Fans of the Norse superhero Thor will get their moment to cheer when the Thor Movie hits theaters in May . The Thor movie is taking some huge chances here by casting a rather unknown commodity in Chris Hemsworth as the lead Nordic Superhero. Since the movie is right around the corner, I’m bumping our Thor preview again since we have been covering Thor for almost two years.
My questions about Hemsworth as Thor, is how will they portray him? Thor was a monster of a man, bulging with muscles and testosterone. Hemsworth goes about 6’3, 180lbs… not the portrayal of Thor I was hoping for. Not that we needed a muscle bound freak here, but how will they bulk him up for this role, or will they pretend Thor was never very big? This movie, the plot etc really confuses me. I just watched the trailer for Thor, and I have one question : Since when is Thor a spoiled brat that Odin has to throw out of Asgard?! He always championed his father and upheld his laws, Loki was the one who always disobeyed. I call BS on this, Thor is going to suck.
Thor – The Plot
Partially disabled medical student Dr. Donald Blake discovers his heretofore unknown alter ego, the Norse warrior, Thor.
This epic adventure spans the Marvel Universe; from present day Earth to the realm of Asgard. At the center of the story is The Mighty Thor, 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.
Why you care
While Thor may not be the most exciting comic book character for a movie, we look forward to a big Nordic man swinging a hammer. No homo.
Thor Release Date
Thor comes to theaters May 2011.
Who’s In the Thor Movie?
Natalie Portman and Chris Hemsworth are leading the Thor movie. Kat Dennings, Anthonly Hopkins, Stellan Skarsgård, Stuart Townsend, Sam Jackson and Idris Elba round out the supporting cast. Rene Russo Has Been Cast as Thor ‘s Stepmom as of Dec 16 2009.
Natalie Portman … Jane Foster
Chris Hemsworth … Thor
Idris Elba … Heimdall
Kat Dennings … Darcy
Anthony Hopkins … Odin
Stellan Skarsgård … Selvig
Ray Stevenson … Volstagg
Rene Russo … Frigga
Tom Hiddleston … Loki
Jaimie Alexander … Sif
Clark Gregg … Agent Phil Coulson
Movies based on comic books normally excite us, and Stan Lee is behind the script.
Chris Hemsworth as Thor? Really? Shouldn’t you have someone like The Rock, Chris Jericho or Tripple H? I mean, why not give the lead role to a big guy, someone who looks like Thor? As I mentioned above, they have made Thor out to be a pain in the ass, something he never ever was in the comics.
Our Clever Prediction
The nerds will flock to Thor, but will it be enough?