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Thor: All that you need to know about this American superhero movie

by Ratan Srivastava

Thor is indeed a 2011 American superhero movie based on the very same Marvel Comics character. It’s really the fourth instalment inside the Marvel Cinematic Universe, produced by Marvel Studios as well as released by Paramount Pictures (MCU). Kenneth Branagh directed the movie, which spotlights Chris Hemsworth as that of the title role along with Natalie Portman, Tom Hiddleston, Stellan Skarsgard, Colm Feore, Ray Stevenson, Idris Elba, Kat Dennings, Rene Russo, and Anthony Hopkins and also was written by Ashley Edward Miller and Zack Stentz with Don Payne. Thor is banished from Asgard to Earth, bereft of his abilities and his hammer Mjölnir, following reigniting a dormant battle. Thor should demonstrate himself worthy as his brother Loki (Hiddleston) seeks to usurp the Asgardian throne.

In 1991, Sam Raimi devised the idea for a Thor movie adaptation, however, he quickly abandoned it, putting it in “development hell” over several years. Several movie studios acquired the rights throughout this period, till Marvel hired Mark Protosevich to create the project in 2006, with plans to finance as well as release it all through Paramount. Matthew Vaughn has been tapped to helm the movie, which is set to hit theatres in 2010. When Vaughn was released from his holding agreement in 2008, Branagh was contacted, as well as the movie’s release date was pushed back to 2011. The major protagonists were recruited in 2009, as well as filming began did take place between January to May 2010 in California and New Mexico. In post-production, the movie was transformed into 3D.

As part of Phase One of the MCU, Thor premiered in Sydney on April 17, 2011, and also was released in the United States on May 6, 2011. The movie was indeed a box office hit, grossing $449.3 million worldwide. The performances, characters, concepts, as well as spectacular graphics, were all acclaimed by critics, however, the narrative was panned. Thor: The Dark World (2013) and Thor: Ragnarok (2013) are the two sequels that have been released (2017). Thor: Love and Thunder, the fourth movie in the franchise, will be released in July 2022.

Composer Patrick Doyle, a frequent collaborator of Branagh, composed the movie’s score. Thor was “the most financially high-profile picture I’ve done before Frankenstein,” according to Doyle, who said that finding a tone that reflected the dualism of Asgard as well as Earth was a difficulty throughout the composing process.

As a result, Doyle and Branagh had frequent discussions about the musical direction, with the director suggesting a contemporary feel and a balance between the music and “grand images that were not in any way hyperbolized,” and the composer responding with “a strong sense of melody, which he responds to in my work.” Thor’s leitmotif was inspired by an old Celtic folk song since Doyle stated that his own Celtic heritage had made him conversant with Norse mythology. Buena Vista Records published a soundtrack CD in April 2011.

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