Thor (2011) – Complete Annotations


Odin arrives to save his son. Singular. He only sticks one arm out. At least he didn’t bring a horse this time. Which also suggests he was in that much of a hurry. He also got dressed quite nicely.

And Loki lets go, floating into the unknown.

The music here is called Letting Go.

At some point, any point, Odin could have started pulling his sons back in. Instead he leaves one to kill himself, and in many ways goads him into it. Great dad, Odin.

Back on Earth, all the disturbances have gone.

On Asgard, the warriors share stories over food. Sitting to Sif‘s left, and a couple down from Fandral‘s right, is Walt Simonson, a comic book creator who oversaw one of Thor’s more memorable runs from 1983-1987. Also in the scene, but we couldn’t spot them – are Ralph Macchio, a former Thor editor, and Louise Simonson, who wrote Thor.

Thor and Odin share a moment. He says Odin is a good father, followed by how he has a lot to learn.

Then with Heimdall, they look in on Jane.

The music here is called Can You See Jane?.


And Chris Hemsworth gives us a wry smile as we fade to credits.

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Thor (2011)

And after the illustrated titles, we finally get the film logo title.

The music here is called Earth To Asgard.

Titles in Thor (2011)
Titles in Thor (2011)

The Foo FightersWalk plays over the credits.

And the credits end with – ‘Thor will return in The Avengers’.

Post credits scene

The post credits scene was written and directed by Joss Whedon, who would write and direct The Avengers (2012).

Erik Selvig is in some facility. He encounters Nick Fury, played by Samuel L Jackson.

Samuel L Jackson as Nick Fury in Thor (2011)
Samuel L Jackson as Nick Fury in Thor (2011)

Samuel L JacksonThis is Jackson’s 3rd appearance in the MCU. We last saw him in Iron Man 2 (2010).

Erik mentions the Foster Theory, named after Jane.

Fury shows Erik the Tesseract. It is the first time we’re seeing it (although it was alluded to in Iron Man 2). We will find out more about it in the films to come.

The Tesseract in Thor (2011)
The Tesseract in Thor (2011)

At the time, speculation was it was a Cosmic Cube, an interstellar artefact of immense power. We will find out more, and it will turn out to be something else entirely.

And then Loki appears.

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