Just because Thor won’t be out in theaters until this Friday, May 6, 2011, it does not mean that we have to pass up the chance to check out some new behind-the-scenes footage. Now, don’t ask me why Paramount has decided to release this footage, which does include some spoilers, so don’t watch it if you want to be surprised! And yes, most of the footage does appear in the trailers but there are a few surprises thrown in. So sit back, relax, enjoy some more Thor footage and let us know how you think this film will hold up come Friday.

Check out both videos below….

Now about those Doctor Strange and Hank Pym references.

In an interview during the Thor press junket, Producer and Marvel Studios’ President of Production Kevin Feige addressed rumors surrounding Odin’s Vault and its relation to a Doctor Strange film, Hank Pym’s presence in Thor.

Speaking to Collider Fiege put to rest any speculation about a Doctor Strange tie-in, but could not help elbow bumping and winking at the treasures in Odin’s vault.

“I’m not sure about Doctor Strange in particular. Oh, I know what they are talking about. That is not Doctor Strange. It is right out of Thor … I think it’s called “The Warlock’s Eye” … But everything in that vault and everything you might see if you pause and look behind people’s shoulders or as the Einherjar soldiers are walking past – everyone of those has a story and it is from the books. There is Thanos’ glove, or certainly a glove that looks like it could be Thanos’ gauntlet, is in there for sure. The Warlock’s Eye thing is in there. There are some swords. There is a sword there that may or may not be eternal. There are a number of things. There is even one, and in fact I’m not sure if you can see this in the movie or not, but there is one that is empty. There was one sort of subchamber of the vault that didn’t have anything in it. So the question is “What used to be in it?””

Another Marvel character said to be referenced in Thor is Hank Pym. The size-changing scientist has long been said to receive a shoutout in a scene in Thor, which was more recently rumored to have been cut from the film. Feige assured fans that the scene does exist and is still present in the film, only in a less specific manner.

“That scene is in the movie. Literally the only thing we took out were the words “Hank Pym”. It was when Selvig, Darcy, and Jane are on the roof and S.H.I.E.L.D. has just taken all of their stuff. Darcy is complaining about her laptop and Jane is going, “Who the hell are these guys anyway?” Selvig then tells a story, which is clearly alluding to Bruce Banner, that he knew a gamma scientist and this thing happened and S.H.I.E.L.D. came up, which he had never heard of again. Selvig may or may not have all of his facts straight on that, but those are the rumors that go around the science world there. He goes, “I have a friend who has had experiences with these people. Let me email him.” That friend is Hank Pym. But we took out “Hank Pym” because it felt like, “Banner! Hank!” We were just like, “Enough.”

Thor stars Chris Hemsworth, Tom Hiddleston, Anthony Hopkins, Natalie Portman, Jaimie Alexander and Ray Stevenson among others. The film is directed by Kenneth Branagh and is scheduled for 2D and 3D domestic release on May 6th, 2011. The Avengers is currently filming in New York and New Mexico, and is slated for theatrical release on May 4th, 2012.


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