- This article is about the first film. For the character, look here.
Thor is a 2011 film, and the fourth in the Marvel Cinematic Universe's Phase One. It was produced by Marvel Studios, and distributed by Paramount Pictures. It was directed by Kenneth Branagh, from a screenplay written by Ashley Edward Miller & Zack Stentz and Don Payne, based on a story by Mark Protosevich and J. Michael Straczynski. It was followed by Thor: The Dark World in 2013, with much of the same cast, but with a different director and writers.
In 2009, The Walt Disney Company bought Marvel Entertainment, although this didn't affect the distribution rights of Thor in the home video market until July 2013.
- Sydney, Australia: April 17, 2011
- United States: May 6, 2011
Thor is the brash and egotistical crown prince of Asgard, who reignites a war with the Frost Giants. As punishment, his father, Odin, strips him of his powers and sends him to Earth. He must learn quickly to be a just prince if he is to return to Asgard, as his half-brother, Loki, plans to take over their realm and destroy all of Jotunheim.
- Jeremy Renner and Samuel L. Jackson make uncredited cameos as Clint Barton during the film and Nick Fury in the post-credits, respectively. This is the second cameo of the latter, after appearing in the post-credits in Iron Man.
- The Thor stunt double was Matt Lefevour.
- The Loki stunt double was Paul Lacovara.
- The Erik Selvig stunt double was J.E. Johnson.
- The Heimdall stunt double was Vernon Lewis.
- The Stan "the Man" stunt double was Tom Garner.
- The Odin stunt double was Raliegh Wilson.
- The S.H.I.E.L.D guard in rain fight was Jamal Duff.
- The stunt driving double was Jennifer Caputo.
- Zachary Levi was originally wanted to play Fandral, but was replaced by Josh Dallas when the former was unavailable. Incidentally, he Dallas became unavailable for Thor: The Dark World, allowing the role to be recast with Levi.