While Captain America: The First Avengers has been dominating the Marvel movie headlines with a little help from Spider-Man and X-Men: First Class in recent weeks, it was Thor that had the jump on them all. The first images of the cast in Thor in their other-worldly Asgardian attire had some worried at first, but when the first official Thor trailer debuted, fans were definitely on Marvel’s side and very appreciative of those practical costumes juxtaposed to Green Lantern’s CGI fiasco.
We have met the characters of Thor, we know what the film is about, and we’ve seen some (mostly) finished footage, but now a brand new Thor trailer has debuted during Super Bowl XLV alongside the premiere trailer for Captain America.
Here’s the brand new Super Bowl Thor trailer, courtesy of Paramount Pictures:
Thor is #2 on Screen Rant’s 20 most anticipated films of 2011 and this trailer helps emphasize why.
Thor represents the third superhero solo movie for Disney’s Marvel Studios, after having introduced Iron Man and re-introduced Hulk. That only leaves Captain America later this summer before we can see them and others come together for The Avengers. And this is all just the beginning of the path down Marvel’s currently planned movie schedule up until 2017.
Directed by Kenneth Branagh and written by Ashley Miller, Zack Stentz and Don Payne, Thor stars Chris Hemsworth, Natalie Portman, Anthony Hopkins, Tom Hiddleston, Stellan Skarsgård, Kat Dennings, Idris Elba, Ray Stevenson, Rene Russo, Clark Gregg, Jaimie Alexander, Colm Feore, Tadanobu Asano, Joshua Dallas and Joe Gatt.
Thor opens in North America May 6, 2011 and in U.S. theaters and on April 29, 2011 for the UK.
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