EDITORIAL: Xenix Lists: Top Seven Things I'm Looking Forward to in Thor!

EDITORIAL: Xenix Lists: Top Seven Things I'm Looking Forward to in Thor!

The things I'm looking forward to seeing in Thor...

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By Xenix - 2/19/2011
Number 7:

Asgard looks simply, utterly, perfectly beautiful. Iridescent, godlike, and emenates power and energy, Asgard looks wonderful. I can't wait to see more of it as the film goes on.

Number 6:
The Destroyer

Like everyone here, when the first shot of the Destroyer leaked, I was awestruck. It was a literal, complete, absolute adaptation of the comic version, the only difference being a slight change in color from light silver to black-silver, a totally logical change to make it look more dynamic. It looks awesome.

Number 5:
Anthony Hopkins as Odin

Anthony. [Frick]ing. Hopkins.
OSCAR-WINNING Anthony Hopkins.

This man is an incredible actor, who, from the little we've seen of him, has already convinced me that he has completely mastered Odin. He's simply a phenomenal actor, who I cannot wait to see in action.

Number 4:
The Infinity Gauntlet

This is mainly because: A, it' [frick]ing awesome, and B: It's a sign that Marvel really intends to go far with the MCU, and this is a great way to set up tension for eagle-eyed fans, and perhaps in such a way non-fans will be interested.

Number 3:
Jotunheim and the Frost Giants

The costumes and sets of the Frost Giants and their realm are simply fantastic. The red eyes are very, very, very creepy, and contrast stunningly with the deathly, ice-cold blue and white of their skin. Although being only 7-8 feet tall, the 100 foot ones would be hard to portray in the manner they did here, as well as it would be much, much harder to make the general audience buy the 'Loki is a runt Frost Giant' plot point.

Number 2:
Chris Hemsworth as Thor

I don't doubt there will be some sort of troll stating that it's a sign the film will fail if this isn't Number 1. However, once you see my Number 1, you'll see why.

Anywho, Hemsworth looks like a phenomenal actor. I absolutely, positively cannot wait to see him portray the God of Thunder. He seems to really have the idea of Thor being a pompous, arrogant, and prideful person, and humbled when he arrives on Earth for his actions because of his personality. He then surpasses his previous strength, as a noble hero. I can't wait to see him on screen.

Number 1:
Tom Hiddleston as Loki

This is the absolute, positive, single thing I am looking forward to in this movie. From his interviews, Tom Hiddleston has essentially embodied Loki with every single atom of his existence.

Here are a few sections from an interview at Joblo:

As soon as I got the part I had nine months to prepare. I read all the comics.

He read the entire run of Thor. The ENTIRE. RUN. That's [frick]ing dedication. And it shows!

It’s been fascinating actually. And one of the first things I did when I came on board was that we started with stunt training. And we thought like what is... it’ll be boring if Thor was a tank. It’d be boring if Loki was another tank and they were just running into each other. So we thought if Thor is thunder and power and muscle and brawn and he’s got his hammer, Loki should be like... he should be so quick he’s like the wind. So if Thor is heavy, Loki is light. We thought what would be the weapon that Loki would be fighting with? So we thought throwing knives... because I think Loki doesn’t like to get his hands dirty in a fight. He likes to be quick, efficient and lethal. It’s like one blow - slam. So we thought it would be throwing knives. And I thought if there was a way... if Loki could fight in a way that was as impressive as Thor’s, but was completely different so in a way Loki is too quick and Thor can’t catch him, you know? I kind of conceived of Loki as a kind martial artist with these throwing knives. Someone who’s like a dancer. He dances his way out of combat and these knives are his way of keeping his foes at arm's length but it’s lethal. When you get one of those knives in, you’re gone. I had a great time actually, we were shooting on another set shooting a bit battle sequence. And the set was made of this stuff. It looked hard but it was soft. It was foam. And my stunt knives were rubber so they didn’t like take out the grip or the camera operator. But we found like... I’d always throw them and Russell Bobbitt, the Props Master, would always go and retrieve them for me for the next take. And he couldn’t find one of the daggers and we were like looking all over the set for this dagger. And I’m like where the hell did it go? And like about half an hour later we’d thought we lost it somewhere in the green screen. And he said, Tom, and he pointed up and this rubber knife was stuck clean into the set, so I knew I was throwing them with some kind of velocity.

He was so into the role, he threw a rubber, stunt knife so hard it stuck into the set wall.

So. Much. Awesome.

The rest of his interview's here:


And that's my list. Comment below!
Goliath93 - 2/19/2011, 10:43 PM
I'm more of a DC guy, but Thor looks awesome can't wait.
Exiles - 2/20/2011, 4:08 AM
you could have easily made this a top 10, all you have to add to the list is hawkeye cameo, natalie portman, kat dennings lol just kidding good list and I agree with pretty much everything thor should be awesome
manymade1 - 2/20/2011, 4:12 AM
Very nice dude. I especially can't wait to see the role of the Infinity Gauntlt in the film.
thunderforce - 2/20/2011, 7:00 AM
I would love to see the cosmic avengers or at least as many as marvel can bring . Make it happen .
comics56 - 2/20/2011, 8:31 AM
The thing I most look foward in Thor are :

-Warriors Three
-The Gate Keeper and the Rainbow Bridge
-Odin´s Vault
-Thor Vs Frost Giants
-Kat Dennings [the humor of the movie]
-Hawkeye´s cameo [If possible]

Check out my The Mighty Thor Series - Episode 1 : Terrible Beast video : http://comicbookmovie.com/fansites/themarvelworld/news/?a=30521

marvel72 - 2/20/2011, 9:20 AM
the things i'm looking forward to.

-cameo from another character
-the infinity gauntlet
-the warriors three
-lady sif
-thor vs frost giants
-thor vs destroyer
-warriors three vs destroyer
-thor vs loki
-after the credits moment

i might as well said the whole film.
golden123 - 2/20/2011, 11:01 AM
Yeah, Thor is also what I'm looking forward to least. It just looks like some ordinary action film.
marvel72 - 2/20/2011, 11:58 AM
this is the best looking of all the comic book movies this year & definetly the movie i'm most looking forward to.

2.captain america
3.green lantern
4.cowboys & aliens
5.x-men first class
6.the priest
7.the green hornet
LEEE777 - 2/20/2011, 4:15 PM
X @ Awesome! ; )
comics56 - 2/20/2011, 4:59 PM
Different from GL ,Thor has enought of comedy. It is funny but don´t sound like a Julia Roberts´ movie. I don´t want to start a DC/Marvel fight but this is real.

"So, how can you speak our language?"
"You language? Ha! Silly girl, you´re speaking ours."

Check out my The Mighty Thor Series - Episode 1 : Terrible Beast video : http://comicbookmovie.com/fansites/themarvelworld/news/?a=30521

jjmeylar - 2/20/2011, 5:05 PM
loganoneil - 2/20/2011, 7:29 PM
Baes on what I've seen so far, this could quite possibly be... THE GREATEST COMIC BOOK MOVIE EVER!*

* - Fingers crossed...
EditNinja - 2/20/2011, 9:24 PM
Like it.

Yep, and MCU Easter Eggs...
MaddMonkk - 2/20/2011, 9:56 PM
I want to see Bifrost, the rainbow bridge in stunning detail. I would like the movie to touch upon the other worlds and races, Ulik, Malekith and even Kurse, but that might be for another movie. Groovy
Sweep - 2/21/2011, 3:36 AM
I want to see Thor hammering stuff. With a helmet. And lightning things in the face. I want to see hustle. I want to see more thunder than thunderdome. That place didn't have any thunder. I want to see the sea.
drfate - 2/21/2011, 7:02 AM
Thor totally will rock. Just throwing this out there, to get the energy vibrating in the universe...I would love to see a Storm/Ororo movie!
CoolioVids - 2/21/2011, 10:43 AM
as long as it has stan's cameo and the after the credits easter egg I think I will be ok
kirbyfan - 2/21/2011, 12:04 PM
He's joking about the throwing knives right?

A freaking God using knives, come on! Loki has God like powers and the best they can come up with is throwing knives?

I mean doesn't Loki use his powers to summon all kinds of evil creatures and monsters? Throwing knives, I just can't believe it?

Now more than ever I'm looking forward to the battle between Thor and the Destroyer!
SageMode - 2/21/2011, 5:16 PM
Something tells me that there are obvious hints at who the Avengers possible villain might be in the future movies................

MAXQ1961 - 2/24/2011, 9:56 AM
Excellent job!!! You make me want to see this movie! And I will!!!
MAXQ1961 - 2/24/2011, 10:00 AM
this will be No. 1 grossing movie of the year!!!

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