Official plot synopsis for Marvel’s THOR

Kate Erbland

by: Kate Erbland
March 8th, 2010

Our good friend Peter over at /Film has got the official synopsis for Marvel’s 2011 release of THOR. Peter does note that this synopsis “is an extended version of an earlier logline that was released Summer 2009.” However, this updated version does include some new information and firms up a lot of the chatter that has been floating around since the Chris Hemsworth-starring, Kenneth Branagh-directed project first got off the ground.

Hit the jump to see the official plot synopsis!

Paramount Pictures and Marvel Entertainment present the epic adventure, “Thor,” which spans the Marvel Universe from present day Earth to the realm of Asgard. At the center of the story is the mighty Thor (Chris Hemsworth), a powerful but arrogant warrior whose reckless actions reignite an ancient war. Thor is cast down to Earth by his father Odin (Anthony Hopkins) and is forced to live among humans. A beautiful, young scientist, Jane Foster (Natalie Portman), has a profound effect on Thor, as she ultimately becomes his first love. It’s while here on Earth that Thor 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.

We also get our first official rundown of the completed cast (yup, my man Clark Gregg is there!) and major executive names:

Cast: Chris Hemsworth, Natalie Portman, Tom Hiddleston, Anthony Hopkins, Rene Russo, Stellan Skarsgard, Jaimie Alexander, Kat Dennings, Ray Stevenson, Josh Dallas, Tadanobu Asano, Idris Elba, Clark Gregg, Colm Feore
Co-Producers: Craig Kyle, Victoria Alonso
Executive Producers: Louis D’Esposito, Alan Fine, Stan Lee, David Maisel, Patty Whitcher
Produced by: Kevin Feige
Directed by: Kenneth Branagh
Release: May 6th, 2011

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  • David Scholes

    As a Marvel Thor fan since 1962, I can’t think of any other movie that I am so looking forward to seeing.

    I’ve written quite a lot of Thor fan fic over the years:

    http://www.fanfiction.net/u/1276881/David_Scholes

    and am also an Australian science fiction writer:

    http://www.StrategicBookPublishing.com/ScienceFictiona...

    http://www.amazon.com/Essential-Reading-Science…

    Cheers

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