UPDATE: Check out a Hi-Res Version of Chris Hemsworth as Thor!
Fans of Marvel's live-action film universe and upcoming superhero films were treated to something special yesterday with the first official look at star Chris Evans in his full 1940s era Captain America costume. The re-designed WWII superhero costume sparked the imaginations of fans who fantasize as to what Captain America will look like when he emerges in the modern era as the leader of The Avengers, standing beside heroes Thor, Iron Man, Hulk and others.
We already know what the other heroes look like when in villain-fighting form, having already witnessed the trailer for Thor and full feature films for Hulk and Iron Man, but another image was released today of the Asgardian Avenger.
We now have a better look at Chris Hemsworth as the titular Thor, wielding his mighty hammer, Mjolnir in a moment of thunderous rage. The image does not reveal anything new about the locations, scene or costume, but you can't go wrong with an angry God-like superhero gripping a hand-held weapon of mass destruction.
From Anthony Hopkins' unforgiving Odin to Tom Hiddleston's jealous Loki, there is a lot of emotion on Asgard.
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Marvel President Kevin Feige explains to EW what makes Thor unique compared to other superheroes, outside of this unearthly origins:
“Most Marvel stories are about ordinary people becoming extraordinary... Thor is an already extraordinary individual.”
Outside of a major Thor cameo spoiler, we haven't seen anything new from Marvel Studios' next theatrical release since the unveiling of the epic Thor trailer. The focus has instead been on his Earth-born brother in arms, Steve Rogers, and we can expect the first Captain America trailer to debut very soon.
Until then, it's hard to pick favorites out of the large line-up of big budget superhero blockbusters. In addition to Marvel Studios releasing two epics, Warner Bros. and DC Entertainment have the competing Green Lantern and Twentieth Century Fox will release their Marvel franchise prequel, X-Men: First Class.
Thor opens in North America May 6, 2011 and in U.S. theaters and on April 29, 2011 for the UK.