Thor Film

Thor Film | Thor 2011 Movie

Thor Film: Thor is a superhero movie that was based on a character from the Marvel Comic of the same name. Thor Film was directed by Kenneth Branagh and produced by Kevin Feige.

Thor has been rated PG-13 for the content shown in the movie. The film Thor has three more sequels named Thor: The Dark World, Thor: Ragnarok, and Thor Love and Thunder respectively. Read about Marvel Movies in Order to Watch Here.

Movie NameThor
GenreAction, Adventure, Fantasy
Director Kenneth Branagh
Written by Ashley Edward Miller, Zack Stentz, Don Payne
Produced by Kevin Feige
Production companies Marvel Studios
Distributors Paramount Pictures
Release DateMay 6, 2011 (United States)
CountryUnited States
Runtime1h 54m
Official websiteNetflix

Thor Film Plot

The movie Thor revolves around a warrior Thor who is cast out of Asgard and is supposed to live with humans on Earth. Initially, he was not really enjoying his life on earth but soon everything changed when he started working for the well-being of mankind.

Thor Film Marketing

In the year 2010, at San Diego Comic-Con International a Thor panel was organized. In this panel meeting, the makers discussed the movie Thor and also showed clips of the movie. However, unfortunately, after some days these clips were leaked on the internet.

To release before the Marvel Studios film, Marvel Animation declared that they are going to release a 26-episode animated series. Also, the company released a direct-to-video film named Thor: Tales of Asgard in which the origin of Thor was shown.

Thor Film | Thor 2011 Movie
Thor Film | Thor 2011 Movie

Thor Film Released

The world premiere of Thor was organized at Event Cinemas Theatre located in George Street, Sydney on April 17, 2011. The film was released on April 21, 2011 (Australia). Thor was released on May 6, 2011, in the United States.

In Australia on 17 April 2011, Australia on 21 April 2011, Austria, Belgium, Switzerland, Egypt, France, UK, Iceland, Italy, Latvia, Norway, and Sweden on 27 April 2011,.

The United Arab Emirates, Argentina, Bosnia & Herzegovina, Bolivia, Switzerland, Chile, Czechia, Germany, Denmark, Georgia, Greece, Hong Kong, Croatia, Hungary, Israel, South Korea, Kazakhstan, and Uzbekistan on 28 April 2011.

Bulgaria, Brazil, Switzerland, Colombia, Cyprus, Ecuador, Estonia, Spain, India, Mexico, Panama, Poland, Turkey, Taiwan, Venezuela, Vietnam, and South Africa on 29 April 2011.

Thor Development

It was Sam Raimi who got the idea of making Thor for the first time. For the movie, Sam met Stan Lee and also discussed his idea of Thor with 20th Century Fox. Unfortunately, they did not like the idea at that time. The idea of making Thor was not picked up again until 1997 when Marvel Studios decided to expand their reach.

The making of Thor gained a lot of attention after the success of X-Man. Initially, it was decided that Thor will be made for television and it will not be released on the big screen. However, the makers changed their plan seeing the craze of Thor among the audience.

The cast of Thor Film

Following is the list of the star cast of Thor along with the name of the characters played by them:

Thor Film | Thor 2011 Movie
Thor Film | Thor 2011 Movie
  • Chris Hemsworth as Thor
  • Natalie Portman as Jane Foster
  • Tom Hiddleston as Loki
  • Stellan Skarsgård as Erik Selvig
  • Colm Feore as Laufey
  • Ray Stevenson as Volstagg
  • Idris Elba as Heimdall
  • Kat Dennings as Darcy Lewis
  • Rene Russo as Frigga
  • Anthony Hopkins as Odin
  • Tadanobu Asano as Hogun
  • Josh Dallas as Fandral
  • Jaimie Alexander as Sif
  • Clark Gregg reprises as S.H.I.E.L.D. agent Phil Coulson
  • Maximiliano Hernández as S.H.I.E.L.D. agent Jasper Sitwell

Thor Film Box Office

Thor was developed with a budget of $ 150 million. Thor managed to earn $181 million in the United States and Canada and somewhere around $268.3 million from other territories.

This movie is the 15th highest-grossing movie released in the year 2011. the worldwide gross of Thor film was $ 449.3 million.

Thor’s box office collection is $181,030,624 in Domestic Gross, $268,295,994 in International Box Office, and $449,326,618 in Worldwide Gross.

Thor Film Filming

In the month of October 2008, Marvel Studios decided to sign a contract with Raleigh Studios in which they agreed on making four movies named Iron Man 2, Thor, Captain America, and The Avengers and the location will be Raleigh’s Manhattan Beach, California.

Initially, Thor was supposed to begin in Los Angeles somewhere around 15 January and then they will move the shooting to Santa Fe, New Mexico from March to April.

Thor Critical Response

The film is rated 6.7/10 on IMDB. On Rotten Tomatoes, is it rated 77% fresh.

A dazzling blockbuster that tempers its sweeping scope with wit, humor, and human drama, Thor is mighty Marvel entertainment.

the website’s consensus

Thor delivers the goods so long as the butt is being kicked and family conflict is playing out in celestial dimensions but is less thrilling during the Norse warrior god’s rather brief banishment on Earth.

Richard Kuipers from Variety

The hammer-hurling god of thunder kicks off this superhero summer with a bang.

Megan Lehmann from The Hollywood Reporter

Thanks in large part to a charming, funny, and winning performance from Australian actor Chris Hemsworth in the title role, Thor is the most entertaining superhero debut since the original Spider-Man.

Richard Roeper from the Chicago Sun-Times

Chris Hemsworth makes an imposing, good-humored but the motor of the film is Tom Hiddleston’s complex, conflicted Loki.

Kim Newman (Sight & Sound)

Witty, charming, and very current, the big-screen adaptation of Thor is sure to catapult its star Chris Hemsworth (whose wife, Elsa Pataky, ironically stars in Fast Five) to leading man status.

Candice Frederick (Reel Talk Online)

Thor is on much safer ground here on Earth. The tone is immediately different: more relaxed; comic, not cosmic.

Tom Charity (

Thor Film Post Production

In October 2010, casting calls for the movie revealed that the movie might need to undergo several reshoots. Some scenes in which Adriana Barraza was removed from the final theatrical cut of the movie in March 2011.  To justify these cuts, Branagh wrote an apology letter in which she explained why he decided to not include those scenes in the final movie.

Thor Film | Thor 2011 Movie
Thor Film | Thor 2011 Movie

Thor Movie 2011 Age Rating

The film was a financial success, earning $449.3 million worldwide. Critics praised the performances, characters, themes, and special effects but criticized the plot and the age rating of this movie Rated PG-13  for sequences of intense sci-fi action and violence.

Thor Film Music

The score of Thor was written by composer Patrick Doyle. Branagh has before worked with Patrick and knows that he is fit for this job. When asked to describe Thor, Patrick said, “the most commercially high profile film I have done since Frankenstein”.

Thor Movie 2011 Wiki

Under the direction of Kenneth Branagh, the film is a 2011 American superhero film based on the Marvel Comics character of the same name. Produced by Marvel Studios and distributed by Paramount Pictures.

Thor official synopsis and Story

The story is about the son of Odin (Anthony Hopkins), king of the Norse gods, Thor (Chris Hemsworth) will soon inherit the throne of Asgard from his aging father. However, on the day that he is to be crowned, he reacts with brutality when the gods’ enemies, the Frost Giants, enter the palace in violation of their treaty. As punishment, Odin banishes him to Earth. While Loki (Tom Hiddleston), his brother, plots mischief in Asgard, now stripped of his powers, faces his greatest threat.

Do You Know?

Following are some of the hidden facts about the movie Thor you have no idea of:

  • Kevia Feige once said that he regrets Thor’s eyebrows.
  • Marvel decided to celebrate the announcement of Thor in the most unexpected way.
  • Initially, Sam Raimi was about to make Thor but later dropped the idea because of some reasons.

If you are a fan of Marvel movies, you will definitely like this movie. It is a movie that takes risks. The movie has some unexpected twists and turns here and there.

The movie is written in such a way no one was able to find any mistakes in the waiting. In the end, it will be good to say that the Marvel universe managed to keep up with their magic with Thor.

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