You know, for many years, Thor - the Marvel character, not the mythological figure - was considered to be unfilmable on account of being too fundamentally ridiculous for moviegoing audiences to accept.
And to be 100% honest, this wasn’t an entirely unreasonable belief. I mean, he’s the Prince of the Magic Space Vikings. There’s only so much you can do to bring that down to Earth!
Two headline movies are a pretty effective counterargument to that notion, but they did end up toning down both the character and the milieu. What we’ve seen on screen thus far represents the idea of Marvel’s Thor fairly well, but there’s been a lot of fudging the details to make the whole thing substantially less gonzo than its printed counterpart.
So imagine my surprise when I clicked through to the new trailer for Thor: Ragnarok and was immediately confronted with Jeff Goldblum in a gold lamé vest and metallic blue eyeliner.
I’m not going to lie, my first thought was basically: “Hold on, they’re not actually going to… are they?”
By the end of the trailer, that suspicion was all but confirmed.
I think they’re going full Kirby.
I never thought I’d live to see the day.