Random Trivia For This Title:
- In the 1990s, Sam Raimi had planned to direct this film after Darkman. He later went on to do Spider-Man, another Marvel hero, and its sequels.
- Jim Carrey was a long-time favorite and candidate for the role of Loki since The Mask, which indirectly featured Loki. [?] Josh Hartnett was also rumored for the role.
- Jessica Biel was rumored and [?] Diora Baird auditioned for the role of Sif.
- Brian Blessed was rumored for the role of Odin.
- Around 2000, the film was going to be a made-for-TV special to be produced by UPN, and Tyler Mane was approached to play Thor.
- Tom Hiddleston was chosen after previously collaborating with Kenneth Branagh on the theatrical play Ivanov and the TV series Wallander.
- Tom Hiddleston initially auditioned for the role of Thor, but Kenneth Branagh felt he would make a better antagonist and cast him as Loki.
- Kenneth Branagh has been a fan of [Thor] since childhood. When Marvel Studios selected Branagh as the director, they sent him the complete collection of the Marvel Thor comics series as reference material for the character.
- Chris Hemsworth has had prior experience with wielding a hammer, having worked as a builder in Australia for a few years.
- When Chris Hemsworth and Anthony Hopkins saw each other in full armors for the first time, Hopkins said "God, there's no acting required here, is there?"