We learned a little more about the November return of Thor, courtesy of USA Today. I’m keeping the poster with this post because it’s just too darn pretty to take down. This is my favorite poster in quite a while. I may or may not have been staring at lightning hammer for several days. It looks like Thor is going to have a bit of a love triangle with Sif and Jane in addition to facing the threat of the dark elves and traveling to all nine realms. That’s a full day. Snipped from USA Today and two new stills below. We’ll have the first trailer for the film up on the site tomorrow.
In the film, Thor returns to Earth where he meets up again with Jane Foster (Natalie Portman) and don’t think she’s forgotten that he didn’t come see her the last time he was here.
“Thor still has lot of explaining to do, and a lot of making up,” says star Chris Hemsworth. “Even demigods end up in the doghouse, mate. So none of us is safe.”
To make matters worse, Foster’s life is in danger and Thor must bring her back with him to Asgard.
“So while Thor was a fish out of water on Earth in the first two films (Thor and The Avengers), this time Jane is very much a fish out of water in Asgard,” says Marvel producer Kevin Feige.
Not only will Thor have to worry about the Dark Elf Malekith, played by Christopher Eccleston, he’ll find himself in a love triangle with himself, Jane, and the warrior Sif with his disapproving parents watching.
“It’s superhero action, but it’s the familiar territory of a love triangle where the parents think your girlfriend is wrong for you,” says Feige. “That’s how the best of these movies work.”
With all that in mind, the film will still have plenty of action and fighting to boot.
“I really wanted to ramp up his skill set in battle,” says Hemsworth. “He’s not just this Viking throwing the hammer. Here he’s more demigod with dynamic moves we haven’t seen before.”
To further complicate things, Thor must seek the help of his brother Loki, who is still serving time in an Asgard prison.
“Needing Loki’s help turns everything on its head,” says Hemsworth. “And it allows us to explore the underlying complexities of their relationship. It really ends up being a kind of chess match.”