Little Thor: Marvel’s Official Fake ‘God of Thunder’ Trailer

Published 4 years ago by , Updated May 22nd, 2011 at 7:50 pm,

little thor trailer marvel Little Thor: Marvels Official Fake God of Thunder Trailer

As God of Thunder fans anxiously await their first glimpse at Marvel’s Thor (only two weeks from now), the comic book publisher-turned movie studio is unleashing a special surprise – to help whet our appetites.

Little Thor, a soon-to-be Internet sensation, was recently released on the Marvel YouTube account – and the results are, as you can imagine, electrifying.

There’s plenty of positive buzz for Thor, as a result of some favorable early reviews, but there’s no doubt that the summer of 2011 is packed with superhero films and the God of Thunder and Marvel have their work cut out for them if they want to come out on top – or, looking forward, get a green light for Thor 2. A great performance from Chris Hemsworth and an oscar-winner love interest certainly help – but nothing is quite as effective these days as great viral marketing.

The Little Thor commercial, obviously a semi-shot for shot play on the the much talked about Little Darth Vader Volkswagen Super Bowl spot (entitled “The Force”) may not sell a ton of cars but adds a great twist on the heavy-hitting marketing blitz Thor executives are beginning to unleash.

Check out the “Little Thor” trailer below:

While Marvel is no stranger to viral marketing, Little Thor adds a new dimension to a media campaign that has been dominated by bulky superhero action and special effects. While the trailers have certainly hinted at the humor in Kenneth Branagh’s addition to the Marvel movie canon, the spot is certainly going to put Thor in front of some demographics that might have otherwise been unfazed by The Avengers buzz, The Destroyer, hammer combat, and ground-pound earthquakes.

Whether or not the cutesy viral video is ultimately enough to get non-comic book fans into theater is certainly up in the air. Now if only ‘Little Thor’ was coming to IMAX 3D like his superhero namesake.

Follow me on Twitter @benkendrick and let us know what you think of Little Thor.

Thor arrives in theaters next month on May 6th.

Source: Marvel

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  1. IMO it would be a lot more funny if the car transforms into a Decepticon and smashes the kid.

    Sorry, but the kids of my neighbors are getting on my nerves. Maybe that´s why I´m anti-children today…

    • I feel your pain dude, 3 kids screaming at the top of their lungs downstairs while I try to get some sleep after spending 12 hours on the night shift will not improve my disposition to kids.

      • Only three?! There´s about 8 kids that play in front of my living room window every day. 8! EIGHT!

        • uhhh, quit having kids?? lol

          • They’re obviously not his kids.

    • Stop whining! There just kids, playing, what’s wrong with that? It’s not like you have 6 kids running around, yelling, screaming, running into stuff, breaking crap, CRYING AT THE TOP OF THEIR LUNGS, DEMANDING YOU TO BUY EVERY FRAKKING TOY ON EARTH….I CAN’T STAND IT ANYMORE!!! WOULD SOMEONE PULL THE PLUG!!!! (calms down, sighs) Anyway, stop whining! 😀

  2. too funny loved it

  3. That was almost as great as the Darth Vader Superbowl commercial. I love the ” :O ” look the kid gives at the end.

    • At first I thought they were just going to completely copy that commercial. But by the end I think it’s clear that they were leading the viewers on to think that they were going to copy it, only to blow our minds with the explosion. It’s basically a parody/spoof of the Darth Vader commercial. Intentionally.

      From what it looks like, the viewers are supposed to have seen the Darth Vader commercial before.

    ill say this much, they’re doing something right. The real Thor commercial came on today and my four year old son *who is starting to become a comicbook nerd just like his dad* gasped and yelled
    “Thor daddy! can we go see him?!”
    that my friends is the giddy fanboy joy that i think alot of us become jaded to getting older.

  5. I love it!

    The dog was named Loki and the car’s plate said ASG 4RD (Asgard) LOL


  6. HAHAHAHAHA!!! Awesome. Liked the license plate too.

  7. I am photographing a wedding on May 7. When I told my 10 year old daughter this she started laughing and asked if I’ll cry when mommy and her see Thor before I do. I now believe even more strongly in “spare the rod, spoil the child.”

    • Hahahaha, maybe Peyton can write a review of Thor for you… I´d love to read it.

  8. LOL Loved it!!! What an adorable take on the VW commercial <3

  9. that was pretty good

  10. Haha a few easter eggs in this. There is a Thor action figure somewhere, a STARK coffe mug, and some ironman helmet pic on something :)

    • It’s an Iron Man air freshener…I totally want one!

  11. Liked it of course!

  12. The Thor action figure was on the bed behind the doll to the left.

  13. It made me think of the Marvel minis cartoon that came out last year

  14. that was better than the original.

  15. That was hysterical. I watched about 3 times before I posted it to Facebook. I love the original one but that was awesome.

  16. Okay I laughed!
    And quite possibly yelled yes when the car blew up!

  17. So where can I buy one of those hammers? It looks like they dont leave much forensic evidence.