain the "street clothes"
the slayer on Jun 11, 2010
That had to be the most uncomfortable interview I've ever seen. Why the hell is Thor in a t-shirt and jeans? He should be in costume at all times. I thought someone else was gonna play his alter ego?
Shaun on Jun 11, 2010
So when will the reboot hit theaters? lol Seriously how hard is it to make a good/non cheezy looking movie. I mean Tarantino and Scorsese are able to pull it off every time.
Sb on Jun 11, 2010
So when will the reboot hit theaters? lol Seriously how hard is it to make a good/non cheezy looking movie. I mean Tarantino and Scorsese are able to pull it off every time. ...
sb on Jun 11, 2010
ok... for those of you complaining about the costume designs... guess what! the movie hasnt gone into post preduction yet!
Said on Jun 11, 2010
^ So that's why they have costumes ready to use, eh?
Glass on Jun 13, 2010
I just realized how cheezy that background music is... I think it has a lot to do with why I think this movie will be a flop.
sb on Jun 14, 2010
Thor and Captain America flops.. then what?
Copperhead on Jun 17, 2010
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