History Trivia / Thor

8th Jun '17 5:10:04 PM jormis29
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** Not only does [[Series/{{Rome}} Titus Pullo]] play Volstagg, but Kevin [=McKidd=] (AKA [[Series/{{Rome}} Lucius Vorenus]]) was originally slated to play Dr. Donald Blake before the character was cut from the story. If he'd stayed in, [[HeterosexualLifePartners Pullo and Vorenus]] would've gotten one hell of a reunion.

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** Not only does [[Series/{{Rome}} Titus Pullo]] play Volstagg, but Kevin [=McKidd=] Creator/KevinMcKidd (AKA [[Series/{{Rome}} Lucius Vorenus]]) was originally slated to play Dr. Donald Blake before the character was cut from the story. If he'd stayed in, [[HeterosexualLifePartners Pullo and Vorenus]] would've gotten one hell of a reunion.
5th Mar '17 2:23:44 PM MagBas
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** In the comics, Sif and Heimdall are siblings, which is not retained in this film and thus the rest of the MCU. At one point, this element was going to be retained and Sif would have been dark-skinned as well: [[http://www.comicbookmovie.com/fansites/MarvelFreshman/news/?a=40977 concept art of this exists (which also reveals that Baldur was originally going to be in the film before being cut)]]. This might be for the best however, despite that lost connection - besides Jaimie Alexander giving a strong performance, it would have probably [[UnfortunateImplications been uncomfortable for a number of viewers]] to see Thor rejecting his black Asgardian childhood friend in favour of a white ''human'' female.

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** In the comics, Sif and Heimdall are siblings, which is not retained in this film and thus the rest of the MCU. At one point, this element was going to be retained and Sif would have been dark-skinned as well: [[http://www.comicbookmovie.com/fansites/MarvelFreshman/news/?a=40977 concept art of this exists (which also reveals that Baldur was originally going to be in the film before being cut)]]. This might be for the best however, despite that lost connection - besides Jaimie Alexander giving a strong performance, it would have probably [[UnfortunateImplications been uncomfortable for a number of viewers]] to see Thor rejecting his black Asgardian childhood friend in favour of a white ''human'' female.
27th Feb '17 8:20:43 AM dmcreif
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** Creator/CharlieCox auditioned for the role of Loki. While he didn't get the part, he did end up being cast as the main character in the MCU ''Series/{{Daredevil 2015}}'' series several years later.

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** Creator/CharlieCox auditioned for the role of Loki. While he He didn't get the part, he did end up being cast as the main character in but still joined the MCU several years later as the titular protagonist of ''Series/{{Daredevil 2015}}'' series several years later.2015}}''.
12th Nov '16 2:25:56 AM CumbersomeTercel
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* AbilityOverAppearance: In the comics, Heimdall is pretty covered up, but still visibly Caucasian. For the film, however, Kenneth Branagh chose to cast very much black {{Creator/Idris Elba}}. Fan controversy over his choice led to this quote:

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* AbilityOverAppearance: In the comics, Heimdall is pretty covered up, but still visibly Caucasian. For the film, however, Kenneth Branagh Creator/KennethBranagh chose to cast very much black {{Creator/Idris Elba}}.Creator/IdrisElba. Fan controversy over his choice led to this quote:



** The Son of Coul asks Thor if he received his training with Special Forces. Chris Hemsworth was trained by a former Navy SEAL for his role as the god of thunder.

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** The Son of Coul asks Thor if he received his training with Special Forces. Chris Hemsworth Creator/ChrisHemsworth was trained by a former Navy SEAL for his role as the god of thunder.



* ActorSharedBackground: Sif is the lone female warrior in Thor's FiveManBand. Her actress Jaimie Alexander had been one of few girls on her high school wrestling team.
* AwesomeDearBoy: Natalie Portman's words on accepting the role - before even being offered a script - were "Kenneth Branagh doing ''Thor'' is super weird. I've got to do it." As Jane's character was developed, Portman jumped at the chance to play a lady scientist too.

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* ActorSharedBackground: Sif is the lone female warrior in Thor's FiveManBand. Her actress Jaimie Alexander Creator/JaimieAlexander had been one of few girls on her high school wrestling team.
* AwesomeDearBoy: Natalie Portman's Creator/NataliePortman's words on accepting the role - before even being offered a script - were "Kenneth Branagh "Creator/KennethBranagh doing ''Thor'' is super weird. I've got to do it." As Jane's character was developed, Portman jumped at the chance to play a lady scientist too.



* DeletedRole: Adriana Barraza had a sizeable supporting role as the diner owner Izabella Alverez. Most of her scenes were cut and she only appears once in the final film. Kenneth Branagh sent a letter of apology to the actress.

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* DeletedRole: Adriana Barraza had a sizeable supporting role as the diner owner Izabella Alverez. Most of her scenes were cut and she only appears once in the final film. Kenneth Branagh Creator/KennethBranagh sent a letter of apology to the actress.



* SeparatedAtBirthCasting: Dakota Goyo and Ted Allpress who play Thor and Loki as children respectively really do resemble Chris Hemsworth and Tom Hiddleston.

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* SeparatedAtBirthCasting: Dakota Goyo and Ted Allpress who play Thor and Loki as children respectively really do resemble Chris Hemsworth Creator/ChrisHemsworth and Tom Hiddleston.Creator/TomHiddleston.



** Anthony Hopkins improvised his reaction to Thor's CallingTheOldManOut speech. Apparently, crew members were [[{{Tearjerker}} bursting into tears]] on the set during filming.

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** Anthony Hopkins Creator/AnthonyHopkins improvised his reaction to Thor's CallingTheOldManOut speech. Apparently, crew members were [[{{Tearjerker}} bursting into tears]] on the set during filming.



** '''[[Creator/BrianBlessed BRIAN BLESSED]]''' was originally slated to play Odin. Zachary Levi of Series/{{Chuck}} and Stuart Townsend had both been cast as Fandral before Josh Dallas took over. Interestingly, Levi would replaced Dallas as Fandral for ''Film/ThorTheDarkWorld''.
** Creator/CharlieHunnam, Joel Kinnaman, and Creator/AlexanderSkarsgard all tested for the role of Thor, which would have made for an interesting dynamic considering Alexander's father Creator/StellanSkarsgard played Erik in the film.

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** '''[[Creator/BrianBlessed BRIAN BLESSED]]''' Like ''Film/IronMan1'', this one had a lengthy development cycle. Creator/SamRaimi met with Creator/StanLee and Fox about making a ''Thor'' movie back in 1990, but the project went nowhere. Marvel again met with Artisan to finance and push the film, but it failed to get picked up by any studios. Sony then picked up the movie and met with David S. Goyer to write and direct it, but Goyer eventually lost interest, leaving the project dead in the water.
** After the project moved to Paramount and Marvel, Mark Protosevich (a [[PromotedFanboy big fan of the comics]]) wrote a script he described as an epic about "An Old Testament god who becomes a New Testament god." The draft ended up being rewritten due to fears that it would be too expensive to produce, as estimates had the script's budget pegged at around 300 million dollars.
** Creator/MatthewVaughn signed on to direct, but walked away when his holding deal expired.
** Creator/GuillermoDelToro was interested in directing, but wanted to incorporate more mythology into the film, as well as a grittier take on Asgard. He ended up passing to direct ''Film/TheHobbitAnUnexpectedJourney'' instead, which he ''also'' ended up walking away from.
** '''Creator/BrianBlessed'''
was originally slated to play Odin. Zachary Levi of Series/{{Chuck}} and Stuart Townsend had both been cast as Fandral before Josh Dallas took over. Interestingly, Levi would replaced Dallas as Fandral for ''Film/ThorTheDarkWorld''.
** Creator/DanielCraig was the first choice for Thor, but he was busy being Franchise/JamesBond. Creator/BradPitt, Creator/ChanningTatum and Wrestling/TripleH were also considered. Creator/CharlieHunnam, Joel Kinnaman, and Creator/AlexanderSkarsgard all tested for the role of Thor, role, which would have made for an interesting dynamic considering Alexander's father Creator/StellanSkarsgard played Erik in the film.film.


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** Creator/CharlieCox auditioned for the role of Loki. While he didn't get the part, he did end up being cast as the main character in the MCU ''Series/{{Daredevil 2015}}'' series several years later.
** Creator/JessicaBiel was considered for Lady Sif.


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** The Enchantress was initially going to appear and concept art of her design can even be found online. There's also concept art of Balder, Thor's ''other'' brother, indicating that he too was planned to appear at some point.
8th Nov '16 8:22:06 PM PrincessGwen
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* ActorSharedBackground: Sif is the lone female warrior in Thor's FiveManBand. Her actress Jaime Alexander had been one of few girls on her high school wrestling team.

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* ActorSharedBackground: Sif is the lone female warrior in Thor's FiveManBand. Her actress Jaime Jaimie Alexander had been one of few girls on her high school wrestling team.
19th Jun '16 3:10:16 PM KingClark
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** While Creator/IdrisElba had already made a name for himself on ''Series/TheWire'' and ''Series/{{Luther}}'', his film career really took off after the release of this movie.

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** While Creator/IdrisElba had already made a name for himself on television with ''Series/TheWire'' and ''Series/{{Luther}}'', his film career really took off after the release of this movie.
19th Jun '16 3:09:51 PM KingClark
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-->"If you have a chance to have a great actor in the part, everything else is irrelevant. "

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-->"If you have a chance to have a great actor in the part, everything else is irrelevant. "



* StarMakingRole: Creator/TomHiddleston was virtually unknown worldwide before playing Loki, and is now one of the online fandom's most beloved stars.

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* StarMakingRole: StarMakingRole:
** This is the film that put Creator/ChrisHemsworth on the map for most American and foreign audiences, although he has struggled with some of his non-Marvel films.
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Creator/TomHiddleston was virtually unknown worldwide before playing Loki, and is now one of the online fandom's most beloved stars.stars.
** While Creator/IdrisElba had already made a name for himself on ''Series/TheWire'' and ''Series/{{Luther}}'', his film career really took off after the release of this movie.



** In the comics, Sif and Heimdall are siblings, which is not retained in this film and thus the rest of the MCU. At one point, this element was going to be retained and Sif would have been dark-skinned as well: [[http://www.comicbookmovie.com/fansites/MarvelFreshman/news/?a=40977 concept art of this exists (which also reveals that Baldur was originally going to be in the film before being cut)]]. This might be for the best however, despite that lost connection - besides Jaimie Alexander giving a strong performance, it would have probably [[UnfortunateImplications been uncomfortable for a number of viewers]] to see Thor rejecting his black Asgardian childhood friend in favour of a white ''human'' female.

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** In the comics, Sif and Heimdall are siblings, which is not retained in this film and thus the rest of the MCU. At one point, this element was going to be retained and Sif would have been dark-skinned as well: [[http://www.comicbookmovie.com/fansites/MarvelFreshman/news/?a=40977 concept art of this exists (which also reveals that Baldur was originally going to be in the film before being cut)]]. This might be for the best however, despite that lost connection - besides Jaimie Alexander giving a strong performance, it would have probably [[UnfortunateImplications been uncomfortable for a number of viewers]] to see Thor rejecting his black Asgardian childhood friend in favour of a white ''human'' female.female.
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27th May '16 8:28:41 PM ClockworkFirefly
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** Creator/DanielCraig was Marvel's first choice for the role of Thor.
27th May '16 11:42:10 AM ClockworkFirefly
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** Creator/DanielCraig and Channing Tatum were considered for the role of Thor.

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** Creator/DanielCraig and Channing Tatum were considered was Marvel's first choice for the role of Thor. Thor.
24th May '16 11:16:46 AM ClockworkFirefly
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** Creator/DanielCraig and Channing Tatum were considered for the role of Thor. Creator/CharlieHunnam, Joel Kinnaman, and Creator/AlexanderSkarsgard all tested for the role of Thor, which would have made for an interesting dynamic considering Alexander's father Creator/StellanSkarsgard played Erik in the film.

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** Creator/DanielCraig and Channing Tatum were considered for the role of Thor.
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Creator/CharlieHunnam, Joel Kinnaman, and Creator/AlexanderSkarsgard all tested for the role of Thor, which would have made for an interesting dynamic considering Alexander's father Creator/StellanSkarsgard played Erik in the film.
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