Marvel fans rejoice! Entertainment Tonight recently went on the set of Kenneth Branagh’s Thor and interviewed the director and stars Chris Hemsworth and Natalie Portman. Not only do we get to see the title character and his love interest chat it up but there’s behind the scenes footage of Anthony Hopkins as Odin and Stellan Skarsgard as Selvig. Check out the video…
The film centers on the god of thunder as a powerful but arrogant warrior whose reckless actions re-ignite an ancient war. As punishment, Thor is cast down to Earth and forced to live among humans. Once here, he learns what it takes to be a true hero when the most dangerous villain of his world sends dark forces of Asgard to invade Earth.
Besides the aforementioned actors, the cast of Thor includes Tom Hiddleston who plays the main villain Loki, Rene Russo (where’s she been hiding?), Idris Elba, Ray Stevenson, Jaimie Alexander, and Clark Gregg who will bring over his character Agent Coulson from Iron Man.
Hemsworth definitely got in shape for this role and it shows. Portman is dwarfed in his presence. It would have been cool to see Loki during this visit because his overall look in the comic is so outlandish. I’m interested in seeing how they transfer him from page to screen. Hopefully they’ll release more goodies from the movie when Comic-Con rolls around next month.
Thor is scheduled to hit theaters on May 6, 2011.
What do you think of the behind the scenes footage from Thor? Are you excited about the film?