Our Final Thoughts and Expectations as We Prepare for Thor in Our Last Hiatus Episode
This is our last hiatus episode between seasons three and four before we start breaking down Kenneth Branagh’s 2011 film Thor into one minute chunks to discuss each one in glorious detail. Because of that, we thought that it would be a good time for us – Matthew Fox and Andy Nelson – to discuss our backgrounds with the character of Thor, the movie, and the comics.
The Movies and Beyond
This episode gives us a chance to chat about our initial thoughts 10 years ago before we went into the theatre to meet the god of thunder, and what we thought afterward. It’s a chance for us to touch on how our thoughts about Thor, Loki, and their stories between Asgard, Midgard, and the rest of the universe have changed and evolved over the decade as their characters have moved through the various films all the way up through to Loki and the upcoming Thor: Love & Thunder.
We also talk about our connections to the comics. While Andy read comics throughout his life, Thor was never a title he picked up. Matthew rarely has read comics. But this show has given us both (mostly Andy) a chance to dig into the comics more to read the early Journey Into Mystery issues, JMS’s line of Thor, Walt Simonson’s Surtur Saga, and more.
This film provides us (mostly Matthew) a chance to go through more of the Norse mythology so we can better understand the origins. What’s changed? What’s remained the same and why? Have Loki and Thor always had daddy issues?
Last Hiatus Episode
Next week, we’ll start our exploration of Thor. For now, pour yourself a drink, kick back, relax, and join us as we share our thoughts on the macroscopic level before we dig in deep next week.
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