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Two Dark Red New Official Posters for Marvel's 'Thor' Have Arrived

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March 4, 2011
Source: IGN

The God of Thunder Thor Poster Crop

The. God. of. Thunder. Yep, there he is, in blazing block red letters. He is the God everyone will be talking about once Marvel's first big superhero movie kicks off the summer in just a few more months. Paramount has unveiled an official poster and an official banner on IGN for Marvel's Thor, the upcoming comic book movie directed by Kenneth Branagh starring Chris Hemsworth as the God of Thunder. We've already seen quite a few official trailers for this movie, so the marketing is already in full-swing, but it's great to see more kick ass posters. Check out both of these in full-size below and let us know if you're excited for Thor!

Click on either poster to see it bigger. If you haven't seen the latest trailer for Thor, be sure to watch it here.

Marvel's Thor Official Banner

Marvel's Thor Official Poster

The powerful but arrogant immortal warrior Thor (Chris Hemsworth) is cast out of the fantastic realm of Asgard and sent to live amongst humans on Earth, where he quickly becomes one of their finest defenders.

Marvel's Thor is directed by British actor/director Kenneth Branagh, who previously directed Shakespeare adaptations like Much Ado About Nothing and Hamlet, as well as the films Love's Labour's Lost, The Magic Flute and Sleuth. The script was written by Ashley Miller & Zack Stentz (of Agent Cody Banks, "Fringe") and Don Payne (My Super Ex-Girlfriend, 4: Rise of the Silver Surfer) from a story by J. Michael Straczynski and Mark Protosevich. Paramount is bringing Marvel's Thor to theaters in 3D starting on May 6th this summer!

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  • Jedi
    The banner is very cool. The poster is good, I wish they would have put the white lettering across the top instead of right down the center of the poster. It draws my eye away from the picture every time that I look at it.
  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Ammon-Anderson/1269088376 Ammon Anderson
    These are both pretty bad. As a graphic designer, I think that they could have done WAY better!
    • http://www.firstshowing.net Alex Billington
      Let's see it - prove it! Too many people always claim posters look like crap but can never do any better work on their own. I want to see if you think you can make something WAY better!!
      • Anonymous
        I hate this stupid argument. "Oh yeah?! Well, you go and do better if you think this is so bad!!!" Wtf kind of logic is that? Does that mean I am not allowed to call movies I don't like bad because I have never shot a movie myself? You just made yourself sound like a child that gets personally offended because someone dared criticize its favorite morning cartoon. Personally, I like the big poster because of its simplicity, but I think the banner looks bad.
        • Anonymous
          Keep trolling you douche. Did you stop and think that maybe he said that cause the guy said "I'm a graphic designer"?
          • Anonymous
            Yes, I actually did stop and think. I wouldn't have said anything if he didn't continue with a generalization like "Too many people always claim posters look like crap but can never do any better work on their own." Also, good job calling me a troll simply because I disagree.
        • http://www.firstshowing.net Alex Billington
          Okay okay, calm down, no fighting here guys! To address your concern... It was because he's a graphic designer. I just think all these people come in and say crap like "oh that text shouldn't be here, if they didn't make his face so red it'd be better." It's like if you really believe in all these claims about the design, then make the changes and SHOW us and prove that it WOULD look better that way. Most people just complain saying it would be better if it looked different, I'm wondering how. I think they did a great job designing this and the white text down the middle makes it unique/cool, whereas without it it would just be a giant red face - not so unique or exciting at all.
          • Anonymous
            Ok, I guess it was just a case of "jumping to conclusions" on my part. It's just that things like "Well, if you think this sucks then why don't you do it better?" and "You have a different opinion, you are an idiot, lol!" (You didn't say the latter; I just used it as an example here) are two of the most common responses on any forum and my biggest pet peeves. I understand that it must be frustrating to be excited about something, write an article, post it and then read responses like "Lame" or "Lol, sucks." without any further explanation. As a peace offering I will elaborate on why I dislike the banner as I was guilty of just saying "bad", too. It's four individual posters tacked onto each other. The differences in the tone of color (Anthony Hopkins' in particular stands out to me) and the over saturated eyes just throw me off. I wish they had done a better job at blending the borders of each poster and adjust the overall color theme so that it would actually look like one piece. There.
  • Anonymous
    I would've liked the banner more, if they had placed the characters in this order: Thor Odin Heimdall Random midgaardian female
    • http://www.firstshowing.net Alex Billington
      You can't be serious...? I mean that's a cool acronym, but they HAVE to put Natalie Portman up there, not some "random Midgaardian female." :/ Though I do hate when names don't coordinate with the faces...
      • Anonymous
        Yeah, I'm partly kidding but it would've been a fun easter egg if they managed to coordinate it like that. ... and I'm a dumbass for not realizing that name placing would spell "TOHR". Mea culpa.
  • drippy
    Epic.
  • Otacon
    Those are the whitest red letters i have ever seen
  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9emWB_rrMt0 Crapola
    Blasphemy, as a Christian I am offended they are even promoting a film about a pagan deity. buhahahahbs As a graphic deigner, I'm not offended at all by these, no one even cares about graphic design anymore anyway. I reckon they could have updated this logo below: http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_Z3BUX71Sca8/SiWD8pwJnOI/AAAAAAAAE48/es3xX6RDNTE/s400/Thor+logo.jpg It's best to play it safe and pretend it's not based on a comic book.
  • Spider
    Not bad! This is a different approach than the usual animated, swash-buckling 'characters flying' or 'coming at you' style! I like both the banner and the poster!
  • grapefruit
    Both look cool.
  • Everest
    Epic. Period.
  • Roderick
    the red poster sucks. could've done without the red overlay
  • mochonko
    LAME.. he shoulda had his helmet on..
  • Aniruddha Chowkidar
    Terrific Poster
  • http://twitter.com/darktaxidermist David Perretta
    Lookin' good
  • Lebowski
    As a big comics nerd, these posters do disappoint me somewhat. BUT in the context of effectively promoting a film, they are probably winners. People like clear, uncomplicated messages. And the message here is "Thor is a fuckin badass"
  • Anonymous
    Hemsworth definitely looks the part - he will make a great Thor! Not sure, though, why the poster is in red. The Thor movie will be a blockbuster! As an Aussie science fiction writer: http://www.goldenvisionsmagazine.biz/AlienHunter.html I’ve been a Marvel Thor fan since the original Journey into Mystery of August 1962. If you get a chance check out some of my Marvel (mainly Odin and Thor) fan fiction. Just scroll down below my author profile and you will see over 40 fan fiction stories here: http://www.fanfiction.net/u/1276881/David_Scholes
  • Caltsoudas
    I adore these. My one concern is that the banner is far too close to what I've seen being done for the John Carter of Mars teaser print campaign. (Probably the same agency rehashing the same approach for two different clients--shame on them). At least the JCM symbol that covers each character helps make the difference. Still, I'm a bit upset. But yeah, these rock. I suppose the whole 'Barbara Kruger' thing (text going over an image) is getting a bit annoying in the world of one-sheets, but it's executed marvelously here.
  • Lando
    As a graphic designer I love this! Im glad it doesnt look like a comic cover or rave party flyer or that it looks nothing like some trendy "as seen on tv" poster. this gives me a serious theater feel rather than those pseudo slick ufc wannabe ironman posters. good job
  • Anonymous
    You know its weird, I kept thinking, Captain America was gonna look awful and Thor was gonna look awesome, but so far Captain America is out in front in terms of awesomeness.
    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Tyler-Danger/100000822465362 Tyler Danger
      Totally agree with you on that one buddy!
      • omelette
        Same. Cap looks like the frontrunner at the moment.
        • Anonymous
          I do hope Thor is good, but my hopes have been slightly diminished...we'll see.
      • Anonymous
        That's life for ya!
  • http://twitter.com/A5J4DX A5J4DX
    not liking the red poster but still cant wait
  • Fisherr
    Badass ain't the right word.
  • Anonymous
    I have a gut feeling the movie isn't going to be so good :/

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