Who's who in Asgard: a scene-by-scene breakdown of the new Thor trailer

Want to know who all those dapper Asgardians are in the new Thor trailer? Here's our breakdown of the trailer, complete with character descriptions and plot theories. Spoilers on!

Who's who in Asgard: a scene-by-scene breakdown of the new Thor trailer


The opening shot is of the SHIELD base Thor's being held. Agent Coulson (Clark Gregg, reprising his role from Iron Man 2) is interrogating Thor and asking him where he learned his fantastic fighting skills.

Who's who in Asgard: a scene-by-scene breakdown of the new Thor trailer


The next shot is of Thor beating the tar out of some unlucky hospital orderlies. This scene is reminiscent of a sequence in Ultimates 2 in which Loki convinces Thor he's simply a mentally ill human.

Who's who in Asgard: a scene-by-scene breakdown of the new Thor trailer


A shot of Chris Hemsworth as Thor. His earthbound look is very Ultimate Thor.

Who's who in Asgard: a scene-by-scene breakdown of the new Thor trailer


Cut to Asgard. It's very Jack Kirby. But where's the shopping center?

Who's who in Asgard: a scene-by-scene breakdown of the new Thor trailer


The hall of Asgard. Sounds like Odin is lecturing Thor about something. You can see the Asgardian warriors stomping around in their fancy helmets.

Who's who in Asgard: a scene-by-scene breakdown of the new Thor trailer


Cut to Thor, Sif, and the Warriors Three going a-hunting for Frost Giants. Sounds like this little adventure was bad for Asgardian-Frost Giant diplomacy. Here's Jaimie Alexander as Sif, Thor's occasional inamorata in the comics.

Who's who in Asgard: a scene-by-scene breakdown of the new Thor trailer


A shot of Tadanobu Asano as Hogun the Grim, the most taciturn of the Warriors Three.

Who's who in Asgard: a scene-by-scene breakdown of the new Thor trailer


Ooh, frost giants.

Who's who in Asgard: a scene-by-scene breakdown of the new Thor trailer


Here's Sir Anthony Hopkins as Odin, reaming out his son for that frost giant escapade.

Who's who in Asgard: a scene-by-scene breakdown of the new Thor trailer

Here's Idris Elba as Heimdall, the all-seeing sentry of the Rainbow Bridge. The movie's depicting a racially diverse Asgard that has hyper-advanced science-magic at its disposal. It's less Norse mythology, more craziness from the Silver Age of Comics.

Who's who in Asgard: a scene-by-scene breakdown of the new Thor trailer


Tom Hiddleston as Loki, Odin's adopted son. He's part frost giant, which could explain his later beef with Thor.

Who's who in Asgard: a scene-by-scene breakdown of the new Thor trailer


Sif and Rene Russo as Frigga, Odin's wife.

Who's who in Asgard: a scene-by-scene breakdown of the new Thor trailer


For his rambunctiousness, Odin takes the hammer Mjolnir from Thor, dissolves his natty chain mail (which is his current look in the comics), and condemns him to Midgard (a.k.a. Earth).

Who's who in Asgard: a scene-by-scene breakdown of the new Thor trailer


Thor lands on Earth next to a sigil, and Jane Foster (Natalie Portman) discovers him.

Who's who in Asgard: a scene-by-scene breakdown of the new Thor trailer


Jane is a nurse/doctor in comic book continuity, but here she's portrayed as a scientist (under SHIELD's employ perhaps).

Who's who in Asgard: a scene-by-scene breakdown of the new Thor trailer


Thor is staying in the shade to avoid burning his delicate Norse complexion.

Who's who in Asgard: a scene-by-scene breakdown of the new Thor trailer


Looks like Sif and the Warriors Three follow Thor to Earth. In the background you can see the dashing Fandral (Joshua Dallas) and the rotund Volstagg (Ray Stevenson).

Who's who in Asgard: a scene-by-scene breakdown of the new Thor trailer


Loki eyeing up what appears to be Odin's spear, Gungnir, which can match the power of Mjolnir. I'm sensing a coup here.

Who's who in Asgard: a scene-by-scene breakdown of the new Thor trailer


The Destroyer, a nigh unstoppable Asgardian death engine, lands on Earth. It can shoot flames and drain the life force of those around it.

Who's who in Asgard: a scene-by-scene breakdown of the new Thor trailer


A flashback to Thor clobbering a frost giant with Mjolnir.

Who's who in Asgard: a scene-by-scene breakdown of the new Thor trailer


Mjolnir has landed on Earth, and it looks like Thor must prove himself worthy to wield it.

Who's who in Asgard: a scene-by-scene breakdown of the new Thor trailer


The Wire would be a million times better if Stringer Bell dressed like this.

Who's who in Asgard: a scene-by-scene breakdown of the new Thor trailer


Romantic subplot!

Who's who in Asgard: a scene-by-scene breakdown of the new Thor trailer


A battle between Thor and Loki, who's wearing his trademark stylistically bankrupt horned helmet.

Who's who in Asgard: a scene-by-scene breakdown of the new Thor trailer


Really? What a rutting development.