Thor (Marvel Comics) in other media
|Adaptations of Thor in other media|
|Created by||Stan Lee
|Original source||Comics published by Marvel Comics|
|First appearance||Journey into Mystery #83 (August 1962)|
|Films and television|
|Film(s)||Hulk Vs. Thor (2009)
Thor: Tales of Asgard (2011)
Thor: The Dark World (2013)
|The Marvel Super Heroes (1966)
The Incredible Hulk Returns (1988)
|Video game(s)||Thor: God of Thunder|
Thor starred in the segment "The Mighty Thor" of the animated The Marvel Super Heroes, originally syndicated in 1966. There were thirteen episodes that centered on Thor, who was voiced by Chris Wiggins.
- Thor's Donald Blake identity appeared in the 1980s Spider-Man episode "Wrath of the Sub-Mariner" voiced by Jack Angel.
- Thor appeared in an episode of Spider-Man and His Amazing Friends titled "Vengeance of Loki".
- Thor appeared in the live action television film The Incredible Hulk Returns. Thor was played by Eric Allan Kramer, and Donald Blake by Steve Levitt. In this version Blake does not transform into Thor, but rather they were two separate individuals. Donald Blake was a former student of David Banner, and tracked down Banner to ask for his help. Blake was a mountaineer as well as a doctor and was climbing a mountain in Norway when he felt the need to get to the top of the mountain, and there he found a cave in which he found the hammer Mjolnir. When he shouted "Odin!" Blake summoned the Viking warrior Thor, who was a spirit that cannot be admitted into Asgard until he has proved himself worthy. At first Banner was skeptical of Blake's story, but when Blake summoned Thor, his story was verified. Thor accidentally caused Banner to turn into the Hulk and the two fought to a standstill, but later Thor and the Hulk worked together to defeat a common enemy. Before the events of the movie Blake was always being overruled by Thor; but with the help of his former mentor (Banner), he was able to establish a more equal footing with Thor. In this movie Thor is portrayed as a fun-loving warrior who is very happy drinking beer, fighting with men, and carousing with women.
- Thor guest stars in two episodes of the Fantastic Four animated series voiced by John Rhys-Davies. In "To Battle the Living Planet", the Fantastic Four help him fight Ego the Living Planet. In "When Calls Galactus", he and Ghost Rider help the Fantastic Four fight Galactus.
- John Rhys-Davies reprises his role as Thor in the Incredible Hulk episode "Mortal Bounds" while Mark L. Taylor voicing Donald Blake. Donald as Thor brought Hulk to Detroit so that Bruce Banner can help cure a gamma-based outbreak unknowingly caused by Gargoyle in his search to cure his disfigurement.
- Thor makes a cameo the X-Men animated series episode "The Dark Phoenix Saga (Part 3): The Dark Phoenix", when the Phoenix rises up into the sky, her mind shows Thor's hammer Mjölnir reacting to her presence.
- Thor appears in the introduction for The Avengers: United They Stand, but was never actually featured in the show.
Thor is featured in the Cartoon Network animated series The Super Hero Squad Show voiced by Dave Boat, reprising his role from Ultimate Avengers and Ultimate Avengers 2. Here, he is a narcissistic, but loyal member of the team who is in love with the Valkyrie. He has an intense sibling rivalry with his brother Loki, who claims "Odin always liked you better."
- Thor is featured in the animated series The Avengers: Earth's Mightiest Heroes, voiced by Rick D. Wasserman. In this version, Thor chooses to come to Earth to use his powers to help mortals, despite the protests of Odin.
- Marvel Animation announced a 26-episode animated series in November 2008, to air in late 2010 before the release of Marvel Studios' film but the series was never produced.
- The Super Hero Squad Show version of Thor makes a cameo in Ultimate Spider-Man, voiced again by Dave Boat, in the episode "Flight of the Iron Spider". Thor later appears in the show, voiced by Travis Willingham, in the episode "Field Trip" and is turned into a frog after a fight with a Frost Giant. The spell is lifted with the help of Spider-Man and his team. In "Run Pig Pun", Thor protects Spider-Man, who has been transformed into a pig by Loki, from a boar hunt led by Executioner. In both of the episodes he appears in, Thor calls Phil Coulson "Son of Coul."
- Thor appears in the animated series Avengers Assemble with Travis Willingham reprising the role from Ultimate Spider-Man.
- Thor appeared in the summer 2013 animated special Phineas and Ferb: Mission Marvel, again voiced by Travis Willingham.
- Thor appears in Hulk and the Agents of S.M.A.S.H., voice again by Travis Willingham.
- Thor will appear in the upcoming anime series Marvel Disk Wars: The Avengers
- Ultimate Thor appears in Marvel Animation's direct-to-video animated features Ultimate Avengers and Ultimate Avengers 2 voiced by Dave Boat.
- Thor makes an appearance in the direct-to-video animated movie Next Avengers: Heroes of Tomorrow voiced by Michael Adamthwaite.
- Thor appears as the protagonist in the direct-to-video animated short film Hulk vs. Thor voiced by Matthew Wolf.
- Thor makes a brief appearance in the film Planet Hulk (2010) alongside Beta Ray Bill.
- Thor appears again in Thor: Tales of Asgard, an animated direct-to-video feature released in 2011, voiced again by Matthew Wolf.
- Chris Hemsworth plays Thor in the 2011 film Thor, and Dakota Goyo portrays Thor as a child. In an interview Hemsworth told Access Hollywood that the film stays true to the comics stating; “I have the hammer... I have a long blond wig and a nice big red cape and all sorts of armor and interesting bits and pieces”.
- Hemsworth signed multiple movie contracts when cast as Thor, and returned to play the featured role in the live-action film The Avengers, directed by Joss Whedon. The film was released on May 4, 2012.
- Thor: The Dark World was released on November 8, 2013, with Hemsworth reprising his role as the title hero.
- Hemsworth will reprise his role as Thor in Avengers: Age of Ultron.
- Thor appears as an assist character in the 1995 arcade game Avengers in Galactic Storm.
- Thor appears as a background character in Thanos' stage in Marvel Super Heroes.
- Thor appears as a partner assist in Marvel vs. Capcom: Clash of Super Heroes.
- Thor appears as a playable character in Marvel: Ultimate Alliance voiced by Cam Clarke.
- Thor appears as a playable character in Marvel: Ultimate Alliance 2 voiced by Jim Cummings.
- Thor appears in the Marvel Super Hero Squad game as a playable character voiced by Dave Boat.
- Thor appears as a playable character in Marvel Super Hero Squad: The Infinity Gauntlet once again voiced by Dave Boat.
- Thor appears as a playable character in Marvel vs. Capcom 3: Fate of Two Worlds and Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3. Rick D. Wasserman reprises his role.
- A video game based on the live-action film entitled Thor: God of Thunder is developed by Sega, with Chris Hemsworth reprising his role.
- Thor is a playable character in Marvel Super Hero Squad Online, in his modern and classic outfits as well as his Ultimate persona.
- Thor is available as downloadable content for the game LittleBigPlanet, as part of "Marvel Costume Kit 2".
- Thor is a playable character in Marvel Super Hero Squad: Comic Combat returns, voiced by Dave Boat.
- A Thor table was released as part of the downloadable Vengeance & Virtue package in Marvel Pinball.
- Thor is a playable character in the Facebook game Marvel: Avengers Alliance.
- Thor appears as a playable character in the 2012 fighting game Marvel Avengers: Battle for Earth.
- Thor is a playable character in the MMORPG Marvel Heroes.
- Thor will be a playable character in Lego Marvel Super Heroes voiced by Travis Willingham.
A four episode motion comic titled, Thor & Loki: Blood Brothers based on the graphic novel, Loki by Robert Rodi and Esad Ribić was released on March 28, 2011 on iTunes, Xbox Live, and the PlayStation Network.
- Thor is the fifteenth figurine in The Classic Marvel Figurine Collection.
- Diamond's Marvel Select, Toybiz's Marvel Legends, and Hasbro's Marvel Universe action figure lines have features various versions of Thor in 7 inch, 6 inch, and 4 inch scales.
References to Thor
- Thor showed up in the 1974 movie The Parallax View as a repeated image when the main character went to the Parallax Corporarion for training.
- The Marvel Comics version of Thor is idolized by an eight-year-old girl in the 1987 comedy film Adventures in Babysitting. At one point in the film she believes an auto mechanic named Dawson (played by Vincent D'Onofrio) to be Thor.
- Thor was mentioned by Carlos in The Proud Family episode "Forbidden Date".
- In the 2007 The Big Bang Theory episode "The Middle Earth Paradigm", Rajesh Koothrappali dresses up as Thor, claiming to be the Norse god rather than the Marvel superhero, but there are various references to the Marvel Comics version. For example, when Howard asks where Raj is, Sheldon responds, "He's not here. Maybe the Avengers summoned him."
- Comedian Conan O'Brien parodied the Marvel Studios film in a skit on his late night talk show, Conan by replacing Chris Hemsworth's voice from the theatrical trailer with that of an effeminate male.
- MAD featured a movie short titled "ArTHOR" in which the Thor film and Arthur are spoofed.
- The South Park episode "A History Channel Thanksgiving" was a parody of the film Thor.
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