We’ve arrived at the third THOR THURSDAY here at Lost in Reviews. Were now about a week away from THOR opening nationwide on May 6 and introducing us to one of Marvel’s The Avengers in cinematic form. Keeping with previous installments of THOR THURSDAY this week we’re going to take a look at the main players in the THOR universe. Or to be more precise, I’m going to dive into the characters that the studio released posters for since I know…
1. They are in the movie.
2. I would assume play a somewhat pivotal role since they warranted getting their own poster.
I should note I’m working off the material from the comic books here and not the film, I’ve not seen the movie yet, so all info in the post is related to that. Will it match up in the film? Guess we’ll all find out in a week’s time. Until then here we go.
Odin Real name Odin Borson is portrayed by Anthony Hopkins in the film version of THOR. Odin is the ruler of Asgard and the father of Thor and adoptive father of Loki. Fun Fact: believed fictional by most of those on Earth.
Thor, real name Thor Odinson is the son of Odin and the God of Thunder. In the film Chris Hemsworth, best known for playing Kirk’s father in J.J. Abrams Star Trek, plays the titular role. His Earth alias is Donald M. Blake. Carries a big hammer (Mjolnir) that allows him to control lightning and was given to him by his father Odin for being Asgard’s greatest warrior. Fun Fact: Has a chariot drawn by two goats, Toothgnasher and Toothgrinder.
Loki, real name Loki Laufeyson is the God of mischief. In the film he is played by Tom Hiddleston. Being that he is the adopted brother of Thor he was always jealous of him as he was more favored by Odin. Fun Fact: Is ultimately responsible for the creation of The Avengers.
Jane Foster, is an Earthbound nurse. There isn’t much info on her other than working for Donald Blake, Thor’s Earth alias. She would later go on to become a doctor herself. Based on what I’ve seen of previews thus far it seems some liberties have been taken with this character so I’m going to leave this at that. Fun Fact: in What If? #10 August 1978 Foster would become a goddess and ultimately marry Odin.
Heimdall, played by Idris Elba. In the books he is the brother of the warrior Sif. He is the guardian of Asgard’s Rainbow bridge (something tells me that’ll be tweaked in the movie) and defended Asgard’s city gates from any intruders. He is listed as one of Odin’s most trusted servants. Fun Fact: Has senses so acute that he can see and hear anything occurring in Asgard or on Earth.
Sif, played by Jaimie Alexander. In the books Sif was a second generation goddess. Due to her vanity as a youth she was sent to learn the ways of warrior warfare as a shield maiden. Fun Fact: Sif once had golden hair as a child. Loki cut it off out of spite as she preferred Thor’s company to his. He later had trolls create a replacement for it which he stole before the Trolls could complete it. Since it wasn’t completed properly what started as golden hair turned to the black of night.
Now on to what I know most of you have been reading THOR THURSDAYS for: the screening entry form! (Please note that the standard contest entry rules apply.) The answer to the question must be correct, and only one entry per houehold/email, thus if you entered last week, or the week before don’t enter again this week. Keep it fair for everyone. For details on the screening and additional contest rules check out this post.
This weeks entry form and the contest has now closed. Check back next week for our final THOR THURSDAY and a chance to win a THOR prize pack!
Here is a Featurette for THOR:
By John Coovert