Thor DVD/Blu-ray Extras: Kenneth Branagh Praised and 'Frost Giants' Analyzed in New Home Video Preview Clips
09.08.11 by BJSprecher
To promote the upcoming home video release of Thor on DVD and Blu-ray, Marvel has been distributing preview clips of some of the many extras that will be included with the movie. Previously, we were afforded a sneak peek at The Consultant, an original Marvel Cinematic Universe short staring
Clark Gregg as S.H.I.E.L.D. Agent Phil Coulson. Then, we were taken on "The Road to The Avengers" by writer-director
Joss Whedon in a "sizzle reel" clip for The Avengers. Now, two new video previews of the Thor extra features have been released that each offer a brief look behind the scenes of the making of the movie, with commentary from the cast and crew.
The first preview video is basically a "love letter" from the cast to Thor director Kenneth Branagh, with commentary from Chris Hemsworth and Academy Award-winners Natalie Portman and Sir Anthony Hopkins. But, it's not just all a big ego stoke; the video preview also offers a behind-the-scenes look at how they made Thor (Hemsworth) and Jane Foster (Portman) fly, some of the cool things in Odin's (Hopkins) throne room, and more.
The second preview clip focuses on the Frost Giants, the "malevolent villains" that Loki (Tom Hiddleston) uses to further his plan to take over the throne of Asgard (home of the "gods") and includes commentary from Branagh on the conception and design of the creatures with a behind-the-scenes look at a Frost Giant being sculpted. Unfortunately, the video could not be embedded here, but you can watch it over at CBM.
was written by Ashley Edward Miller
, Zack Stentz
, Don Payne
, Mark Protosevich
and J. Michael Straczynski
and is based on the character created by Stan Lee
, Larry Lieber
and Jack Kirby
that first appeared in Journey into Mystery
#83 in August 1962. The cast includes Jaimie Alexander
as Lady Sif; Ray Stevenson
, Tadanobu Asano
and Joshua Dallas
as "The Warriors Three," Volstagg, Hogun and Fandral; as well as Rene Russo
as Thor's mother, Frigga; Kat Dennings
as Jane Foster's assistant, Darcy; and Clark Gregg
as S.H.I.E.L.D. Agent Coulson.