One of the big moments of last weekend’s Sand Diego Comic Con was the screening of a five minute trailer for attendees of Marvel Studios upcoming Thor. Normally these things tend to show up online in some form of video camera-recorded bootleg versions. Overnight, though, the Thor footage materialized and it looks like it has come from an actual copy of what was presented has appeared and is making its way around the internet. I doubt that this is an official release, and it might disappear from some places, but the toothpaste is out of the tube and Marvel won’t be able to get it back in there.
I have to say that I really like what we’re seeing here. The trailer gives us a good sense of the film’s story and Thor’s character arc, hinting at how it will marry the grandeur of Asgard, home of the Norse gods, to its more Earth-bound components. Kenneth Branagh’s done some good work here, if this is anything to judge by. And clocking in at five minutes, it is a lot longer than any actual trailer that Marvel Studios may release in the near future.
In the meantime, enjoy while you can.