Paramount Pictures sent a letter informing the city that it has instead chosen an undisclosed Northern California location to film a beachfront scene for the film. As Thor prepares to ascend to the throne of Asgard after his father, Odin, frost giants attempt to retrieve an artifact captured by Odin in a war centuries before. [146] The following week, Thor opened in 56 markets and took in $89.2 million through the weekend. [143], Thor earned $25.5 million on its opening day in the United States and Canada, including $3.3 million from Thursday previews,[133] for a total weekend gross of $65.7 million. In the aftermath of Thanos' defeat, Thor abdicates as king of New Asgard and makes Valkyrie the new ruler. [28] Idris Elba was announced to have joined the cast, portraying Heimdall. [14] Hemsworth stated that he gained 20 pounds for the role by eating non-stop and revealed that "It wasn't until Thor that I started lifting weights, it was all pretty new to me."[15]. And when he unleashes the storm, you want to feel like you're seeing the power of a GOD at work. [44] The most significant change to Thor's appearance occurs in Thor: Ragnarok, where Thor's long hair is cut short, his hammer is destroyed, and he is dressed as a gladiator in a battle-tattered costume for his combat with Hulk. In the films, Thor is one of the most powerful of the Asgardians, an alien civilization with long ties to Earth, who are therefore considered on Earth to be gods. Their first film is Iron Man(2008), which was distributed by Paramount Pictures. The plan was for Thor to be made for television. [45] In Avengers: Endgame, after the five-year time gap, Thor has become an overweight drunkard, and is depicted with long hair and an overgrown beard. [179] Portman will portray her character taking on the mantle of Thor, similar to the comics. Thor lands in New Mexico, meeting astrophysicist Dr. Jane Foster. He has Loki place Surtur's crown in the Eternal Flame, and the reborn Surtur destroys Asgard and Hela. But at the end of the day, he's a man ... Odin sends him to Earth because he's not perfect. Thor, Loki, and Hulk are unable to stop Thanos, who overpowers Hulk and kills Loki, claiming the Space Stone from the Tesseract, which Loki had stolen just before Asgard's destruction. [117], The film also features a song by the Foo Fighters, "Walk", in both a scene where a powerless Thor shares some boilermakers with Selvig in a roadhouse, and the film's closing credits. [32] At the recommendation of Hemsworth, writers Christopher Markus and Stephen McFeely consulted Thor: Ragnarok director Taika Waititi and screenwriter Eric Pearson to help carry over the comedic and tragic elements of the re-toned Thor from that film. The combination of the primitive and the sophisticated, the ancient and the modern, I think that potentially is the exciting fusion, the exciting tension in the film". [86], In February 2009, Samuel L. Jackson, who had briefly portrayed Nick Fury at the end of the film Iron Man, signed on to reprise the role in Thor as part of an unprecedented nine-picture deal with Marvel Studios. In that same month, Douglas Tait revealed that he performed for motion capture of the Frost Giants. "Chris Hemsworth Talks 'Awkward' Naked Movie Scenes, "Chris Hemsworth Reveals the 3 Marvel Movies Left on His Contract", "Doctor Strange revelations: Secrets and Easter eggs from the new Marvel movie", "Chris Hemsworth Confirms Thor: Love and Thunder Won't Be His Last MCU Appearance", "Marvel's 'What If?' In 965 A.D., Odin, king of Asgard, wages war against the Frost Giants of Jotunheim and their leader Laufey, to prevent them conquering the Nine Realms, starting with Midgard (Earth). [169] Eric Pearson and Craig Kyle & Christopher Yost wrote the screenplay,[170] with Kevin Feige again producing. Queen Frigga is a fictional protagonist in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, being a supporting character in the 2010 film Thor, its 2013 sequel Thor: The Dark World, and the 2019 film Avengers: Endgame. Loki Laufeyson, also known as Loki Odinson, is a character portrayed by Tom Hiddleston in the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) film franchise, based on the Marvel Comics character of the same name. Sam Raimi first developed the concept of a film adaptation based on Thor in 1991, but soon abandoned the project, leaving it in "development hell" for several years. [114] In the film, Odin enters what is known as the "Odinsleep" in his chamber to regenerate. [91] In July 2009, Marvel announced that Natalie Portman would portray Jane Foster. [114], The film's score was written by composer Patrick Doyle, a frequent collaborator of Branagh. [40] Later that month, actors Joseph Gatt, Troy Brenna, and Joshua Cox had been cast in the film, though none of their roles were revealed. However, in the comics, Odin puts Thor into the body of Donald Blake, a crippled human doctor, for the course of a long-running storyline, encompassing years of adventures during which Thor's alter ego is occasionally able to cause Thor to re-emerge to fight villainy. [130] The following weekend it opened in 56 markets,[131] while the premiere at the El Capitan Theatre in Los Angeles, California took place on May 2, 2011. With Selvig's help, he is freed and resigns himself to exile on Earth as he develops a romance with Foster. Hemsworth's brother, Liam also auditioned for the role, but was passed on by Marvel Studios head Kevin Feige. Odin recognizes this force as a weapon known as the Aether, warning that it will kill Jane, and that its return heralds a catastrophic prophecy. [4] Live-action film adaptations of the character were thereafter proposed, but did not come to fruition. Over the next five years, Thor becomes an overweight and obese alcoholic with severe PTSD and depression as he leads the remaining survivors of Asgard, who have created a colony in Norway called New Asgard. Explore Marvel movies & the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) on the official site of Marvel Entertainment! [85] In October 2008, Daniel Craig was offered the role, but ultimately turned it down, citing his commitments to the James Bond franchise. [97] Principal photography began on January 11, 2010. Thor, facing Hela, loses an eye, and through a vision of Odin realizes only Ragnarök can stop her. The website's consensus reads, "A dazzling blockbuster that tempers its sweeping scope with wit, humor, and human drama, Thor is mighty Marvel entertainment. After reigniting a dormant war, Thor is banished from Asgard to Earth, stripped of his powers and his hammer Mjölnir. [95], In October 2008, Marvel Studios signed a long-term lease agreement with Raleigh Studios to photograph their next four films—Iron Man 2, Thor, Captain America: The First Avenger and The Avengers—at Raleigh's Manhattan Beach, California facility. Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness. The warriors find Thor, but the Destroyer attacks and defeats them, prompting Thor to offer himself instead. Thor crash-lands on the planet Sakaar, and is captured by the slave trader Valkyrie, a former member of the ancient Asgardian order of Valkyries defeated by Hela. Branagh stated he sent paintings from classic studies by J. M. W. Turner to Digital Domain when creating Jotunheim. [50] Hemsworth cameos in the mid-credits scene of Doctor Strange (2016) and is scheduled to reprise his role in Thor: Love and Thunder (2022). There are many examples of iconic Marvel moments pulled right from the comics for Phase 1 of the MCU. In Svartalfheim, Loki tricks Malekith into drawing the Aether out of Jane, but Thor's attempt to destroy the exposed substance fails. I tried to update Thor and put him into a superhero costume, but he was still Thor. [133][134][135] The film is part of Phase One of the MCU. ", "The Complete History of Marvel: Team Players", "Guillermo Del Toro Explains How Close He Came To Directing 'Thor, "Guillermo del Toro Sets the Record Straight on His Involvement with Thor and Dr. Loki confronts Odin, who wearily falls into the deep "Odinsleep" to recover his strength. [149] Audiences polled by CinemaScore gave the film an average grade of "B+" on an A+ to F scale. 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Odin awakens and prevents the brothers from falling into the abyss created in the wake of the bridge's destruction, but Loki apparently commits suicide by allowing himself to fall when Odin rejects his pleas for approval. [101][102], Branagh, a fan of the comic book since childhood, commented on the challenge of bridging Asgard and the modern world: "Inspired by the comic book world both pictorially and compositionally at once, we've tried to find a way to make a virtue and a celebration of the distinction between the worlds that exist in the film but absolutely make them live in the same world. It's the story of an Old Testament god who becomes a New Testament god". I wanted to do something different this time. In the comics, Thor's love interest, Jane Foster, is an assistant to Donald Blake. Josh Wigler (@roundhoward) and Kevin Mahadeo (@KevMahadeo) have launched “Everything is Super,” a new superhero and comic book focused podcast on Post Show Recaps, beginning with a full deep dive into the MCU. [35], Following his failure to kill Thanos in Infinity War, Thor becomes an overweight, drunken ruler of Asgard's refugees in Tønsberg, Norway. Imprisoned during his search for the Infinity Stones, Thor fights Surtur in Muspelheim. [145], Thor's opening in Australia generated $5.8 million and placing second behind Universal Pictures' Fast Five. During her early years, Sif's great talents as a warrior were not appreciated by many because she was a woman. [113] Peter Butterworth, VFX supervisor and co-founder of Fuel VFX, said the most challenging task was interpreting what the Bifröst would look like, "You can't Google what these things look like—they are totally imagined and within the heads of the stakeholders. Several weeks later, Thor goes with a group of Avengers to confront Thanos on the garden planet to which he has retired. Thor arrives and frees Loki, hoping to convince him to abandon his plan and return to Asgard. In the MCU, with no element of an alter ego, this banishment is resolved within the first film, over the course of days. Whereas everyone else, it's some bad guy who they've gotta take down. A battle ensues until Odin intervenes to save the Asgardians, destroying the fragile truce between the two races. She later graduated and became an astronomer, dedicating her life to her research, where she built most of her equipment herself. Doyle described Thor as "the most commercially high profile film I have done since Frankenstein",[115] adding that the composing process had the challenge of trying to find a tone that fit the duality of Asgard and Earth. The Avengers track down and attack Ultron but Wanda Maximoff subdues them with a psychic attack. [119] The first television advertisement was broadcast during Super Bowl XLV on the Fox network in the United States. [20] Hemsworth added, "Thor's journey I think picks more so up from where we left the first one—About to take on the throne... and now coming to the realization of what responsibility comes with that. ... Thor: Love and Thunder. By September 2008 D. J. Caruso had been discussing taking on the project, though he did not read the script. These characters were the classic line-up of The Avengers. Loki discovers that he is Laufey's biological son, adopted by Odin after the war ended. [34] Thor's character in Infinity War has been criticized as a step backwards from his portrayal in his previous appearance in Ragnarok. 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