Marvel Studios’ highly anticipated “Thor” adaptation is finally set to go before the cameras in January.
Principal photography will begin in Los Angeles before moving to Santa Fe, New Mexico, in March according to a report from Production Weekly.
This is great as this means that next summer we’ll likely get a Marvel panel presentation (and footage) for "Thor" at San Diego Comic-Con.
“Thor” has a stellar cast that includes Chris Hemsworth as Thor, Tom Hiddleston as his evil half-brother, Loki, Anthony Hopkins as Odin and Natalie Portman as Jane Foster. Jaimie Alexander, Colm Feore and Stellan Skarsgard have also been cast in presently unspecified roles.
At the center of the story is The Mighty Thor, a powerful but arrogant warrior whose reckless actions reignite an ancient war.
The official synopsis says Thor is cast out from gods' realm Asgard and forced to live among humans as punishment. He 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.
With all of these great "Thor" announcements over the last several months, I still wonder when we’re going to start seeing that for Steve Rogers, the man behind the shield of Captain America. We still haven’t heard any casting updates on "The First Avenger: Captain America" but the film is set to release also in summer, 2011 (Along with other major properties "Green Lantern," "Spider-Man 4" and "Transformers 3").
“Thor” is scheduled to hit theaters on May 20, 2011.
More news to come! Catch ya' later!
Sources: The Geek Files, Screen Rant, MTV News