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Late last week a low-quality scan from Entertainment Weekly made the online rounds showing Chris Hemsworth and Anthony Hopkins in a scene from Thor. Now today Marvel Studios and Paramount Pictures have released the actual (official) still of All-Father Odin having a chat with the young god of thunder. Here their Asgardian ensembles don’t look quite so plastic-y.
Here’s the official synopsis for Thor:
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.
Cast: Chris Hemsworth, Natalie Portman, Tom Hiddleston, Anthony Hopkins, Rene Russo, Stellan Skarsgard, Jaimie Alexander, Kat Dennings, Ray Stevenson, Josh Dallas, Tadanobu Asano, Idris Elba, Clark Gregg, Colm Feore
A Kenneth Branagh Film
Co-Producers: Craig Kyle, Victoria Alonso
Executive Producers: Louis D’Esposito, Alan Fine, Stan Lee, David Maisel, Patty Whitcher
Produced by: Kevin Feige
Directed by: Kenneth Branagh
Thor will be showcased Saturday at Comic-Con International in San Diego as part of the Marvel Studios panel. In addition, director Kenneth Branagh and stars Chris Hemsworth and Tom Hiddleston will be signing at the Marvel booth. You can see the signing schedule here. Thor opens on May 6, 2011.
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