Action Figure Reveals Joe Gatt’s Secret ‘Thor’ Character

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Ymir the Frost Giant Thor Action Figure Reveals Joe Gatts Secret Thor Character

Anyone who has been following Thor knows that the mighty God of Thunder has his work cut out for him this May when the movie hits theaters and kicks off the summer season. Not only does Thor have to do battle with his evil brother Loki and the incredibly awesome looking Destroyer, he will also square off against the powerful Frost Giants.

Recently, at the Marvel fan website, a reader sent in an image of several Thor action figures. There, sitting smack dab in the middle of Odin and Loki is what appears to be a Frost Giant (though it may also possibly be a malformed Na’vi from Avatar).

The Frost Giants could be seen ever so briefly in the San Diego Comic Con footage of Thor, so we knew they were there, but the action figure of the Frost Giant provides even more definitive proof. Take a look at the action figure for yourself below.

Frost Giant Thor Action Figure Action Figure Reveals Joe Gatts Secret Thor Character

Perhaps more interesting than the actual action figure is the possibility that it reveals who stunt actor Joseph Gatt is playing in the film. Back in January, Screen Rant’s Rob Keyes interviewed Joe Gatt about his role in Thor. During the interview, Gatt said he was “playing a bad guy with a lot of action” and that his “costume is awesome” and he gets some “seriously mean weapons.”

At the time, we speculated Gatt could be playing Skurge the Executioner, though now we think he’ll be playing the Frost Giant. Why, you ask? Because of some comments that Gatt made on the “Marvel Movies!” fan-run discussion page on Facebook.

Check out this screen capture to see Mr. Gatt himself weighing in on the action figure. As you can see, Gatt says “Where did you find this? I want a little me!!” Now, Gatt could be saying he wants a little version of whomever his character is in the movie. However, from the context of the post, it appears that he is directly referencing the Frost Giant action figure. Also, if he were the Frost Giant, it would confirm that Gatt was a CG character, something he told us at Comic-Con.

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For some additional reference, here’s a still of a Frost Giant from the Thor Comic Con footage. Remember, this is just one of the Frost Giants, not necessarily Gatt. In fact, it very well could be Colm Feore, who also talked about a mysterious Thor role.

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If Gatt is indeed playing a Frost Giant, one wonders if he is playing Ymir, the leader of the Frost Giants. In the comic books, as well as in Norse mythology, Ymir is an ancient being with nearly unlimited physical power. He has fought against Odin, Thor, and other Asgardian heroes on a number of occasions.

Whatever the case, it’s fun to pick apart the puzzles of Thor as we move closer and closer to the film’s release on May 5th, 2011. Among all of Marvel’s upcoming projects, I believe Thor is the riskiest. It will be great to see how successful director Kenneth Branagh is in bringing the world of Asgard onto Earth in a way that fits in with the rest of the established Marvel film universe.


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  1. He can most likely be a frost giant, at the same time the comment could mean that he wishes there were a action figure of the character he is to play. I think the former and not the later. Only time can tell.

  2. It seems to me that the screen capture of the Frost Giant is of Colm Feore. However, Gatt could be playing a lesser known Frost Giant than Ymir.

    • That’s a good point. The still is just meant to provide another layer of reference compared to the action figure. I added a sentence to clarify that the still was not necessarily Gatt, and could in fact be Colm Feore.

      • I understand. It’s just the eyes of that picture say “Colm Feore” to me. What Gatt says on the Facebook photo does intrigue me though. I like Gatt as Skurge, but I’m digging the thought of him as a Frost Giant now.

        • You’re definitely right. When I checked back to our Colm Feore article and compared the two pictures I thought, “Bingo!”

  3. so.. are they going to be the size of giants. or normal sized just huge dudes? or like destroyer size… because they need to be at least destroyer size anyone kno?

    • My guess would be that they will transform from regular size (human actors) into giants (CGI).

      • that would be pretty awsome. totally off subject but.. i was reading new avengers today and i realized. they need to do a sentry movie. his character is dark but hes awsoome it would be amazing if he had a cameo in the avengers

  4. There seems to be one problem with this. In your earlier interview with Gatt it was said that he would be an Asgardian warrior, Ymir is not an asgardian warrior. Also would Ymir have sweet weapons?

  5. Not confirmed by Marvel, but hasn’t Ymir gone to Colm Feore. Isn’t Gatt Grundroth?

    • My new guess is that Colm is Ymir, or at the very least the leader of the Frost Giants, and Gatt is one of them. In the Comic Con footage, you could briefly see at least three.

      • I posted above, didn’t you have an article saying he was an Asgardian,

      • I posted above, didn’t you have an article saying he was an Asgardian.

  6. I don’t think its Grundroth, that is what IMBd says, I believe he is Skurge.

  7. I meant Feore as Laufey.

  8. Skurge is a frost giant, but also an Asgardian warrior.

  9. thanos :]

  10. I thought that pic was a dark elf.

  11. Colm Foere as “Laufy” makes perfect sense being that HE actually looks like an OLDER LOKI. Frost Giants vary in size but the average is 20-30 FT which sounds like a real GIANT not just a tall guy. Ymir was 1000FT tall. Lord of The Rings and Harry Potter got it right with height of their Trolls and Ogres. These Giants should be around that size not just a foot taller than Agardians. Loki should be the only dwarfed Frost Giant.

    • Also Skurge if he is in the film.

    • Thank, Ed. :)