Earlier today the extended trailer for Thor that was shown to thousands of fans at the Marvel panel at this year’s Comic Con leaked onto the ‘Net. Quickly “Thor” became a trending topic on Twitter and people could not stop talking about how great it looked! It definitely feels very Lord of the Rings, but the superhero spin works mighty well. Director Kenneth Branagh, who has a background in Shakespearean tales, has created a believable and extraordinary world in Asgard, and the costume design for Chris Hemsworth’s Thor and Anthony Hopkins’ Odin (ruler of Asgard) are top notch. The Mjolnir, Thor’s powerful hammer teased during the credits of Iron Man 2, makes a notable appearence, as does IM2‘s Agent Coulsen. Thor (May 20, 2011) and the utlimate followup The Avengers cannot hit theaters soon enough.
Oh, what’s that? You want to watch the 5+ minute trailer? Hours after its leak the studio has been making its rounds to disable the streaming of it on all popular web sites, including YouTube and TrailerAddict. I was able to find a clean stream at Moviefone, but who knows how long it’ll stay up there. If/when Marvel decides to officially release the trailer I will certainly embed it here for you.