Asgard: It All Makes Sense Now
I have to admit that the shiny, metallic costumes of Odin and Loki, and the clean machine-worked stone of Asgard left me a little disappointed. Were these really the gods who inspired the Vikings to war? The same pantheon with trickster god who has three kids with a giant, two of whom are a serpent and a wolf? And also once turned into a mare, had sex with a stallion, and gave birth to an eight-legged foal that his dad rides around now? I guess I’m not a big devotee of technology-as-magic. But!
I have revised my position upon seeing this new shot, revealed today in the print edition of The LA Times (but not online, /shrug) and diligently scanned by Superhero Hype. I understand now.
Thor‘s Asgard is trying to look like a modern production of The Ring Cycle, and this leitmotif-lover couldn’t be more in favor. Click to embiggen.
Take that in, and then give a gander to some of the stuff the Met is doing this fall for their production:
(via Comic Book Resources.)