Nothing too surprising here, but interesting enough on a slow, post-Oscars news day.
Paramount and Marvel have released an updated version of their official Thor plot synopsis. Which basically confirms everything that we’ve heard, while making sure the film sounds wicked cool.
Here’s what they had to say...
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.
So, sort of an anti Wings Of Desire, with some Nordic lore and comic book action thrown in for good measure. The cast is perhaps one of the film’s greatest assets, with Rene Russo, Tom Hiddleston and Kat Dennings also involved.
And Asgard forces invading Earth? Get ready for one heck of a God-sized smackdown.
The flick’s set for release in May 2011, and is being directed by Kenneth Branagh.
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