A Wave Of New Images From Thor

With a little more than three weeks to go until the May 6 premiere of Thor, Marvel and Paramount Pictures have unleashed a torrent of high-resolution images from the Kenneth Branagh-directed film — plus a stray character poster of Sif.

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.

Thor stars Chris Hemsworth, Natalie Portman, Anthony Hopkins, Tom Hiddleston, Jaimie Alexander, Colm Feore, Stellan Skarsgård, Kat Dennings Joshua Dallas, Tadanobu Asano, Ray Stevenson, Idris Elba, Rene Russo, Clark Gregg and Samuel L. Jackson.

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  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_QKN5MHOI6VUFOYCTV5REK7M7A4 Jacob

    I’m guessing that poster is Sif, but Sif is not the God of War… Odin is.

  • Turtletrekker

    No, Tyr is. At least that’s what he is in Marvel’s Asgardian lore…

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tyr_(Marvel_Comics)

  • Wolfthomas

    Every Norse god was a “God of War” pretty much, from what I can establish, most being accomplished fighters. Though warriors would probably pray to Odin, Tyr, Ullr and probably Thor for good measure before battle.

    But it’s true Sif wasn’t really associated with War much, I think she’s more associated with the harvest or something.

    But anyway it’s Marvel’s version of the pantheon, in which they’re subtly different to the gods of our legends due to the nature of The Ragnarök cycle. In the MU, every 500 of our years the Asgardian gods are re-born, live and die in the final battle. This can however take millenniums in Asgard. Some things are always destined to play out, like Loki’s adoption, Baldurs death etc. But some other stuff is different, like Thor (and Heidmall’s) appearance may change and others might rise in prominence like “The Warriors Three”. This was because “God’s above Gods” were feeding off this never-ending cycle. Thor managed to break the cycle around about the time the Avengers were disassembled (in a far better story). Then JMS’ fantastic run on Thor had them brought to earth free from fate.

    Went off-top there, but Marvel’s canon allows for Sif to be a Goddess of War this time around.