Trivia: Tom Hiddleston originally auditioned for the role of Thor. He didn't have the build that they were looking for, but they liked him so much that they immediately cast him as Loki, and he was excellent in that role, so much so that he was continuously recast as him in subsequent Marvel films.

Trivia: The final movie in the MCU that was shot entirely on 35mm film. Starting with the next film ("Captain America: The First Avenger"), the series moved into primarily digital photography.


Trivia: Charlie Cox auditioned for the role of Loki. While he didn't get the part, he would later go on to play another Marvel character - "Daredevil" from the MCU Netflix series.


Trivia: Hang around right until the very end of the credits for a scene which further ties in Thor to a future Avengers movie.

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Trivia: Stan Lee makes his customary appearance as the driver of the white pickup truck that tries to free Mjolnir from the ground. (00:36:10)


Trivia: When Agent Coulson asks for someone to "go up top" to get a good firing position on Thor when he tries to take Mjolnir, it is Clint Barton, AKA Hawkeye, played by Jeremy Renner, who will go on to feature in The Avengers. (00:56:10)


Trivia: In both this film and Marvel Comics, Laufey is Loki's father. In the original Norse mythology, Laufey is Loki's mother.

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Trivia: In the town there is a big picture on a wall that says "Journey into mystery" a nod to the comic book of the same name where Thor was first featured.


Trivia: Thor enters the pet store and calls for a horse, and then Jane picks him up in her Pinzgauer 716 truck. The joke is that the Pinzgauer is named after an Austrian breed of horse, thus Thor got a ride on a horse.


Trivia: In Odin's vault lots of artifacts from the comics can be seen such as the eternal flame, tablet of life and time, and briefly the infinity gauntlet of Thanos.

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Trivia: The post credit scene was written and directed by Joss Whedon.


Trivia: The Orb of Agamotto is seen in the vault of Odin - it's related to Doctor Strange's Eye of Agamotto.


Trivia: Before signing on as Odin, Sir Anthony Hopkins had never read a Thor comic, nor even knew anything about the Thor mythology.

Trivia: Odin arrives on Jotunheim riding an eight-legged horse. This horse is called "Sleipnir", and in Norse Mythology is an offspring of Loki.


Trivia: The T-shirt Jane gives Thor has the name tag Donald Blake MD. In the comics Donald Blake is Thor's alter ego.

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Other mistake: On one of the SHIELD monitors, "perimeter" is spelled "perimiter".

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Loki: I am now ruler of Asgard. I am... Your king.

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Question: Jane tells the nurse that his name is "Thor". She instantly assumes that it is spelled T, H, O, R. Wouldn't it make more sense for her to assume that it is spelled T, H, A, W? That's a much more common word.


Chosen answer: Thor sounds nothing like "thaw" (at least, not with Jane's accent). Also, "Thor" is not an uncommon name in Scandanavian countries, and even if she didn't assume he was from there, she probably just thought it was an odd name and left it at that.

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