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Marvel’s Thor: Fans spot easter egg in Kenneth Branagh’s new film

Marvel’s Thor: Fans spot easter egg in Kenneth Branagh’s new film
The touching nod was spotted by fans

Fans have spotted a touching nod to Thor dans Kenneth Branagh’s new film, Belfast.

Branagh’s directed the first Thor film in 2011 as part of merveille’s Phase One offering.

Branagh’s new film, which is a black-and-white coming of age drama set in the 1960s, focusses on Buddy (Jude Hill), a nine-year-old boy growing up in Irlande du Nord at the height of The Troubles.

Branagh wrote the film during lockdown last year; it’s semi-autobiographical and drew heavily on his own childhood experiences growing up in Belfast until he moved to England, aged nine.

Fans have now spotted a nod from Branagh to his directorial debut with Thor in the new film, when Buddy is spotted reading a Thor comic book in the street, which many see as a future nod to Branagh’s role as a director on the film.

Selon Variété, fans watching the moment at the Toronto Film Festival were thrilled with the reference to the Marvel superhero and applauded.

There were also references to Branagh’s other films in Belfast, such as his take on Agatha Christie’s Murder on the Orient Express and the upcoming Death on the Nile. In Buddy’s room, a copy of an Agatha Christie novel can be spotted on his bookshelf.

Back in June, Thor acteur Chris Hemsworth confirmed that filming on the next instalment in the series, Thor: Amour et tonnerre, had wrapped, sharing a tongue-in-cheek photo of him on set.

Hemsworth a écrit sur Instagram (2 juin): « C'est un enveloppement sur Thor: Amour et tonnerre, it’s also national don’t flex day so I thought this super relaxed photo was appropriate. This film is gonna be bats*** crazy off the wall funny and might also pull a heart string or two. Gros bisous, beaucoup de tonnerre!

"Merci à tous les acteurs et à l'équipe qui ont fait cet autre incroyable voyage Marvel. Bouclez, prépare-toi et à bientôt au cinéma!!"

Hemsworth poked fun at himself over his physique in the film, which marks the biggest body transformation he has undergone yet, sharing a photo of him and director Taika Waititi on set in costume.

The film is set for release on 5 novembre.