Some very intense-looking movie posters have arrived for the upcoming films Thor and Priest. Between the two, Thor is the much more highly anticipated film, and is expected to be one of the big earners kicking of the summer blockbuster season.
Here we’ve got Chris Hemsworth glaring at us…just daring us to cross him. That, or he’s a psychopathic serial killer. With this poster, it’s kind of hard to tell! I personally love the casting of Hemsworth in this role. He’s still fairly unknown, despite his solid turn in Star Trek (2009), but I thought he did a fine job in A Perfect Getaway.
Thor is about the titular character – a strong, yet arrogant warrior who is cast out of Asgard (mythical realm) by his father Odin (Anthony Hopkins) to live with the humans.
Once there, he decides to “guard the lives of the innocent, and preserve peace”…but it ends up with him fighting people from Asgard. Natalie Portman
serves as the eye-candy also stars in the film as one of the discoverers of the castaway.
The banner at the top of the post includes Idris Elba among the stars Hemsworth, Portman and Hopkins. Thor arrives in both 2D and 3D theaters May 6.
Next up is a Priest movie poster. Priest arrives in theaters the week after Thor, debuting May 13th. Priest lacks the star power of Thor, but Paul Bettany is no slouch (despite Legion) and Cam Gigandet, Karl Urban and Maggie Q are all recognizable.
Official Synopsis: PRIEST, a post-apocalyptic sci-fi thriller, is set in an alternate world — one ravaged by centuries of war between man and vampires. The story revolves around a legendary Warrior Priest from the last Vampire War who now lives in obscurity among the other downtrodden human inhabitants in walled-in dystopian cities ruled by the Church. When his niece is abducted by a murderous pack of vampires, Priest breaks his sacred vows to venture out on a quest to find her before they turn her into one of them. He is joined on his crusade by his niece’s boyfriend, a trigger-fingered young wasteland sheriff, and a former Warrior Priestess who possesses otherworldly fighting skills.
It remains to be seen if audiences will accept Bettany as a leading man in an action film. Legion was abysmal, and his best roles (A Beautiful Mind, Master and Commander) were supporting ones. I suppose we’ll find out May 13th…