|Thor concept art by Wil Rees|
"What Realm?! Alfheim? Nornheim?" In the first Thor film only one reference was made to Nornheim, when Thor was trying to figure out where he had been banished. In a deleted scene, Thor and Loki talk about the "time in Nornheim" when they fought a hundred warriors. But it turns out there was supposed to be a whole scene there.
In Thor we mainly got to see the main city of Asgard. In the latest Marvel movie Thor: The Dark World we got to see more, but it turns out there were plans to include at least one other Asgardian location in the first Thor film: Nornhiem. I contacted artist Wil Rees who worked on the first film and he confirmed that the home of the Rock Trolls (before they were banished to Vanaheim) was cut from the film, but he has the illustrations on his site.
Wil Madoc Rees is a professional concept illustrator who's worked on Hollywood movies like Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer (2007), Spider-Man (2002) and Serenity (2005).
This is just a sample, so see more of Wil Rees' inspiring portfolio at http://www.wilrees.com. Also, make sure you check out Wil's new children's book William and the Thirteenth Key
Click on the links if you want to see more of Wil Rees' work or Thor on my blog.
What do you think of the concept art? Would you have liked to see the Rock Trolls in Thor?
Official Thor Synopsis
Paramount Pictures and Marvel Entertainment present the epic adventure, “Thor,” which spans the Marvel Universe from present day Earth to the realm of Asgard. At the center of the story is the mighty Thor (Chris Hemsworth), a powerful but arrogant warrior whose reckless actions reignite an ancient war. Thor is cast down to Earth by his father Odin (Anthony Hopkins) and is forced to live among humans. A beautiful, young scientist, Jane Foster (Natalie Portman), has a profound effect on Thor, as she ultimately becomes his first love. It’s while here on Earth that Thor learns what it takes to be a true hero when the most dangerous villain of his world sends the darkest forces of Asgard to invade Earth.
Directed by Kenneth Branagh
Cinematography Haris Zambarloukos
Production Design by Bo Welch
Starring Chris Hemsworth, Natalie Portman, Tom Hiddleston, Stellan Skarsgård, Colm Feore, Ray Stevenson, Idris Elba, Kat Dennings, Rene Russo, Anthony Hopkins
Official site: thor.marvel.com
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