Another New Earth-Based Photo from Kenneth Branagh's Thor
by Alex Billington
July 21, 2010
Source: USA Today
A bunch of new photos for Marvel's Thor have been hitting over the last week, including the very heavily debated first look at "The Gods". Over at USA Today, they've published their own Thor Comic-Con preview with another new never-before-seen photo of Chris Hemsworth attempting to pull the hammer Mjolnir out of some base. "If you can impress Comic-Con fans, you're in the big leagues," Marvel's Kevin Feige told the paper. This is pretty damn cool to see, but I'm still looking forward to checking out the footage. "I think the trick (to winning over fans) is to love the material as much as they do," added Jon Favreau. Thoughts?
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.
He looks really ripped here. No doubt in perfect physical condition to play Thor, but those pics that have been coming out of Asgard and the armour just don't look right, to shiny and plastic looking. I was expecting more of a Lord of the Rings look with regards to Asgard, perhaps similar to Minas Tirith, but on a bigger scale.
welshchris on Jul 21, 2010
this looks awesome and convincing. the perfect photo to release just before comic con. This movie is looking great. im happy they went for something similar to the original jack kirby comics regarding the armors. it definitely helps the believability that they exist in the same universe as iron man and others.
Logan on Jul 21, 2010
Seriously, who the hell is this guy? I've never heard of him, and I doubt many Australians have either. Why would Marvel hire this guy? I mean can he act?
BaleHail on Jul 21, 2010
I have no problems at all with the armors or the designs of Asgard and all that stuff, it's these "Earth" scenes that I'm really worried about here.
DRM on Jul 21, 2010
@#3 Chris Hemsworth played George Kirk (James T Kirk's Dad) in JJ Abrams Star Trek. Thats all I'VE seen him in...... However he wasn't as muscular in that. He's HUGE now! My wife will probably enjoy that!
Ultim8 on Jul 21, 2010
Looking like Brad Pitt on steroids. Until the trailer comes out, all those comments of Asgard are redundant. I hope for good things of this latest Marvel character franchise, but we need to see him with the winged helmet. So far the costume looks great.
TediusTed on Jul 21, 2010
#3 : That's what a lot of people said of Sam Worthington too... You guys are foools!lolll It helps keep the budget down by hiring some non-celebrity and also launch new careers. Everyone who is now famous has had a moment where they weren't, so get a grip. loll!
I am... on Jul 21, 2010
He was in A Perfect Getaway too...but he didn't really do anything.
JP on Jul 21, 2010
cool,photo. can't wait for this film,thor the mighty avenger comic book movie 2011.
deadpool72 on Jul 21, 2010
@#3 Yeah i know right but hes austraila good enough for me maybe he will be the next heath ledger
Richard chin on Jul 21, 2010
I was excited for Thor until they started showing photos. All these pictures look cheap. Everything looks like its made from plastic or foam rubber.
Chris_O on Jul 21, 2010
He was also in "the perfect getaway" and was quite good in that. I've actually seen him in a number of films, he's a decent character actor. Stars in the Red Dawn remake too, which should have come out by now
Barfy mcbarfly on Jul 21, 2010
@#13. Exactly. Every picture thats come out of this just looks fake and crap. It just looks really low budget. If they think they can win over a Comic Con crowd with stuff like this they are dreaming.
Bee on Jul 21, 2010
i just cant wait for some viking god ass whooping. do people realize how awesome this is going to be? it is fucking THOR we are talking about here people. THOR!!!! AHHH!!! and btw loki is going to be a villian in the avengers and he will take over hulk and thats why the avengers team up. you heard it here first folks...
Jesus on Jul 21, 2010
THOR is kind of like Marvels "Superman"
TediusTed on Jul 21, 2010
Damn, he's bulked up. Hooray for Sustanon 450!
6dra6on6 on Jul 21, 2010
the guy added like a ton of muscle!! that kind of commitment is a good sign...
leinergroove on Jul 21, 2010
People you haven't seen a post production shot yet, so please just relax, We have no idea how it will look. Come on you guys are so judgmental lol
NeoSlyfer on Jul 21, 2010
much better than the gods looked in the last photo
antioch on Jul 21, 2010
@ 17 Thor is better that Superman
drunkimus on Jul 21, 2010
holy shit...he got fucking huge!!!!!!!!! he was a little skinny in star trek but damn he got fucking Big
Darren on Jul 21, 2010
McWilly on Jul 21, 2010
just give me a full theatrical trailer, then I will judge.
Xerxex on Jul 21, 2010
#17 actually the Sentry is more like Superman.
Karl on Jul 21, 2010
Dang, Chris Hemsworth bulked up like a mutha!
Icefilm on Jul 21, 2010
#26 I hear ya, in this case, THOR was there first but I see where your coming from..Christ, I really am such a geek! By ODINS Beard!
TediusTed on Jul 21, 2010
"Seriously, who the hell is this guy? I've never heard of him, and I doubt many Australians have either. Why would Marvel hire this guy? I mean can he act? BaleHail on Jul 21, 2010" Quick sack him, BaleHail hasn't heard of him!!
Steve Bronfman on Jul 21, 2010
Wow that's an awesome shot! doesn't look at all like plastic or foam rubber! I cant believe people are so pissed that Hollywood would use plastic or foam rubber, I mean lets just throw real boulders at the actors!
Jimmy Love on Jul 21, 2010
@ # 29 He was Kirk's father in Star Trek, and a shady character in A Perfect Getaway... L2knowshit
Brandon on Jul 21, 2010
Chris was on Aussie soap Home and Away for a few years. Most Australians know him.
4gig on Jul 21, 2010
He looks so bulked, i can't wait to see a teaser.
Fisherr on Jul 22, 2010
One word: STEROIDS.
That Awesome Norwegian Dude on Jul 22, 2010
THOR TRAILORRRRRRRRRRRR http://gizmodo.com/5599556/check-out-the-full-thor-trailer-and-get-hammered How come this hasn't found its way on here yet???
ek on Jul 29, 2010
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