WonderCon may be the less successful but still respectable sibling of ComicCon, but that doesn’t mean it can’t offer some exclusives. And today Marvel has put out two new posters for Thor, which opens May 6. These posters feature Chris Hemsworth as Thor looking at Tom Hiddleston as Loki. Having not seen the film, advertising suggests that Idris Elba’s Heimdall is the main baddie in this picture, but rumors are that Loki has a much bigger role in an upcoming Marvel spin-off. Take a look…
Thanks to Marvel for the link. These posters are keeping with the marketing of the film, but also give us another look at Tom Hiddleston – who is going to be a player in the Marvel universe. It’s possible that he’s more than bad guy than Elba, and that Idris has been given greater prominence to give the film a more racially diverse look to the Nordic sensibilities of these characters.Or maybe he’s been given his own poster out of respect for Stringer Bell, his character on “The Wire.”
After yesterday’s release of the first clip from the film, it’s fair to say that marketing’s kicking up, and that the film hopefully delivers more and better than what we’ve seen so far. The film has got the best release date for a launch, and it has no real competition that weekend, so the film should be able to open. After that, we’re still in “wait and see” mode with this project.
Will you line up for Thor?