If Iron Man was a risk because it had to launch the Marvel Cinematic Universe, Thor was a risk for several more reasons. It’s about a Norse God whose weapon is a hammer. The characters speak more like Laurence Olivier than Tony Stark. It ushered the MCU into the cosmic realm, giving us Asgard and teasing us with other realms we’d see in subsequent movies. But most importantly, it gave us Loki.
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