Download the movie Thor online. Thor (2011) is an Action/Adventure, Superhero, Fantasy, 3D, Post-3D, Drama, Science Fiction and Adaptation movie that set to be released wide on May 6, 2011. In Thor, a powerful but arrogant warrior, is sent down to Earth as punishment for reigniting a reckless war. But after a dangerous villain from his world sends the darkest forces of Asgard to invade Earth, the hammer-wielding Thor will learn what it takes to be a true hero in order to save mankind. Stars in Thor movie are Chris Hemsworth as Thor, Natalie Portman as Jane Foster, Tom Hiddleston as Loki, Stellan Skarsgård as Erik Selvig, Colm Feore as Laufey, Ray Stevenson as Volstagg, Idris Elba as Heimdall, Kat Dennings as Darcy Lewis, Rene Russo as Frigga, Anthony Hopkins as Odin, Jaimie Alexander as Sif, Joshua Dallas as Fandral, Tadanobu Asano as Hogun, Samuel L. Jackson as Nick Fury, Clark Gregg as S.H.I.E.L.D. agent Phil Coulson, Joseph Gatt, Joshua Cox, Troy Brenna, Douglas Tait, Stan Lee, J. Michael Straczynski and Jeremy Renner as Clint Barton/Hawkeye. Thor is directed by Kenneth Branagh and distributed by Paramount Pictures and Marvel Studios, MPAA rating as PG-13. So download free Thor (2011) movie HD online.
Sam Raimi originally envisioned the idea for Thor after Darkman (1990), meeting Stan Lee and pitching the concept to 20th Century Fox, but they did not understand it. Thor was abandoned until April 1997, when Marvel Studios was beginning to rapidly expand. The film first gained momentum after the successful release of the film X-Men. The plan was for the film to be made for TV. UPN was in talks for airing it; excited by the prospect, they pushed for a script and approached Tyler Mane to lead as Thor. In May 2000, Marvel Studios brought Artisan Entertainment to help finance it as a film, but Thor was still laboring in development hell by April 2002, and in June 2004 the project still had yet to be optioned by a studio. However, Sony Pictures Entertainment purchased the film rights, and in December 2004 David S. Goyer was in negotiations to write and direct. In 2005, though there were talks between Goyer and Marvel, it was revealed that Goyer was no longer attached, though at this point the film was still set to be distributed through Sony Pictures.
Mark Protosevich, a fan of the Thor comic book, signed to write the script in April 2006, during which time Paramount Pictures acquired the rights from Sony. That year the film was also announced to be a Marvel Studios production. In December 2007, Protosevich described his plans for it "to be like a superhero origin story, but not one about a human gaining super powers, but of a god realizing his true potential. It's the story of an Old Testament god who becomes a New Testament god". In August 2007 Marvel Studios signed Matthew Vaughn to direct the film. Vaughn then rewrote Protosevich's script in order to bring down the budget to $150 million, as Protosevich's first draft would have cost $300 million to produce. He intended to start filming in late 2008 and after the success of Iron Man, Marvel Studios announced that they intended to release Thor on June 4, 2010, with Iron Man 2 being used to introduce the character of Thor.
Vaughn was released when his holding deal expired in May 2008, at which point Marvel set Protosevich to work on a new draft and began searching for a new director. By September 2008 D. J. Caruso had been discussing taking on the project, though he did not read the script. Later that month, it was revealed that Kenneth Branagh had entered into negotiations to direct, and in December 2008, Branagh confirmed that he has been hired. He described it as "a human story right in the center of a big epic scenario.” Branagh stated that he hoped to begin filming in January 2010 and Marvel Studios set back the release date of the film from its scheduled July 16, 2010 date to June 17, 2011, almost a full year later. They later moved the release date to May 20, 2011, to distance the film's release from that of Captain America: The First Avenger, another Marvel Studios film which was scheduled to be released on July 22, 2011. In February 2009, Samuel L. Jackson, who had briefly portrayed Nick Fury at the end of the film Iron Man, signed on to reprise the role in the film as part of an unprecedented nine-picture deal with Marvel Studios. However, in an April 2010 interview, Jackson stated that he would not be appearing in Thor. When asked why not Jackson explained, "I have no idea. I'm not in charge of making those kinds of decisions. I thought I was; they said I was in the trades, and I was like, 'Ooh! I got a job!' I called my agent he said, 'Naw, you're not in it.' I was like, 'Well shit, they need to pay me if they're gonna put my name in it.'" Later in a February 2011 appearance on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon Jackson revealed that he would be filming a scene for Thor to serve as "connective tissue" for The Avengers.
In February 2009, a casting call went out looking for actors with certain physical attributes to audition for the role of Thor. In May 2009 it was reported that Chris Hemsworth was in negotiations to portray the title role after something of a back-and-forth process in which the 25-year-old actor was nixed early on, then given a second chance to read for the part. The next day Marvel announced that Tom Hiddleston, who had worked with Branagh before and had initially been considered to portray the lead role, had been cast as Loki. Kevin Feige of Marvel Studios confirmed in June of that year that both Hemsworth and Hiddleston had signed on. Feige also mentioned that the film would take place on both modern day Earth and Asgard but Thor's human host, Dr. Donald Blake will not be included.
With Hemsworth and Hiddleston in place, the rest of the cast began to fill out. In July, Marvel announced that Natalie Portman would portray Jane Foster. Jaimie Alexander and Colm Feore were reported to have joined the cast in September, with Alexander portraying Sif and Feore's role unrevealed, though it is thought to be a villain. In an interview with Swedish news site Ystads Allehanda, Stellan Skarsgård stated that he had joined the cast, though he did not specify his role. In late October it was reported that Anthony Hopkins had been cast as Odin in the film. Several weeks later Marvel announced that they had cast the Warriors Three; Fandral was to be played by Stuart Townsend, Hogun was to be played by Tadanobu Asano and Volstagg was to be played by Ray Stevenson. A few days later it was announced that Idris Elba had also joined the cast, portraying Heimdall.
In an interview, Natalie Portman revealed that actress Kat Dennings would be involved in the project. According to Variety, Dennings will play Darcy, a coworker of Portman’s Jane Foster. In December Rene Russo was cast as Frigga, Thor's adoptive mother and Odin's wife. Later that month it was reported that actors Joseph Gatt, Troy Brenna, and Joshua Cox had been cast in the film, though none of their roles were revealed. In January 2010 it was reported that Adriana Barraza had also joined the film's cast, in a supporting capacity. Her role was not revealed, but it was said to be a human. Only days before filming began, Stuart Townsend was replaced by Joshua Dallas as Fandral, citing "creative differences". When Spider-Man 4's production stalled, Paramount and Marvel Entertainment decided to push up the release of Thor by two weeks to the then vacated date of May 6, 2011.
In October 2008, Marvel Studios signed a long term lease agreement with Raleigh Studios to shoot their next four films - Iron Man 2, Thor, Captain America: The First Avenger and The Avengers - at Raleigh's Manhattan Beach, California facility. Production Weekly reported that filming on Marvel's Thor was scheduled to begin in LA mid-January, then move to Santa Fe, New Mexico from March until late-April. Principal photography began on January 11, 2010. A few days after filming began, it was reported that Clark Gregg had signed on to reprise his role from Iron Man and Iron Man 2 as Agent Coulson, as Marvel's film division preps for the eventual production of The Avengers. In February it was reported that Paramount Pictures will enter negotiations with Del Mar, California to film a beach scene for Thor. Paramount wants to use a 300-yard stretch of Del Mar beach for a scene involving six horses running down the terrain. Paramount said this coastline was ideal because its gradual slope of sand down to the waterline creates excellent reflection opportunities on film. On March 15, 2010 production of Thor moved to Galisteo, New Mexico, where an entire town was built for the shoot.
Branagh, a fan of the comic book since childhood, commented on the challenge of bridging Asgard and the modern world: "Inspired by the comic book world both pictorially and compositionally at once, we've tried to find a way to make a virtue and a celebration of the distinction between the worlds that exist in the film but absolutely make them live in the same world. It's about finding the framing style, the color palette, finding the texture and the amount of camera movement that helps celebrate and express the differences and the distinctions in those worlds. If it succeeds, it will mark this film as different.... The combination of the primitive and the sophisticated, the ancient and the modern, I think that potentially is the exciting fusion, the exciting tension in the film".
In April, it was reported that the prospect for filming parts of Thor in Del Mar, California had fallen through. Paramount Pictures sent a letter informing the city that it has instead chosen an undisclosed Northern California location to film a beachfront scene for the film. The letter cited cost concerns with moving production too far away from its headquarters.
Chris Hemsworth revealed that the film ended principal photography on May 6, 2010 and entered post-production. It was reported in February 2010 that France-based BUF Compagnie will be the lead visual effects house working on the film. Digital Domain will also work on the visual effects. In June 2010, some concept art surfaced of Chris Hemsworth's costume.
In July 2010, it was reported that the film will be released in 3-D. In an interview with the Los Angeles Times, Kenneth Branagh stated that the 3-D process initially made him cringe but "We came to feel that in our case 3-D could be the very good friend of story and character for a different kind of experience". Although 2-D was used for principal photography, producer Kevin Fiege stated that the "special effects for the film were conceived and executed from the beginning in 3-D".
In October 2010, it was reported that Thor underwent reshoots for a couple of new scenes.
In March 2011, it was reported that scenes involving Adriana Barraza were removed from the theatrical cut of the film during the editing process. Kenneth Branagh sent a letter of apology explaining the reasons for the cut and desire to work with Barraza again in the future. In response Barraza stated, "It saddens me because the movie is great and because I was acting alongside some tremendous actors that I admire very much, but I understand the nature of films, and it’s not the first or last time that scenes will be cut".
In March 2011 Walt Disney Records announced the details for the soundtrack. The album includes Patrick Doyle’s original score from the film and will be released in some European territories at the end of April. In April 2011, Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige revealed that the music of the Foo Fighters was added to the film. The song Walk will play during a scene in which Thor, stripped of his powers and marooned on Earth, retreats to a New Mexico roadhouse to drink away the night with boilermakers and carouse with a skeptical new friend, a scientist played by Stellan Skarsgard. The track will play again over the closing credits. Feige stated, "It was literally one of those things that came together in a matter of weeks, and if you asked two months ago if we would have a Foo Fighters song in this movie, I would have said I don’t think so, but we heard the song and it just has these eerie appropriate lyrics and themes. The song wasn’t written for the movie, obviously, it’s on their new album, but we almost couldn’t believe it when we heard it. Ken in particular just loved it with these lyrics about learning to walk again and the way that fit the themes of the movie about redemption, learning to be a hero. The song starts off talking about being a million miles away from home and yearning and being separated by vast distances, and it’s no secret that Thor and Natalie’s character are from different worlds".
The world premiere of Thor took place on Sunday, April 17 at Event Cinemas George Street in Sydney, Australia.
In July 2010 Marvel Studios held a Thor panel at the 2010 San Diego Comic-Con International during which director Kenneth Branagh and actors Chris Hemsworth, Natalie Portman, Kat Dennings, Tom Hiddleston and Clark Gregg talked about the film before showing some footage from the film. A few days later, the footage shown at Comic-Con was leaked on the internet. In December 2010, Marvel debuted the first poster as well as the first trailer online and in theaters attached to The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader. The first television advertisement aired during Super Bowl XLV on the FOX network in the United States. The rate for advertising during the game ran about $3 million per 30-second spot. Marvel Studios and Acura launched a joint viral marketing promotion at the 2011 Chicago Comics and Entertainment Expo.
Official promotional partners include Burger King, Dr. Pepper, 7 Eleven, and Visa.
A post-credits scene in the film Iron Man 2 showed S.H.I.E.L.D. Agent Coulson (played by Clark Gregg) reporting the discovery of a large hammer in the desert. Rick Marshall of MTV News believed it to be the weapon Mjöllnir belonging to Thor, writing, "It continues the grand tradition of connecting the film to another property in development around the Marvel movie universe."
Marvel Animation announced a 26-episode animated series in November 2008, to air in late 2010 before the release of Marvel Studios' film. An animated direct-to-video film, entitled Thor: Tales of Asgard is expected to hit shelves around the time Kenneth Branagh's live-action Thor hits theaters.
A video game titled Thor: God of Thunder based on the film is being developed by Sega using the voices and likenesses of actors Chris Hemsworth and Tom Hiddleston, and it is scheduled to be released on May 3, 2011.
Jim Vejvoda of IGN gave Thor a positive review stating, "Thor may not be a game-changer for comic book movies, but it's a solidly entertaining one most noteworthy for taking what could have been utterly campy material and making it dramatic and relatable". Drew McWeeny of HitFix said, "It is his transition from a super-powered being to a full-blown superhero... a movie that doesn't really feel like any of the other Marvel movies, that has its own voice, and that pulls off its various goals with real charm".
Matthew Toomey of ABC Radio gave it a negative review stating, "It wants to impress with dazzling special effects rather than through an emotive, captivating story".