Marvel’s next big comic book movie, Thor, is quickly becoming one of the biggest draws for the upcoming San Diego Comic Con. The reason is simple – actual footage from the movie will be shown.
But, for everyone else who isn’t going, we will have to make due with interviews with the director and stars, as well as photo’s from the movie set. Luckily, the newest issue of Entertainment Weekly has some information about the most important prop in the entire movie: Thor’s hammer, known as Mjolnir.
According to the director Kenneth Branagh, the look of the hammer and Thor’s costume were the two most important details of the entire movie.
The look of the hammer was the first conversation I had the day I started the job. We had conversations about how the Hammer looked the night before shooting, during shooting, the look of the hammer and how to shoot it. We’re still talking about the hammer … [And] Thor’s suit was bloody hot for the first week they didn’t have a cooling system in it. They had to add a t-shirt with water tubes sticking out.
Also featured in the Entertainment Weekly article was an updated synopsis of the movie:
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.
Lastly, photo’s from the set have appeared online that showcase Odin’s palace (also known as the Hall of Asgard), Thor kneeling before Odin’s throne and on the far left, you can make out Loki’s signature curved horn helmet from the comics.
Why is that small detail important? Well, it shows that not only are they keeping with the spirit of the comic books, but also the feel and look of the movie. Personally, I am really excited to see this movie and I hope it will turn out as good as we all hope it could be.
Check out the photo, along with two other showing Odin, Loki and Thor, after the jump.