With Thor poised to hit theaters on May 6th, Marvel has rolled out a fun promotional spoof of VW’s “The Force” ad that ran during Super Bowl XLV. The one-minute “Little Thor” spot features a pint-sized God of Thunder roaming his house, attempting to summon the powers of Mjilnor on any number of objects, inanimate or otherwise (including the dog who, in one of several Easter Eggs, is appropriately named Loki). As mentioned, the whole thing is less than a minute so I’ll keep my ultra in-depth analysis to a minimum.
Hit the jump to check out both the Thor spot and its predecessor. Thor is directed by Kenneth Branagh and stars Chris Hemsworth, Natalie Portman, Anthony Hopkins, Tom Hiddleston, and Kat Dennings.
Here’s Marvel’s “Little Thor” spot:
Here’s Volkswagen’s Super Bowl Darth Vader spot: