Yesterday we got our first look at new concept art that shows what Chris Evans will look like as Captain America in the upcoming Marvel film Captain America: The First Avenger. Today we get to check out concept art that shows us what Chris Hemsworth will look like as Thor in that upcoming Marvel film of the same name:
What’s especially cool about these Thor images is it’s the first shot we’ve seen of the Norse god wielding his hammer, Mjolner. It’s cool that not only does the top of the hammer glow, but you’ll notice that the grip also emanates blue light. It’s also interesting to see the size of Mjolner in proportion to Thor’s body. Of course, it’s not the size of the hammer, but how you use it. How it’s used in Thor is probably leveling buildings and fighting Norse gods … Thor hits theaters on May 6, 2011. For those who don’t know, Thor is being directed by Kenneth Branagh (Hamlet). The film also stars Natalie Portman as love-interest Jane Foster, Anthony Hopkins as Thor’s papa, Odin, and Tom Hiddleston as Loki, the film’s villain. The film also stars Ray Stevenson (Punisher: War Zone), Tadanobu Asano (Mongol), and Joshua Dallas (The Descent: Part 2) as the Warriors Three; Idris Elba (The Wire) as Heimdall, Stellan Skarsgard (Angels & Demons) as Selvig, and Jaimie Alexander (Kyle XY) as Sif.
As you may recall, we already got to see an actual teaser photo of Hemsworth as Thor but this new concept art shows us what the whole costume will reportedly look like in the film. Personally, I think Thor‘s hammer Mjǫllnir looks a bit too small but, well, I guess maybe I’m just being a size queen about it. After the jump, check out another photo of the new Thor along with a photo of what the Thor logo is rumored to look like …
Now … these photos may look a wee bit cheesey but keep in mind, they are concept art. Based on the real photo we saw last month, I’d say this art is pretty representative of what Thor will look like in the flesh. I love it!!
And this is what the Thor logo will reportedly look like in movie promos:
Whether or not this is real or just a fan manipulation is anyone’s guess … but with all the genuine leaks that keep coming from these Marvel films, I wouldn’t be surprised at all of this is the real deal. So … what do y’all think of the new Thor? How does he compare with the new Captain America?