'Thor' Begins Set Construction
Following announcement about the shooting schedule, the set of "Thor" has been built. The news was brought by editor in chief of Marvel Comics Joe Quesada, who tweeted, "I could listen to [director Kenneth] Branagh talk about Thor all day long. Cast is in place, sets are being built and screenplay is brilliant. Marveldom rules!"
Beside Quesada, comic book writer Brian Michael Bendis is among some people who were able to see the set for the first time. "Broadcasting live from marvel west. Thor movie meeting with Ken branagh was over the top amazing. Visited the sets! I was in Odin's chamber!" he wrote on his Twitter page on Wednesday, November 18.
Previously, Production Weekly claimed they obtained information that the film will kick off its principal photography in the middle of January next year in Los Angeles. Later, in March, the production will be moved to Santa Fe in New Mexico until late April.
"Thor" is an epic adventure that spans the Marvel Universe from present day Earth to the realm of Asgard. The story centers on Thor, a powerful but arrogant warrior, who is cast down to Earth and forced to live among humans after his reckless actions reignite an ancient war. He later learns what it takes to be a true hero when the most dangerous villain of his world sends the darkest forces of Asgard to invade Earth.
In the movie, Chris Hemsworth who has been set to portray the title character will share screen with Natalie Portman, who will star as Thor's first love Jane Foster. Additionally, Jaimie Alexander is brought in to play skilled Asgardian warrior Sif, and Colm Feore is expected to take on a villain whose identity remains a secret. Stellan Skarsgard has also been reported to have joined the cast in an unspecified role. Paramount Pictures is set to distribute it in U.S. theaters on May 20, 2011.
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