Thor (Chris Hemsworth) is different from other Marvel superheroes. “Most Marvel stories are about ordinary people becoming extraordinary,” explains Marvel Studios chief Kevin Feige. “Thor is an already extraordinary individual.” But while he may be a mythic god of thunder with a seriously powerful hammer, as you can see in this exclusive image, the guy’s also a hothead. In director Kenneth Branagh’s 3-D epic, his all-seeing father Odin (Anthony Hopkins) banishes him to Earth to learn humility.
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