Who knows why it has taken so long for an official trailer to arrive online for Thor, but Marvel has clearly had a difficult time trying to figure out how to market this thing. When an early Comic-Con trailer leaked online back in July, it seemed to divide fans over whether or not it was going to make for a kick ass action movie or a goofy fantasy flick. Now they have released an official trailer over on Yahoo!, and although it doesn’t look all that different, I think they have made some subtle improvements.
At two-and-a-half minutes, it’s a pretty long teaser trailer, and it sets up a lot of the story of the film… maybe even giving away a little too much. Odin (Anthony Hopkins) throws Thor out of Valhalla and banishes him to live on Earth as a human, until he discovers his hammer and regains his powers. We also get a slightly better look at Tom Hiddleston as Thor’s brother Loki, who sends The Destroyer to defeat Thor. It seems like director Kenneth Branagh is maintaining that tricky balance between the fantasy elements and the Earth-based stuff. At the very least, I’m definitely curious to see how this turns out. What do you think, is this trailer everything you had hoped for? Is Chris Hemsworth’s hammer big enough? Thor hits theatres on May 6th; check out the trailer after the jump and see what you think.