Move Over, Chris Hemsworth – God of War’s Thor Has Social Media’s Attention

Social media is reacting to Thor’s depiction in God of War: Ragnarok, with many praising the God of Thunder’s mythology-accurate design.

Fans of both Viking mythology and God of War: Ragnarok are praising developer Sony Santa Monica for its accurate and well-researched depiction of Thor, the God of Thunder.

Following God of War: Ragnarok‘s first gameplay trailer, PlayStation released a handful of character images, confirmed the game’s cast. Alongside series protagonist Kratos (voiced by Christopher Judge), the assets also confirmed that Thor will play a much larger role in the sequel to the 2018 PlayStation 4 exclusive God of War. Teased in the trailer via a shot of his powerful hammer Mjölnir, fans are expressing their enthusiasm for Thor’s design which sticks much closer to how the god is described in traditional Viking mythology.


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Many fans complaining about God of War: Ragnarok‘s depiction of Thor are comparing the video game iteration to Marvel’s take on the character. Portrayed by Chris Hemsworth in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, the popular superhero version of Thor is often characterized by his well-defined and chiseled physique. While Hemsworth’s God of Thunder is also a gigantic man covered with muscle, God of War‘s Thor is designed to resemble a more traditional strongman aesthetic.

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Announced during Sony’s recent PlayStation showcase, God of War: Ragnarok continues the story of Kratos and his son Atreus. As revealed by the new gameplay trailer, the disgraced God of War is caught between continuing his life in peace and fighting against the gods of Asgard to prevent the violent end of the world known as Ragnarok. Several familiar characters will return for the PlayStation 5 exclusive, including Freya, Magni, Modi and Mimir.

Sony Santa Monica has yet to confirm a release window for God of War: Ragnarok but did announce that the game will launch for both PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 5.

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Source: Twitter

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