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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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Reader Feedback - 33 Comments

1

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.

Jedi on Mar 4, 2011

2

These are both pretty bad. As a graphic designer, I think that they could have done WAY better!

Ammon Anderson on Mar 4, 2011

3

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!!

Alex Billington on Mar 4, 2011

4

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 on Mar 4, 2011

5

Keep trolling you douche. Did you stop and think that maybe he said that cause the guy said "I'm a graphic designer"?

Anonymous on Mar 4, 2011

6

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.

Anonymous on Mar 4, 2011

7

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.

Alex Billington on Mar 5, 2011

8

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 on Mar 5, 2011

9

I would've liked the banner more, if they had placed the characters in this order: Thor Odin Heimdall Random midgaardian female

Anonymous on Mar 4, 2011

10

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...

Alex Billington on Mar 5, 2011

11

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.

Anonymous on Mar 5, 2011

12

Epic.

drippy on Mar 4, 2011

13

Those are the whitest red letters i have ever seen

Otacon on Mar 4, 2011

14

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.

Crapola on Mar 4, 2011

15

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!

Spider on Mar 4, 2011

16

Both look cool.

grapefruit on Mar 4, 2011

17

Epic. Period.

Everest on Mar 4, 2011

18

the red poster sucks. could've done without the red overlay

Roderick on Mar 4, 2011

19

LAME.. he shoulda had his helmet on..

mochonko on Mar 5, 2011

20

Terrific Poster

Aniruddha Chowkidar on Mar 5, 2011

21

Lookin' good

David Perretta on Mar 5, 2011

22

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"

Lebowski on Mar 5, 2011

23

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

Anonymous on Mar 5, 2011

24

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.

Caltsoudas on Mar 5, 2011

25

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

Lando on Mar 5, 2011

26

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.

Anonymous on Mar 5, 2011

27

Totally agree with you on that one buddy!

Tyler Danger on Mar 6, 2011

28

Same. Cap looks like the frontrunner at the moment.

omelette on Mar 6, 2011

29

I do hope Thor is good, but my hopes have been slightly diminished...we'll see.

Anonymous on Mar 6, 2011

30

That's life for ya!

Anonymous on Mar 6, 2011

31

not liking the red poster but still cant wait

A5J4DX on Mar 6, 2011

32

Badass ain't the right word.

Fisherr on Mar 6, 2011

33

I have a gut feeling the movie isn't going to be so good :/

Anonymous on Mar 7, 2011

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