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Marvel Movie Minute Season Four: Thor • Minute 91

Thor 091: Where Were Agent Coulson & His Agents During the Battle?

Minute Ninety-One: From Coulson’s Cheeky Check-In to Heimdall’s Icy Struggle

Joining us to discuss Thor, Jane, Agent Coulson, Loki, Laufey, Heimdall, and more are James Anderson and Colin M. Parker from the Timeline Scavengers podcast!

In the ninety-first minute of Kenneth Branagh’s 2011 film Thor

  • It’s Agent Coulson! And not just any Agent Coulson, but the one we’ve really grown to love. His dialogue here seems spot-on perfect for how Coulson should act. We love this guy!
  • And how funny is it that he calls after Thor and Jane as they fly off! So perfect.
  • The taken/stolen/borrowed bit cracks us all up.
  • The way Thor speaks to Coulson feels very… formal. Is this some official pact that Thor is making with a Midgardian representative on behalf of Asgard?
  • Sadly, this is a picture wrap on Clark Gregg as Agent Coulson for this film. But he’ll be back in a few seasons!

Thor flies off with Jane.

  • We compare him asking Jane if she’d like him to show her the bridge to someone asking the pretty girl if she’d like to see his room. Very funny.
  • We all agree that Natalie’s/Jane’s reaction to Chris/Thor pulling her in close is perfect, and likely the same reaction we’d all give.
  • Any chance that they had a chance to check on Agents Cale and Garrett who theoretically are still on the top of the library?

Back in Asgard, Loki’s up to no good.

  • Turns out, he’s brought King Laufey and three other Jotuns here so they can kill Odin.
  • But why do they walk so slowly as they leave the Observatory?
  • If any Asgardian happened to look out, would they see Loki, Laufey, and the Jotuns out for a casual stroll? Or is Loki magically concealing them?
  • And why does Laufey leave two sentries to stand guard with the frozen Heimdall?

It’s a busy minute as the climactic act three kicks into high gear, and James and Colin are here for all of it. Tune in!

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