The THOR trailer has hit the web and I figured it’d be prudent to get my thoughts out of the way. The last time an anticipated trailer hit it was for Green Lantern and the only thing I could take away from it was how simultaneously it broke from the established canon while remaining faithful in other areas. With the Thor trailer, we get what seems like a more by-the-book adaptation of the character than with some other characters. The backstory is well established, with Thor being cast out of Asgard by Odin for being an arrogant young god. Obviously they’re weaving hints at the upcoming Avengers film by making SHIELD a heavy part of his arrival on earth.
All I can say is that this looks like another big win for Marvel, especially considering that Thor as a character is one that could be considered one of the more difficult to adapt with his bombastic over-the-top nature. Luckily, Marvel seems to know how to bring out the elements of the character that work without outright changing him. DC, from what has been presented, seemed to think Hal Jordan as he exists in the comics was too boring and decided to shake him up into an almost unrecognizeable figure. I’m glad that’s not the case here.