There seems to be some question as to whether or not Marvel's Thor will click with movie audiences. It's a fair question, but Marvel's track record with unproven heroes is solid at this point. I've heard this argument before with Blade and even Iron Man, which turned out to be a box office powerhouse. Thor is a superhero film that blends fantastical Norse mythology elements with the kind of crowd-pleasing action Marvel Studios is becoming known for. Really, how can it lose?

What's more, Thor's not even that unproven. It's not like we're talking about a big-budget version of Sleepwalker or Moon Knight. This is one of Marvel's most recognizable heroes, in large part because Marvel didn't create him -- vikings did. Chris Hemsworth, who will wield the hammer Mjolnir for director Kenneth Branagh in the Summer 2011 flick, isn't even the first guy to play the Thunder God.

Face front, True Believers! Lo, therest be five Thors after the jumpeth.
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