In Avengers Assemble, Tony Stark (Ironman) makes a joke about Thor looking like something out of ‘Shakespeare in the Park’… and it got us thinking, a lot of Thor’s dialogue could be mistaken for Shakespearean quotes. So, we decided to put together a Marvel quiz to test Shakespeare and Thor fans alike. Is it the bard or is one of Marvel’s greatest?
Kenneth Brannagh, who directed Thor (2011), compared it to Shakespeare:
I think the connection, if there is one, is that the stakes are high. So in something like Henry IV or Henry V, where the young prince is a reckless man who falls into bad company: could that prince be the king? [In Thor], our flawed hero who must earn the right to be king, but I think what’s key is the stakes. There it’s Europe and England in power and here it’s the universe.”
So, do you think you have the knowledge to tell the difference between a Thor quote and a line from Shakespeare? Let’s see, shall we?
Marvel Quiz: Thor Or Shakespeare?
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Thor the Marvel character has been around since August 1962 when he appeared in the comic Journey Into Mystery #83. He was created by Stan Lee, Larry Lieber and Jack Kirby. Thor is based on the Norse God of Thunder. Chris Hemsworth has played Thor in four films so far and will grace our screens again next year in his third solo film, Thor: Ragnarok (release date November 13 – quite a long wait)
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