George Kirk meets Amidala: Official Thor movie details!

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Dec 14, 2012, 4:09 PM EST

Paramount and Marvel released the official synopsis and cast list for its upcoming Thor, starring Star Trek's Chris Hemsworth and Star Wars' Natalie Portman, which you can read below.

As expected, the film sounds like an origin story that sets up the superhero based on Norse mythology. The synopsis doesn't say, but we presume he'll have a really big hammer.


Paramount Pictures and Marvel Entertainment Present
A Marvel Studios Production
A Kenneth Branagh Film
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

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

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.

Release: May 6th, 2011

This film has not yet been rated.


"Thor" is a Marvel Studios Production and a Parmount Pictures Release

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