More Gods Revealed in New Thor Movie Still
07.18.10 by BJSprecher
Last week, the L.A. Times revealed the first image of Odin (played by Anthony Hopkins) and Loki (Tom Hiddleston), two of the Norse gods in Marvel Studios' next comic book adaptation, the 3-D superhero fantasy epic Thor. Now, the Times has offered up another new still from Thor and this one is epic, showing six of the mighty Norse gods in a gleaming golden throne room flanked by a phalanx of Asgardian — denizens of Asgard, home of the Norse gods — warriors.
The new still gives us another look at Loki, this time wearing his characteristic horned helmet, as well as Odin and Thor (Chris Hemsworth), and reveals three new gods for the first time. Standing next to Loki is Frigga (Rene Russo), Odin's wife, who raised Thor even though he was not her own. On the opposite side stand Hogun and Fandral (Tadanobu Asano and Josh Dallas), two members of "The Warrior's Three," Thor's best friends and comrades-in-arms.
For die-hard comic book fans, this image is proof that director Kenneth Branagh is staying true to the Marvel comic books on which the movie is based. Those "in the know" will recognize that Odin's throne is actually the hilt of the mighty Sword of Doom, and Odin's ravens, Hugin (Thought) and Munin (Memory), are even perched on either side of the throne. Just don't ask us to tell you which bird is which.
Thor was written by Ashley Edward Miller,
Zack Stentz, Don Payne and Mark Protosevich. Natalie Portman, Jaimie Alexander, Ray Stevenson and Idris Elba also star.