Marvel's Thor is a 2011 live-action superhero movie produced by 20th Century Fox and Marvel Studios. Based off of the Norse Deity and Marvel superhero by the same name. It is the sixth film of Phase 1 in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Being released worldwide on May 2nd 2011.
After the success of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, in particular the Iron Man and Hulk franchises, Marvel Studios announced at the 2009 Comic Con that they would be giving Thor and Captain America their own solo movies respectively come 2011. The idea for a Thor movie gained momentum and officially entered pre-production. Shortly after it was announced Kenneth Branagh was directing and Chris Hemsworth was cast at the titular role. Branagh, wished to make Thor a fantasy style epic with Shakesperian influence. The studio seemed to like this idea, though they did have Kevin Feige work with Branagh to try and make his vision flow with the rest of the MCU without altering anyone's work too much, though it still kept true to Branagh's theme the movie also acted as an origin story for MCU's Thor. It was also for that reason the movie's Supernatural tones appeared to be altered in exchange for a more scientific approach. Being that the Marvel Cinematic Universe was very grounded and science based at that point, they didn't want Thor to change the universe in far too drastic of a way, and the Studio worried introducing too much Supernatural content could do just that.
During early-to-mid 2010 when the movie held principle photography and went into Post-Production, it was revealed Clark Gregg had joined the cast reprising his role as Agent Phil Coulson, similar to what he had done in Iron Man 2 and Black Widow and Hawkeye. It later leaked before the film's release that the main villains would be Loki and the Frost Giants, Kevin Feige did confirm these rumors. It was released on May 2nd 2011 worldwide.
- Chris Hemsworth as Thor
- Tom Hiddleston as Loki
- Colm Feore as Laufey
- Anthony Hopkins as Odin
- Rene Russo as Frigga
- Ray Stevenson as Balder the Brave
- Jaime Alexander as Lady Sif
- Stellan Skarsgard as Heimdall
- Natalie Portman as Jane Foster
- Kat Dennings as Darcy Lewis
- Morgan Freeman as Marcus Stone
- Clark Gregg as Agent Phil Coulson
- Maximiliano Hernandez as Agent Jasper Sitwell