Comic-Con 2010: Thor Shows Off His Big Hammer

Comic-Con 2010If you are headed to San Diego this weekend for Comic-Con 2010, chances are that you’re a fan of the world of superheroes. It seems to be a pre-requisite. So while some very cool films like Tron: Legacy and Scott Pilgrim will be on display this year, you might be more inclined to take a look at Warner Bros.’ Green Lantern or the two big selections from Marvel Studios, Thor and Captain America. I know that’s what we’re looking forward to. However, it’s not out of blind excitement that we look toward the two new Marvel movies, it’s out of curiosity. Up to this point, all of the photos from Thor have looked rather plastic and cheesy. Like something you’d see in the mid-80s. Then again, maybe that’s the point. We hope not, but maybe.

Check out a full gallery of Thor pics after the jump, including a very cool look at the big guy with his famous hammer.

USA Today debuted a brand new photo of Chris Hemsworth as Thor, picking up his hammer Mjöllnir (click the image to the right to see the full version). This is the best look we’ve had of the long-haired hero for two reasons: it doesn’t include any of those silly costumes and it shows Hemsworth’s now enormous arms. Thor is a big, strong other-worldly dude, so it’s nice to see that his arms fit the bill.

In the article, Hemsworth talks about the upcoming Comic-Con, and how he might be just as afraid of you as you are of him: “”It’s a bit scary, the power and devotion they have,” says Chris Hemsworth. “A couple of months ago I was feeling secure and went online to see what people were saying. Some people loved we were doing a movie; some people already hated it. I’ll never read comments again.”

That’s probably not a bad idea, Mr. Hemsworth. I don’t need to remind anyone of those costumes. Or do I? Perhaps a full gallery of Thor images will do the trick. For good luck, I’ve also included the high resolution versions of the Thor and Captain America concept posters that have debuted for Comic-Con.

Thor is due in theaters May 6, 2011.

Neil Miller is the Founder and Publisher of Film School Rejects. For almost a decade, he has been talking movies on television, the radio, and the Internet. As of yet, no one has stopped him.

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