Thor is a 2011 American superhero film directed by Kenneth Brahner and written by Ashley Miller, Zack Stans, and Don Payne. The plot revolves around the Marvel Comics superhero Thor. Produced by Marvel Studios and distributed by Paramount Pictures, the film is the fourth installment in the Marvel Cinematic Universe series. "Thor" stars Chris Hemsworth, Natalie Portman, Tom Hiddleston, Anthony Hopkins, and Idris Elba, among others.
It tells the story of Thor, the crown prince of Asgard, who is deprived of everything and exiled to Earth after rekindling an ancient battle. His brother Loki attempts to take the opportunity to usurp the throne. Thor must prove himself worthy of Thor's Hammer. Pick up the power of Thor.
In 1991, Sam Raimi began working on the film but quickly gave up. "Thor" was shelved for many years, and the production progress did not pick up until 2006. Matthew Vaughn was the original director of the film but was replaced by Kenneth Brener when his contract expired. Casting was conducted between October 2008 and January 2011. "Thor" began filming in January 2010 and was completed in May of the same year. The filming locations were mainly located in California and New Mexico. The film was converted to 3D in post-production.
Thor premiered in Sydney, Australia on April 17, 2011, followed by U.S. theaters on May 6. The film received generally positive reviews, with critics mostly praising Hemsworth, Alba, and Hopkins for their acting skills and special effects in the film, while some of the plot and design was criticized by film critics. The film was also a hit, grossing more than $449 million worldwide. The sequel, Thor: The Dark World, was released in North American theaters on November 8, 2013.