Thor (Marvel Comics) in other media

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Adaptations of Thor in other media
Created by Stan Lee
Larry Lieber
Jack Kirby
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 (2011)
Thor: Tales of Asgard (2011)
Thor: The Dark World (2013)
Television
show(s)
The Marvel Super Heroes (1966)
The Incredible Hulk Returns (1988)
Games
Video game(s) Thor: God of Thunder

The Marvel Comics superhero, Thor has appeared in a wide variety of media outside of comic books.

Television[edit]

1960s[edit]

A "Mighty Thor" title card from a segment of the 1966 animated television series The Marvel Super Heroes.

Thor starred in the segment "The Mighty Thor" of the animated The Marvel Super Heroes, originally syndicated in 1966.[1] There were thirteen episodes that centered on Thor, who was voiced by Chris Wiggins.[2]

1980s[edit]

  • Thor's Donald Blake identity appeared in the 1980s Spider-Man episode "Wrath of the Sub-Mariner"[2] voiced by Jack Angel.
  • Thor appeared in an episode of Spider-Man and His Amazing Friends titled "Vengeance of Loki".[2]
  • Thor appeared in the live action television film The Incredible Hulk Returns.[2] 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.[3]

1990s[edit]

  • 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.[2]
  • 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.[2]
  • 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.[2]
  • Thor appears in the introduction for The Avengers: United They Stand, but was never actually featured in the show.

2000s[edit]

Thor as depicted in The Super Hero Squad 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.[4] 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."

2010s[edit]

Film[edit]

Marvel Studios[edit]

Chris Hemsworth as Thor as depicted in the film Thor.
  • Chris Hemsworth portrays Thor in Thor (2011),[11] The Avengers (2012)[12] and Thor: The Dark World (2013).[13]
  • Hemsworth is set to reprise the role in Avengers: Age of Ultron (2015).[14]

Future[edit]

While promoting the release of Thor: The Dark World in October 2013, Hemsworth stated that he is contracted for another Thor film and two more Avengers films but would be happy to keep going, if people want more.[15] Also in October 2013, Kevin Feige stated that Thor would next be seen in Avengers: Age of Ultron. He added that certain elements at the end of The Dark World hint at a direction for a possible third film, adding, "We definitely have a story we’d like to tell."[16] In January 2014, Marvel announced that Craig Kyle and Christopher Yost will write the screenplay for a third film, with Feige again producing.[17]

Direct-to-video[edit]

  • 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.[3]

Animation[edit]

Further information: Marvel Animation

Video games[edit]

Motion comic[edit]

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.[29]

Theatre[edit]

Toys[edit]

References to Thor[edit]

References[edit]

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