‘The Avengers’ Clip: Iron Man Takes on Thor, the God of Thunder

Published 3 years ago by , Updated April 17th, 2012 at 10:10 am,

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Assuming you’re not already suffering from an overload of Marvel movie media material (there’s a tongue-twister) from watching every other snippet of footage or behind-the-scenes featurette that’s been unveiled as promotion for Joss Whedon’s The Avengers so far, you should check out the above clip. It offers a brief, but tantalizing, glimpse at the throwdown between mere mortal Tony Stark (Robert Downey Jr.) – aided by “only” his Mark VI Iron Man armor – and the God of Thunder, Thor Odinson (Chris Hemsworth).

No doubt the clip could raise a few questions, such as the over-arching context for this fight as well as whether or not it’s “realistic” that Iron Man could hold his own against a legitimate “deity” (or absorb lightning, like he does) – so feel free to debate those as you wish in the comments section.

Whether it is Thor’s fuller use of his powers, like in the clip above, or that Avengers trailer bit where Hulk catches a free-falling Iron Man, Marvel’s biggest and longest (minds out of the gutter, now) movie to date looks to provide exactly the sort of entertainment that dedicated comic book enthusiasts have been hoping for.

Early word of mouth also indicates that Whedon and Co. have successfully delivered a film experience that will satisfy casual viewers and the more ardent Marvel fans alike – through a combination of geekgasm-inducing moments, great action, and a tone that varies from tongue-in-cheek to heavy and serious, when the occasion calls for it.

In case you missed them, be sure to also check out the previous Avengers clips:

The Avengers stars Robert Downey Jr., Chris Evans, Chris Hemsworth, Scarlett Johansson, Mark Ruffalo, Jeremy Renner, Samuel L. Jackson, Tom Hiddleston, Clark Gregg, and Cobie Smulders.

Look for The Avengers to assemble in theaters (2D, 3D, and IMAX 3D) around the U.S. on May 4th, 2012.


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  1. Finally folks. We get to see our hereos cut loose. Thor gets to actually be THOR and not a blonde hippie with bad manners who has a way with the ladies. The reason I like Thor so much is because he is the only one that was born with his power. No exoskeleton or gamma bomb, os super formual with Vita rays. In the Thor movie it was a fine introduction but we never really did get to see him cut loose. here we finally do. Ive been saying for years that I hope we get a confritaion with the Hulk and Thor even if its a stare down. This is the moment I have been waiting for. I think I may shut off the computers until I see the movie. Its getting very difficult to avoid peoples spoilers

    • Thats nice about THOR and all but damn give STARK some credit for the ARMOR no human can make himself SUPER HUMAN so he did the next best thing.

  2. GUYs PLEASE we all cant be that ignorant…Tony just didn’t get the IRON MAN armor from the local Halloween shop…THe IRON MAN ARMOR enables him SUPER HUMAN STRENGTH and STAMINA..You all know this already.

  3. @trey I would say its on par with Ironman. Im a Hulk and Thor fan but Iron man was a great film. This is definitely on par with that.

    Its hard to compare exactly as you’re dealing with a team where each member has to be given some screen time to build their characters etc etc but overall id say its just as good as Ironman

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  5. read this folks


    Thor definitely holding back….coz going by marvels profile…Thor should be untouchable

  6. Kevin Feige talks about some X-characters that Marvel Studios could use. Great little interview.


    • nice work, :) great interview. I’m assuming as they looked at these characters legal rights, they are hoping to use them in future movies. Kevin does let slip an Avengers spoiler though.