29 Facts About Thor You (Probably) Didn't Know

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    Thor: Ragnarok is almost here...

    ...and we are SUPER excited!

    In honor of the Asgardian God of Thunder, here are some facts about Thor's mythology, comics, and movies...

    1. Thor originates from Norse Mythology.

    2. Walt Simonson, writer/artist of many Thor comics, had a cameo in the first Thor film...

    3. ... and Joss Whedon directed the end credits scene in Thor.

    4. Thor was born in a cave in Norway.

    5. Real scientists worked on the Thor movies to help with the plausibility.

    6. The Mighty Thor first appeared in the comic Journey Into Mystery #83 in 1962.

    7. Asgardians aren't technically immortal.

    8. Thor's hammer, Mjolnir, once allowed its handler to time travel...

    9. ...and Mjolnir isn't his only tool.

    10. Tom Hiddleston originally auditioned to be Thor.

    11. Loki isn't his only brother! He also has a half-brother named Atum.

    12. "Ragnarok" means "Twilight of the Gods" or "the doom of the gods."

    13. One of Thor's famous stories in Norse mythology is included in Hymir’s Poem.

    14. Stan Lee wanted to play Odin.

    15. Before being worthy of Mjolnir, Thor wielded a battle axe called Jarnbjorn.

    16. Jeff Goldblum once sold pencils to prisons.

    17. Patty Jenkins, director of Wonder Woman, almost directed Thor 2.

    18. Thor has a couple of pet goats.

    19. The role of Thor almost went to Chris' brother, Liam Hemsworth.

    20. There's a kickass female Thor, who was revealed to be Jane Foster.

    21. Over thirty different hammers were made for the sequel, Thor: The Dark World...

    22. Cate Blanchett's character in Ragnarok is Marvel's FIRST female movie villain.

    23. Loki once turned Thor into a frog as a PRANK.

    24. Before playing Marvel villain Kingpin on Daredevil, Vincent D'Onofrio (kind of) played the Mighty Thor in Adventures In Babysitting.

    25. Alan Taylor, director of Thor: The Dark World, hated the end credits scene.

    26. Comic book fan-favorite, Beta Ray Bill, is one of the few worthy enough to lift Mjolnir.

    27. You won't see Natalie Portman in Thor: Ragnarok...

    28. ...but we're getting a Thor/Hulk bromance instead.

    29. Chris Hemsworth upped his workout regimen when he found out Thor was going to be sleeveless in Ragnarok.



    Walt Simonson's name was misspelled in an earlier version of this post. Thor's first comic appearance was incorrectly dated in an earlier version of this post.