Love and Thunder’s Uncertain Thor Art Revealed (Photos)

While Natalie Portman’s Jane Foster/Mighty Thor stole most of the show Thor: Love and Thunder, the original God of Thunder certainly didn’t disappoint either. Continuing the trend set in the previous films, Chris Hemsworth’s Thor Odinnson charged into battle in a new outfit truly worthy of the son of Odin.

Thor’s look has changed a lot over the course of the MCU, keeping pace with the change in direction the character underwent Thor: Ragnarok. With each new adventure, Thor dons an outfit that matches his environment and temperament, while also evoking memories of classic looks from the comics.

Some new insights from Marvel Studios designers have emerged, revealing a deeper look at how Thor managed to don his most eye-catching outfit yet.

“Uncertain Thor” draws on the Thunderer’s past

When The Direct attended the behind-the-scenes presentation of Thor: Love and Thunder on Friday at the D23 Expo, Marvel Studios Director of Visual Development Andy Park told the story behind the inspiration for Thor’s new look and how he got the inside name. “Uncertain Thor”.

Speaking about the process of designing Thor’s newest suit, Park described it Love and Thunder suit like “craziest costume of all versions.” While the early costumes “were very royal” AND Ragnarokit was one “more real world, toned look,” the new suit was specially designed to be “The most extreme yet.”

Live image

The new costume, according to Park, was inspired by “the armor of God that [Thor] it was in the 80s”.

“So this was kind of based on Walt Simonson’s Thor Battle Armor. The God Armor that he had in the ’80s. That’s when I grew up reading Marvel Comics in the ’80s.”

Live image

The question in designing the character’s new clothes was asked “How much gold can we put in them? How much metal can we put in them?” In contrast to Natalie Portman’s costume that echoed the early MCU Thor costume (with a few nods to its comic inspiration, of course), Hemsworth’s costume required “going as extreme as possible”.

Live image

The end result, especially when he was helmeted, was also very evocative of Thor’s father, Odin. When working in design, Park “thought Thor insecure.”

“It’s not official, but I came up with that Uncertain Thor… So even when you save the files in Photoshop, I always title Uncertain Thor. So that helped me as a concept designer come up with the decisions I made when I was. making like any decision, like, ‘How many gold pieces can I put in? How many discs can I put in?'”

After four movies, Thor finds his place

Thor’s story in the MCU has always been about finding and embracing the path that best suits who he wanted to be. It’s a story of a man finding the most authentic version of himself while struggling with trauma that would be hard to fathom.

The result – at least in recent films – is a character that has become significantly more human and therefore significantly more relatable. While early portrayals were fairly accurate to many comic depictions of the hero in both appearance and demeanor, it was often difficult for audiences to engage and relate to what Tony Stark called “Shakespeare in the Park”.

“Uncertain Thor” represents a key step in Thor’s transformation from a caricature to a fully fleshed-out character struggling with very human issues. Who does not face uncertainty? Who doesn’t compare themselves to others and occasionally find themselves depressed? Though he may be divine, Thor has certainly become one of the MCU’s most human characters.

Perhaps, after all, Thor’s visible clothing served as a final wall erected against that humanity. By opening up to Jane and accepting her freedom to decide her own destiny, Thor has completed his journey of self-discovery. It’s impossible to say what the future holds for God of Thunder, but either way, it’s sure to be exciting.

of Assembled documentary about the creation of Thor: Love and Thunder is available now, only on Disney+.

Leave a Comment