Official Thor Plot Synopsis

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official thor plot synopsis Official Thor Plot Synopsis

Marvel Studios and Paramount Pictures have released the official plot synopsis for Thor and while brief, it does give an idea of what to expect in terms of general structure of the film’s story.

In recent weeks, as the Thor cast and crew push further into principal photography, the Marvel movie news ticker has instead centered around that of the casting process for that other Avenger, you know, The First Avenger: Captain America. While we anxiously wait as director Joe Johnston and Marvel narrow down their choices in selecting who will play Steve Rogers in that movie, and while Jon Favreau and Robert Downey Jr. light up the post-Oscar internet party with the unveiling of the second official Iron Man 2 trailer, we now have some more on Thor!

First and foremost, here is the official plot synopsis for Thor:

Paramount Pictures and Marvel Entertainment present the epic adventure, “Thor,” which spans the Marvel Universe from present day Earth to the 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 by his father Odin (Anthony Hopkins) and is forced to live among humans. A beautiful, young scientist, Jane Foster (Natalie Portman), has a profound effect on Thor, as she ultimately becomes his first love. It’s while here on Earth that 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.

It appears that a significant portion of the film will take place on Earth which counters some early reports indicating that the entire film will take place on Asgard with only the end on Earth. That of course, would be a waste of the talent of Natalie Portman so I am not surprised by this.

While on Earth, expect to meet some familiar faces and heroes including Agent Coulson (introduced in Iron Man) from S.H.I.E.L.D., Nick Fury and maybe a cameo by Tony Stark/Iron Man. If fans get their wishes, there’s still that rumor out there that Oscar-nominated Jeremy Renner could play Hawkeye who, according to the actor, would likely first appear in Thor. With the attention this actor has gotten in recent months, he would be an incredible addition to Marvel Studios’ line-up of onscreen heroes.

While keeping in mind what we know about Thor, our own Kofi Outlaw points out the possible downside in having some of the Marvel solo character movies spending time leading into The Avengers. Hopefully, and as we expect from Kenneth Branagh and co., this movie will act as a well-established and structured standalone epic that will work its own first and foremost, and as a sort of lead-in to the epic team up we all await.

That’s not all though; If you’re as excited as I am about the Kenneth Branagh production of Marvel’s God of Thunder, then check out this set report by writer/director Keri Collins who had the opportunity to shadow Branagh on set recently.

“Obviously I can’t reveal anything of what I saw whilst there but needless to say I had an awesome time and gained so much more than I expected in terms of career development. I think you guys are going to be very happy when the movie is released; what I saw absolutely blew me away.

I was also struck by just how friendly and welcoming everyone on set was, including the fantastic Craig Kyle and Kevin Feige from Marvel who could easily have told me to go away and stop malingering around their movie set, but instead made me feel like part of the team. I heard Craig talking to someone about one of the sequences in the movie and the passion with which he delivered it was so intense and engaging that it was almost like seeing the finished movie in my head right there! These guys care so much about the source material that I don’t think the movie could be in better hands.”

This coincides nicely with every single other report we’ve heard from the set of Thor. We at Screen Rant cannot wait until we get to see Asgard brought to life along with the costumes and weapons of our favorite Asgardian characters.

Iron Man 2 opens May 7, 2010, Thor opens May 5, 2011, The First Avenger: Captain America hits July 22, 2011 and The Avengers is scheduled to debut May 4, 2012.

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  1. Sounds pretty good.heres hoping the movie delivers like we are all hoping

  2. Sounds pretty good.heres hoping the movie delivers like we are all hoping

  3. I can't wait for this, the fact that is doesn't come out til next summer bums me out. Seeing Chris in The Perfect Getaway was enough for me to know he can achieve a dominating presence. Plus the addition of Natalie Portman and Anthony Hopkins? Holy freakin crap man, this movie is gonna blow everyone's mind.

  4. I can't wait for this, the fact that this doesn't come out til next summer bums me out. Seeing Chris in The Perfect Getaway was enough for me to know he can achieve a dominating presence. Plus the addition of Natalie Portman and Anthony Hopkins? Holy freakin crap man, this movie is gonna blow everyone's mind.

  5. I agree about The Perfect Getaway. He was mean and huge in his small role there.

  6. This is already my most anticipated film of next year. And it's only 4 and a haf months until we can see some footage from Comic-Con!

  7. This is already my most anticipated film of next year. And it's only 4 and a haf months until we can see some footage from Comic-Con!

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  10. Outside of Chris Hemsworth, I'm liking what I'm hearing about this movie. I still feel they wasted a great opportunity with Skaarsgard.

  11. Who is this person you keep bringing up? He doesn't seem to have anything to do with the Thor movie or comic. You brought him up in the Tron Legacy thread yet he has nothing to do with Tron either. Why do you keep bringing him up?

  12. I am having a lot of trouble getting excited about this film. It takes the Marvel franchise out of the “real” world. I will see this film, but I just don't feel that Thor really fits into the very tech and science world of Iron Man and the Hulk.

  13. I can't wait for the soundtrack. Yeah there's the THOR vs. LOKI battles, but what will play in the background?

    I wonder if CONAN has a claim to Carmina Burana???? if not… put it in THOR! ASGARDIANS CHARGE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!Duh, duh, duh, duh….du, du, du, du, du……

  14. I watched that, and I don't remember him. but it was after I watched pineapple express.

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  16. Better with Neil Fifer http://www.imdb.com/name/nm1292175/ to lead The Avengers… eventually.

  17. What kind of a movie would “Avatar” have been if James Cameron removed the mystical concepts of the Na'vi and their worship of Eywa on Pandora?

    Thor is an integral character of the MARVEL universe and a founding member of The Avengers. Some of the most fascinating storylines have been in seeing how this demi-god interacts and handles the technologies of us mere mortals within the confines of his team and against the adversaries they face.

    Shall we also remove Dr Strange & Dr Druid as they work with forces outside of conventional scientific technologies?

    What about Hercules who debuted in Avengers #10 (Nov. 1964) He doesn't really fit in either does he?

    How about Dr Dooms' foray into the black arts and Agatha Harkness appearances in The Fantastic Four? She even helped The Avengers in their battle against Immortus and taught The Scarlet Witch for a while.

    These themes and characters have always been a part of the MARVEL universe. I love mature treatments and accurate realistic adaptations of comic books, and these ideologies can co-exist and can be represented on the same playing field in the “real world”. Read some MARVEL comic books before making such a divisional statement.

    If technologically advanced and scientifically explained super heroes can have “real world” representations on screen so can The Mighty God of Thunder. “nuff said”

  18. I love the avengers comics. And somehow, I never really considered Thor as out of place in the context of the comic books. He plays a very important role and I loved the new take of Thor in the Ultimates. However, something doesn't seem to fit about Thor in the context of the Iron Man and Hulk movies. So, at this moment, I find that Thor works great in the comics, but I just can't wrap my mind around how he fits into the very real world the Tony Stark inhabits. I'm hoping, however, that the filmmakers CAN wrap their minds around it :)

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  20. And don't switch to spamming on Scarlet Johansen now. No one appreciated that either.

  21. I cannot fathom how anyone cannot be excited about this………..just the cast and director alone is bloody golden!

  22. @PittmanOG

    Carmina Burana – “O Fortuna” by Orff is a great suggestion. I can visualize it right now. :-)

    Are you thinking full blown orchestral battle theme alone or all out rock band assault as well?

    I would prefer an orchestra in keeping with the classic mythological theme but I can also imagine a prog-rock band like RUSH or PORCUPINE TREE adding some great elements to the soundtrack.

  23. @PittmanOG

    Carmina Burana – “O Fortuna” by Orff is a great suggestion. I can visualize it right now. :-)

    Are you thinking full blown orchestral battle theme alone or all out rock band assault as well?

    I would prefer an orchestra in keeping with the classic mythological theme but I can also imagine a prog-rock band like RUSH or PORCUPINE TREE adding some great elements to the soundtrack.

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