[126] The company released an animated direct-to-video film, Thor: Tales of Asgard, to coincide with the live-action film. [41] The lack of an alter ego also impacts Thor's relationships. [145], Thor's opening in Australia generated $5.8 million and placing second behind Universal Pictures' Fast Five. Morbius (March 19, 2021) Universe: Spiderverse. In the present,[N 2] Odin's son Thor prepares to ascend to the throne of Asgard, but is interrupted when Frost Giants attempt to retrieve the Casket. Thor departs to consult with Dr. Selvig on the meaning of the apocalyptic future he saw in his hallucination. [117], The film also features a song by the Foo Fighters, "Walk", in both a scene where a powerless Thor shares some boilermakers with Selvig in a roadhouse, and the film's closing credits. The Avengers - Chris Hemsworth 4. [103], By April, the prospect for filming parts of Thor in Del Mar, California had fallen through. [42] The first design element that Wen attempted was Thor's hammer, Mjolnir, for which Wen created a number of possible alternatives, incorporating designs including "the traditional Thor hammer with the short handle as well as the Ultimates versions", from which the one Branagh chose "was the most traditional one". After discovering that Thanos has destroyed the Infinity Stones to prevent their use again, a vengeful Thor decapitates Thanos with Stormbreaker. [7] Marvel Studios signed Matthew Vaughn to direct the film. I tried to update Thor and put him into a superhero costume, but he was still Thor. "[148] Metacritic assigned a weighted average score of 57 out of 100, based on 40 critics, indicating "mixed or average reviews". However, on the day that he is to be crowned, Thor reacts with brutality … With the help of Stephen Strange, they find a dying Odin in Norway, who explains that his passing will allow his firstborn child, Hela, to escape from a prison she was sealed in long ago. [65] In May 2000, Marvel Studios brought Artisan Entertainment to help finance it as a film, but by June 2004 the project still had yet to be patronized by a studio. "[138] In its first week of release, Thor took the number one spot on Blu-ray/DVD sales chart and topped Home Media Magazine's rental chart for the week. [80] Later that month, Kenneth Branagh entered into negotiations to direct,[81] and by December 2008, Branagh confirmed that he had been hired. [140] It was released by Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment on April 2, 2013. "[38] Hemsworth underwent around three hours of hair and makeup for the transformation, which also required him to wear a large silicone prosthetic suit; he called himself "Lebowski Thor" on set. into a synthetic body captured from Ultron. "[58], Destruction of Asgard and battle with Thanos. Thor Odinson is the Asgardian God of Thunder, the former king of Asgard and New Asgard, and a founding member of the Avengers. Thor, facing Hela, loses an eye, and through a vision of Odin realizes only Ragnarök can stop her. Several weeks later, Thor goes with a group of Avengers to confront Thanos on the garden planet to which he has retired. For the first film, Visual Development Supervisor Charlie Wen focused on mixing elements from the comic books with Norse mythology in creating Thor's costume, keeping the six disk-shaped adornments on his upper body, but "trying to maintain the Norse side of things" as much as possible. Thanos is defeated when Stark sacrifices himself to use the Infinity Stones against the Mad Titan and his army. Erik Selvig (First appearance) (Joins Project P.E.G.A.S.U.S.) [23] Hemsworth stated that he had to work harder to bring new elements to the character to avoid repeating himself, saying that it "gave us room to kind of make him a little more grounded and human and have him in some civilian clothes and mixing it up at a party". [45] In Avengers: Endgame, after the five-year time gap, Thor has become an overweight drunkard, and is depicted with long hair and an overgrown beard. Where's his hammer? [69] By 2005, though there were talks between Goyer and Marvel, Goyer was no longer interested, though at this point the film was still set to be distributed through Sony Pictures. 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[143], Thor earned $25.5 million on its opening day in the United States and Canada, including $3.3 million from Thursday previews,[133] for a total weekend gross of $65.7 million. We talked about boxers, you know, Mike Tyson, very low to the ground and big open chest and big shoulder swings and very sort of brutal but graceful at the same time, and then as we shot stuff things became easier. The changes were suggested by Hemsworth, who had tired of repeatedly playing the character the same way in previous appearances, and agreed to by director Taika Waititi. [42] The following month, Marvel announced that they had cast the Warriors Three; Fandral was to be played by Stuart Townsend, Hogun was to be played by Tadanobu Asano and Volstagg was to be played by Ray Stevenson. [40] The events of Thor also lead to Loki encountering Thanos, in whose service Loki invades Earth in The Avengers. [4] Live-action film adaptations of the character were thereafter proposed, but did not come to fruition. "[82] Branagh stated that he hoped to begin filming in January 2010,[83] and Marvel Studios set back the release date of the film from its scheduled July 16, 2010 date to June 17, 2011, almost a full year later. He has Loki place Surtur's crown in the Eternal Flame, and the reborn Surtur destroys Asgard and Hela. "[36] Anthony Russo added, "Even though there's a lot of fun to be had in the movie with his physical condition, it's not a gag. [15] Jaimie Alexander and Colm Feore were reported to have joined the cast in September, with Alexander portraying Sif and Feore's role unrevealed, though it was thought to be a villain. 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[112] Branagh stated that BUF, who developed the effects for the race through space, were inspired by Hubble photography and other images of deep space. Kissing Foster goodbye and vowing to return, he leaves with his fellow Asgardians to confront Loki. Sam Raimi first developed the concept of a film adaptation based on Thor in 1991, but soon abandoned the project, leaving it in "development hell" for several years. In the films, Thor is one of the most powerful of the Asgardians, an alien civilization with long ties to Earth, who are therefore considered on Earth to be gods. Thanos manages to teleport away before Thor can finish him off. [114] In the film, Odin enters what is known as the "Odinsleep" in his chamber to regenerate. [42] For The Avengers, Thor's costume was modified slightly to fit in better with other members of the team, and to make his movements and appearance in casual scenes more natural, with changes including enhancing the blue tones in the costume, and reducing the size of Thor's cape. [164][165] Hemsworth, Hiddleston, and Portman reprised their roles, along with others from the first film. In 965 AD, Odin, king of Asgard, wages war against the Frost Giants of Jotunheim and their leader Laufey, to prevent them from conquering the nine realms, starting with Earth. [50] Hemsworth cameos in the mid-credits scene of Doctor Strange (2016) and is scheduled to reprise his role in Thor: Love and Thunder (2022). Thor star Tessa Thompson has revealed that she's "relatively certain" she has "another couple" of Marvel movies to film as Valkyrie, the leader of New Asgard.. Thor Odinson is a fictional character portrayed by Chris Hemsworth in the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) film franchise, based on the Marvel Comics character of the same name. [109] The post-credits scene that sees Nick Fury approach Erik Selvig to ask him to study the Tesseract, was directed by The Avengers's director, Joss Whedon. [32] At the recommendation of Hemsworth, writers Christopher Markus and Stephen McFeely consulted Thor: Ragnarok director Taika Waititi and screenwriter Eric Pearson to help carry over the comedic and tragic elements of the re-toned Thor from that film. Thor Odinson (First appearance) Supporting Characters: 1. He described it as "a human story right in the center of a big epic scenario. It's about finding the framing style, the color palette, finding the texture and the amount of camera movement that helps celebrate and express the differences and the distinctions in those worlds. It was directed by Kenneth Branagh, written by the writing team of Ashley Edward Miller and Zack Stentz along with Don Payne, and stars Chris Hemsworth as the title character alongside Natalie Portman, Tom Hiddleston, Stellan Skarsgård, Colm Feore, Ray Stevenson, Idris Elba, K… [176][177] Cate Blanchett, Tessa Thompson, Jeff Goldblum and Karl Urban joined the cast as Hela, Valkyrie, Grandmaster, and Skurge, respectively. Loki takes the throne in Odin's stead and offers Laufey the chance to kill Odin and retrieve the Casket. Wisely, the movie establishes that Thor does indeed wear the helmet, then promptly drops it so we can see the actor act. It's the story of an Old Testament god who becomes a New Testament god". Volstagg (First appearance) 8. agent Jasper Sitwell, Adriana Barraza plays diner owner Isabella Alvarez and Isaac Kappy plays a pet store clerk. [34] Thor's character in Infinity War has been criticized as a step backwards from his portrayal in his previous appearance in Ragnarok. Branagh stated the footage contains "things like the Asgardian parents, Odin and Frigga, played by the beautiful Rene Russo, there's some beautiful scenes in there that I think people will enjoy. https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Thor_(Marvel_Cinematic_Universe)&oldid=1001956743, Fictional characters with eating disorders, Fictional characters with electric or magnetic abilities, Fictional characters with post-traumatic stress disorder, Fictional characters with weather abilities, CS1 maint: bot: original URL status unknown, Articles containing potentially dated statements from 2020, All articles containing potentially dated statements, Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License, This page was last edited on 22 January 2021, at 04:00. Returning to Asgard, he finds Loki still alive and posing as Odin. 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[151] Megan Lehmann of The Hollywood Reporter wrote, "The hammer-hurling god of thunder kicks off this superhero summer with a bang". I'm not in charge of making those kinds of decisions. [128], Thor held its world premiere at the Event Cinemas theatre in George Street, Sydney on April 17, 2011,[129] with the film opening on April 21, 2011 in Australia. I called my agent he said, 'Naw, you're not in it.' The combination of the primitive and the sophisticated, the ancient and the modern, I think that potentially is the exciting fusion, the exciting tension in the film". 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[41], Analysis of the character from a feminist perspective has noted that Thor "might be a hotheaded braggart, but he never demeans women", a sharp contrast with the womanizing Tony Stark.[40]. 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