New THOR Image Featuring Hall of Asgard, Frigga, Hogun the Grim, and Fandral the Dashing

     July 18, 2010

A new image from Kenneth Branagh’s Thor has arrived online.  The image, which premiered in today’s print edition of the LA Times, provides the first look at the Hall of Asgard as well as some supporting characters.  Front-and-center are the already-introduced Odin (Anthony Hopkins) with his son Thor (Chris Hemsworth) kneeling in front of him.  Off to the side, we can see (from left to right), Thor’s adopted brother and nemesis Loki (Tom Hiddleston), Queen of Asgard and Thor’s step-mother Frigga (Rene Russo), and Thor’s allies Hogun the Grim (Tadanobu Asano) and Fandral the Dashing (Josh Dallas).

Hit the jump to check out the image plus the official synopsis.  Thor opens on May 6, 2011.

Image via CineHeroes as well as this comparison shot of an animated adaptation of Thor:

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.

Cast: Chris 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

A Kenneth Branagh Film

Co-Producers: Craig Kyle, Victoria Alonso

Executive Producers: Louis D’Esposito, Alan Fine, Stan Lee, David Maisel, Patty Whitcher

Produced by: Kevin Feige

Directed by: Kenneth Branagh

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