Thor Details: Avengers, Costumes & Timeline Information

Published 4 years ago by , Updated February 10th, 2012 at 9:41 am,

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I never get tired of saying it so I’ll say it again; The upcoming production from Marvel known as Thor is my most anticipated character movie in-development from the Disney-owned studio. Read on to see some reasons why this is.

While Thor has been in principal photography since January, there have been very few details released about the movie and we’ve yet to see what any of the characters or sets look like. Heck, we still don’t ever know who some of the actors are playing.

Thanks to our friends at Latino Review, that all changes today due to the exclusive information about Thor they recently shared online. In their report, they discuss the style of the movie, the look of the characters, where in the Marvel movie timeline Thor takes place and last but not least, how Thor gets involved with The Avengers.

Avengers Assemble!

Agent Coulson, a member of S.H.I.E.L.D. (Strategic Homeland Intervention, Enforcement and Logistics Division) who were were introduced to in Iron Man, was played by actor Clark Gregg. As of January, we know that he’ll be back again for Iron Man 2 and that he’ll also be playing a part in Thor. While we know Coulson will be in the movie, we expect other cameos from familar faces such as Samuel L. Jackson’s Nick Fury and hopefully Robert Downey Jr.’s Tony Stark.

These characters, in cross-over appearances, will be what lays the foundation for our favorite heroes coming together in The Avengers. And according to Latino Review, by the end of the Thor movie, Thor lets Agent Coulson know that Asgard and he are there for S.H.I.E.L.D. when need be and that when called upon, he will join when The Avengers assemble.

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Thor's costume from most recent issue, Thor #606. Pencils by Billy Tan.

Asgardian Outerwear

A big aspect of Thor’s uniqueness compared to the other films Marvel Studios is working on is the other-worldly dress code (literally). The mystical realm of Asgard houses viking gods who live in a very different aesthetic than what we’re used to Earth, sporting very different costumes. While we’ve had some hints and ideas about the costumes of Thor, we’ve not had a definitive design presented to us.

To best get an idea of what to expect, I’ve cut out a specific snippet of the response to the question about Thor’s costume and weaponry that actor Chris Hemsworth will get to wield:

“If you look at some of the more recent Thor comics that are out now, the tone and the costuming is that. It’s basically, the way you read the comics now, they’re updated the way they are now and that’s how the costumes are. I think everyone is going to be very, very happy. Nothing looks cheesy or cheap. Everything looks like it’s real. Everything looks like it came from that period. And everything looks right on all the actors.”

The look of the characters is one of the aspects I’m most excited to learn more about and from all accounts (including what I heard in our exclusive interview with Joe Gatt who’s playing a villain in the movie), we’re in for something special.

Continue to Part 2: Where Thor fits in the movie timeline and what style Kenneth Branagh brings to the movie…

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Where Does Thor Fit in the Timeline?

Just over a month ago we found out from director Jon Favreau via Twitter that Iron Man 2 takes place before The Incredible Hulk. Unfortunately for fans, this rules out the possibility of an Ed Norton cameo to return the favor. However, since we saw Tony Stark seemingly working for S.H.I.E.L.D. in that brief scene with General Ross to recruit for The Avengers it does make sense that Iron Man 2 will be used to get Stark used to the idea of working with others and starting to work towards the initiative.

So, where or should I say when does Thor come in to play? As it turns out, it takes place after The Incredible Hulk meaning it also takes place after both Iron Man films. According to LR, the Professor character played by Stellan Skarsgard refers back upon the events relating to the Hulk.

“There was brilliant scientist (Bruce Banner). He was a genius with gamma radiation and somehow S.H.I.E.L.D. made him disappear.”

At this point in time, Tony Stark is a full-fledged club member already on the hunt to build The Avengers team with Nick Fury.

Kenneth Branagh’s Mission

The last thing we’ll touch on from the information Latino Review was able to learn about Thor is about its director and the tone of the film. Ever since The Dark Knight, people everywhere having been riding the “dark is better” train without knowing what “dark” actually means and how (and when) it can be applied. From what the Marvel insiders revealed here, we can expect Thor to be similar in style to Iron Man but perhaps thematically balanced between that and Christopher Nolan’s work for Warner Bros.’ DC film universe.

“Branagh is fantastic. The guy is a passionate director. He makes everything and everyone important, no matter how small their role in the production is. He’s keeping the material very close to the comic. The tone is – even the way the stuff looks – is darker. So it’s cool. Iron Man was cool because it was light, but not too light like the Batman movies that Tim Burton made and it was not as heavy as say, Chris Nolan’s The Dark Knight. Iron Man was the perfect comic book movie because it was the light and the dark sides sort of mixed together. Thor balances the same things as well. It plays the light side with the stuff on Earth and then the heavier side with what happens up in Asgard and the battle that occurs. Marvel has done a really good job of trying to blend what they need to have a successful movie and what they need to keep all the fan boys happy.”

That’s all for this Thor update so if you want to see the full piece, head over to Latino Review where they also talk about the Marvel executives and how passionate and respectful of the details and source material they are.

If you want to know a little bit more about the general story of the movie, check out our report on the official Thor plot synopsis.

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.

Source: Latino Review

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  1. Sounds like a step in the right direction. Im on board with it all…. and very intrigued by the mentioning of SHIELD making the Hulk disappear. Sounds dramatic and mysterious…. hope it pans out to be a big suprise we dont expect.

    yep so theres my 2cents on the table…

  2. I am really looking forward to this film too. Sounds great.

    On a side note… we keep hearing about the Avenger's line-up… and talk about Iron Man being told he doesn't have to go solo… but what are the chances of War Machine being part of the Avengers too? I know he isn't an official member of the team in the comics…. but what would be the explanation for not having him on the team when his best buddy is a founding member?

  3. If they are following the comic history accurately, the Avengers are based in New York, and War Machine was/is part of the West Coast Avengers.

    Besides Stark foots a mayor part of the bill for the Avengers, and Rhodes/War Machine ends up working for Stark.

  4. A few little sneaky things are going on with Thor.Chris Hemsworth's brother Liam is also in Thor as who? They still have yet to reveal it, I speculate that he will be Baldur. In Asgard it was kept a secret for a long time that Balder or Baldur was Thor's “real” half brother and that sort of became a dramatic scandal.This also explains why Thor and Baldur had a brotherly kind of affection for one another,they both subconsciously felt a stronger connection and respect for each other without knowing why initially.This would be a great sub-story in the movie too.Some real family drama amongst the royal family of Asgard.

  5. Interesting to learn about where Thor fits in the whole movie timeline so far. I can guess, as The Avengers movie draws closer, it'll probably be the responsibility of any preceding movie to point out what events happened when.

    I wonder if IM2 and Thor will do much of that, but I can't really think of how except for maybe using SHIELD as the glue to connect everything. It'd be nice if IM2 included or ended with Stark getting news blips about Hulk, but I don't know how that'd fit the continuity. I don't imagine Cap being all that problematic: just break the ice and, wala, 21st century.

  6. I so hope Thor rocks and is made believable like Iron Man.

  7. So the timeline is like this: Captain America> Iron Man> Iron Man 2> The Incredible Hulk> Thor> The Avengers. I'm so excited for Thor.

  8. I think your timeline is accurate.

  9. So S.H.I.E.L.D. makes Hulk disappear, as in capturing Banner and holding hold, as in the first Avengers animated movie. Sounds good. They could also have at the very end of IM2 where Stark (Downey) is talking to Banner (Norton) and convinces him to turn himself in so that SHIELD can find a way to control the Hulk. What I would like to see, but will never happen, is a battle between IM and Hulk with IM finally sedating him and bringing him to SHIELD.

    Thor is definately my most anticipated movie for 2011. And Avengers is my most anticipated for the century. Avengers…..rollout!! Oh, wait a minute…. :-)

  10. yes, yes, yes,,,bring it!

  11. LOL… Avengers…..rollout!!

  12. We heard a while back that War Machine would likely appear in The Avengers although to what capacity, we do not yet know.

  13. Captain America is both at the beginning (WW2) and at the end before the Avengers I would guess. I think Stark and the others are there already together when they unfreeze him.

  14. Thank you for all that information.

    As a Marvel Thor fan since 1962 I just can't wait for the movie.

    If your readers can't wait either then they might like to check out some of my Thor fan fiction at:

    http://www.fanfiction.net/u/1276881/David_Scholes

    I'm also an Australian science fiction writer:

    http://www.StrategicBookPublishing.com/ScienceFictiona...

    http://www.amazon.com/Essential-Reading-Science

    Cheers

  15. I so hope Thor rocks and is made believable like Iron Man.

  16. So the timeline is like this: Captain America> Iron Man> Iron Man 2> The Incredible Hulk> Thor> The Avengers. I'm so excited for Thor.

  17. I think your timeline is accurate.

  18. So S.H.I.E.L.D. makes Hulk disappear, as in capturing Banner and holding hold, as in the first Avengers animated movie. Sounds good. They could also have at the very end of IM2 where Stark (Downey) is talking to Banner (Norton) and convinces him to turn himself in so that SHIELD can find a way to control the Hulk. What I would like to see, but will never happen, is a battle between IM and Hulk with IM finally sedating him and bringing him to SHIELD.

    Thor is definately my most anticipated movie for 2011. And Avengers is my most anticipated for the century. Avengers…..rollout!! Oh, wait a minute…. :-)

  19. yes, yes, yes,,,bring it!

  20. LOL… Avengers…..rollout!!

  21. We heard a while back that War Machine would likely appear in The Avengers although to what capacity, we do not yet know.

  22. Captain America is both at the beginning (WW2) and at the end before the Avengers I would guess. I think Stark and the others are there already together when they unfreeze him.

  23. Thank you for all that information.

    As a Marvel Thor fan since 1962 I just can't wait for the movie.

    If your readers can't wait either then they might like to check out some of my Thor fan fiction at:

    http://www.fanfiction.net/u/1276881/David_Scholes

    I'm also an Australian science fiction writer:

    http://www.StrategicBookPublishing.com/ScienceFictiona...

    http://www.amazon.com/Essential-Reading-Science

    Cheers

  24. sounds good cant wait the hammer looks awesome theres a scence of it after iron man 2 but i wanna know who exactly do they fight cuz thats alot of power and there has to be a big battle for a group that powerful. i know in the first avnegers comic the had to find the hulk and fight him thats how they found captain america maybe it will go like that