On the same weekend where some incredible real-life news struck U.S. and its allies across the globe, Paramount Pictures and Marvel Studios shot off to a great summer start with the international launch of their next comic adventure Thor. With the film earning an incredible $93 million in its early foreign premiere, it's safe to say that a lot of you foreign Maniacs have already seen the Chris Hemsworth-led tale a week before it strikes theaters in the states. Even if you haven't, the studio is still revealing one last-minute marketing promotion with the release of 10 minutes of behind-the-scene footage to entice those who haven't shelled out their cash. Check it out in the two videos down below and sound off with your thoughts.
The action-adventure also stars 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 and Samuel L. Jackson. Helmer Kenneth Branagh led the direction, based on a screenplay by Ashley Edward Miller, Zack Stentz and Don Payne.
Plot Concept: 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.
Thor strikes down 3D/2D theaters on May 6, 2011.