Published On: Sun, Jan 23rd, 2011

Chris Hemsworth and Natalie Portman talk ‘Thor’ movie

It’s almost impossible to keep up with all of the hype, news, trailers and reports on the long list of comic book films. “Thor” competes with his fellow Marvel adaptations such as “Captain America: The First Avenger” and “X-Men: First Class” to grace the headlines.

Recently both stars of “Thor” are speaking out about the film.

Natalie Portman tells SFX Magazine “It was funny”, seeing Hemsworth in the “Thor” costume for the first time, but goes on to clarify: “…we filmed about a monthe where we were all dressed like earthlings, obviously. Him included. Then of all sudden we started shooting scenes where he was in a superhero costume, and it was a real shock. We were all amazed. The costume’s really incredible.”

In the same interview she discussed working with director Kenneth Branagh: “The experience working with Ken made it very different, because he pays so much attention to character. It feels like you’re making a small character piece, even though there was all this elaborate filmmaking going on around you. He never got lost in that.”

Chris Hemsworth agrees, saying Branagh is the best: “I was playing a god, but what do you draw from to play a god? You try to humanize it, I guess. In my world, who are the gods? We talked about a lot of Shakespeare plays, kings and queens and princes and royalty. That’s [director’s] business. [Kenneth Branagh] does that world better than anybody. I think it’s great mesh to have him come on board with this type of film.”

He continues in an interview with ComicBookMovie.com:
“Thor’s movements is closely linked to Mjolnir, his legendary war hammer. He spins it and throws it and it flies and comes back. Working out how to use that as a weapon practically and it’s advantages and disadvantages, and then developing the style of how he fights and the body positions that he has in the comic books and trying to use some of them… It was great!”

So, what is the relationship between the two characters: Thor (Hemsworth) and his “love interest”, Jane Foster (Portman)?

Portman speaks on the topic saying “”Well, Thor is exiled to Earth to learn humility and earn his right to be a leader. And I think Jane is definitely part of what grounds him on Earth. That’s something Ken (Branagh) is always saying, about making sure my feet were on the ground all the time.”

“Thor” arrived in movie theaters May 6, 2011 starring Hemsworth, Portman as well as Anthony Hopkins (Odin, Thor’s father), Tom Hiddleston (Thor’s troublemaking brother Loki) and Rene Russo (Norse Goddess Frigga)


My first effort at “blogging” before it was called “blogging” was a Pop Culture, Comic Book column at CrazedFanboy.com.

A lot sure has changed since these days.

Due to the support/pressure from my DOB comrades, Splash Page was resurrected to publish Pop Culture topics and the “State of the Nation” will continue to deal with politics and heavy issues.

To kick off the new year, 2011, I started a National column for Examiner.com discussing Comic Book Movies: http://www.examiner.com/comic-book-movies-in-national/brandon-jones

Beginning in December of 2010, I began writing on Examiner.com, check out my articles there: http://www.examiner.com/comic-books-in-tampa-bay/brandon-jones

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- Writer and Co-Founder of The Global Dispatch, Brandon has been covering news, offering commentary for years, beginning professionally in 2003 on Crazed Fanboy before expanding into other blogs and sites. Appearing on several radio shows, Brandon has hosted Dispatch Radio, written his first novel (The Rise of the Templar) and completed the three years Global University program in Ministerial Studies to be a pastor. To Contact Brandon email [email protected] ATTN: BRANDON

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