Only days after Captain America casting news came from overhearing a phone call on a bus, we now have a comment from an Ain't It Cool News forum about the costumes for Marvel's Thor movie. This commentator/source claims that Thor director Kenneth Branagh and Co. have nailed the look of the costumes, which are described as "medieval future tech." However, take that with a grain of salt, read the comment, and decide the validity for yourself.
I don't really believe much of the quoted comment below for a few reasons.
- Anybody who posts information like this with spelling errors and an apparent shift-key problem just loses credibility instantly. That's the thing about the Internet - if it doesn't look credible, it's hard to sound credible. He even misspells the director's name. Come on, man.
- This person writes like a fanboy, and while I'm sure most people on set are fans themselves, it's just hard to believe anything these days from a comment board - especially from a person who uses phrases like "balls accurate."
On the other hand, when you get past the look and style of the writing, it sounds plausible. And some insiders seem to be releasing similar information, or at least info that's not that drastically different. In addition, if somebody was trying to make a mess out of a comments board, would they really go for costume details? There are bigger fish to fry if you want to cause a ruckus.
I'll let you read the actual comment posted on AICN's board for yourself and judge the authority and legitimacy of it all. We'll know soon enough what the Thor costumes look like when a trailer drops, but here is the comment in its original form, as posted by user "IndustryKiller:
"Everyone looks absolutely perfect, right down tot he color scheme. ANd its straight up medieval future tech looking. And yes Loki has black straight hair even know Hiddleston is blonde and curly. THor is balls accurate though complete with cape, chain mail arms, the circles going down the front of the torso, and winged helmet. I've seen the costumes, and they did absolutely [frack]ing nail it. Very Walt Simonson. And I think my reputation as someone very critical of most comic book films procedes me here so I'm not just some excited fanboy. The only thing that is funny about Loki's costume is that while its gold and has the big horns sticking out, the helmet part of it, meaning the part that actually touches his head, kind of looks like a bicycle helmet, I think more so that it would, practically speaking, stay comfortable on the actor and not move around due to the horns. The warriors three are also the same kind of medieval future tech look, a little less traditional than the comic but still very very awesome and the look of each of the actors themselves is [frack]ing dead on. Ray Stevenson looks especially cool in a chubby suit. Trust me, I think everyone here is going to be very very pleased as Branaugh just more or less adapted the comic. I was surprised at how well the looks work when translated into reality."
I don't know how people can be at all disinterested in Thor - with Kenneth Branagh in charge, I couldn't be more intrigued by what will come of this film. Maybe it's the Shakespeare-lover in me, but the man can do no wrong in my opinion. With Branagh at the helm, it all but assures a compelling story, rather than just another comic book action thrill-ride. And frankly, Thor needs a good story.
Maybe we'll get a brilliant exploration of the "Superman complex" (as I call it), with a god on Earth trying to convince himself humanity is worth saving. And we shouldn't forget how angry this god is, so expect a powerful film in more ways than one.
Does the costume info get you fired up? Do you even believe it? Let us know in the comments below.
Thor opens May 5, 2011 and The Avengers is scheduled to debut May 4, 2012.
Source: AICN via /Film