New Still Images from Thor in HD
04.12.11 by BJSprecher
Paramount has released fourteen new HD-quality still images from Academy Award-nominated director Kenneth Branagh's (Hamlet) Thor, the upcoming live-action adaptation of the classic Marvel Comics character created by Stan Lee, Larry Lieber and Jack Kirby. Most of the scenes these stills are from have already been shown in the various trailers and clips that have been released, but they offer a detailed look at the incredible costumes, sets and VFX that Marvel Studios luxuriously poured into this movie. The best of the bunch are an awesome shot of Odin (Academy Award-winner Anthony Hopkins) blasting the petulant Thor (Chris Hemsworth) with his own hammer, and close-up shots of Heimdall (Idris Elba), Loki (Tom Hiddleston) and Sif (Jaimie Alexander).
Thor was written by Ashley Edward Miller, Zack Stentz, Don Payne and Mark Protosevich. The movie follows the selfish and arrogant prince of Asgard (Hemsworth) as he is banished from his celestial home and cast down to lowly Midgard (Earth) where he must learn to be a hero without the use of his incredible super powers. The cast includes Academy Award-winner Natalie Portman as human scientist and Thor love interest Jane Foster; Ray Stevenson, Tadanobu Asano and Joshua Dallas as "The Warriors Three" — Volstagg, Hogun and Fandral; Rene Russo as Thor's mother, Frigga; Kat Dennings as Jane's assistant, Darcy; and Clark Gregg as S.H.I.E.L.D. Agent Coulson.