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.
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.
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.