On -isms: Tears of Joy
12 hours ago
Feige says that the backstory is Thor is from a race of otherworldly beings who live in a realm called Asgard. But they are able to travel to different worlds, and they arrived on our planet in Scandinavia a thousand years ago. Feige says that since they were so superior to the humans they encountered, "the locals interpreted them as gods and started mimicking some of their clothing and some of their helmet and weapon designs." Since what appears to be mystical is actually technological, Thor's powers aren't that different from Iron Man's or Captain America's.This all seems pretty funny to me, because it sounds as if Marvel might be expecting some actual backlash from other religious organizations (or maybe the public in general) for portraying Thor and crew as actual gods worthy of worship and homage - as if people didn't stop worshiping the Norse gods...what, a thousand years ago? Literally?
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