'Thor' trailer pleases gods and geeks at Comic-Con
The geeks went wild at Comic-Con on Saturday (July 24) when the footage from Kenneth Branagh's "Thor" was shown.
The "Thor" footage was shown as part of the Marvel weekend triple header: "Captain America: The First Avenger," "Thor" and "The Avengers." By all reports, Marvel owned the 2010 Comic-Con.
With "Captain America," fans saw a glance at Chris Evans and a flying shield and Hugo Weaving before his transformation into Red Skull.
Marvel's Kevin Feige then introduced "Thor." Directed by Brit Branagh, the reaction to the dramatic trailer about the God of Thunder was so great it was shown twice due to the insanely loud ovation. It was replayed at the end of the panel. Can you blame the fan boys who were already drooling over the posters? They got to see Thor get it on with Natalie Portman, for the gods' sake!
Next came a teaser for "The Avengers" and Feige introduced Samuel Jackson, who introduced Clark Gregg, Scarlett Johansson, Kat Dennings, Chris Hemsworth, (who plays Thor) Chris Evans and Robert Downey, Jr. Then Downey confirmed the Comic-Con rumors and industry buzz about Jeremy Renner and Mark Ruffalo joining the film's cast.
The final touch: Director Joss Whedon came out onstage. Oh man, you so had to be there. The bad part? We have to wait until May 2011 to see the finished film.
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