New ‘Thor’ Clip Features First Look Avenger Cameo & Lots of Mud

Published 3 years ago by , Updated September 12th, 2013 at 7:21 pm,

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Hot on the heels of the prior (and somewhat lackluster) Thor clip, comes another sneak peek at the upcoming Marvel film and Avengers prequel/spin-off.

This time, director Kenneth Branagh is building buzz for Thor by partially spoiling what was originally a surprise cameo. Read on for the full details – unless you want to be kept in the dark.

It goes without saying, if you don’t want to be spoiled about which Avenger will have a guest-spot in Thor – back out now (and try and avoid the Internet for the next 24 hours).

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This article contains mild Thor spoilers.

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Still here? It’s been over four months since we first reported that Jeremy Renner would make a surprise appearance in Thor and, one week ago, we even detailed what Clint Barton’s costume will look like.

IGN debuted the exclusive Hawkeye “cameo” in an interview with Chris Hemsworth, and while it’s not nearly as exciting as the sneak peek CinemaCon audiences were privy to, it certainly raises some interesting questions, such as: “Is a wobbly overhead crane bucket the best place for an archer to stand guard?”

Check out the clip below:

At first glance, fans might mistake the cameo for a spliced-in shot of Justin Hartley’s Green Arrow from Smallville, but IGN has confirmed that the hooded figure is in fact Jeremy Renner’s Hawkeye – even if it is hard to tell. That said, fans of the purple-wearing archer shouldn’t despair too much, anyone who attended the Disney panel at CinemaCon will tell you that Hawkeye’s appearance in the film isn’t just limited to guarding the mud-pit around the S.H.I.E.L.D. quarantine camp.

While the cameo still leaves a lot of room for fans to be surprised at the final Hawkeye costume when Thor hits theaters, coupled with a prior batch of lackluster promo clips, it’s hard to ignore that spoiling a surprise cameo ahead of the film comes off as a bit desperate. Is Marvel struggling to build the level of anticipation they were expecting for Thor – with only one month before the film releases?

Follow us on Twitter @benkendrick and @screenrant and let us know what you think of the clip.

Thor will be in theaters on May 6th, 2011.

The Avengers will be in theaters a year later on May 4th, 2012.

Source: IGN

TAGS: the avengers, thor

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  1. aww i wanted to keep watchin

  2. You’re right Vic it was boring, even Bud Spencer and Terence Hill could make people laugh back in the old days by bashing bad guys. Even the fight with William Shatner vs Christopher Lloyd was more exciting.

  3. Sheesh! Too many armchair critics! Music,boring fight scene, crossbow or no..nice lecture by the way, Great White. However considering that Hawkeye’s arrows are not regular like yours, the efffect of one can be highly destructive. Yes it might seem ridiculous to have solo archer as a guard in real life or a man in cape with no guns but in the comic universe it isn’t if the archer is a superhero called Hawkeye or a caped crusader called Batman. There has to be something EXTRA-ordinary about them if not anybody can be a superhero! Let’s try not to over-analyse when it comes to comic adaptations. Because that’s really what it is.

    • Claude,

      All I’m saying is that if you’re going to release a fight clip it should be exciting, don’t you think?

      Vic

  4. the fight scene works for me for the most part. I didnt care for Thor slugging it out with the guard at first but did like some of the grappling skills shown. In the other trailers Coulson comments on how Thor beat the hell out of the very well trained and equipped guards. Its possible this scene is edited and there could be more give and go between Thor and this guard in the actual movie. I just hope with this clip and what Coulson says that Thor is shown as having great fighting skills besides just a mere brawler. In the comics that is not shown very often but Thor does have thousands of years of battle experience. I liked what I saw and really was not boring.

  5. It works for me because it’s not the typical comic book fight. Thor was more Happy Hogan than Black Widow, which makes sense because he doesn’t have his powers.

    • even without his powers Thor is still supposed to have great fighting skills. Looks like we see some of that here as well in the previous trailers. Even as a mortal there is still elements he has that he got from his time in all the battles Thor has fought. If one guy with like basic combat training took mortal Thor down then I would have a really big problem with that.

      • Agreed. At least Thor didn’t get taken apart by a jerkass trucker like Clark did in Superman II.

  6. From what i’ve heard shield is kinda in the know on what and who Thor is and Hawkeye is there on Nick Fury’s orders just really to observe and wait for any go-ahead from Fury via radio. They are just monitoring him without letting other people in loop. That’s why Hawkeye isn’t getting involved and is in such a recconisance position. He’s not really there be a sniper, I mean what kind of sniper would choose to swing from a crane. But Hawkeye is such a crackshot, he could even hit him from Disneyland if he wanted.

    Even with a compound bow…..thingy.

  7. Well mc7791, here’s another way to look at it: if Thor as a mortal can take out every single mortal adversary, regardless of their training, of what use is his powers? He might as well wear mask and be Batman or Daredevil. I think this scene makes one appreciate his powers more-just like the bar scene in Superman 2 where a powerless but resilient Kent was beaten to the point of bleeding by a bum despite his fighting experience. These scenes are meant to be humbling. Remember these are trained Shield agents.

    • good point Claude. But what I was saying is that its good he shows his fighting prowess without his powers. I am not saying that a powerless Thor with his fighting skills can take down every human adversary per se. But I do like it that he does have the skill to take down several SHIELD agents before they are able to stop him. I know Superman has fighting skills in the comics, but I dont think that has translated well in the movies IMO. I also really want to see what happens when mortal Thor squares off against the Destroyer.

      • Maybe facing the destroyer while mortal to save the townsfolk will be the heroic self sacrifice that causes Thor to regain his powers!?

      • I tried posting this as a response to Iron Patriot’s above comment but was thrown off, for some odd reason…

        The gist is this: Thor is an experienced warrior, hence his ability to defeat many SHIELD soldiers before being beaten (probably by human exhaustion as much as anything else), even without any of his godly power. Clark was NEVER a warrior. Yes, in the comics, he has received hand-to-hand combat training from Batman, BUT in the movie universe he has NO experience fighting with anyone. A meatheaded bully, unfortunately can EASILY beat Clark in a fight (especially if he begins it with a sucker punch, as he did), if Clark is powerless.

        • Yup, not really much reason for Superman to become well versed in martial arts skills, eh?

          Vic

          • True dat…

            :D

  8. Correct me if I’m wrong please but I recall Thor fighting more than one Shield agent in the first official trailer before being taken down.

    • yes you are correct sir!!

  9. Reasons this movie will suck:
    1. Thor was banished to Earth without an knowledge of Godhood, into the body and memories of an existing, partially disabled human medical student, Donald Blake. (He didnt look Partiall disabled in the previews)
    2. Thor possesses a very high resistance to physical injury that approaches invulnerability- (The movie won’t show that)
    3. He is physically the Strongest of all the Asgardians (He will appear weak in this movie)
    4. Things the movie won’t touch on -(possesses keen senses that allows him to track objects traveling faster than light, Using Mjolnir, Thor can also travel at supersonic speeds in Earth’s atmosphere and travel faster than light in space.
    5. Thor is a God, according to marvel, in every sense of the word, but this movie will make him appear weak and stupid, like the character playing him. These impotent directors has ruined another Hero

  10. If a director want a challenging superhero movie, make one of the Submariner

  11. Nothing too challenging there. Just re-do the old movie ‘Man from Atlantis’, give him an inflated ego and temper and the gift of flight (which doesn’t make much sense to me for a sub-mariner) and hey presto! Namor is born. I’m sure they’re getting to him very soon though.

    • Of course they will have to find someone to wear speedos through out the movie and have a helluva physique. Not to mention, why does Namor have a tan if he’s always under water.

  12. That should read the ‘ancient’ movie. However it had a realistic take on an Atlantean

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