Yahoo Movies has the first image of Chris Hemsworth as Thor from the upcoming live-action movie. While the image is cropped in a unique way, it still gives us a great idea of how Hemsworth will look as Marvel's god of thunder.
There's a larger version of the image over at Yahoo, but what does the image tell us about the character's much-anticipated big-screen debut?
Well, for one, it looks like the costume Thor will be using in the film is based more upon Marvel's mainstream "Thor" series rather than the "Ultimate" version of Thor. Hemsworth - previously seen as Kirk's doomed dad in "Star Trek" - is in scale-mail armor and a red cape, just like some of the depictions in Marvel's comics.
This is especially interesting, given that many of the other Marvel movie characters have used the publisher's "Ultimate" universe as source material.
While we don't get to see Thor's magical hammer, Mjolnir, you can definitely bet it will be in the film and in Thor's godly hands. Why do you think the image is cropped so that we don't see his hands?
Kenneth Branagh is directing the film, which hits theaters May 6, 2011. It also stars Sir Anthony Hopkins as the deity's father Odin and Tom Hiddleston as Thor's evil half-brother Loki. Natalie Portman will play Thor's earthly love interest Jane Foster.
What do you think of Chris Hemsworth's "Thor" look?
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Sources: MTV News, The Geek Files