Some New Thor Details Reveal Timeline, Costume and More
Posted 03.11.10 by Ryan
With the official synopsis for Thor only recently revealed, details on the upcoming comic book adaptation have been few aside from casting. Jon Favreau has explained that Iron Man and Iron Man 2 will take place before The Incredible Hulk, leaving where Thor fits into that timeline a huge question mark.
According to Latino Review, a source close to the project revealed where Thor fits on Marvel's movie timeline — which also includes The First Avenger: Captain America and eventually culminates in all characters teaming up in The Avengers.
In terms of time-line, Thor is set after The Incredible Hulk.
In the script we make mention of gamma radiation and one of the scientist characters, I think Stellan Skarsgard's Professor Ford recalls, "There was brilliant scientist (Bruce Banner). He was a genius with gamma radiation and somehow S.H.I.E.L.D. made him disappear." So Thor's story would take place after The Incredible Hulk.
The ending of both The Incredible Hulk and Iron Man teased the upcoming Avengers, and the source claims that Thor will be no different.
Basically, at the end of the movie, Thor makes mention to Clark Gregg's character Agent Coulson that his kingdom of Asgard and S.H.I.E.L.D. are on the same side and whenever they need his help, he will be there to assist them in battle. It does leave it open, with Thor basically saying "When you need me and you want to assemble a team, I'm down." So, this is obviously pre-Avengers, post-Incredible Hulk.
The source praised Kenneth Branagh, calling the director "passionate," and describes Chris Hemsworth as "a cool guy and about as normal a guy that you'll ever meet" and "a perfect Thor." Marvel's presence on set was also praised since they have "done a really good job of trying to blend what they need to have a successful movie and what they need to keep all the fan boys happy," including Thor's costume.
Surprisingly, the costume looks amazing. We could tell early on from the production sketches of costumes and sets that this was going to be something good. It's just beautiful and the designers really took it to heart. 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. Nothing looks stupid. I guess that's the best word. It's just jaw-dropping even to the Marvel executives.
While Thor opens May 20, 2011, The First Avenger: Captain America will follow on July 22, 2011. Captain America director Joe Johnston says that at least half of the movie will be set in Europe during World War II, which is consistent with the original comic book origin and well before any of the other Marvel movies.