New Thor Featurette Released

This summer we are going to be filled to the brim with Marvel superhero films, we have X-Men: First Class, Captain America First Avenger and Thor all being released within months of each other. Thor is due in cinemas in the next couple of weeks and now we have a new albeit short featurette on the making of the movie. What we see of the movie in this looks pretty dazzling and the visual effects gone into creating the fictional homeland of Thor, Asgard, look spectacular. The movie itself also looks like one hell of a fun ride.

The film stars Chris Hemsworth, Natalie Portman, Anthony Hopkins and Idris Elba, and is directed by Kenneth Branagh. Read the official synopsis and watch the featurette below. The film hits theatres on May 6.

Paramount Pictures and Marvel Entertainment present the epic adventure, Thor, which spans the Marvel Universe from present day Earth to the realm of Asgard. At the center of the story is the mighty Thor (Chris Hemsworth), a powerful but arrogant warrior whose reckless actions reignite an ancient war. Thor is cast down to Earth by his father Odin (Anthony Hopkins) and is forced to live among humans. A beautiful, young scientist, Jane Foster (Natalie Portman), has a profound effect on Thor, as she ultimately becomes his first love. It’s while here on Earth that Thor learns what it takes to be a true hero when the most dangerous villain of his world sends the darkest forces of Asgard to invade Earth.

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