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God Of Thunder Battles A Taser (And Loses) In First Thor Clip

Marvel and Paramount Pictures have released a new clip from Thor showing the thunder god’s undignified, yet comical, arrival on Midgard, and his first encounter with modern mortals — and their technology.

It’s a brief snippet, but it showcases the movie’s lighthearted element, as well as stars Chris Hemsworth, Natalie Portman, Stellan Skarsgård and Kat Dennings. And Kat Dennings’ Taser, naturally.

Directed by Kenneth Branagh, Thor also stars Anthony Hopkins, Tom Hiddleston, Jaimie Alexander, Colm Feore, Joshua Dallas, Tadanobu Asano, Ray Stevenson, Idris Elba, Rene Russo, Clark Gregg and Samuel L. Jackson. It opens in 3D on May 6.

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Paramount Pictures and Marvel Entertainment present the epic adventure, Thor, which spans the Marvel Universe from present day Earth to the realm of Asgard. At the center of the story is the mighty Thor (Chris Hemsworth), a powerful but arrogant warrior whose reckless actions reignite an ancient war. Thor is cast down to Earth by his father Odin (Anthony Hopkins) and is forced to live among humans. A beautiful, young scientist, Jane Foster (Natalie Portman), has a profound effect on Thor, as she ultimately becomes his first love. It’s while here on Earth that Thor learns what it takes to be a true hero when the most dangerous villain of his world sends the darkest forces of Asgard to invade Earth.


  • Dave Morris

    Okay, so he doesn’t *look* like Don Blake… :)

  • Kelly

    I get the feeling Kat Dennings is going to be very annoying in this movie.

  • BoyBlunder

    that was pretty good/funny…cant wait :)

  • Jacob

    If I’m not mistaken, Donald Blake won’t be in the movie.

  • tyler durden

    Thor taken down by a taser?? The God of Thunder and lightning, taken down by a taser?? Does Loki know this?

  • Gotravisjackson

    Okay, so the Norse god of thunder goes down to a Taser? That is almost as bad as Micheal Keaton Batman tearing off his bulletproof cowl. Come on man!

  • AtomicShop

    The God of Thunder taken down by a hand-held taser…kinda like Aquaman defeated by a guy with a super-soaker.

  • Redhood7777

    Well Thor getting taken down with a taser is pretty human, like i’m sure is the symbolism behind it

  • Constant_change2000

    Um…he’s taken down by a taser because he’s human at this point. His ‘godhood’ has been stripped away by Odin.

  • Oink

    Hm….like…a humility thing? Sorta like being turned into a 90 lb. lame weakling?

  • Farson89

    I really enjoyed this clip, looks like they’ll be heavily playing up the ‘maybe he’s just crazy’ angle, that should take care of the comic relief nicely and let’s not forget the awesome looking action. I’m so fucking pumped for this movie.

  • Anonymous

    It’s really, REALLY sad that comic fans have had such a hard time realizing that. Even after The Ultimates …

  • Joe Shmoe

    He just CRASH LANDED on Earth, coming from Asgard, made a huge hole in the ground, then got up LIKE NOTHING HAPPENED…then was taken out by a TASER???? Stupid, indeed.

  • Yi-Long

    This is looking so ridiculously bad, I’m thinking it might even be an early April Fool’s day prank…

    If not, and this is serious footage, I’m already calling this movie to pick up some awards next year!!! (Mainly Raspberry’s)

  • Giancarlo Tambone

    In the other trailer Odin says “I take from you your power”
    So Im going to assume he’s in a weakened sate at this point.

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  • Invasionforce

    Thor is not in a “huge hole.” He’s in a clearing, and he is wearing earth clothes. Odin has made him “human” as punishment.

  • Matjhow

    I don’t know, that doesn’t have the quirkiness that Iron Man had in it’s previews. But I will still see it.

  • Chp57

    If that cut was intended to thrill me into a ‘can’t wait for the movie attitude’ you lost and saved me a few bucks. How Stupid

  • Optimouse Prime

    @tyler durden & Jacob – I’m pretty sure he’s depowered at this point, which would be the movies ‘variation’ of including the Don Blake human element…. even though he is still Thor.

  • Odin’s Beard

    Holy cow! Thor has been banished and or de-powered by his father at least a zillion times in the comics, so most everybody on here doesn’t understands he is “human” in this clip. It’s a comic book movie!

    I mean, I should know. I was there.

  • Shaun

    It’s kind of bizarre that so many people here don’t get the obvious point that Thor has been de-powered in this clip. So, yes, being taken down by a taser makes sense.

  • Jacob

    Being human doesn’t make him Donald Blake, there’s a lot more to that character than just a depowered Thor.