Warner Bros/DC Comics’ Green Lantern made quite the splash at WonderCon over the weekend, but Marvel isn’t done garnering attention for its own upcoming superhero flick, Thor. The hammer-wielding warrior is prepped to make his big screen debut in just over a month, and hopes to leave a good impression on fans and casual moviegoers alike.
Marvel has unleashed another pair of Thor television spots to go with the recently-unveiled first clip, previous TV adverts, and the horde of posters sent out in promotion of the fantastical adventure pic.
Thor will kick the Summer 2011 movie season into action and showcase the titular character’s (Chris Hemsworth) transformation from stubborn and arrogant “god” to humbled defender of humanity. Along for the ride are the likes of Anthony Hopkins as Odin, Tom Hiddleston as Loki, Natalie Portman as Dr. Jane Foster, Idris Elba as Heimdall, Jaimie Alexander as Sif, and several other noteworthy talents.
While director Kenneth Branagh did not shoot Thor in 3D, it has been converted to the format in post-production and will also be screened in IMAX 3D – as well as good old-fashioned 2D. We’ve seen some cool bits of footage that should look great in 3D - including the God of Thunder’s arrival on Earth and the “Mjolnir Vision” shots (so to speak) – but the glistening colors of the film will probably benefit from being glimpsed in just two dimensions. Just my thought, of course.
Check out the new Thor TV spots (via TheMovieBox.net) below:
The sets, costumes, and CGI in Thor all look top notch, so the visuals alone make this worth checking out on the big screen. It’s also fun to see Hemsworth getting to not only literally lay the smackdown on his foes, but also run his mouth off a bit as well. Quite fitting for the God of Thunder, and yet another indication that Hemsworth nails the character in the film.
Thor arrives in theaters next month on May 6th. How is it looking to you?