History Trivia / Thor

29th Apr '16 1:44:46 AM Freshmeat
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* HeyItsThatGuy:
** Creator/JMichaelStraczynski (whose work on the comic series has serious influence on the setting and Thor's costume) is the first guy to try to lift Mjolnir, and definitive 80s ''Thor'' writer Creator/WaltSimonson is an Asgardian at the end.
** [[Film/StarTrek George]] [[ChrisHemsworth Kirk]] is Thor himself.
** Also, by the looks of it, [[Series/{{Wallander}} Magnus Martinsson]] finally [[AscendToAHigherPlaneOfExistence got himself that promotion]]. And was allowed to keep his [[SlashFic slash fic status]].
** [[Series/TheNewAdventuresOfOldChristine Richard Campbell]] is Phil Coulson.
** [[Film/TheHurtLocker Sgt.]] [[Creator/JeremyRenner James]] is ComicBook/{{Hawkeye}}.
** You might recognize Heimdall as [[Series/TheWire Stringer Bell]] and Series/{{Luther}}.
** [[Film/PunisherWarZone Frank]] [[Creator/RayStevenson Castle]] / [[Series/{{Rome}} Titus Pullo]] sure let himself go.
** [[NataliePortman Padmé]] [[Franchise/StarWars Amidala]] is Jane Foster.
** [[Film/TheSilenceOfTheLambs Hannibal]] [[AnthonyHopkins Lecter]] is Odin the Allfather.
** [[Series/TwoBrokeGirls Max]] [[Creator/KatDennings Black]] is Darcy Lewis.
** [[Series/KyleXY Jesse]] is Sif.
** Hogun is [[Manga/IchiTheKiller Kakihara]] and [[{{Zatoichi}} Hattori]].
*** And [[UsefulNotes/GenghisKhan Temujin]], too. Oddly appropriate.
** Odin and [[Creator/StellanSkarsgard Erik Selvig]] are [[Film/{{Beowulf}} Hrothgar]] and... Hrothgar. (From the 2007 ''Beowulf'' film and 2005's ''Beowulf and Grendel'' respectively.)
*** Selvig is also [[Film/PiratesOfTheCaribbean Bootstrap Bill]].
*** And he's also [[Literature/TheMillenniumTrilogy Martin Vanger]].
*** And he's pretty good at singing [[Film/MammaMia Abba songs, too!]]
** Fandral is [[Series/OnceUponATime Prince Charming]].
27th Feb '16 11:01:08 AM nombretomado
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* EasterEgg: If you look really closely, you can see ComicBook/TheInfinityGauntlet in the arsenal at the start of the movie. This ends up being a CallForward to [[spoiler:''Film/TheAvengers'' and the Franchise/MarvelCinematicUniverse at large]].

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* EasterEgg: If you look really closely, you can see ComicBook/TheInfinityGauntlet in the arsenal at the start of the movie. This ends up being a CallForward to [[spoiler:''Film/TheAvengers'' [[spoiler:''Film/{{The Avengers|2012}}'' and the Franchise/MarvelCinematicUniverse at large]].
10th Jan '16 10:23:43 PM AlleyOop
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* DarkHorseCasting: The casting of Creator/ChrisHemsworth and Creator/TomHiddleston, whose most famous roles back then were bit parts at most, in the lead male roles was very unexpected at the time.
31st Dec '15 7:54:32 AM Anddrix
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** Let's not forget that blue-eyed, blond-haired, 6'2", classically trained Creator/TomHiddleston originally auditioned for the role of Thor, even going so far as to put on 3.5 stone (that's 49 lbs!) of muscle for the part. He [[SelfDemonstrating/{{Loki}} didn't get the role]] of Thor, but [[{{Understatement}} things turned out pretty okay for him regardless.]]

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** Let's not forget that blue-eyed, blond-haired, 6'2", classically trained Creator/TomHiddleston originally auditioned for the role of Thor, even going so far as to put on 3.5 stone (that's 49 lbs!) of muscle for the part. He [[SelfDemonstrating/{{Loki}} didn't get the role]] role of Thor, but [[{{Understatement}} things turned out pretty okay for him regardless.]]
30th Dec '15 9:46:08 AM fearlessnikki
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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.
* 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.
* 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.



* [[PlayingAgainstType/FilmDirecting Playing Against Type: Film Directing]]: KennethBranagh, who's better known for Shakespearean films, took a turn at directing a superhero flick.

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* TheOtherMarty: Stuart Townsend was cast as Fandral but replaced by Josh Dallas days before filming began.
* [[PlayingAgainstType/FilmDirecting Playing Against Type: Film Directing]]: KennethBranagh, who's better known for Shakespearean films, took a turn at directing a superhero flick. This is apparently because he was a fan of the comic as a child.



** '''[[Creator/BrianBlessed BRIAN BLESSED]]''' was originally slated to play Odin. Zachary Levi of Series/{{Chuck}} and Stuart Townsend had both been cast as Fandrall before Josh Dallas took over. Creator/AlexanderSkarsgard was also tested for the role of Thor, which would have made for an interesting dynamic considering his dad Creator/StellanSkarsgard is playing Erik. Creator/DanielCraig, and Channing Tatum were also considered for the role of Thor. Interestingly, Levi would replaced Dallas as Fandral for ''Film/ThorTheDarkWorld''.

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** '''[[Creator/BrianBlessed BRIAN BLESSED]]''' was originally slated to play Odin. Zachary Levi of Series/{{Chuck}} and Stuart Townsend had both been cast as Fandrall Fandral before Josh Dallas took over. Creator/AlexanderSkarsgard was also tested for the role of Thor, which would have made for an interesting dynamic considering his dad Creator/StellanSkarsgard is playing Erik. Creator/DanielCraig, and Channing Tatum were also considered for the role of Thor. Interestingly, Levi would replaced Dallas as Fandral for ''Film/ThorTheDarkWorld''.
7th Dec '15 3:05:31 PM DeisTheAlcano
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** [[TheNewAdventuresOfOldChristine Richard Campbell]] is PhilCoulson.
** [[TheHurtLocker Sgt.]] [[Creator/JeremyRenner James]] is ComicBook/{{Hawkeye}}.

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** [[TheNewAdventuresOfOldChristine [[Series/TheNewAdventuresOfOldChristine Richard Campbell]] is PhilCoulson.
Phil Coulson.
** [[TheHurtLocker [[Film/TheHurtLocker Sgt.]] [[Creator/JeremyRenner James]] is ComicBook/{{Hawkeye}}.



** [[TheSilenceOfTheLambs Hannibal]] [[AnthonyHopkins Lecter]] is Odin the Allfather.
** [[TwoBrokeGirls Max]] [[Creator/KatDennings Black]] is Darcy Lewis.

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** [[TheSilenceOfTheLambs [[Film/TheSilenceOfTheLambs Hannibal]] [[AnthonyHopkins Lecter]] is Odin the Allfather.
** [[TwoBrokeGirls [[Series/TwoBrokeGirls Max]] [[Creator/KatDennings Black]] is Darcy Lewis.



**** And he's also [[TheMillenniumTrilogy Martin Vanger]].

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**** And he's also [[TheMillenniumTrilogy [[Literature/TheMillenniumTrilogy Martin Vanger]].



* ICallItVera: Thor and Loki both wield named weapons: Mjölnir, the hammer, and Gungnir, Odin's spear. Clark Gregg, who plays Agent PhilCoulson, felt that he also should have a named weapon, so he decided that his Glock 17 was "Glockenspiel."

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* ICallItVera: Thor and Loki both wield named weapons: Mjölnir, the hammer, and Gungnir, Odin's spear. Clark Gregg, who plays Agent PhilCoulson, Phil Coulson, felt that he also should have a named weapon, so he decided that his Glock 17 was "Glockenspiel."
30th Nov '15 4:28:40 AM DeathsApprentice
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* MeanCharacterNiceActor: TomHiddleston, who plays Loki, can nail cold, calculating and manipulative like nobody's business. In real life, he comes across as very sweet, enthusiastic and clearly delighted with his job and can barely contain his glee when gushing about his costars and genuinely appreciates his fans. Stan Lee has described him as "the sweetest, nicest guy you could ever meet".
25th Oct '15 9:04:37 PM Adept
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** Hogun is [[IchiTheKiller Kakihara]] and [[{{Zatoichi}} Hattori]].

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** Hogun is [[IchiTheKiller [[Manga/IchiTheKiller Kakihara]] and [[{{Zatoichi}} Hattori]].
16th Oct '15 10:26:38 AM AnneElliotsCat
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**** And he's pretty good at singing [[Film/MammaMia Abba songs, too!]]
25th Sep '15 5:37:10 PM nombretomado
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** [[TheHurtLocker Sgt.]] [[Creator/JeremyRenner James]] is {{Hawkeye}}.

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** [[TheHurtLocker Sgt.]] [[Creator/JeremyRenner James]] is {{Hawkeye}}.ComicBook/{{Hawkeye}}.
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