Opening in U.S. theaters on May 6th is the latest big screen adaption of a classic Marvel Comics character, Thor. The film tells the origin of the popular hero and acts as a bridge between Marvel's previous movies; Iron Man, Iron Man 2, and The Incredible Hulk, and their upcoming projects; Captain America: The First Avenger, and The Avengers. The movie is helmed by acclaimed director Kenneth Branagh (Hamlet), and stars Chris Hemsworth (Star Trek) in the title role as the God of Thunder. The film also features an extraordinary cast that includes Oscar winners Natalie Portman (Black Swan), and Anthony Hopkins (The Silence of the Lambs) , Tom Hiddleston (Midnight in Paris), Stellan Skarsgard (Good Will Hunting), Kat Dennings (Charlie Bartlett), Idris Elba (The Losers), Colm Feore (24), Ray Stevenson (Punisher: War Zone), Jamie Alexander (Love and Other Drugs), and Rene Russo (The Thomas Crown Affair). Artistdirect's Rick Florino recently had an opportunity to sit down with the cast of Thor, including director Kenneth Branagh, Chris Hemsworth, Anthony Hopkins, Tom Hiddleston, Kat Dennings, and Jamie Alexander, to discuss the film, the character, the mythology, and The Avengers.
The epic adventure Thor spans the Marvel Universe from present day Earth to the mystical realm of Asgard. At the center of the story is The Mighty Thor, a powerful but arrogant warrior whose reckless actions reignite an ancient war. As a result, Thor is banished to Earth where he is forced to live among humans. When the most dangerous villain of his world sends its darkest forces to invade Earth, Thor learns what it takes to be a true hero.
To watch our exclusive interview with the cast and crew of Thor, please click on the video player above.
Thor opens in U.S. theaters on Friday!