On the blackness of SPACE, beautiful and mysterious, strewn
with a billion stars. Atop a building, a wrought-iron sign --
a HAMMER-WIELDING BLACKSMITH -- spins listlessly in the wind
as a swirling breeze kicks up. A hint of what's to come.
1 EXT. PUENTE ANTIGUO, NEW MEXICO - NIGHT 1 1
A main street extends before us in this one-horse town, set
amid endless flat, arid scrubland. A large SUV slowly moves
down the street and heads out of town.
2 EXT. SUV - NIGHT 2 2
The SUV sits parked in the desert. Suddenly, the roof panels
of the SUV FOLD OPEN. The underside of the panels house a
variety of hand-built ASTRONOMICAL DEVICES, which now point
at the sky. JANE FOSTER (late 20's) pops her head through
the roof. She positions a MAGNETOMETER, so its monitor
calibrates with the constellations above. It appears to be
cobbled together from spare parts of other devices.
We hear a loud BANG followed by muffled CURSING from below.
Jane offers a hand down to ERIK SELVIG (60) who emerges as
well, rubbing his head.
Oh-- watch your head.
Thanks. So what's this "anomaly"¬ù
of yours supposed to look like?
It's a little different each time.
Once it looked like, I don't know,
melted stars, pooling in a corner
of the sky. But last week it was a
rolling rainbow ribbon--
"Racing "Àúround Orion?"¬ù I've
always said you should have been a
poet. Jane reigns in her
excitement. She tries for dignity.
Hey, Darcy. Pass up the bubbly and
my gloves, will you?
Intern DARCY LEWIS (20) hands Jane
a bottle of Champagne and a pair of
gloves through the window. Jane
passes it to Selvig to hold while
she pulls on the old gloves -- too
large and masculine for her small
hands. He starts to unwrap the
foil, and she stops his hand with
an excited grin.
Not until you see it!
(re: the gloves)
I recognize those. Think how proud
he'd be to see you now. Jane's grin
fades to a sad smile.
The benefit of the doubt. The two
stare out at the sky expectantly. A
long beat while they scan the
skies. Nothing. Jane's worried.
It's never taken this long before.
Darcy calls up from the front seat.
Can I turn on the radio?
(an edge to her voice)
Sure, if you like rocking out to
KFRM, "All agriculture, all the
Worried, Jane heads back down into the vehicle.
3 INT. SUV - NIGHT 3 3
The SUV is bathed in the glow of high-tech monitoring
equipment and laptops, some looking like they're held
together with duct tape. Jane opens a well-worn NOTEBOOK of
handwritten notes and calculations. Selvig watches the
frustrated Jane with sympathy.
The anomalies are always
precipitated by geomagnetic storms.
She shows him a complicated CHART
she's drawn in the book, tracking
occurrences and patterns.
The last seventeen occurrences have
been predictable to the minute... I
just don't understand. Something
catches Darcy's eye out the
driver's side mirror. She adjusts
it. In the distance, ODD GLOWING
CLOUDS form in the skies over the
Northeastern end of the desert.
Jane SHUSHES her, leafs through her notes. The bottle of
champagne begins to vibrate.
There's got to be some new
variable... Or an equipment
The lights and equipment in the SUV begin to FLICKER around
them. The computer monitors SQUELCH with static.
I don't think there's anything
wrong with your equipment... The
champagne bottle starts to RATTLE
noisily now as it shakes more
violently. Jane and Selvig notice.
They watch it curiously, pressure building up inside it,
when the cork EXPLODES out of it. Champagne goes spewing
everywhere -- over equipment, over Jane.
I think you want to see this. Darcy
points out the window. Jane and
Selvig look out. Over the desert --
MASSIVE CLOUDS OF RAINBOW LIGHT
Churn in the sky. The three stare, dumbfounded.
That's your "subtle"¬ù aurora?!
No-- yes! Let's go!
4 EXT. DESERT - MOMENTS LATER 4 4
The roof panels still open, the SUV races towards the
strange event, Jane, amazed by the sight, stands with half
her body out the roof, taking video of the light storm
before them. The SUV hits a bump. Jane nearly flies out.
Selvig grabs her, yanks her back in.
Genres: ["Science Fiction","Adventure"]
Scene 2 - Encounter with the Anomaly
5 INT. SUV 5 5
Jane grins, thrilled, pumped with adrenaline.
Isn't this great?! A thought
You're seeing it too, right? I'm
That's debateable. Put your seat
The SUV lurches.
6 EXT. DESERT 6 6
Winds HOWL around the SUV now. Up ahead, spiraling down from
out of the clouds comes --
AN ENORMOUS TORNADO
Suffuse with the strange rainbow light, ROARING like a
thousand freight trains as it touches down.
7 INT. SUV 7 7
Selvig looks up through the still-open sunroof at the
enormous glowing funnel cloud with wonder.
Jane clambers into the front seat, beside Darcy. She leans
way out the window, TAPING the storm.
You've gotta get us closer so I can
take a magnetic reading. Darcy
The SUV tears across a field towards the tornado, Jane
leaning out the window, taping the event. The SUV disturbs
two RAVENS perched on a cactus as they race past. The birds
take flight, when -- KRAKABOOM! A huge BOLT OF LIGHTNING
strikes down through the center of the funnel cloud before
them with a terrifying intensity.
9 INT. SUV 9 9
The SUV rocks from the blast. Darcy's had enough. She turns
the wheel, starts to head away.
Keep the credits. I'll intern at
What are you doing?!
Saving our lives! Jane grabs the
wheel, jerks it hard the other way.
They struggle for control, when the
headlights fall on --
Directly in their path, stumbling
through the winds. Darcy slams on
the brakes, Jane turns the wheel
hard to avoid him. The SUV swerves -
- but too late.
10 EXT. BIFROST LANDING SITE (EARTH) 10 10
The side of the SUV slams into the man with a THUD, sending
him flying. The car SKIDS to a stop.
11 INT. SUV 11 11
Jane, Darcy, and Selvig trade shocked looks, breathing hard.
They peer through the dust clouds, unable to see through. A
paralyzed moment, then they all leap out of the car.
12 EXT. BIFROST LANDING SITE (EARTH) 12 12
The three race from the SUV with flashlights. Jane spots the
man lying on the ground. He's dressed in tattered clothing,
charred and blackened.
I think that was legally your
Get the first aid kit. Darcy heads
back inside the SUV as Jane,
concerned, kneels next to the man.
Selvig hovers, protectively. She
gently turns his head to the light,
and we see him clearly for the
first time. He is magnificently
handsome, long blonde hair flowing
around his classically sculpted
features. She cups her hands around
his face, as if willing the life
back into him.
Come on, big guy. Do me a favor and
don't be dead, okay? Open your eyes
and look at me. Suddenly, he
GROANS, and she's startled, then
relieved, as his eyes flutter open.
She looks deep into his confused,
azure eyes, which at last focus on
her own. Locking onto them.
For a moment, they each forget to breathe. The connection is
broken as Darcy returns with the kit. She freezes when she
sees how gorgeous the man is.
Wow. Does he need CPR? Because I
A flustered Jane smooths her hair and sits back on her
heels. She looks up at Selvig. Back to being a scientist.
--are dilating. That's a good sign.
We still have to get him to a
After we get a reading on the
Immediately, Jane. Jane sighs and
nods, regretfully watching the
storm EVAPORATE above their heads.
A thought strikes her.
Where did he come from? They
exchange puzzled looks, as we move
up through the last glowing
remnants of the storm, and into:
Genres: ["Adventure","Science Fiction"]
Scene 3 - The Worlds Tree
13 EXT. SPACE 13 13
EARTH spins slowly before us as we hear a voice, deep and
resonant -- the voice of HEIMDALL, Gatekeeper of Asgard.
Questions, they've always asked
questions -- this race called man,
on this planet they call earth.
Passionately longing to know how
they are connected to the heavens.
We pull away from the planet, widening, past other worlds,
cosmic debris -- leaving first our solar system, then our
In ages past, they looked to us as
gods, for indeed so many times we
saved them from calamity.
HEIMDALL (V.O.) (CONT'D)
We tried to show them how their
world was but one of the Nine
Realms of the Cosmos, linked to all
others by the branches of
Yggdrasil... We pull back until we
see it -- YGGDRASIL. Immense,
sprawling, like a quasar or a
nebula twisted into the vague shape
of a TREE, its branches of glowing
energy stretching out into the
black void of space.
...the Worlds Tree. Nine Realms in
a universe of wonder, beauty, and
terror that they barely
We move in through Yggdrasil, until we reach what looks like
a galaxy, slowly spinning before us.
But for all their thirst for
knowledge, they let our lessons
fall into myth and dreams. Where
did he come from? He came from us,
the proudest race of warriors the
Worlds have ever seen. He came from
this -- the greatest Realm the
universe has ever known. We move
through the galaxy's mists and
astral matter, then over and up,
through a band of prismatic color
to reveal what's on the other side:
HEIMDALL (V.O.) (CONT'D)
He came... from Asgard!
14 EXT. ASGARD - DAY 14 14
Beautiful beyond imagination. We fly over the magnificent
landscape of the Realm, through the gleaming capital city,
modern yet timeless.
15 EXT. ODIN'S PALACE - DAY 15 15
The palace rises countless stories tall, gleaming with an
other-worldly majesty, towering high above the Realm
sprawled out before it. We move towards a large window of
the palace, where a FIGURE
Stares out at his kingdom. The
ravens fly up to the balcony, land
at his side.
16 INT. ODIN'S CHAMBERS - DAY 16 16
Odin turns away from the window. His wife FRIGGA sits at a
vanity and tries different earrings before the mirror.
Do you think he's ready?
He thinks he is. He has his
He'll need his father's wisdom.
And his humility? Odin reacts.
Thor won't be alone. Loki will be
at his side to give him counsel.
Have faith in your sons.
Yes, but Thor's still a boy. He
could be a great King... Odin
stops, notices HIS HAND SHAKING. It
seems to be out of synch temporally
with the rest of the world, leaving
a trail as it moves. He stares at
it determinedly, concentrating,
trying to stop the strange event
through the force of his sheer
Finally, the occurrence subsides, his hand normal once more.
A worried Frigga covers his hand with her own.
...if we only had more time.
For once, our son needs something
we cannot provide.
I can fight it a little longer...
No. You've put it off too long! I
worry for you.
He touches her cheek.
I've destroyed demons and monsters,
devastated whole worlds, laid waste
to mighty kingdoms, and still you
worry for me?
Not today. Now come kiss your
king... while I'm still king. He
pulls her close, and they kiss.
Scene 4 - Preparation for the Ceremony
17 INT. PALACE ANTEROOM - DAY 17 17
Directly under the throne room, a gloomily lit hall. Banners
hang on either side to form a corridor down the middle of
the fire lit room. Giant doors open at one end. A huge
figure silhouetted against the bright light beyond walks
forward. In slo-mo, we recognize the unmistakable shape of
the God of Thunder. Hammer in hand, he reaches the end of a
raised platform. An ATTENDANT hands the figure a goblet of
wine. He downs it quickly, hurls it towards the fire
The cup smashes, the alcohol causes the fire to glow
intensely -- and, for a moment, brightly lit, and seen full
length, like a King to be, is THE MIGHTY THOR. He proceeds
down stops, past camera, and down the center of the Hall. We
follow from behind and see at the other end, massively
shadowed on one of the great banners, the shape of two great
horns. As Thor approaches, the horn shapes move, and then,
from the shadows at the side, emerges LOKI, wearing his
horned headpiece. Like Thor, he is dressed for a great
ceremony. They stand by a brazier at the foot of steps that
lead up to the crowded throne room.
Have you ever known me to be
There was the time in Nornheim...
That wasn't nerves, brother. It was
the rage of battle. How else could
I have fought my way through a
hundred warriors and pulled us out
The Attendant approaches with another goblet of wine for
As I recall, I was the one who
veiled us in smoke to ease our
Some do battle, others just do
The Attendant stifles a laugh. Loki notices, doesn't like
it. He gestures towards the goblet in the Attendant's hand.
EELS pour over the sides of the goblet, slithering out and
across the terrified Attendant's hand. He SCREAMS, hurls the
goblet to the ground. Loki chuckles.
Loki gestures to the writhing eels on the ground. They turn
back to spilled wine, the illusion shattered.
Now that was just a waste of good
Just a bit of fun.
(to the Attendant)
Right, my friend? The Attendant
isn't so sure. Thor dons his EAGLE-
(re: Thor's helmet)
You don't really want to start this
again, do you, Cow?
I was being sincere!
You're incapable of sincerity.
He looks his brother in the eye, all pretense lost.
I've looked forward to this day as
long as you have. You're my brother
and my friend. Sometimes I'm
envious, but never doubt that I
Thor searches his brother's face, sees no trace of irony.
He's either speaking from his heart or he's a very, very
good liar. Maybe both. Thor puts an appreciative hand on his
The two brothers take in the moment a beat, then:
Give us a kiss.
Thor makes the final adjustments to his ceremonial wear.
How do I look?
Like a king.
They hear the blast of a CEREMONIAL HORN.
You go ahead.
Loki casts him a wary look.
I'll be along. Go on. Loki heads
inside the palace without his
17A INT. ANTECHAMBER - NIGHT 17A 17A
VOLSTAGG combs his great beard in preparation for the big
event. As he does, he's surprised to find a stray GRAPE
stuck in the beard. He pulls it out, looks around, then
eagerly pops it into his mouth and gobbles it down. FANDRAL
checks his reflection in a mirror, smooths out his
moustache, gives himself a dashing smile. A PRETTY MAIDEN
holds the mirror before him, as other MAIDENS look on
Thank you, love.
(to the Maidens)
Now who'd like to polish my sword
The giddy Maidens eagerly raise their hands. HOGUN stands
staring ahead grimly, his hands folded in front of him,
amidst the hustle and bustle of the ATTENDANTS and the
ceremony preparations going on around him. A HELPFUL
ATTENDANT approaches him and starts to polish his armor.
Hogun turns his head, gives him a look. Intimidated, the
Attendant quickly backs away. From behind, we see a WOMAN IN
CEREMONIAL ARMOR take off her SWORD and set it on a table,
then her SHIELD, then several HIDDEN DAGGERS and small, yet
intimidating WEAPONS. We reveal that it's SIF, looking
radiant. She eyes the weapons on the table.
(to the weapons)
I'll miss you.
Scene 5 - Anomaly in the Sky
18 INT. THRONE ROOM - DAY 18 18
Colorful CEREMONIAL BANNERS of the Nine Realms adorn the
room, crowded with AESIR and REPRESENTATIVES from across
Yggdrasil, all BUZZING with excitement. Thor's COMRADES
enter and stride to their place of honor at the front of the
hall. They are:
THE WARRIORS THREE
VOLSTAGG has the girth and strength of a Sumo wrestler, with
oversized passions to match.
FANDRAL, the consummate swashbuckler, is agile, charismatic,
and nattily dressed. HOGUN -- dark, sullen, brooding -- a
large MACE slung at his side. With them walks the warrior
maiden SIF. She's clad in armor, a shield and sword at her
side -- a beauty not to be trifled with.
I hope this goes quickly. I'm
Are you attached to that pretty
face of yours? Because one more
word, and you won't be.
(to the others)
My, we are hungry, aren't we? The
others laugh, save Hogun. Fandral
turns to him.
Go on, Hogun. Smile. You can do it.
Even you, Hogun the Grim. Just one
Hogun stares at him grimly.
All right, half a smile. Look,
forget the smile, just show some
Fandral, is it true the famous
Warriors Three are ready to meet
Name it, Lady Sif.
Keep your mouth shut.
19 INT. VAULT - DAY 19 19
Imposing EINHERJAR GUARDS clad in armor, swords at the
ready, stand watch inside the massive underground structure
beneath the palace. A cold BREEZE blows past them.
19A INT. PALACE ANTEROOM - DAY 19A 19A
Thor stands, his fingers nervously drumming the handle of
his hammer. Frigga approaches behind him, sees his anxiety.
It's all right to be nervous.
Why does everyone keep saying that?
I'm not nervous!
You may be able to fool the rest of
...but never you. I know.
Thor, just remember that you have
something even the great Allfather
And what is that?
Me for a mother. She smiles.
Now don't keep your father waiting.
20 INT. THRONE ROOM - DAY 20 20
Sif and the Warriors Three still wait before the crowd. Loki
and Frigga enter. Loki takes his place at the front of the
hall alongside the others. With another blast of the horn,
the crowd goes silent as the EINHERJAR HONOR GUARD moves
into formation. They part to reveal --
Sitting atop his throne, clad in
full ceremonial armor. He holds his
spear GUNGNIR before him. Any trace
of weakness in him is gone now. He
exudes all the power and majesty of
a Ruler of Asgard. Frigga joins him
at his side. He looks around the
hall, casts a glance over to the
Warriors. Thor is nowhere to be
seen. Odin looks to Loki.
Loki shrugs. Odin isn't pleased. A
murmur spreads through the crowd.
(sotto, to Loki)
Where is he?
He said he'd be along. Sif realizes
the truth, shakes her head in
He wants to make an entrance.
Well, if he doesn't show up soon,
he shouldn't bother. Odin looks
like he's ready to feed him to his
I wouldn't worry. Father will
forgive him. He always does.
Just then, at the back of the hall, up the steps from the
lower level --
Roars up into the hall, Thor
strides cockily into the hall
behind it, catching it behind his
back. The CROWD erupts in CHEERS.
Thor spins his hammer with a
flourish, holds it up before the
crowd, basking in the moment,
relishing the adoration, whipping
his audience up into a frenzy.
Odin watches from the front, not liking this showy display.
21 INT. VAULT - DAY 21 21
As the sound of the cheers echo from above, the odd, cold
breeze picks up in the Vault. The Guards rub their limbs to
warm themselves. They grow increasingly uneasy, sensing
something's not right.
They exchange a look, then walk the length of the Vault's
hallway to its end, where a CASKET sits undisturbed upon a
pedestal. LARGE SHADOWS suddenly loom over them. They look
up and SHOUT in terror as they raise their weapons.
Scene 6 - Discovering the Anomaly
22 INT. THRONE ROOM - DAY 22 22
Thor finishes stirring up the crowd, then reaches the front
of the room, kneels on one knee before his mother and
father. Frigga casts him an admonishing glance. Thor winks
up at her. She can't help but smile. Odin strikes Gungnir
upon the ground with a deafening BOOM. The crowd falls
silent. Odin speaks with quiet, effortless authority. He
raises Gungnir before him.
Gungnir. Its aim is true, its power
strong. With it I have defended
Asgard and the lives of the
innocent across the Nine Realms
since the time of the Great
Beginning. And though the day has
come for a new King to wield his
own weapon -- that duty remains the
same. Thor Odinson, my heir, my
So long entrusted with this mighty
hammer, Mjolnir. Forged in the
heart of a dying star, from the
sacred metal of Uru. Only one may
lift it. Only one is worthy. Who
wields this hammer commands the
lightning and the storm. Its power
has no equal -- as a weapon, to
destroy, or as a tool, to build. It
is a fit companion for a King.
23 INT. VAULT - DAY 23 23
The bodies of the Guards are flung to the Vault's floor, now
strewn with ice. We don't see their attackers clearly, just
catch glimpses of them in the shadows -- but they are large
and BLUE-SKINNED. One of the creatures lifts the Casket off
its stand and turns to go. But, as they do, the intricate
latticework behind the Casket starts to separate and
retract, revealing something standing in the shadows behind
it. As the creatures walk away, a fiery glow rises behind
them. They turn back around. Now it's their turn to SCREAM.
24 INT. THRONE ROOM - DAY 24 24
The Ceremony continues.
Today I entrust you with the
greatest honor in all the Nine
Realms. The sacred throne of
Asgard. I have sacrificed much to
achieve peace. So, too, must a new
generation sacrifice to maintain
that peace. Responsibility, duty,
honor. These are not merely virtues
to which we must aspire. They are
essential to every soldier and to
every King. The Crowd and the
Warriors Three start to shiver and
rub their limbs for warmth in the
increasingly cold air of the hall.
Thor turns back to face his father. Odin looks upon his son
Thor Odinson, do you swear to guard
the Nine Realms?
Do you swear to preserve the peace?
Do you swear to cast aside all
selfish ambition and pledge
yourself only to the good of all
Then on this day, I, Odin
Allfather, proclaim you-- Odin
hesitates, noticing a strange sight
before him. ICE creeps across the
surface of the large banners around
the hall, making an eerie CRACKING
sound. Thor, his comrades, and the
crowd see it too.
The far-off sounds of a BATTLE echo in the depths of the
palace below. Sif and the Warriors Three reach for their
weapons, as Thor races from the hall.
24A OMITTED SCENE MOVED BELOW 24A 24A
25 OMITTED SCENE COMBINED WITH SCENE 25B BELOW 25 25
25A OMITTED 25A 25A
Scene 7 - The Destroyer's Attack
25B INT. VAULT - DAY 25B 25B
Thor enters, then stares shocked at the sight before him.
Sif, the Warriors Three, and Loki hurry in behind Thor and
stop short. Shattered and melting ICE is strewn about the
floor. We don't see the blue-skinned bodies of the Frost
Giants clearly, just catch glimpses of their twisted and
smoldering remains on the floor. They've just lost a savage
battle. Badly. Amidst them, shrouded in shadow, stands the
black metal creature, a fiery glow coming from within it. It
is THE DESTROYER. It holds the Casket in its hands.
I thought it was but a legend. Odin
steps in behind the Asgardians, as
the Destroyer sets the Casket back
on its pedestal. It moves back to
its post, the faint, FIERY GLOW
extinguishes within it. Fandral
looks around the Vault, ill at
I've never been inside the Vault
before. It's said the Tesseract was
once held here.
The Tesseract? I thought that was
but a legend too!
Odin surveys the destruction.
The Jotuns must pay for what
They have paid with their lives.
The Destroyer did its job, and the
Casket is safe. All is well.
"All is well?!"¬ù They broke into
the Weapons Vault! If the Frost
Giants had stolen even one of these
But they didn't.
I want to know why they--
The Casket of Ancient Winters
belonged to the Jotuns. They
believe it's their birthright.
And if you hadn't taken it from
them they would have laid waste to
all the Nine Realms!
I have a truce with Laufey, the
He just broke your truce! We must
Odin turns to Sif and the Warriors Three.
Thor's comrades exit. Odin eyes Thor, as Loki watches.
And what action would you take?
March into Jotunheim as you once
did, teach them a lesson, break
their spirits so they'll never dare
try to cross our borders again!
You're thinking only as a warrior!
This was an act of war!
It was the act of but a few, doomed
They got this far!
We will find the breach in our
defenses. It will be found, and it
will be sealed.
As King of Asgard, I would--
You are not King. Not yet. Thor
sees in his father's face that he's
pushed this as far as he can. He
backs away, then leaves, pushing
through the doors so hard that they
SLAM backwards behind him. Odin
watches him go.
Scene 8 - Thor and the Warriors Three plan to go to Jotunheim
26 INT. BANQUET HALL - DAY 26 26
Thor stands in the empty hall, bearing the signs of the
festivities cancelled due to the events of the day. Anger
and frustration rising within him, Thor upends one of the
massive tables. From across the room, Loki watches him.
AT THE BANQUET HALL ENTRANCE
Sif, Fandral, and Hogun follow Volstagg as he enters in
search of his dinner.
Redecorating, are we? Volstagg
surveys the overturned tables and
What's this -- ?!
I told you they'd cancel it.
We thought that was just you being
your normal cheery self. Volstagg
looks about the floor, despairing.
All this food -- so innocent, cast
to the ground. It breaks the heart!
Thor strides away from them to the far end of the hall. Loki
calmly moves towards him.
It's unwise to be in my company
right now, brother.
Who said I was wise?
(re: the empty hall)
This was to be my day of triumph.
It will come. In time.
If it's any consolation, I think
you're right. About the Frost
Giants, about Laufey, everything.
If a few of them could penetrate
the defenses of Asgard once, who's
to say they won't try again. Next
time with an army?
But there's nothing we can do
without defying Father. Thor
considers this, looks at his
hammer, a gleam in his eye. Loki
can guess what he's thinking, grows
No... stop there! I know that look!
It's the only way to ensure the
safety of our borders.
Madness? What sort of madness?
Nothing! Thor was making a jest!
The safety of our Realm is no jest.
We're going to Jotunheim.
Thor, of all the laws of Asgard,
this is one you must not break.
Loki looks on, intrigued by the
This isn't like a journey to Earth,
where you summon a little lightning
and thunder and the mortals worship
you as a god. This is Jotunheim.
And if the Frost Giants don't kill
you, your Father will!
My father fought his way into
Jotunheim, defeated their armies,
and took their Casket! We'd just be
looking for answers.
It is forbidden! Thor sizes up his
friends, smiles. He proceeds to
make his case with enthusiasm and
My friends, have you forgotten all
that we've done together? He turns
Who brought you into the sweet
embrace of the most exotic maidens
in all of Yggdrasil?
Who led you into the most glorious
...and to delicacies so succulent,
you thought you'd died and gone to
You did. / You did. He turns to
And who proved wrong all who
scoffed at the idea that a young
maiden could be one of the fiercest
warriors this Realm has ever known?
True. But I supported you...
(then, to the others)
My friends, trust me now. We must
The others exchange concerned looks, realize there's no
Come on. You're not going to let my
brother and me take all the glory,
Loki looks startled.
You are coming with me...
Yes, of course! I won't let my
brother march into Jotunheim alone.
I will be at his side.
And I. The Warriors Three fight
I fear we'll live to regret this.
If we're lucky.
Scene 9 - Journey to Jotunheim
27 EXT. ODIN'S PALACE - DAY 27 27
Thor, Sif, Loki, and the Warriors Three walk from the
Palace, across the grounds. They reach a group of ATTENDANTS
who ready their battle gear for their journey. Loki slips
away from the group, speaks to a nearby GUARD. Hogun
We must first find a way to get
That will be no easy task. It's
said the Gatekeeper can see a
single dew drop fall from a blade
of grass a thousand worlds away.
And he can hear a cricket passing
gas in Niffelheim.
Jest not! He heareth all!
Please. Getting past him should be
simple enough now, since he seems
to be letting Frost Giants sneak by
under his nose.
Volstagg, terrified, calls out to the sky.
Forgive him! He meaneth no offense!
Loki rejoins the group as Thor leads them onward.
28 EXT. GATE OF ASGARD - DAY 28 28
Thor and his band of adventurers, on horseback, pass through
the massive Gate, leaving Asgard behind. They ride along the
most astounding path in this Realm or any other --
THE RAINBOW BRIDGE.
Wide and flat, it runs straight out from Odin's palace to
the mists and black void of space beyond. In the distance
far ahead, the Bridge continues on until it reaches
29 EXT. HEIMDALL'S OBSERVATORY - DAY 29 29
The band draws near the Observatory, where HEIMDALL himself,
Gatekeeper of Asgard, stands at his post on the Bridge
before them, blocking their way, staring them down. There is
something other-worldly about him, even for this Realm. He
holds a massive sword in front of him, his stern,
intimidating face virtually concealed by armor. Something
glints beneath his visor, like twinkling stars.
Keep your weapons sheathed and your
mouths closed. This is going to
take subtlety and sincerity, not
brute strength. Leave it to me.
Loki dismounts and steps forward.
You're not dressed warmly enough.
Thor, Loki, and the others trade
The freezing cold of Jotunheim. It
will kill you all in time, even
You think you can deceive me? I,
who watch all?
I, who can sense the flapping of a
butterfly's wings a thousand worlds
away? He fixes his eyes pointedly
Or can hear a cricket passing gas
Fandral looks gob-smacked.
That was just a bit of a jest,
Loki goes into damage control.
You must be mistaken. We're not--
Heimdall, may we pass? Heimdall
stares him down.
For ages have I guarded Asgard and
kept it safe from those who would
do it harm. In all that time, never
has an enemy slipped by my watch --
until this day. I wish to know how
Then tell no one where we've gone
until we've returned. Thor walks
past Heimdall as the Gatekeeper
lets the group pass. Volstagg walks
beside the frustrated Loki, needles
What happened? Your silver tongue
turn to lead?
Get me off this bridge before it
cracks under your girth. Volstagg
and Fandral share a laugh.
30 INT. HEIMDALL'S OBSERVATORY - DAY 30 30
Thor and the others enter the Observatory, step onto a
platform. Heimdall climbs into the large control apparatus
at the center of the room and readies the Observatory.
Be warned. I will honor my sworn
oath to protect this Realm as its
Gatekeeper. If your return
threatens the safety of Asgard,
Bifrost will remain closed to you.
You'll be left to die in the cold
wastes of Jotunheim.
I have no plans to die today.
Heimdall inserts his sword into the control panel, and the
apparatus of the Observatory starts up.
31 EXT. RAINBOW BRIDGE 31 31
The Bifrost energy quickens along the Bridge, feeding into
Scene 10 - Embarking on a Dangerous Mission
32 INT. HEIMDALL'S OBSERVATORY 32 32
Heimdall turns his sword in the control panel. The
Observatory's giant turret swings around, aims toward a
section of space. As a final step, Heimdall plunges his
sword deeper into the control panel. The great turret FIRES,
the RAINBOW LIGHT of Bifrost energy blasts out of it. The
Bifrost opens at the end of the platform upon which Thor and
his five comrades stand.
All is ready. You may pass.
Couldn't you just leave the bridge
open for us?
To keep this bridge open would
unleash the full power of the
Bifrost and destroy Jotunheim with
you upon it.
Ah. Never mind, then. Thor starts
towards the Bifrost, turns back to
the others, grins.
Come on. Don't be bashful. The
others join him at his side, then
step towards the Bifrost. Their
bodies stretch towards the
maelstrom, changing shape, as if
every atom of their being is being
elongated by the pull of it. In an
instant, they're jerked off the
platform and inside the vortex.
33 EXT. BIFROST LANDING SITE (JOTUNHEIM) - DAY 33 33
A hole in the sky rips open, and the Bifrost comes shooting
out of it. Snow flurries up when the Bifrost hits, as Thor
and his band touch down. RUNES from the Bifrost are
imprinted on the ice around them.
Volstagg loses his footing, falling backwards. Thor quickly
grabs him by the belt. We see the warrior dangling
precariously on the edge of a sheer cliff on the planet's
inner ring, opening up to the black abyss of space beyond.
Come on, big fella. Up...! With an
effort, Thor pulls the burly
warrior back onto the ice and,
tremendously relieved, he
This belt! This belt is now my
lucky belt! I will never remove it!
Even when bathing!
Thor and the others turn and stare out in horror and wonder
at the frozen alien wasteland before them. The whole planet
is a massive flattened ring of jagged ice, slowly breaking
apart. Huge CHUNKS OF ICE calve away from its outer edges
and float off into space. The planet's icy surface cracks
and melts as far as the eye can see. The ruins of a Jotun
city lies in the distance.
We shouldn't be here.
Too late now.
Actually, it's not. We could turn
right around, hop back to Asgard,
share a mug by the fire. Could be
Perhaps we should wait. Thor turns
back to his brother.
To survey the enemy. To gauge their
strengths and weaknesses from a
I'm liking that. Gauging,
surveying. Particularly the
We know all we must. It's time to
Thor heads on. Reluctantly, the others follow.
He's just got to swing his
34 EXT. JOTUNHEIM - DAY 34 34
The group trudges behind Thor across the frozen wasteland,
shielding themselves from the howling wind and cold. Loki
looks around them, anxious. Volstagg shivers. Thor,
invigorated, turns back to his comrades.
It feels good, doesn't it? To be
together again, adventuring on
Adventuring? Is that what we're
What would you call it?
How about a song to lift our
The others groan.
No, not that!
Please don't make us sing again!
If I have to listen to Volstagg's
singing voice one more time, I'll
fall on my own sword!
Well, now I'm on board. She and
Thor share a grin. The party
reaches the edge of the city -- its
ancient structures of jade and ice
melting and crumbling, ravaged by
warfare long ago. A TEMPLE lies
before them, across a central
Where are they?
Hiding. As cowards always do. Thor
leads the others onwards towards
the central plaza. Loki reluctantly
follows. They don't notice as
SHADOWY FIGURES move in the shadows
of the structures nearby.
Scene 11 - Battle in Jotunheim
35 EXT. CENTRAL PLAZA - DAY 35 35
The party reaches the plaza. They sense the Frost Giants in
the shadows and crevices, surrounding them now on all sides.
The Asgardians reach for the hilts of their weapons. A JOTUN
SENTRY calls to him.
What is your business here,
The Jotun's voice itself sounds like cracking ice.
I speak only to your King. Not to
his foot soldiers.
JOTUN VOICE (O.S.)
Thor turns towards the source in a balcony of the temple,
where LAUFEY sits, veiled in shadow, behind a cascading
waterfall. The Jotun King is ancient, noble, powerful -- too
proud to reveal even a hint of the years of suffering he and
his people have endured.
I am Laufey, King of this Realm.
And I am--
We know who you are, Odinson. Why
have you brought the stench of your
blood into my world?
I demand answers. Laufey stands,
sizing up Thor, tries to piece this
How did your people get into
The house of Odin is full of
Sif and the Warriors Three exchange a puzzled look,
disturbed by the Jotun King's words.
Do not dishonor my father's name
with your lies.
Your father is a murderer and a
thief. He stole what was ours, and
left our world in ruins. We have
the right to reclaim the Casket.
Not when you'd use it to make war
against other Realms. Laufey
laughs, cold, mocking.
And why have you come here? To make
peace? You long for battle. You
crave it. I see you for what you
are, Thor Odinson. Nothing but a
boy, trying to prove himself a man.
This boy has grown tired of your
Thor takes a step towards Laufey. The other Jotuns step in
front of Thor, blocking his path. We finally see the Frost
Giants now -- terrifying, blue-skinned, standing eight feet
tall. Loki moves next to his brother and quietly implores
Thor, stop and think. Look around
you. We are outnumbered.
Know your place, brother...
You should listen to his counsel.
You know not what your actions
Laufey steps out of the shadows.
But I do. Go now, while I still
Thor simmers. Loki speaks up.
We will accept your most gracious
The others look to Thor imploringly. Thor stares Laufey down
a beat -- then relents. He turns to leave. His comrades
breathe a sigh of relief and follow, when a Frost Giant
nearby mutters under his breath.
Run back home, little princess.
Thor stops in his tracks. Loki goes
white. He knows what's coming.
In one quick move, Thor pulls Mjolnir, swings it, and KNOCKS
the Jotun clear across the plaza. The Asgardians reluctantly
draw their weapons, gather into a circle around Thor.
Volstagg looks around at the angry Jotuns approaching them.
Silly hammer! Has a mind of its
ICE forms on the Jotuns' bodies, creating a FROZEN ARMOR
around them, extending off the ends of their arms like
SWORDS. One Giant does so directly in front of Fandral.
I'm hoping that's just decorative.
Thor leaves the circle of
Asgardians, swings at another Frost
Giant. His comrades form another
circle around him, separating him
from the Jotuns, as he whirls his
hammer around once and catches it
with a cocky grin. He's enjoying
Fandral calls to Volstagg and Hogun.
Well? What move, do you think?
I say we use "The Norn's
At this close range? I think "The
Alfheim Lunge"¬ù is a better move.
Maybe if they were three feet tall!
No! How about "The Randy
Thor takes out yet another Frost Giant, then all hell breaks
loose as the Asgardians and Jotuns begin to battle. A Jotun
backs Hogun up against a wall of ice. As the Giant hurls an
ice blade fist at him, the grim warrior swings his mace over
his head, embedding it into the ice wall, and hoists himself
up, dodging the Giant's blow and leaping over him. Hogun
takes out a second approaching Frost Giant, spins back,
dodges a swing from the first, then pounds the Jotun with
his mace. Nearby, Sif expertly stabs one Jotun after another
with her double-bladed staff. One knocks her viciously to
If you don't treat me like a lady,
I won't act like a lady! She takes
out the Jotun. Loki backs away from
an approaching Jotun, finds himself
at the edge of a deep crevasse. The
Giant sees he's vulnerable, swipes
at him. But the Jotun's arm passes
right through him. The Giant stands
there, confused, when THE REAL LOKI
comes out from behind a structure
and shoves the Giant into the
crevasse below. The false Loki
dissipates into nothingness.
Scene 12 - Battle in Jotunheim
(to the falling Giant)
He turns back to the battle. Two Jotuns come at him from
either side. He lets two daggers fly, felling both Giants at
once. Laufey nods to one of his guards -- a massive Jotun
BRUTE. The Brute leaps down from the balcony, icing himself
up, then punches his giant fist into the ice beneath his
feet. It's a long-range attack, causing PILLARS OF ICE to
explode out in front of Hogun, sending the grim warrior
flying back. Across the plaza, Thor easily dispatches some
Come on! At least make it a
challenge for me! He sees the Brute
coming at him. The huge Jotun lands
a tremendous blow, sending Thor
back across the ice. Thor rises,
Now that's more like it! He throws
Mjolnir with all his strength,
knocking the Brute head over heels.
Thor raises his hand. Mjolnir slows
in mid-air, then flies back to his
(re: the fallen Brute)
Ugly and stupid. Sif takes out a
couple Frost Giants, but she's
knocked to the ground by another.
It raises its weapon above her.
Hogun sees Sif in danger. He pulls
a HIDDEN KNIFE from his sleeve and
hurls it at Sif's attacker, hitting
him square in the chest. The Jotun
(to Hogun, re: knife)
I'm so glad I taught him how to do
Volstagg grapples with a Frost Giant, getting a couple good
You may want to put some ice on
The Frost Giant fights back, but Volstagg manages to grip in
a headlock just as another comes up on him from behind.
Volstagg fends him off, then turns the first one loose.
You may be taller, but I'm wider!
Volstagg launches his mighty belly
at the Jotun and sends him flying.
Another Jotun grabs Volstagg, squeezing him tightly and
sending him crashing to the ground.
It's not too late for you to
Volstagg recovers and fights on. The Jotun grabs Volstagg's
bare arm. The warrior's skin begins to freeze from the
Jotun's grasp, a BLACKNESS spreading from it, necrotizing
Volstagg's flesh. The warrior SHOUTS in pain.
Volstagg head-butts the Frost Giant, shattering the Jotun's
ice helmet and dropping him to the ground. Winded, he takes
a seat upon one of the fallen Jotun's bodies to catch his
breath. As the battle rages around him, he opens a secret
compartment at the end of his weapon, takes out a small
FLASK. Volstagg grimaces in pain, sees his blackened skin.
He yells to his comrades.
Don't let them grab hold of you! He
takes a swig, enjoying the brief
respite, then rejoins the battle.
Volstagg stabs his blade in a Giant's chest, but the sword
stops mid ice layer. The Giant delivers a bone-breaking blow
to Volstagg's face, and the warrior drops to one knee. Sif
sees Volstagg in trouble and rushes towards him. In one
quick move, she leaps up and off of Volstagg's back, using
her boot to plunge Volstagg's blade deep into the Giant's
chest, standing atop him as he falls backwards to the
(on his belly)
Thank you, my lady. But I nearly
Of course you did. Nearby, a Frost
Giant forms a BARRAGE OF ICE
BULLETS, hurling them at Sif. Sif
raises her shield barely in time,
as the bullets go pinging and
ricocheting off it. She races into
the group of Frost Giants who
attacked her and takes them out.
A Frost Giant touches a pool of standing water. It FLASH-
FREEZES Hogun's feet to the ground. Volstagg notices,
hurries over, dispatching Jotuns as he goes.
Volstagg swings his weapon, wildly hacking at the ice around
Hogun's legs to free him. Hogun looks down, suddenly
worried, as Volstagg's blade cuts deep -- and perilously
close to hacking into Hogun's legs.
Watch the legs!
Volstagg chips away at the ice more carefully, finally
freeing Hogun's feet. Fandral sword fights with a Frost
You really think your icicles are a
match for Asgardian steel? Fandral
lunges at the Giant. The Jotun
knocks his blade away.
Fandral moves on him again, but the Giant grabs Fandral's
sword and snaps it in half.
Could we stop just a moment while I
get another sword? Fandral fights
the Giant with his broken sword.
The Jotun then lunges at Fandral,
who ducks just in time, grabs hold
of the Giant's sword and redirects
it, stabbing the Giant through with
his own weapon. The Jotun staggers
back, then reaches down and swipes
at a pool of water, sending up a
spray that freezes in mid-air,
forming into an ICE STALAGMITE. It
impales Fandral, rendering him
Loki races towards the impaled Fandral, throwing daggers and
felling Frost Giants as he goes. He reaches the nearly-
unconscious warrior, when other Jotuns approach. He fights
them off. Volstagg looks across the plaza and sees the
That's unfortunate. He hurries to
his wounded comrade.
I may need a bit of help. Not a
good look, is it?
Just try not to bleed.
How's the face?
Scene 13 - Battle in Jotunheim
Volstagg begins to pull the bleeding Fandral off the ice
stalagmite. Loki plunges two daggers into the chest of one
of the Frost Giants. The Giant grabs hold of Loki's gloved
wrists. Loki pulls his hands free of the gloves, which are
still in the Giant's grasp, revealing Loki's skin beneath.
The wounded Jotun sees his chance, grabs hold of Loki's bare
arm. Loki looks at his arm, prepared for the worst. But
instead of the blackness of necrotizing flesh, Loki's arm
turns BLUE -- like the Frost Giant's own skin. The blueness
spreads painlessly up Loki's arm. He stares at it, confused.
The Frost Giant is thrown as well, distracted by the
unexpected phenomenon. Loki takes advantage of the
distraction, KICKS the Giant.
Thor continues fighting, his blood lust rising. He taunts
the Jotuns around him.
But when he hurls his hammer to take out a Jotun, the Frost
Giants seize the opportunity. A group of Jotuns swarm Thor
from all sides, keeping him separate from his weapon.
Mjolnir falls to the ground. A Frost Giant desperately
struggles to lift Mjolnir off the ground, to no avail. Now
free, the wounded Fandral looks relieved as Volstagg slings
him over his shoulder, and the warriors start to leave. From
his balcony, Laufey looks upon the battlefield, decides it's
time to pull out the big guns. He touches a wall of the
palace. An ENERGY WAVE sweeps from his touch, across the
wall of the palace, and down to the ground below. The
Asgardians hear a foreboding CRACK OF ICE below their feet.
That can't be good.
Yes, it could! Might be an early
They look down, suddenly filled with dread when they see
shadowy figures moving in the ice -- dozens of JOTUN
WARRIORS awakening beneath the surface, rousing to join the
battle. Loki turns to his brother, who battles a group of
Thor, we must go! Thor, still
without his hammer, fights his
Jotun foes mercilessly, a man
consumed by blood lust. Loki sees
the look on his brother's face --
the savage thrill of the heat of
There are too many of them!
I can stop them! The others
hesitate. Jotuns break up through
the ice all around them.
But Thor ignores his comrades, continues fighting.
Reluctantly, the group flees back toward the inner edge of
the planet as the Giants break up through the ice and give
chase. Thor battles valiantly, but there's just too many of
them. The Frost Giants swarm him from all sides now, as he
disappears beneath a pile of blue flesh and ice. After a
Forces its way up through the
middle of the pile of Jotuns. He
opens his hand, beckoning. One of
Thor's attackers hears something
ROARING up behind him. He whirls
around -- BAM! -- Mjolnir nails him
square in the face, then flies into
Thor's outstretched hand. Thor
raises the hammer up high, and
brings it down on the ground with
all his might. KRAKABOOM!
THOR'S FIST (CONT'D)
Lightning strikes down from the
sky, the hammer channeling the
blast, firing the electricity out
at the Jotuns around him. They're
blasted back in a massive
shockwave. The Jotuns convulse,
drop dead to the ground.
But the force of the blast also cracks the ice below, the
shockwave continuing to spread outwards. It moves out to
where his comrades are running, breaking up the ground
beneath them, exposing the black void of space below.
What's Thor done?
Likely killed us all! As the Jotuns
race towards the Asgardians, they
open their mouths wide and breathe
out an ICY FOG. The swirling mists
quickly engulf the fleeing
Asgardians before them. The
Asgardians stand in the mist,
unable to see. Hogun takes a step
back, the ice cracking beneath him.
They dare not move, for fear of
falling through, into the void
below. Thor sees he's put his
friends in even greater danger. He
raises Mjolnir high, SUMMONING THE
WINDS. They lift him off the ground
and carry him across the frozen
wasteland to his comrades.
Scene 14 - The Battle on Jotunheim
35A EXT. BIFROST LANDING SITE (JOTUNHEIM) - DAY 35A 35A
Thor lands beside his comrades in the shroud of mists.
Loki, we have to see. Loki raises
his arms, concentrates, the mists
dissipating. But as they do, the
Asgardians see before them the
faces of the Frost Giants. And
there are HUNDREDS of them -- too
many, even for a Thunder God.
Actually, could you bring the mists
Thor realizes that he and his comrades are as good as dead.
The Giants move in for the kill, when they hear a deafening
ROAR. A hole in the sky opens up, and the Bifrost blasts
down onto the inner edge of the planet. Out of the maelstrom
comes the sound of THUNDERING HOOVES, and, to the shock of
all, tearing across the frozen wasteland comes --
Astride his powerful, eight-legged
steed SLEIPNIR. He's clad in battle
armor, Gungnir in his hand -- an
The Giants part in fear as he thunders into their ranks,
stopping before Laufey and the Asgardians. Laufey slams his
fists into the ground, and the ice beneath his feet raises
him towards Odin. The Asgardians start to react, thinking
it's an attack, but Laufey just stands face- to-face with
Odin. Asgardian and Jotun alike look on uneasily, unsure
what's about to happen. Laufey sizes up Odin, notices that
as powerful as the Allfather still is, the years have taken
their toll. He's not the foe he once was. The two rulers
talk quietly, out of earshot of the others.
Laufey. End this.
Your boy sought this out.
You're right. These are the actions
of a boy. Treat them as such. You
and I can stop this before there's
further bloodshed. Unseen by Odin
and the others, Laufey starts to
form an ice blade at the end of his
We are beyond diplomacy now,
Allfather. He'll get what he came
for -- war and death. Odin looks
So be it.
Without warning, Laufey swings his ice blade at Odin, but
Odin is quicker. The Allfather brings his spear down upon
the ice. Laufey and the nearest Jotuns go falling backwards
in a wave, the ice cracking beneath their feet. The other
Frost Giants turn tail and run. Thor watches the fleeing
Jotuns with delight.
Now! We'll finish them together!
Odin raises his spear. The hole in the sky opens, the
Bifrost energy blasting forth from it. The Bifrost envelops
the Asgardians, yanks them off the ground and up through the
hole. The vortex closes behind them as all falls silent.
Laufey stares up after them contemptuously.
Scene 15 - The Fall of Thor
36 INT. HEIMDALL'S OBSERVATORY - DAY 36 36
Heimdall stands at the Observatory controls. Odin pulls
Heimdall's sword from the control panel and throws it to
him. Heimdall backs away.
Why did you bring us back?
Do you realize what you've done?
What you've started?
I was protecting my home.
You cannot protect your friends.
How can you hope to protect a
Odin turns to the others.
Get him to the healing room! Sif,
Volstagg, and Hogun hurry to help
Fandral out of the room.
There won't be a kingdom to protect
if you're afraid to act! Odin
stares at him.
Whatever the cost, the world must
know that the new King of Asgard
will not be held in contempt.
That's pride and vanity that talks!
Have you forgotten everything I've
taught you? What of a warrior's
While you wait and be patient, the
Nine Realms laugh at us! The old
ways are done. You'd stand giving
speeches while Asgard falls!
You're a vain, greedy, cruel boy!
And you are an old man and a fool!
The whole world seems to stop at
Thor's words. Odin falls quiet.
When he speaks again, there's
something terrifying beneath the
calmness of his words.
A fool, yes! I was a fool to think
you were ready.
Loki takes a step towards Odin imploringly.
Odin turns and gives Loki a look which stops him in his
Thor Odinson... You have disobeyed
the express command of your King.
Through your arrogance and
stupidity, you have opened these
peaceful Realms and innocent lives
to the horrors of war. The
Allfather plunges Gungnir into
Observatory's control panel. The
turret turns, the Bifrost energy
building along with Odin's rage. It
FIRES, as the Bifrost opens at the
end of the platform, creating a
portal behind Thor. Odin turns
angrily to his son.
You are unworthy of this Realm...
Odin RIPS a disc off Thor's chest.
...unworthy of your title... He
rips away Thor's cloak.
...unworthy of the loved ones
you've betrayed. I hereby take from
you your powers. Odin extends his
hand towards his son. Mjolnir goes
flying from Thor's grasp into
In the name of my father... A
FINGER OF LIGHTNING comes off the
hammer and hits Thor,
disintegrating the right arm of his
armor and part of the chest piece.
...and of his father before...
Another strike disintegrates the
remainder of Thor's armor,
including the cape and torn-away
disc on the floor.
I cast you out!
Odin thrusts Mjolnir before him and -- with a CRACK OF
THUNDER -- Thor is hurled backwards into the open Bifrost
and disappears in the vortex.
Odin holds Mjolnir in his hand, stares at it bitterly. He
closes his eyes, lost in contemplation, whispers something
Whosoever holds this hammer, if he
be worthy, shall possess the power
RUNES appear on the side of the hammer, as if carved into
its smooth surface. The runes linger for but a moment, then
disappear. Suddenly, Odin turns and hurls the hammer into
CUT TO BLACK.
Scene 16 - Battle in Jotunheim
37 EXT. BIFROST LANDING SITE (EARTH) - NIGHT 37 37
Thor opens his eyes, surrounded by darkness. Suddenly, he's
blinded by bright headlights of a vehicle -- an SUV.
It swerves, the side of it coming straight at him. It SLAMS
into him, as we:
CUT TO BLACK.
After a beat, we hear familiar voices.
I think that was legally your
Get the first aid kit.
Come on, big guy. Do me a favor and
don't be dead, okay? Open your eyes
and look at me.
Thor opens his eyes to see Jane
Foster staring at him, concerned.
She looks vulnerable and beautiful.
Wow. Does he need CPR? Because I
END THOR'S POV
TIME CUT TO:
Jane regretfully watches the storm EVAPORATE above their
heads. A thought strikes her.
Where did he come from? They
exchange puzzled looks when Thor
GROANS again. He sits up abruptly,
and Jane topples backwards in
surprise. Thor staggers groggily to
his feet, then turns and offers
Jane a hand up. She takes it
hesitantly, and he easily pulls her
up. She can't help but marvel at
Uh, thanks. Are you okay? Thor
searches the ground.
Yeah, we can tell you're hammered.
That's pretty obvious. Jane notices
something on the ground around
them. She shines her flashlight
down at the sand.
Erik... look at this. He joins her
at her side and sees it. A faint,
discernible pattern is etched into
the sand. They exchange a look.
Amazed and excited, Jane hurriedly
takes out a camera and snaps some
photos of the runes. A breeze
begins to blow them away.
We've got to move fast before
We need soil samples, light
readings, everything. She pulls out
a light meter, holds it up, takes
some readings, jots them down in
her notebook. Selvig looks at Thor,
who stares up at the sky.
Jane, we need get him to a
Jane kneels and quickly scoops up a soil sample in the
Not right now. It'll take too long.
County's an hour away. We'll drop
him off after we're done here.
Selvig looks uncertain.
Look at him, he's fine. Thor stares
up at the stars, shouts up at them
Father! Heimdall! I know you can
hear me! Open the bridge!
(off Selvig's look)
Okay, you and Darcy take him to the
hospital, I'll stay here.
You expect me to leave you alone in
the middle of the desert? Thor
turns to the others, frustrated.
You! What world is this? The group
is intimidated by his fervor.
It's all right, my friend. We're
going to get you some help. Selvig
touches Thor's shoulder. Thor
shoves him off, grows agitated,
Where am I?! Answer me! Darcy
reaches into her fanny pack, pulls
something out of it. Jane looks on,
Erik, just back away...
(to Thor, calming)
You're in the desert outside the
town of Puente Antiguo.
What Realm?! Alfheim? Nornheim?
Uh... New Mexico? Darcy raises a
TASER at him. Thor looks at the
weapon, unsure what to make of it.
You dare threaten Thor with so puny
Darcy fires, the electrified wires
shooting out of the taser, ZAPPING
him in the chest. Thor convulses,
falls to the ground unconscious.
Jane and Selvig stare at her,
What? He was freaking me out.
38 EXT. BIFROST LANDING SITE (EARTH) - MOMENTS LATER 38 38
As Jane still takes soil samples, Darcy and Selvig struggle
to drag an unconscious Thor to the SUV and lift him inside.
Next time you decide to taser
someone, do me a favor and make
sure they're already inside the
Jane, come on... Reluctantly, Jane
joins the others inside the SUV.
39 EXT. DESERT - MOMENTS LATER 39 39
The SUV heads off into the distance. Behind it, high
overhead, a HOLE opens in the sky. A last blast of Bifrost
energy bursts forth from it, and a small OBJECT comes firing
into our world. It BURNS across the desert sky like a
40 OMITTED 40 40
Scene 17 - Thor's Arrival in the Hospital
41 EXT. COUNTY HOSPITAL - NIGHT 41 41
The SUV sits parked before the emergency room entrance.
42 INT. COUNTY HOSPITAL ER - NIGHT 42 42
Selvig watches the unconscious Thor with interest as two
ORDERLIES set the Asgardian onto a gurney. Jane and Darcy
stand before a sweet, ditzy ADMISSIONS NURSE.
He said it was "Thor."¬ù The Nurse
painstakingly types it into the
computer, one key at a time. Jane
watches as Thor is wheeled out of
T-H-O-R. And your relationship to
I've never met him before.
Until she hit him with the car.
Grazed him, actually.
Oh, and we tasered him, too.
Must have been quite the spat.
I told you, I don't know him. I
just want to make sure he's okay.
I'm going to need a name and
Oh, for God's sake... He reaches
over Jane's shoulder and hands the
Nurse his business card.
Here. Let's go.
Selvig, Darcy, and Jane head out.
43 INT. HOSPITAL ER - NIGHT 43 43
Thor, now in a hospital gown, winces in pain as he awakens
on a gurney to find a NURSE standing over him, a syringe in
Hi. Just taking a little blood.
Thor SLAPS the syringe away
angrily, starts to sit up.
How dare you attack the son of
I need some help! Two ORDERLIES
race over, try to hold Thor down.
We're trying to help you!
Then bring me a healing stone, you
He hurls one of them off, smashing against a wall. Now a
couple SECURITY GUARDS and MALE NURSES join the fracas, all
struggling to hold Thor down. Medical equipment goes flying,
What the hell is this guy on?
Finally, they force him back down
onto the gurney. Thor looks shocked
and amazed that he's actually being
overpowered by this small group.
The NURSE injects him with a
You're no match for the Mighty--
Thor struggles a beat, then passes
44 EXT. NEW MEXICO DESERT - DAWN 44 44
Smoke rises from a fifty foot wide CRATER. A TOWNIE pulls
his pick-up to a stop at the crater's edge. He climbs out,
peers down below, his curiosity piqued by what he sees.
The Townie approaches something at the center of the crater.
We don't see what it is, but it bathes him in an
otherworldly, BLUE LUMINOUS GLOW. He reaches for the object,
tries to lift it, but can't. He redoubles his efforts,
strains with all his might, with no luck. He takes off his
hat, fans himself, stares at the mysterious object.
Scene 18 - The Battle in Jotunheim
45 EXT./INT. SMITH MOTORS - LAB - MORNING 45 45
The distant mountains glint snow in the early morning light.
Selvig appears with a cup of coffee and surveys the vast
desert. He turns back into the lab and sees Jane, busy at
her workstation, soldering a piece of equipment. A printer
churns out blown-up screen-cap PHOTOS of the Bifrost
footage. Darcy hangs them on the wall. Selvig surveys the
scene, watches how Jane works, impressed. He notices a
monitor which displays a complex program entitled "J. FOSTER
ALGORITHM ANALYSIS"¬ù. He looks proud. The three of them
have been up all night, fueled by caffeine and excitement.
Darcy, when you're done, take the
soil samples to Professor Meyers in
geology. Remind him, he owes me.
We might want to perform a spectral
I flew all the way out here --
might as well make myself useful.
This is the offer Jane's been
waiting for. She gets up, inserts
the piece of equipment she's been
working on into a rack-mounted
You know what would be really
useful? Do you still have that
friend at LIGO?
She was more than a friend.
Could you call in a favor?
You don't think this was just a
If I'm right, their observatory
must have picked up gravitational
waves during last night's event.
Jane heads over to a computer monitor. Selvig follows.
Meaning these anomalies might
signify something bigger.
How "big"¬ù are we talking about?
Jane indicates the footage on the
monitor. As the last of the Bifrost
cloud disappears into the night
sky, there appears to be a blister
in space, bulging out in convex and
covered with stars.
I think the lensing around the
edges is characteristic of an
I thought you were a science major.
Political Science. Selvig shoots
Jane a confused look. Jane shrugs.
She was the only applicant.
An Einstein-Rosen Bridge -- a
"theoretical"¬ù connection between
two different points of space-time.
Darcy stares blankly.
Selvig looks skeptical. Jane prints out a frame-grab off the
Jane indicates the print-out showing the constellations seen
through the "bubble"¬ù in the clouds.
What do you see here?
Yes. But not our stars. She spreads
out a STAR CHART, barely able to
contain her excitement.
This is the star alignment for our
quadrant, this time of year. So
unless Ursa Minor decided to take
the day off... those are someone
else's constellations. Selvig's
intrigued, in spite of himself.
Darcy pulls another frame-grab of
the Bifrost footage from the
printer and hangs it on the wall,
when something in the image catches
Hey, check it out. Jane and Selvig
examine the photo, amazed.
I think I left something at the
As Jane walks away, we REVEAL the photo. Inside the Bifrost
funnel cloud is a FIGURE -- the vague, but unmistakable
shape of a MAN.
45A EXT. ODIN'S CHAMBERS - DAY 45A 45A
At the top of the palace, we see a small FIGURE on the
balcony. As we move closer, we see it is a burdened Odin,
looking out over Asgard.
46 INT. ODIN'S CHAMBERS - DAY 46 46
Frigga enters to find Odin standing lost in thought.
How could you have done this?
Do you understand what he set in
motion? He's taken us to the brink
But banishment? You would lose him
forever? He's your son!
What would you have done?
I would not have exiled him to a
world of mortals, stripped of his
powers, to suffer alone. I would
not have had the heart for such
That is why I'm King.
I, too, grieve the loss of our son.
But there are some things that even
I cannot undo.
You can bring him back.
No. His fate is in his own hands
Scene 19 - Thor awakens in a hospital and reunites with Jane and her friends
47 INT. HOSPITAL ROOM - DAY 47 47
Thor awakens on a hospital bed. He notices RESTRAINTS on his
wrists now. He pulls at them, tries to free himself, to no
It's not possible. He tries again,
mustering all his strength. One of
his hands slips free from its
47A INT. COUNTY HOSPITAL ER - DAY 47A 47A
Jane again faces the Admissions Nurse, with Selvig and Darcy
I'm sorry, only relatives can visit
But... I'm his wife. Darcy stifles
a SNICKER at this, as the Nurse
I thought you said you didn't know
I meant I barely know him anymore.
The man he's become. He's changed.
I mean, what woman really knows her
None of us, dear. He's in Room
48 INT. HOSPITAL CORRIDOR - DAY 48 48
Jane, Selvig, and Darcy head down the corridor, passing the
destruction of the ER Thor wrecked the previous night.
They enter Thor's room.
49 INT. HOSPITAL ROOM 49 49
They step inside to find Thor's bed empty.
50 EXT. HOSPITAL PARKING LOT - DAY 50 50
Jane, Selvig, and Darcy quickly climb into Jane's SUV.
51 INT. JANE'S SUV 51 51
Jane starts the car, frustrated.
Typical. I just lost my most
important piece of evidence.
So now what?
We find him.
Did you see what he did in there? I
don't know if finding him is the
I want to know what that thing was,
and he may have the answers. We
don't have a choice.
She pulls out her taser and a can of mace.
So we're just going to spend the
rest of the day looking for him?
However long it takes. Jane puts
the car in reverse and backs up,
She collides with Thor again, dressed in stolen hospital
scrubs. Jane and Selvig exchange a look.
52 EXT. HOSPITAL PARKING LOT - DAY 52 52
Jane and Selvig emerge from the SUV, help Thor to his feet.
I'm so sorry. I swear I'm not doing
that on purpose.
Thor looks up at the sky.
Blue sky... one sun... This is
Earth, isn't it?
I think you may have hit him with
the car one time too many.
Let's get you some clothes.
Scene 20 - Post-Battle Reflection
53 INT. HEALING ROOM - DAY 53 53
Sif, Loki, and the Warriors three, battered and shell-
shocked, still reeling from the day's events, sit before a
ROARING central fire. Hogun reaches into the flames, pulls
out some fragile HEALING STONES. Neither the fire, nor the
stones burn him. As he carefully places the stones over the
wounds of his comrades, the stones begin to glow.
He crushes them to a powder. His comrades' injuries heal up
at the glowing powder's touch. Fandral winces in pain as
Hogun heals his gaping wound. Volstagg looks at the skin on
his arm -- healing, but still blackened from the necrotizing
touch of the Frost Giant. Loki watches him, then stares at
his own arm, where the Giant's touch turned his skin blue.
It's undamaged, back to its normal color.
We should never have let him go.
There was no stopping him.
At least he's only banished, not
dead. Which is what we'd all be if
that guard hadn't told Odin where
How did the guard even know? Loki
stares at his arm.
I told him.
I told him to go to Odin after we'd
left. Though he should be flogged
for taking so long.
You told the guard?
I saved our lives! And Thor's. I
had no idea Father would banish him
for what he did.
Loki, you're the only one who can
help Thor now. You must go to the
Allfather and convince him to
change his mind!
And if I do, then what? I love Thor
more dearly than any of you, but
you know what he is. He's arrogant.
He's reckless. He's dangerous.
You saw how he was today. Is that
what Asgard needs from its King?
The others exchange glances, torn. Loki has a point. He
leaves the room. Hogun stares after him.
He may speak about the good of
Asgard, but he's always been
jealous of Thor.
True, but we should be grateful to
him. He did save our lives.
Laufey said there were traitors in
the House of Odin. The others turn
to the usually quiet Hogun.
Why is it every time you choose to
speak, it has to be something dark
A master of magic could easily
bring three Jotuns into Asgard. The
others look to Hogun, understanding
No! Surely not!
Loki's always been one for
mischief, but you're talking about
something else entirely.
Who else could elude Heimdall's
gaze with tricks of light and
The ceremony was interrupted just
before Thor was named King.
We should go to the Allfather.
And tell him what? "Oh, by the way,
we think your son just betrayed the
throne. And do us a favor. Bring
back Thor. There's a good
It's our duty. If any of our
suspicions are right, then all of
Asgard is in danger.
Scene 21 - Loki's Revelation
54 INT. VAULT - DAY 54 54
Loki heads into the Vault, sees the Casket of Ancient
Winters sitting on its stand. He walks over to it slowly,
reaches out to it, lifts it between his forearms off its
pedestal. As he does, a blueness spreads from his arms,
across his body. The latticework behind the Casket starts to
separate, the Destroyer rousing. A fire starts to glow
within its black metal armor, as it rattles to life, but
Loki ignores it -- the blueness spreading further, consuming
his whole body.
Loki turns, sees Odin hurrying into the room, the Destroyer
goes motionless, the latticework rejoining before it. Odin
eyes Loki with dismay.
Am I cursed?
No. Put the Casket down. Loki sets
the Casket back upon its pedestal,
his body quickly returning to its
normal form and color. He stares at
What am I?
You're my son.
What more than that? Odin doesn't
answer. He looks suddenly weary,
burdened. Loki sizes him up,
realizes the truth.
The Casket wasn't the only thing
you took from Jotunheim that day,
Odin looks him in the eye. He can deny it no longer.
In the aftermath of the battle, I
went into the Temple, and I found a
baby. Small for a giant's offspring
-- abandoned, suffering, left to
die. Laufey's son. Loki is sent
reeling by the revelation.
He desperately struggles to make sense of it all.
Why? You were knee-deep in Jotun
blood. Why would you take me?
You were an innocent child.
You took me for a purpose, what was
Odin doesn't answer.
I thought we could unite our
kingdoms one day, bring about an
alliance, bring about a permanent
peace... through you. But those
plans no longer matter.
So I am no more than another stolen
relic, locked up here until you
might have use of me.
Why do you twist my words?
You could have told me what I was
from the beginning. Why didn't you?
You are my son. My blood. I wanted
only to protect you from the truth.
Because I am the monster parents
tell their children about at night?
It all makes sense now. Why you
favored Thor all these years.
Because no matter how much you
claim to "love"¬ù me, you could
never have a Frost Giant sitting on
the Throne of Asgard! Odin's body
begins to shake, he lifts his hand.
It starts to move out of synch
temporarily, leaving a trail, the
effect of the Odinsleep
approaching. Loki doesn't notice as
Odin tries to fight it off.
Listen to me!
Loki strides away towards the exit.
Odin starts towards him, when the enormous mental,
emotional, and physical strain of recent events finally
takes its toll. The effect of the Odinsleep consumes him.
His entire body now moves out of sync with the rest of the
world, leaving trails behind him as he staggers backwards.
Odin falls back against a wall, his face contorting in a
scream. He collapses to the stone floor. Loki, shocked,
hurries to him. He takes Odin in his arms, calls out.
55 OMITTED 55 55
56 OMITTED 56 56
57 OMITTED MERGED WITH SCENE 54 57 57
58 EXT. OUTSIDE OF CRATER - DAY 58 58
Cars, pick-ups, and SUVs are parked around the crater, the
sound of a BOISTEROUS PARTY coming from within.
Scene 22 - Thor's Awakening
59 EXT. INSIDE OF CRATER 59 59
It looks like the whole town has turned out. LOCALS sit on
lounge chairs, drink beer from coolers, laugh and talk. They
watch the center of the crater, where LARGE MEN have formed
a line to take a turn with the mysterious object. One of
them struggles and fails to lift it. As he gives up, the
next man steps up and takes his turn, straining from the
effort. Other Townies SNAP PICTURES of the scene with their
cell phones. They hear an approaching RUMBLE, then clear a
path as a large PICK-UP TRUCK backs its way down the
crater's edge. An EAGER TOWNIE hops out the passenger side
and pulls a thick chain from the back of the truck. He
fastens one end around the object, then securely affixes the
chain to the bumper and the rear of the undercarriage.
This'll do it.
He yells to the driver.
EAGER TOWNIE (CONT'D)
Okay, let 'er rip! The townsfolk
watch as the pick-up's engine
ROARS, then STRAINS, its wheels
spinning futilely, until finally
the rear of the truck, along with
the back wheels and axles, break
off and go flying.
People dive out of the way. The PICK-UP DRIVER sticks his
head out. He is STAN "THE MAN"¬ù LEE. He looks back,
shocked. The townsfolk laugh, the party continuing. They
don't notice as --
ON THE CRATER'S EDGE ABOVE THEM
An imposing GOVERNMENT VEHICLE pulls up to a stop. A Fed in
a suit climbs out, peers down at the boisterous gathering
below, his eyes fixed on the object at the center of the
crater. He is SHIELD AGENT COULSON. He stares down at the
object which glows with an otherworldly blue energy --
MJOLNIR. He pulls out a phone.
Sir -- we've found it.
60 INT. SMITH MOTORS - LAB - DAY 60 60
In a back room, Thor, now shirtless and wearing jeans, looks
around for a t-shirt. Jane and Darcy, standing in the lab,
can't help but notice his reflection in the mirror. Darcy
eyes his powerful build, rippling biceps.
You know, for a crazy homeless guy,
he's pretty cut. Jane turns away.
Thor emerges from the back room,
holding a t-shirt.
Hey, sorry I tased you! Thor heads
over to Jane's work area, starts
fiddling with the equipment there
with interest. Jane hurries over to
put a stop to it.
Excuse me... excuse me! She leads
him away from the work station.
Thor holds up the t-shirt. On the
front, it bear a sticker which
reads: "HELLO, MY NAME IS DR.
DONALD BLAKE"¬ù. Thor looks at it,
puzzled. Jane rips the sticker off.
Thor stares at her a beat.
They're the only clothes I had
that'll fit you. Sorry.
They will suffice. Thor turns his
attention to the pictures of the
Bifrost on the wall.
You're welcome. Now tell me... Thor
studies the frame-grabs with
interest. Jane points to his form
in the Bifrost photo.
What were you doing, in that? He
glances at it, dismissive.
What does anyone do in the Bifrost?
Everyone stares at him. Selvig
seems to recognize the word. Jane
opens her notebook, quickly writes
the word down. Thor moves close to
her, eyes the notations and
drawings within the book, curious.
Jane starts to get uncomfortable with Thor standing so close
to her, looking over her notations. She quickly closes the
What exactly is the Bifrost?
This mortal form has grown weak.
Somebody get the mortal a Pop-Tart.
Scene 23 - Revelations and Responsibilities
61 INT. ODIN'S CHAMBERS - DAY 61 61
Frigga sits at her husband's bedside, holding his hand. Odin
lies there -- looking pale and lifeless, his body and the
space around it warped from the effect of the Odinsleep. The
walls of the chamber have moved close around him, protecting
him like a dark crypt, sealing off any daylight. Loki sits
at Odin's side, across from Frigga. She speaks softly to
I asked him to be honest with you
from the beginning. There should be
no secrets in a family.
So why did he lie?
He kept the truth from you so that
you would never feel different. You
are in every way our son, Loki, and
we your family. You must know that.
Loki takes this in, stares at Odin.
You can speak to him. He can see
and hear us, even now.
How long will it last?
I don't know. This time is
different. We were unprepared.
I never get used to seeing him like
this. The most powerful being in
the Nine Realms lying helpless
until his body is restored.
But he's put it off for so long
now, I fear...
Loki takes her hand. She's grateful, wipes tears from her
You're a good son. Loki sits there,
uncertain how to react, uncertain
how he really feels.
We mustn't lose hope that your
father will return to us. And your
Loki looks to Frigga, concerned.
What hope is there for Thor?
There's always a purpose to
everything your father does. Thor
may yet find a way home. Loki looks
troubled by the revelation.
He rises, heads for the exit, when
they hear the clatter of ARMORED
FOOTSTEPS hurriedly approaching.
THE EINHERJAR GUARD
Enter the room, block his way out. Loki tenses, prepared for
the worst, but the guards just stand before them. Loki is
Thor is banished. The line of
succession falls to you. Until he
awakens, Asgard is yours.
The Einherjar kneel before the shocked Loki. Another
EINHERJAR enters, holding Gungnir before him. He kneels
before Loki, offers the spear to him.
Make your father proud. Loki
reaches out tentatively, then takes
it. He likes the feel of it in his
Scene 24 - Thor's Hungry Adventure
62 INT. ISABELA'S DINER - MORNING 62 62
Thor, Selvig, Darcy, and Jane sit at a table in the local
diner. Selvig and Darcy watch as Thor eats ravenously from a
huge mound of steak and eggs. A couple other full plates --
pancakes and biscuits and gravy -- are piled high before
him. Jane's eager, her notebook at the ready.
Now tell us exactly what happened
to you last night. Thor looks her
in the eyes, staring, intrigued.
Jane gets flustered, looks away.
Maybe start with how you got inside
And how you could eat an entire box
of Pop-Tarts and still be this
Jane shoots her a withering look. Thor downs a cup of
(re: coffee mug)
This drink. I like it.
(to Thor, re: coffee)
Yeah, it's great, isn't it? Isabela
makes the best coffee in town.
Thor hurls the empty mug at the ground, SHATTERING it.
ISABELA ALVAREZ (60), the diner's proprietor, glares at Thor
from behind the counter.
Sorry, Izzy. Little accident.
Yo voy a pagar la taza. Isabela
turns to a WAITRESS and starts
venting quickly in Spanish.
Did you see that? The first time
she brings a man in here, and he's
(to Thor, re: mug)
What was that?
He doesn't understand. The other patrons stare at him.
It was delicious. I want another.
Then you should just say so!
I just did.
I mean ask for it. Nicely.
I meant no disrespect.
All right, then no more smashing,
You have my word.
A few TOWNIES, looking bedraggled, enter and take a seat at
the counter. We recognize them from the crater. (Among them
is the Drunk Townie Jake, who is not presently drunk.)
Morning, Pete. Jake.
The usual, please, Izzy. Isabela
pours them a couple cups of coffee.
DRUNK TOWNIE JAKE
You missed all the excitement out at the crater.
Jane and Selvig overhear this, exchange a look, turn to the
Townies with interest.
They're saying some kind of
satellite crashed in the desert.
DRUNK TOWNIE JAKE
We were having a good time with it till the Feds showed up,
chased us out.
(to the Townies)
Excuse me, did you say there was a
DRUNK TOWNIE JAKE
Yep. They said it was radioactive. And I had my hands all
I'm probably sterile now. Thor,
unconcerned, prepares to dig into
the giant pile of pancakes. Darcy
is amazed by the sight.
Oh my God, this is going on
Darcy whips out her cellphone.
Thor looks puzzled as she SNAPS a photo of him and his
massive stack of food.
(to the Townies)
What did the satellite look like?
DRUNK TOWNIE JAKE
I don't know nothing about satellites. But it was heavy.
Real heavy. Nobody could lift it. This gets Thor's
Thor springs to his feet, heads over to Drunk Townie Jake,
and pulls the Townie around to face him.
DRUNK TOWNIE JAKE
About twelve miles east of here. Thor grins, his spirits
soaring, as he quickly strides out of the diner.
I wouldn't bother! Looked like the
whole Army was coming in when we
Scene 25 - Thor's Decision
63 EXT. MAIN STREET - DAY 63 63
Thor studies the position of the sun, gauging his bearings.
Jane, Darcy, and Selvig catch up to him.
Where are you going?
Twelve miles east of here. He
starts to stride determinedly down
the street. Jane walks with him.
To get what belongs to me.
So now you own a satellite?
It's not what they say it is.
Whatever it is, the government
seems to think it's theirs. You
intend to just walk in there and
He stops walking.
If you take me there now, I'll tell
you everything you wish to know.
All the answers you seek will be
yours, once I reclaim Mjolnir.
Darcy looks to the others.
"Myeu-muh?"¬ù What's "Myeu-muh?"¬ù
Jane studies Thor. He looks
sincere. She's nearly swayed,
He pulls her aside. Thor can tell that Selvig doesn't much
care for him.
Please don't do this.
You know what we saw last night.
This can't be a coincidence. I want
to know what's in that crater.
I'm not talking about the crater.
I'm talking about him.
He's promised us answers.
He's delusional! Listen to what
he's saying! "Thor."¬ù "Bifrost."¬ù
"Mjolnir."¬ù These are the stories
I grew up with as a child!
I'd just be driving him out there,
It's dangerous. He's dangerous.
After a moment, she nods. They head back over to Thor and
I'm sorry. I can't take you.
I understand. Then this is where we
He takes her hand and kisses it.
That's... thank you. Thor bows
slightly to each of them.
Jane Foster... Erik Selvig...
Darcy. Farewell. He heads off down
the street. Selvig looks relieved.
Now... let's get back to the lab.
We have work to do. Selvig and
Darcy turn and start to go. Jane
looks after Thor as he walks away
down the street.
64 EXT. ODIN'S PALACE - DAY 64 64
Sif joins the Warriors Three as they hurry towards the
65 INT. THRONE ROOM - MOMENTS LATER 65 65
Two EINHERJAR GUARDS enter, admitting Sif and the Warriors
Three, who burst through the entrance, heads bowed.
Allfather, we must speak with you
But as they raise their heads, they
stop short to see --
Sitting sprawled upon his father's
throne. He wears his horned
ceremonial headdress and holds
GUNGNIR in his hand. Sif and the
others look up, shocked at the
sight before them.
What is this?
My friends... you haven't heard? I
am now Ruler of Asgard.
Where is Odin?
Father's fallen into the Odinsleep.
My mother fears he may never awaken
We would speak with her. Sif and
the Warriors Three exchange a look.
She has refused to leave my
father's bedside. You can bring
your "urgent"¬ù matter to me, your
Sif covers quickly.
We would ask you to end Thor's
My first command can not be to undo
the Allfather's last. We're on the
brink of war with Jotunheim. Our
people must have a sense of
continuity in order to feel safe in
these difficult times. Sif and the
Warriors Three trade looks, not
liking any of this.
All of us must stand together, for
the good of Asgard.
Sif and the Warriors Three bow their heads and exit. Loki
stares after them.
Scene 26 - Confrontation and Loss
66 EXT. PUENTE ANTIGUO, NEW MEXICO - MAIN STREET - DAY 66 66
Jane, Selvig, and Darcy head up the street. They're by
Arturo's, when a PICK-UP TRUCK pulls up before them, stopped
by traffic. In the back of the vehicle, Jane notices,
partially covered by a tarp, the dark matter analysis
machine from her lab.
Hey! That's my stuff!
66A EXT. SMITH MOTORS - LAB 66A 66A
Jane, Selvig, and Darcy reach the lab, where government
vehicles are parked. SHIELD AGENTS haul equipment out of the
lab and load it into waiting vans. Other Agents strip all
the equipment from inside the Pinzgauer and cart it away.
Still others emerge from her trailer, arms loaded with
scientific instruments and documents.
What the hell is going on here?!
The Agents ignore her as Agent
Ms. Foster, I'm Agent Coulson, with
Selvig, recognizing the name of the organization, grows
I don't care who you work for, you
can't do this!
Jane. This is more serious than you
realize. Let it go.
Let it go?! This is my life!
We're here investigating a security
threat. We need to appropriate your
equipment and all your atmospheric
By "appropriate"¬ù you mean
"steal?"¬ù Instead of answering,
Coulson gives her a check.
This should more than compensate
you for your trouble. She throws
the check to the ground without
looking at it.
I can't just pick up replacements
from RadioShack! I made most of
that equipment myself!
Then I'm sure you can do it again.
And I'm sure I can sue you for
violating my constitutional rights!
We're the good guys, Ms. Foster. He
tries to walk away, but Jane blocks
his path. She is fully herself,
fueled by outrage.
So are we! We're on the verge of
Jane holds up her notebook.
Everything I know about this
phenomenon is in this lab and in
this book, and no one has the right
to take it from me. Coulson
gestures to a nearby AGENT, who
promptly plucks the notebook out of
Jane's hands and adds it to the
pile he's carrying. Jane is
Thank you for your cooperation. He
gets into a car. The cars and
trucks pull away.
67 INT. SMITH MOTORS - LAB - DAY 67 67
Jane, Selvig, and Darcy enter, staring in shock at the now-
Years of research, gone.
They even took my iPod.
And your back-ups?
Look around! They took our back-
ups. They took the back-ups of our
I just downloaded, like, thirty
songs on there.
Will you please stop talking about
Who are these people?
No one knows much about them. But I
knew a scientist -- a pioneer in
gamma radiation. SHIELD showed up,
and he was never heard from again.
I'm not going to let them do this.
I'm getting everything back.
Please, let me contact one of my
colleagues. Dr. Pym has had some
dealings with these people. I'll e-
mail him and see if he can help.
They took your laptop, too.
Annoyed, Selvig thinks.
67A EXT. PUENTE ANTIGUO LIBRARY - DAY 67A 67A
Selvig and Jane in the Pinzgauer drive up in front of the
town's rinky-dink library. A sign in the window reads, "FREE
I'll just be a minute. He climbs
out and heads inside. Jane looks
down the street and sees something
that intrigues her.
68 INT. PET STORE - DAY 68 68
Thor enters the store and approaches a PET STORE CLERK.
I need a horse.
PET STORE CLERK
Sorry, we don't sell horses. Just dogs, cats, birds.
Then give me one of those, large
enough to ride.
The Pet Store Clerk looks confused. Just then, Thor hears a
CAR HORN. He turns to the open door. Across the street, Jane
calls to him from the Pinzgauer.
You still want a lift?
Genres: ["Action","Science Fiction"]
Scene 27 - The Search for Mjolnir
68A INT. PUENTE ANTIGUO LIBRARY - DAY 68A 68A
It's story time in the library, as a LIBRARIAN reads a book -
- "THE SECRET HISTORY OF GIANTS"¬ù -- to a group of kids.
"And though they're large, giants
can be quiet. You have to listen
carefully for the sound of their
footsteps -- because they may be
closer than you think."¬ù Nearby,
Selvig sits at a computer terminal,
finishing up his e-mail. Beside
him, a KID flips through a book
with interest. The Librarian stops
mid-story and calls to the Kid
Joshua, come sit down. It's story
The Kid closes his book and joins the others. Selvig looks
over, notices the title of the book the Kid was reading --
"MYTHS AND LEGENDS FROM AROUND THE WORLD."¬Ù
He picks it up, flips through it, stops at the section on
Scandinavian Mythology. It's a picture of a RAINBOW BRIDGE
coming down from Asgard to earth. ASGARDIANS walk upon it,
among them ODIN, LOKI, and THOR, who wields Mjolnir. On the
ground below them, a group of VIKINGS kneel reverently. He
eyes the illustration, pondering.
69 OMITTED 69 69
70 EXT. DESERT - DUSK 70 70
Jane's Pinzgauer cuts off the road, heads over the rugged
terrain. Storm clouds roll in over the desert sky.
71 INT. PINZGAUER - DUSK 71 71
Jane drives, pumped with adrenaline, nervous and excited, as
Thor sits beside her, upbeat and eager for battle.
I've never done anything like this
before! Have you ever done anything
like this before? Thor looks amused
by her excitement.
Many times. You're brave to do it.
They just stole my entire life's
work. I really don't have anything
left to lose.
But you're clever. Far more clever
than anyone else in this Realm.
"This Realm?"¬ù Why do you talk
You think me strange? Jane laughs,
Yeah. Just a little.
Good strange or bad strange?
I'm not quite sure yet. She looks
at him, sees him staring at her.
She's lost in his gaze, distracted,
when the PINZGAUER LURCHES. She
quickly turns her eyes forward,
regains control of the car.
She glances back at him. He's confident, determined.
Who are you? Really?
You'll see soon enough.
You promised me answers.
Thor looks at her, charmed by her persistence.
What you seek -- it's a bridge.
A bridge? Like an Einstein-Rosen
More like a rainbow bridge.
God, I hope you're not crazy.
71A EXT. DESERT - NIGHT 71A 71A
As the Pinzgauer heads away, we continue up a hillside,
revealing a light illuminating the valley beyond. As we move
closer, we see the glow comes from --
A MASSIVE SHIELD BASE
Now set up around the crater -- vehicles, trailers,
barricades. Armed GUARDS man a gate in the razor wire fence
that runs fifty yards from the crater's edge, enclosing the
complex. Clear, plastic access tubes with junction boxes
lead to a translucent cube structure erected in the middle
of the crater. Through the glass walls of the base's command
trailer, we see Coulson directing TECHNICIANS, busy at work.
Within the cube structure itself, a team of SHIELD
SCIENTISTS work with high-tech machinery, analyzing the
object at the center of it all -- Mjolnir.
72 EXT. RIDGE ABOVE CRATER - NIGHT 72 72
Jane and Thor crawl to the edge of the ridge, look through
binoculars, see the impressive SHIELD base.
That isn't a satellite crash. They
would have hauled the wreckage
away, not built a city around it.
Thor shrugs out of his jacket and
hands it to her.
You're going to need this.
Thunder RUMBLES overhead. She stares at him intently and
takes his jacket.
Stay here. Once I have Mjolnir, I
will return what they stole from
He looks to her, already knowing that Jane may disobey his
No! Look what's down there! You
can't just walk in, grab our stuff,
and walk out!
Jane looks relieved.
I'm going to fly out. Before she
can react, he starts heading
towards the crater. The first drops
of rain begin to patter into the
But Thor is already headed towards the crater.
Scene 28 - Thor's Infiltration
EXT. SHIELD BASE / INT. HAMMER CONTAINMENT CUBE STRUCTURE
A NEEDLE spikes on a handheld SENSOR DEVICE. The TECHNICIAN
holding it looks over at the hammer. Mjolnir begins to give
off a subtle glow. A bolt of lightning CRACKS across the sky
73 AN AERIAL INFRARED VIDEO IMAGE OF THE AREA 73 73
It's fuzzy, doesn't show much. We widen to see we are:
74 INT. SHIELD DESERT BASE - SECURITY ROOM 74 74
A younger SHIELD agent, a TECHIE in a headset, monitors
security. AGENT SITWELL, humorless, just this side of
junior, looks on, none-too-pleased.
Feed from the keyhole. Can barely
penetrate the cloud cover. The
Techie hikes a thumb at another
monitor, SQUELCHING with static.
It shows an SAR shot of the area,
laid over a terrain map.
Tech's barely working as it is,
with all the interference that
thing's giving off. He gestures
towards the hammer. He checks a
Hey, we've got a commercial
aircraft coming in right over us,
Southwest Airlines Flight 5434.
Reroute it, like all the others.
Right. Can I get the passengers
some free drinks for the trouble?
Sitwell glares at him.
It'd be a nice gesture. The Techie
types into the computer, when he
notices something on another
screen, holds up a hand.
Hold a sec... we got something
outside the fence, west side... He
points at the screen. Through the
haze, it shows a THERMAL IMAGE
huddled beside the fence.
(into a radio)
DeLancey, Jackson -- check it out.
74A EXT. SHIELD DESERT BASE 74A 74A
A pair of SHIELD AGENTS (DELANCEY and JACKSON) take off in a
jeep to investigate.
74B EXT. SHIELD SECURITY ROOM 74B 74B
Sitwell looks out the window, something strange catching his
attention. We see in the window's reflection that a glow is
coming from the hammer containment area.
75 EXT. SHIELD DESERT BASE - FENCE - MOMENTS LATER 75 75
The jeep pulls up as the Agents scan the fence with a
flashlight, see nothing unusual.
Looks like we're good here. Must
have been another coyote. Just
then, the Agents notice a section
of the fence has been bent up from
the ground, leaving a gap.
Before they can call it in, a massive CRACK OF LIGHTNING
illuminates the night sky -- revealing the silhouette of a
large man standing outside the driver's (Jackson's) side of
the jeep. DeLancey looks over, notices.
The Agents reach for their weapons. Thor elbows the driver
across the jaw, causing him to drop his weapon. Jackson
slumps over the steering wheel, as DeLancey starts to raise
a shotgun at Thor. Thor grabs the barrel, yanks it out of
DeLancey's hands and thrusts the hilt back, smashing the
Agent's jaw. Thor reaches into the jeep to grab a rain
75A INT. SHIELD DESERT BASE - SECURITY 75A 75A
Sitwell talks into his radio, starting to look worried.
DeLancey, Jackson -- report.
76 EXT. SHIELD DESERT BASE - MOMENTS LATER 76 76
Thor, now wearing a SHIELD rain slicker, makes his way
across the base. Another SHIELD AGENT approaches the jeep,
spots the unconscious DeLancey and Jackson. He quickly calls
into his radio.
Agents down! We've got a perimeter
77 INT. SHIELD DESERT BASE - SECURITY 77 77
The security monitors SQUELCH with static and interference.
Sitwell holds his PDA -- even it's on the fritz. Sitwell and
the Techie watch the monitors warily.
On the monitor showing the hammer containment area, Mjolnir
starts to crackle with energy.
(to the Techie)
Sitwell punches an alarm.
78 EXT. SHIELD DESERT BASE 78 78
As Thor makes his way towards the crater, an alarm sounds
and SECURITY LIGHTS explode to life.
78A EXT. RIDGE ABOVE CRATER 78A 78A
A spotlight fires out from the base and sweeps across the
ridge towards Jane. She ducks down, out of sight. She pulls
out her cellphone and dials. We hear Selvig's recorded
SELVIG (V.O., ON PHONE)
You've reached Dr. Erik Selvig.
Please leave me a message. His
voicemail BEEPS. She talks quietly,
Erik, okay, first of all, don't
worry. I'm perfectly fine, really.
More sounds of MAYHEM come from the
But if you don't hear from me
again, you might want to come out
to the crater site and look for me.
I kind of did what you said I
shouldn't do. Thanks. Bye. She
79 EXT. SHIELD DESERT BASE - COMMAND TRAILER 79 79
Coulson emerges from the SHIELD command trailer and marches
across the mud, radio to his ear. He looks out across the
lit up site uneasily.
Scene 29 - Thor infiltrates SHIELD desert base to reclaim Mjolnir
80 EXT. SHIELD DESERT BASE - NIGHT 80 80
A SHIELD GUARD moves through the base, rifle in hand. From
the shadows behind a trailer, a FIGURE looks out at him. As
the Guard raises his radio to check in, Thor quickly rushes
towards him and chokes him out. He falls to the ground.
Thor notices the AR-15 rifle lying on the ground beside the
fallen Guard. He stares down at the weapon quizzically. As
more GUARDS approach, Thor snatches up the weapon and takes
cover in the shadows of the trailer. The Guards pass by.
Thor peers around the corner, sees the well-guarded main
entrance tube to the center of the site. A bright light
suddenly illuminates his face. He looks to see an ATV moving
across the site, shining its spotlight right on him. Thor
sees that the ATV DRIVER has spotted him. The Driver raises
his radio to report. Thor knows he has to act fact. He
raises the rifle -- then flips it over in the air and
catches it by the barrel. He rears the weapon back, then
hurls it like a hammer. It flies through the air, smashing
the ATV's spotlight. Glass and debris shower the driver, who
takes his hands off the wheel to protect himself. The ATV
roars out of control past the Guards near the tube entrance.
The Guards notice and chase after it. Thor emerges from the
shadows, watches the Guards abandoning the site entrance.
80A EXT. EDGE OF CRATER 80A 80A
The ATV Driver looks forward in panic as the ATV approaches
the crater lip. The vehicle careens over the edge of the
crater and heads straight for one of the plastic tunnels.
The Technicians inside scatter as the ATV CRASHES into it,
tearing into the tunnel, sending sparks everywhere. The ATV
finally comes to a stop, the tunnel collapsing around it and
the Driver. SHIELD AGENTS rush in behind to help.
81 EXT. RIDGE ABOVE CRATER 81 81
Jane peers over the ridge, stares down at the frenzied
aftermath of the ATV crash, at the base on high alert.
Lightning CRACKS in the sky behind her.
82 OMITTED 82 82
82A OMITTED 82A 82A
82B EXT. SHIELD DESERT BASE 82B 82B
Coulson climbs to the lip of the crater as a light rain
begins to fall. He eyes the damage of the ATV crash. He's
not pleased. The light rain becomes a downpour.
82C EXT. MAIN ENTRANCE TUBE 82C 82C
As SHIELD Agents pull the ATV driver from the wreckage, Thor
races towards the unguarded entrance to the tunnels and
82D INT. ENTRANCE TUBE 82D 82D
Thor races up the entrance ramp. Before him, two GUARDS
round the corner. Thor knocks out the first Guard, then
tackles the second. He hurries around the corner, when more
GUARDS come up a ladder ahead. Thor punches the closest
Guard, sending him tumbling backwards, toppling the others
on the ladder behind him. Thor takes off running, as the
Guards regroup and give chase. Thor spots the glow of
Mjolnir in the central cube, through the translucent walls
of the tunnels. He hurries through to tunnels to find a way
82E EXT. EDGE OF CRATER 82E 82E
Coulson stands on the crater lip, barking out orders, as the
Guards in the tunnel rush to cut off Thor. Coulson activates
I want eyes up high. With a gun.
82E.a INT. SHIELD TRAILER 82E.A 82E.a
A SNIPER, dressed in black tactical gear and high-tech
NIGHTVISION EQUIPMENT, picks up a rifle, slings it over his
shoulder and heads out. His name is BARTON.
82E.b EXT. SHIELD DESERT BASE 82E.B 82E.b
Lightning CRACKLES around the camp.
82E.c EXT. SHIELD DESERT BASE - CRANE SITE 82E.C 82E.c
Barton approaches a CRANE BUCKET. He leaps in, and the
bucket lifts into the air.
82F EXT. SHIELD DESERT BASE - TUNNEL 82F 82F
Through the translucent plastic, we see Thor racing through
82G INT. TUNNEL 82G 82G
As Thor races through the tunnel, a GUARD runs right at him,
on a collision course. Thor takes him out with a punch to
the gut, then turns to see more AGENTS coming towards him.
Thor picks up the fallen Guard he punched, then throws him
into the approaching Agents, scattering them. Thor turns
around, runs back the way he came. The Agents give chase.
82H EXT. RIDGE ABOVE CRATER 82H 82H
Jane looks down at the crater through binoculars, frustrated
that she can't clearly see what's happening.
82I EXT. CRATER 82I 82I
Coulson watches the commotion in the tunnel complex. He
heads off for the command trailer to enter the tunnels.
82J OMITTED 82J 82J
82K EXT. SHIELD DESERT BASE 82K 82K
The crane basket ascends into the high winds as Barton
readies his sniper rifle.
82L EXT. TUNNEL COMPLEX 82L 82L
We see the figure of Thor inside the complex, heading down a
ladder from a junction box, with other figures converging on
Coulson enters the tunnels through the command trailer. He
calls on his radio.
Barton. Talk to me.
82M OMITTED 82M 82M
82N OMITTED 82N 82N
82O OMITTED 82O 82O
82P OMITTED 82P 82P
83 EXT. SHIELD DESERT BASE - CRANE SITE 83 83
The crane holding Barton arcs out over the structure. Barton
One shot, one kill, sir. Just give
BARTON'S NIGHTVISION POV
Overlooking the complex. It's a clear field of vision,
nowhere to hide.
A digital read-out gives information on the distance to the
target. He locks in on Thor, who's inside the plastic
tubing, emerging from the junction box and heading towards
the cube structure.
Scene 30 - Thor's Failed Attempt to Retrieve Mjolnir
83A INT. TUNNEL 83A 83A
Thor races through the tunnel, comes across a wall of
AGENTS. Thor ROARS and barrels through them -- elbowing,
punching -- whatever it takes to keep moving. As he takes
down the last Agent, Thor sees the last junction box and the
entrance to the cube structure up ahead. He races towards
it. He can actually see Mjolnir within the middle of the
structure, when -- BAM! From out of nowhere, a fist lands a
powerful blow across his jaw, sending him reeling. Dazed,
Thor looks up to see --
A HUGE SHIELD AGENT
The biggest of them all, standing between him and his hammer
in the cube structure beyond. Thor sizes him up.
83B EXT. JUNCTION BOX 83B 83B
Thor and the Huge Agent explode through the wall of the
junction box, then crash into the mud, sending them sliding.
83C EXT. CRANE BUCKET 83C 83C
Barton has Thor in his sites. The sniper stands still as a
83D INT. TUNNEL 83D 83D
Coulson hurries through the tunnel, ready to give the word
to Barton, when he stops short. He sees what looks like an
electrical storm erupting inside the structure ahead,
directly above the crater... and the hammer.
83E EXT. RIDGE ABOVE CRATER 83E 83E
Jane sees SHIELD Agents and Guards swarming into the cube
84 EXT. CRATER 84 84
Thor and the Huge Agent struggle to stand in the mud.
Through the translucent walls of the cube structure, Thor
sees Mjolnir. The Huge Agent rises up before him, blocking
his view. Rain and blood run down Thor's face. He lunges
forward, whipping his feet in front of him, then kicks out,
nailing the Huge Agent in the chest. The Agent goes down
hard as Thor's momentum carries him past. Thor stands, heads
for the cube structure, when the Huge Guard grabs his ankle
in a last effort. Thor looks back down at his foe, then
drops backwards, pile driving his elbow into the fallen
Agent's chest. The Huge Agent grimaces in pain, defeated.
Thor races back towards the structure.
84H INT. HAMMER CONTAINMENT CUBE 84H 84H
From outside, Thor rips an opening in the plastic wall of
the structure. He stands there -- soaking, bleeding, caked
with wet earth. His hammer rests just a few yards before
him, energy surging around it. Coulson steps into the
structure through an access tunnel, one story up.
As Thor approaches his hammer, Mjolnir starts to glow
brighter, blue electricity sparking off its surface. The
crackling energy seems to reach out to him. Coulson notices,
his interest piqued. Above the open ceiling of the
structure, Barton's crane bucket comes into view.
84I EXT. CRANE BUCKET 84I 84I
Wind and rain whip around Barton as he stares into his rifle
site, locked on the back of Thor's head -- his finger on the
84J INT. HAMMER CONTAINMENT CUBE 84J 84J
Thor stands next to the hammer, feels its power. He reaches
out to it confidently. Coulson watches from above. Armed
AGENTS approach behind him. He motions for them to hold
their positions, then radios Barton.
84K EXT. CRANE BUCKET 84K 84K
Barton stands ready to take Thor down. His finger starts to
squeeze the trigger.
COULSON (V.O., ON RADIO)
...hold your fire. Barton releases
the trigger, pulls up.
84L INT. HAMMER CONTAINMENT CUBE 84L 84L
Coulson watches Thor with anticipation as Thor wraps his
hand around the hammer. He smiles, triumphant, lifts... but
the hammer doesn't move. Thor looks confused, tries again
with two hands, to no avail -- anger and frustration
overtaking him. He strains with all his might, SCREAMS from
the effort, bellowing up at the storm and lightning above
him. Something begins to appear on the side of Mjolnir --
glowing RUNES. Thor looks down, sees them. But, still, the
hammer doesn't budge. Thor falls to his knees before it,
rain pouring down around him, as the glowing runes fade
away. He's failed. Unworthy. Coulson looks on, disappointed.
SHIELD AGENTS move in, guns trained on Thor, surrounding
him. Coulson activates his radio.
Ground units, move in. Show's over.
As the Agents surround him, Thor doesn't seem to notice or
care. He just sits there on his knees, head bowed in the
rain -- a man broken, lost. From overhead, we see the hammer
in the cube containment room. We pull up as the Guards
approach Thor, then continue to climb, until we see the
whole camp -- and the extensive damage Thor's done to it
during the melee.
85 OMITTED 85 85
86 EXT. RIDGE ABOVE CRATER - NIGHT 86 86
Jane lowers her binoculars, sensing things have gone from
bad to worse. She steels herself, then starts over the ridge
to help him. Almost immediately, a SPOTLIGHT sweeps past
her. She hears the sound of DOGS and SHIELD AGENTS
approaching, sees the glow of flashlights moving from the
base towards her. With no other choice, she makes a quick
87 EXT. HEIMDALL'S OBSERVATORY - NIGHT 87 87
Heimdall stands at his post, watching the scene. He lowers
Scene 31 - Jane and Selvig's Discovery
88 INT. SMITH MOTORS - LAB - NIGHT 88 88
Jane stands with Selvig and Darcy in the empty lab. Darcy
picks up the book Selvig checked out of the library, looks
I can't just leave him there.
You didn't see what happened. Darcy
points at an illustration of Thor's
hammer in the book.
Jane looks at the illustration in the book, turns to Selvig
Where did you find this? Selvig
grabs the book from them, quickly
In the children's section. I wanted
to show you how ridiculous his
Jane is unconvinced by this. She knows he wants to believe.
Aren't you the one who's always
told me to chase down all leads,
I was talking about science, not
Magic's just science we don't
understand yet. Arthur C. Clarke.
Who wrote science fiction.
The precursor of science fact.
In some cases.
If that's really an Einstein-Rosen
Bridge out there, then there's
something on the other side.
Advanced beings could have come
through it before.
A primitive culture like the
Vikings might have worshipped them
They give her a look, surprised by her unexpectedly
insightful input. Darcy shrugs. Jane points at her, grateful
for the support.
Yes! Exactly! Thank you! Darcy
Jane, if you do this, you'll find
yourself in a situation that I
won't be able to get you out of
I'll help you.
Jane looks grateful. Selvig looks at her, sees there's no
stopping her. He sighs.
Genres: ["Action","Science Fiction"]
Scene 32 - Revelations and Goodbyes
89 INT. SHIELD HOLDING CELL - NIGHT 89 89
Thor sits in a chair, staring forward blankly, hands cuffed
behind him. Coulson stands across from him.
It's not easy to do what you did.
You made us all look like a bunch
of mall cops. That's hurtful.
The men you so easily subdued are
highly-trained professionals, and
in my experience, it takes someone
who's received similar training to
do what you did to them.
Would you like to tell me where you
received your training?
Thor sits silently.
Pakistan? Chechnya? Afghanistan?
Then again, you strike me more as
the soldier of fortune type. What
was it, South Africa? Still no
answer. Coulson leans in close to
Certain groups pay well for a good
mercenary. Especially HYDRA.
Coulson waits for a response, but
Who are you?
Just a man.
One way or another, we find out
what we want to know. We're good at
Coulson leaves the room. Thor lowers his head.
I thought he'd never leave. Thor
looks up, shocked to find Loki
standing there, dressed in 21st
Loki? What are you doing here?
I had to see you.
What's happened? Tell me! Is it
Jotunheim? Let me explain to
Father is dead.
Thor stares at him, stunned.
Your banishment, the threat of a
new war, it was too much for him to
The implications of Loki's words dawn on Thor -- he's
responsible for his father's fate. Loki draws close to him,
looks in his eyes, consolingly.
You mustn't blame yourself. I know
that you loved him. I tried to tell
him so, but he wouldn't listen.
It was cruel to put the hammer
within your reach, knowing you
could never lift it. Thor stares
ahead, falling deeper into the
The burden of the throne has fallen
to me now.
Can I come home?
The truce with Jotunheim is
conditional upon your exile.
But couldn't we find a way to--
Mother has forbidden your return.
Thor nods, lowers his head, beaten.
This is goodbye, brother. I'm so
No, I'm sorry. Loki... thank you
for coming here.
Nothing could have stopped me.
Coulson enters the room, but seems
to take no notice of Loki.
Fare well, brother.
Good-bye? I just got back. Thor
looks up to see that Loki is gone.
Now. Where did we leave off?
90 EXT. CRATER - NIGHT 90 90
Agents and Scientists work to repair the damaged area around
Mjolnir. They take no notice of Loki as he steps up beside
the hammer. He stares at it -- intrigued, wondering. Can he
do it? He reaches down, tries to lift it -- but can't. He
lets it go, eyes it with contempt, then steps away. He
gestures with his arms. An odd GREEN AND GOLD LIGHT rises
from the ground, enveloping him, then he disappears.
91 INT. HOLDING CELL - NIGHT 91 91
Sitwell enters and speaks sotto to Coulson.
Sir... he's got a visitor.
Scene 33 - Thor Reclaims Mjolnir
92 INT. SECURITY ROOM - MOMENTS LATER 92 92
Coulson and several other SHIELD AGENTS stand across from
Doctor Donald Blake. He's part of
You have dangerous coworkers, Dr.
Troubled, not dangerous. He was
distraught when he found out that
you'd taken all of our research. It
was years of his life, gone! He got
depressed, started drinking, and...
well, you know the rest.
Uh-huh. You mind if we take a
moment to verify his identity?
The Techie at a computer nearby runs the name.
You can understand how a man could
go off like that. I mean, a big,
faceless organization like yours,
coming in with their jack-booted
thugs and stealing private
...is how he described it.
That doesn't explain how he managed
to tear through our security.
Steroids. He's a bit of a fitness
On the Techie's monitor, a DMV record from the State of New
York pops up reading "DR. DONALD BLAKE"¬ù. The license photo
is indeed a picture of Thor -- the one Darcy took with her
The Techie hits a button, and a graphic reads, "SHIELD
SECURITY ANALYSIS IN PROGRESS."¬ù Coulson eyes the screen.
After a beat, he turns back to Selvig.
It says here he's an M.D.
He is. That is, he was. He switched
careers and became a physicist.
He's quite brilliant, really.
If you would just release him to
me, I promise to keep an eye on
Coulson thinks, sizing Selvig up -- then smiles. He turns to
an AGENT nearby.
Release Dr. Blake to Dr. Selvig
The Techie looks to him, surprised.
Make sure he stays in town for the
next few days in case we need to
talk to him again. Selvig shakes
92A INT. SHIELD HOLDING CELL - NIGHT 92A 92A
Selvig bursts into the room with a SHIELD Agent to find a
Donny, Donny, Donny! There you are!
Thor looks up, unsure what the hell is going on. Selvig
pulls Thor to his feet, gives him a warm hug.
It's going to be all right, my
friend. Come on, I'm taking you
He leads the bewildered Thor out the door.
92B EXT. COULSON'S TRAILER - NIGHT 92B 92B
As Thor and Selvig make their way past the SHIELD Security
Room, Thor notices Jane's possessions and equipment from the
Smith Motors lab stacked under a tarp. He spots Jane's hand-
written journal among them. As he passes, he quickly takes
it from the pile and pockets it.
92C INT. SECURITY ROOM - NIGHT 92C 92C
Coulson looks at the computer bearing Donald Blake's DMV
A security warning over the image clearly reads "SECURITY
ALERT: FALSIFIED DATA."¬ù He knows it's been a ruse all
along. He looks to Selvig and Thor heading away from the
Security Room, then follows them outside.
93 EXT. SHIELD DESERT BASE - NIGHT 93 93
Coulson and two SHIELD Agents watch as Selvig walks with
Thor away from the base to the SUV. Coulson calls to Selvig.
Just keep him away from the bars.
Where are we going? Selvig drops
his cool demeanor.
To get a drink.
Selvig and Thor climb into the SUV. As they drive off,
Coulson turns to the other two agents -- GARRETT and CALE.
94 EXT. JOTUNHEIM - DAY 94 94
Loki, looking apprehensive, walks alone across the icy
surface of the planet.
Scene 34 - Betrayal and Redemption
95 INT. LAUFEY'S TEMPLE - DAY 95 95
Darkness shrouds the ruined temple, save for the shafts of
light which knife their way in through the damaged ceiling.
Loki enters. Frost Giant guards surround him on all sides.
Laufey approaches, towers over him menacingly.
Tell me why I shouldn't kill you.
I've come alone and unarmed.
To what end?
To make you another proposition.
So you're the one who let us into
My men are dead, and I have no
Casket. You are a deceiver. Laufey
lashes out, grabs Loki around the
throat, but Loki calmly stands his
You have no idea what I am. The
blueness spreads across his face,
as Laufey and the guards stare in
shock. Loki grins.
Laufey releases him. Loki's body turns back to normal.
Intrigued, Laufey sizes up his son.
Ah, the bastard son. I thought Odin
had killed you. That's what I would
have done. He's as weak as you are.
No longer weak. I now rule Asgard,
until Odin awakens. Perhaps you
should not have so carelessly
This gives Laufey pause.
Or perhaps it was the wisest choice
I've ever made. I will hear you.
I will conceal you and a handful of
your soldiers, lead you into his
chambers, and let you slay him
where he lies. I'll keep the
throne, and you will have the
Laufey studies Loki's face.
Why would you do this?
When all is done, we will have a
permanent peace between our two
worlds. Then I, the bastard son,
will have accomplished what Odin
and Thor never could.
This is a great day for Jotunheim.
Asgard is finally ours.
No. Asgard is mine. The rest of the
Nine Realms will be yours, if you
do as you're told. Laufey considers
Loki turns to leave. As he goes, the slightest trace of a
smile crosses his face.
96 INT. HEIMDALL'S OBSERVATORY - DAY 96 96
Loki emerges out of the Bifrost, as Heimdall steps away from
his controls. Heimdall glares at Loki. Loki notices.
What troubles you, Gatekeeper?
I turned my gaze upon you in
Jotunheim, but could neither see
nor hear you. You were shrouded
from me, like the Frost Giants who
entered this Realm.
Perhaps your senses have weakened
after your many years of service.
Or perhaps someone has found a way
to hide that which he does not wish
me to see.
Loki sizes him up, smiles.
You have great power, Heimdall.
Tell me, did Odin ever fear you?
And why is that?
Because he is my King, and I am
sworn to obey him.
Exactly. Just as you're sworn to
obey me now. Yes? A beat.
Good. Then you will open the
Bifrost to no one until I have
undone what my brother has started.
Loki heads out of the Observatory.
Heimdall stares after him.
Scene 35 - Thor and Selvig bond
97 INT. BAR - NIGHT 97 97
Thor and Selvig sit at a booth at the back of the local
dive. The bartender sets down a couple mugs of beer and two
shots of whiskey. Selvig pours the shot into his mug and
downs it. Thor follows his example.
Seems Darcy's a terrible intern,
but a talented hacker.
Thank you for what you've done.
Don't thank me. I only did it for
Are you in love with her?
Of course not! Jane's like a
daughter to me. Her father and I
taught at University together.
A good man, but he never listened.
This registers with Thor.
Neither did I.
Selvig eyes him with interest.
I don't know if you're really
delusional, and I really don't care
at this point. I just care about
her. I've seen the way she looks at
I swear to you, I mean her no harm.
Good. If that's the case, then I'll
buy you one more drink, and you'll
leave town tonight. A long pause,
then Thor nods. He takes a drink.
I had it all backwards. I had it
Selvig watches him keenly. This is a different Thor than
he's seen before.
It's not a bad thing, finding out
that you don't have all the
answers. That's when you start
asking the right questions. Thor
takes this in.
For the first time in my life, I
have no idea what I'm supposed to
Anyone who's ever going to find
their way in this world has to
start by admitting they don't know
where the hell they are. Thor nods.
DRUNK TOWNIE (O.S.)
Hey, I know you, man... An
intimidating DRUNK TOWNIE nearby
sizes up Thor.
DRUNK TOWNIE (O.S.) (CONT'D)
He is one of the Townies from
Isabela's Diner who saw Thor
earlier. He approaches, belligerent
and looking for a fight.
DRUNK TOWNIE (CONT'D)
You were in the diner with that hot
Thor doesn't like where this is going.
DRUNK TOWNIE (CONT'D)
I wouldn't mind her doing a little
research on me.
He laughs. Thor is annoyed.
I have no quarrel with you. But
she's a lady. You should be more
And you should shut the hell up,
Selvig looks to Thor, concerned that he's going to lose it.
But, to his surprise, Thor remains unaffected by the
I will not fight him.
Then it'll be easy to kick your
Selvig stands, steps between the two men.
Gentlemen, please. Let's keep our
Just then, Selvig HEAD-BUTTS the Townie, knocking him out.
Thor's impressed. Selvig downs his drink, then hurls his
glass aside, SHATTERING it on the ground.
98 EXT. MAIN STREET - NIGHT 98 98
Thor and Selvig stumble down the street, singing a NORWEGIAN
FOLK SONG. They improvise an impromptu drinking song dance
routine involving side steps and happy slaps, optimistically
in time with the song.
"The mood is good, our hearts are
full, there's magic in the air. /
It's all because we're here
tonight, and haven't got a care. /
So raise a glass, and toast to
life, wherever it may lead / Tra-la-
la, tra-la-la, a friend is fine
indeed. / Tra-la-la, tra-la-la, a
friend is fine indeed!"¬ù Thor
holds up a hand for Selvig's last
finishing slap. Selvig misses it
completely and falls out of frame
like a straight dead weight with a
CLUNK. WIDE SHOT. Emerging from
behind the car where Selvig fell,
Thor stands up, Selvig slung over
his shoulder, and starts to walk up
the street towards Jane's trailer.
Scene 36 - Reconnecting and Planning
99 INT. JANE'S TRAILER - NIGHT 99 99
The small trailer is in a state of perpetual disarray,
strewn with various books, old pizza boxes, etc. A worried
Jane lies on her bed, trying to read. She's startled by the
loud RAPPING on the door. She bolts to the door and opens it
to find --
Standing there with the unconscious
Selvig slung over his shoulder.
Is he all right?
He's fine. Not injured at all.
As Thor enters, he BANGS Selvig's head on the doorway.
Sorry, my friend.
We drank. We fought. He made his
Put him on the bed. Thor moves
through the small trailer carrying
Selvig, like a bear lugging another
bear, smashing into things along
the way, until he finally sets
Selvig down on Jane's bed. Selvig
awakens groggily and looks up at
him through bleary eyes.
I still don't believe you're the
God of Thunder.
But you ought to be. Thor grins,
pats him on the cheek. As Selvig
drifts off to sleep, Thor pulls a
blanket over him. Jane watches,
stunned by their friendship,
impressed by Thor's tenderness.
Thor turns back to her, looks
These are your chambers? Jane
suddenly becomes self-conscious.
She starts cleaning up the mess
Well, it's more of a temporary
living space, really. I don't
usually have visitors in here.
Actually, never... Thor picks up a
sock off the floor. She snatches it
from him, puts it away.
Can we go outside?
100 EXT. SMITH MOTORS - ROOF - NIGHT 100 100
Thor steps off a ladder onto the roof of Smith Motors. He
offers Jane his hand, helps her up. There's a telescope set
up, a couple chairs, some blankets.
I come up here sometimes when I
can't sleep. Or when I'm trying to
reconcile particle data. Or when
Darcy's driving me crazy.
I come up here a lot, now that I
think about it.
Thor looks at the night sky, filled with stars.
I'm glad you're safe.
You've been very kind. I've been
far less grateful than you deserve.
I also hit you with my car a couple
times, so it kind of evens out. He
grins, then reaches into his pocket
and pulls out her
I don't believe it... She takes it
from him, surprised and grateful.
It was all I could get back. Not as
much as I promised. I'm sorry.
No, this is good. Thank you. This
means I don't have to start from
She sits down and opens the notebook eagerly, then stops, a
harsh realization clouding her face. Thor notices.
SHIELD, whatever they are. They're
never going to let this research
see the light of day.
You must do this. You must finish
what you've started.
Because you're right. It's taken so
many generations for your people to
get to this point. You're nearly
there. You just need someone to
show you how close you really are.
Thor moves beside her, opens her notebook, turns to the page
which bears a sketch of the Bifrost. He takes the pen from
the notebook, begins to add to the sketch, leading from one
point to another in space.
Look -- your ancestors called it
magic. You call it science. I come
from a place where they're one and
the same thing. We recognize that
Thor is drawing the branches of
Yggdrasil as she looks on, amazed
What is it?
This is how my father explained it
Your world is one of the Nine
Realms of the Cosmos, linked to
each other by the branches of
Yggdrasil, the Worlds Tree. Now,
you see it every day, without
realizing. Images glimpsed through -
- what did you call it?...
(checks her notebook)
...this Hubble Telescope. So, Nine
They look at each other. She nods. They smile. This is going
to be a long night.
101 EXT. SMITH MOTORS - ROOF - LATER 101 101
Jane sleeps beside Thor on the blankets on the rooftop. He
stares up at the night sky. She rolls close to him, nuzzles
against him in her sleep. He looks down at her, beautiful in
the moonlight, looks out at the town beyond her.
Scene 37 - Volstagg's Concern
102 INT. HEALING ROOM - DAY 102 102
Volstagg eats ravenously from a PLATTER OF FOOD. Sif stands
nearby, ill at ease. Fandral watches Volstagg incredulously
as the large warrior stuffs himself. Finally Fandral can
stand it no more.
Our dearest friend banished, Loki
on the throne, Asgard on the brink
of war, yet you manage to consume
four wild boar, six pheasant, a
side of beef, and two casks of ale.
Shame on you! Don't you care?!
Fandral moves to throw the platter
in the fire, but Volstagg pulls his
weapon, stopping him.
Do not mistake my appetite for
Stop it, both of you! We all know
what we have to do, we're just too
damned afraid to do it!
We must go. We must find Thor.
Hogun starts to pull the delicate
HEALING STONES from the fire,
carefully putting them into a POUCH
at his side.
It's treason, Hogun.
To hell with treason, it's suicide.
Now, shh! Heimdall may be watching!
It's said he can hear--
Yes, yes, we know!
Thor would do the same for us. An
EINHERJAR GUARD enters. They tense.
Heimdall demands your presence.
Volstagg quickly drains his flagon
103 EXT. MAIN STREET - MORNING 103 103
Dawn breaks over the quiet town of Puente Antiguo.
104 EXT. SMITH MOTORS - ROOF - DAY 104 104
Thor awakens, looks down to see Jane still sleeping, nuzzled
against him. She opens her eyes, looks up at him and smiles.
He stands, offers his hand, helps her to her feet.
105 EXT. SMITH MOTORS - LAB 105 105
Thor helps Jane down off a ladder. A groggy, hungover Selvig
emerges from Jane's trailer. He sees Thor with Jane. Selvig
eyes the two of them together, then:
I need some coffee. The three head
inside Smith Motors.
FROM THE LIBRARY ROOFTOP ACROSS THE STREET
SHIELD Agents Garrett and Cale watch the scene, pointing a
small audio surveillance device towards the lab.
105A INT. SMITH MOTORS - LAB - DAY 105A 105A
Darcy and Selvig sit at a card table, drinking coffee. Thor
holds a couple plates as Jane makes eggs on a hotplate. She
scoops them out onto the plates. Thor takes them over to the
table, sets them down before Selvig and Darcy.
You're very welcome. Jane joins
them at the card table with a
couple more plates.
She and Thor sit with the others
and start to eat their breakfast,
looking like a little family.
106 OMITTED 106 106
107 OMITTED 107 107
108 EXT. MAIN STREET 108 108
On a roof across the street from Smith Motors, Agents
Garrett and Cale continue their surveillance, bored out of
their wits. Agent Cale watches the group through the lab
window with binoculars. Agent Garrett listens to his comm-
link, turns to Cale.
They want an update.
Tell them he's eating eggs.
Scrambled or fried? Cale glares at
Target is eating eggs, sir. We'll
keep you posted.
108AA INT. SMITH MOTORS - LAB 108AA 108AA
As the group finishes breakfast, Thor looks at the mug in
his hand, gets an idea.
May I have this?
Thank you. Excuse me a moment. Thor
108A EXT. MAIN STREET - MOMENTS LATER 108A 108A
In front of her diner, Isabela prepares to open for the day.
(Through the window of Isabela's, we see chairs still atop
tables.) Isabela sweeps the front porch. She looks up to see
Thor approaching. She eyes him suspiciously. He offers her a
To replace the one I broke. Please
forgive my behavior.
She takes it, looks at it curiously, then smiles at him.
Okay. Thank you.
If I may, I'd like to come back for
more of your "coffee."¬ù
He nods and walks away. She stares after him, smiling, and
She could do worse.
Scene 38 - The Warriors Three and Sif Search for Thor
109 INT. HEIMDALL'S OBSERVATORY - DAY 109 109
Sif and the Warriors Three enter warily to find the
intimidating Heimdall standing before the Observatory's
controls. He glares at them accusingly.
Good Heimdall, less us explain--
You would defy the commands of Loki
our King, break every oath you have
taken as warriors, and commit
treason to bring Thor back? The
four exchange nervous glances.
The group looks puzzled. What did he just say?
So you'll help us?
I am bound by honor to our King. I
cannot open the Bifrost to you.
With that, Heimdall leaves them
alone in the Observatory. The
others exchange puzzled looks.
Complicated fellow, isn't he?
Now what do we do? Sif glances at
the control panel, notices
The others turn to see HEIMDALL'S SWORD stuck into the
control panel. They exchange a grin. They have an ally. Sif
hits the controls, and the Bifrost apparatus fires up.
110 INT. SHIELD DESERT BASE - SECURITY ROOM - DAY 110 110
Coulson races in as a SHIELD TECHIE calls up satellite
footage of the Bifrost storm on a monitor.
What the hell was that?
I don't know, sir. We got massive
energy readings out of nowhere,
then they just disappeared. Fifteen
miles due northwest.
Let's go take a look.
111 EXT. BIFROST LANDING SITE (EARTH) - DAY 111 111
Amidst the fury of the Bifrost storm, the Warriors Three and
Sif drop to the ground in the New Mexico desert. They
clamber to their feet as the Bifrost quickly recedes, the
hole in the sky closing up behind it. The Bifrost runes
cover the desert sand around them.
He must have landed nearby. It's
time to put our tracking skills to
work. Spread out. Check the sand
for indentations of his boot
The winds would have blown them
away by now. We should look for
signs of a campfire.
Or we could just start there. She
points behind them to the town of
Puente Antiguo in the distance --
the only visible sign of
civilization -- and to Hogun, who
has already started walking towards
it. Volstagg and Fandral trade
looks, their egos bruised.
It's worth a look, I suppose. The
party tromps towards the town.
112 EXT. MAIN STREET - DAY 112 112
Townsfolk stare in wonder at the Warriors Three and Sif, as
they stroll down the street in all their Asgardian splendor.
113 EXT. DOWN THE STREET - DAY 113 113
A BOY Hits a baseball, which rolls under a parked car. He
runs to retrieve it, but can't reach it. Suddenly, the side
of the CAR rises into the air. The boy looks over, his mouth
dropping open at what he sees. Volstagg easily holds the car
up with one hand.
Volstagg picks up the boy's ball, then drops the car. He
hands the ball back to the boy, tousling his hair.
There you go, lad! The boy just
stares, standing frozen. The
Asgardians head off.
Is it just me, or does Earth look a
little different to you?
It has been a thousand years...
Things change so fast here. You
leave for a millennium, and it's
like the whole neighborhood's gone.
Volstagg sniffs, smells something.
Perhaps we should split up.
114 EXT. PUENTE ANTIGUO - ROOFTOP - DAY 114 114
Agents Cale and Garrett spot Sif, Fandral, and Hogun walking
down the street.
Is there a Renaissance Faire in
Call it in.
But before they can, Volstagg rises up behind them, smashes
their heads together. They're out.
Never cared for spies. He starts to
go, then sees their bag of fast
food on the ground. Intrigued, he
pulls out a cheeseburger and takes
a bite. He likes what he tastes.
115 EXT. PALACE GROUNDS - DAY 115 115
Loki stands with Gungnir, surveying his kingdom, when an
Einherjar Guard quickly approaches him, out of breath.
My liege, the Warriors Three and
the Lady Sif have gone missing.
Loki reacts. He knows who's
Scene 39 - Loki's Betrayal
116 EXT. RAINBOW BRIDGE - DAY 116 116
Loki approaches Heimdall on the Rainbow Bridge.
Tell me, Loki, how did you get the
Jotuns into Asgard?
You think the Bifrost is the only
way in and out of the Realm? There
are secret paths between worlds to
which even you with all your gifts
are blind. But I have need of them
no longer, now that I am King.
And I say, for your act of treason,
you are relieved of your duties as
Gatekeeper. And you are no longer a
citizen of Asgard.
Then I need no longer obey you.
Heimdall raises his massive sword,
strides towards Loki. Loki reaches
out and, with both hands, takes
hold of something invisible,
hovering in mid-air before him. As
it quickly fades into view, we
realize what it is --
THE CASKET OF ANCIENT WINTERS.
The blueness creeps from his hands and up his arms, as Loki
opens the Casket towards Heimdall, who is fast approaching.
From inside the Casket, all hell breaks loose. The fury of
the Casket is unleashed, its winds not just howling, but
SCREAMING, as ice and snow and darkness come flying straight
towards Heimdall. Ice clings to his body, freezing him, but
still he moves forward. Loki starts to get worried. Heimdall
is nearly upon him. The Gatekeeper swings his massive sword
at the prince. But the blade STOPS, frozen, just inches from
Loki's throat. Loki breathes a sigh of relief and steps past
117 INT. HEIMDALL'S OBSERVATORY - DAY 117 117
Loki inserts Gungnir into the Observatory's control panel
and opens the Bifrost. He gestures, and the veiled DESTROYER
appears before him, a fiery glow rising within it. It turns
its head toward its King.
Ensure my brother does not return.
118 INT. SMITH MOTORS - LAB - DAY 118 118
Jane, Thor, Darcy, and Selvig make a charming team, tidying
up after breakfast -- washing, drying, and putting plates
and utensils away. The door opens.
Thor, Jane, Selvig, and Darcy turn to see --
SIF AND THE WARRIORS THREE
Staring baffled at the sight of the domestic Thor drying
dishes in mortal clothing. Jane drops a plate. It goes
SHATTERING on the floor.
Thor happily races over and greets his comrades. Jane,
Selvig, and Darcy watch the Asgardians from across the room.
Jane looks concerned. Selvig and Darcy eye them with wonder.
I don't believe it...
Who are they?
Lady Sif and the Warriors Three.
Surely you've heard tales of Hogun
the Grim, Fandral the Dashing, and
I, Volstagg the Svelte? Selvig
looks pointedly at Volstagg's
Well, perhaps I've put on a little
more muscle since I was here last.
That would have been a thousand
years ago? Northern Europe?
Exactly! Those lovely herring
people. They worshipped us! Thor
grins, lays a hand on Volstagg's
My friends, I've never been happier
to see anyone. But you should not
We're here to take you home. Jane
reacts to the news of Thor leaving.
You know I can't. My father is dead
because of me. I must remain in
The other Asgardians exchange puzzled looks.
Thor... your father still lives.
Thor reacts to the revelation.
119 EXT. BIFROST LANDING SITE (EARTH) - DAY 119 119
A few SHIELD vehicles are parked by the Bifrost site. A few
SHIELD agents stand nearby as SCIENTISTS take readings.
Coulson kneels, examines the Bifrost Runes. He turns to an
Get somebody from Linguistics out
Just then, they hear a RUMBLING overhead, as the Bifrost
storm ROARS in the sky above. Coulson and the SHIELD Agents
scramble for cover, their vehicle windshields SHATTERING, as
the Bifrost storm grows in strength. Finally, the hole in
the sky overhead opens, and the funnel cloud EXPLODES out of
it, touching down onto the desert floor. Coulson and the
Agents shelter their eyes from the maelstrom.
120 OMITTED MERGED WITH SCENE 119 120 120
121 INT. SMITH MOTORS - DAY 121 121
Thor and the others see the Bifrost storm forming in the
Was somebody else coming? Just
then, the Bifrost funnel EXPLODES
down to the ground.
122 EXT. BIFROST LANDING SITE (EARTH) - DAY 122 122
From behind a jeep, Coulson and the SHIELD AGENTS stare at
the Destroyer in awe. We don't see it, just its shadow as it
moves towards them.
Is that one of Stark's?
I don't think so. But the guy
doesn't tell me anything.
Coulson grabs a megaphone, steps forward, calls out to the
Hello! You're using unregistered
weapons technology. Please identify
yourself. We hear the HUM of the
Destroyer's fiery energy power up
As the SHIELD Agents scramble for cover, a blast of energy
from the Destroyer EXPLODES a vehicle. SHIELD agents return
Scene 40 - The Battle in Puente Antiguo
123 EXT. SMITH MOTORS - DAY 123 123
Townspeople fill the streets, staring at the fire fight in
the distance. Thor and the Asgardians prepare for battle, as
Thor turns to Jane.
Leave this town now. Get yourself
and your friends to safety.
What about you?
I must stay and fight. The
Asgardians look to Thor.
I'm still a warrior, and I will
fight by your side.
You're but a mortal now. You'll get
Or one of us, trying to protect
The best thing you can do is get
the mortals to safety and leave the
battle to us.
Thor looks at the townsfolk around them, all oblivious to
the oncoming threat.
Sif looks surprised. Thor turns to Jane, Selvig, and Darcy.
Help me clear the streets. I'll let
none of these people die this day.
Thor, Jane, Selvig, and Darcy start to herd the crowd of
Townsfolk off the streets, as the Warriors Three and Sif
head across town, towards the Destroyer.
124 OMITTED 124 124
125 INT. HEIMDALL'S OBSERVATORY - DAY 125 125
Laufey and two Frost Giants appear out of the Bifrost and
step onto the platform. Loki is waiting for them. He pulls
Gungnir from the Observatory's control panel. The giant
apparatus slows to a stop.
Father. Welcome to Asgard.
125A EXT. BIFROST LANDING SITE (EARTH) - DAY 125A 125A
The site looks like the aftermath of a war zone. The
smoldering wreckage of SHIELD vehicles lies strewn about.
126 EXT. MAIN STREET - DAY 126 126
Thor, Jane, and Selvig clear the streets, loading confused
TOWNSFOLK into cars, moving others indoors.
127 EXT. MAIN STREET - EDGE OF TOWN - DAY 127 127
A dog makes it way down the street, barking at something in
front of it. Then we see it --
Strides down the street, a red,
fiery energy glowing from within
It unleashes BLASTS as it goes, blowing up cars, setting
128 OMITTED 128 128
129 EXT. STREET 129 129
Sif and the Warriors Three head down the street towards the
Keep him distracted. She hurries
off. The Warriors Three continue
towards the behemoth.
What do you think? "The
Svartalfheim Twist?"¬ù "Kiss of the
Hag?"¬ù "Face Full of Boot?"¬ù
Volstagg grins eagerly.
"The Flying Mountain."¬ù Hogun and
Not "The Flying Mountain!"¬ù It
threw out my back for a year last
Trust me, it'll work.
130 EXT. SMITH MOTORS - DAY 130 130
Thor looks anxiously back down the street, where the
Warriors Three get into position before the Destroyer.
My friends fight bravely, but they
won't be able to hold it back much
Darcy hurries out of the burning pet store carrying as many
animals in cages as she can, then loads them into a truck.
DOWN THE STREET
Hogun and Fandral take off running towards the Destroyer, as
Volstagg stands limbering up.
Volstagg takes off running at full speed. As he catches up
to his comrades, Hogun and Fandral grab him on either side,
and with all their Asgardian might, hurl the voluminous
warrior into the air at the black metal behemoth.
The Destroyer is unable to react quickly enough, as Volstagg
SMASHES into the creature. It looks like it might actually
work for a moment, but the Destroyer stays on its feet. It
lifts Volstagg into the by the scruff of his neck. He shrugs
apologetically. The Destroyer savagely HURLS him at Hogun
and Fandral, smashing into them, when --
Leaps off a nearby rooftop with her
two-headed spear and plunges it
deep into the back of the creature.
The creature stands there
motionless, the fire dimming in its
faceplate, Sif standing atop its
back. The Asgardians have a brief
moment of hope. But the creature
stirs with life, its fire igniting
once again. Sif looks on with
growing trepidation. Slowly,
unnaturally, the Destroyer spins
its torso around 180 degrees to
face its attackers. The Destroyer
unleashes a blast at Sif. She
barely dives off of the behemoth in
time, dodging the blast. The
Destroyer rises again to its full
height, pulling free from Sif's
staff, the weapon slipping through
the slats of its armor. Sif and the
Warriors Three try to regroup, when
the Destroyer unleashes another
blast, sending Sif and her comrades
flying in all directions. Hogun's
POUCH OF HEALING STONES breaks
free, landing in the middle of the
Scene 41 - The Sacrifice
131 EXT. SMITH MOTORS - DAY 131 131
Thor sees his friends lying injured on the ground, but has
no time to act, as the Destroyer fires in his direction. A
storefront near Smith Motor EXPLODES, knocking Thor, Jane,
and Selvig off their feet. Thor helps Jane to her feet, when
they notice Selvig lying on his back amidst the debris,
impaled by a twisted piece of iron.
She and Thor hurry to his side. He's losing blood, going
Go! Leave me!
Jane takes his hand as Thor spots Hogun's pouch of healing
stones lying in the middle of the street. He makes a break
for it, dodging through the flaming wreckage, then grabs the
pouch and races back. He opens the pouch to find the fragile
stones crushed and useless. He pours the contents out in his
Come on... give me one! Amidst the
useless powder, he finally finds
one stone still intact. Thor tosses
the pouch aside, holds the stone
over the end of the iron rod.
What are you doing? What is that?
As the stone begins to glow, Thor
crushes it. Jane looks on, amazed,
as the glowing powder falls upon
the piece of iron, dissolving it,
heading downwards, until it reaches
Selvig's wound. The powder heals
his wound completely.
Thor looks down the street, sees his wounded friends still
lying there, as Selvig sits up in utter astonishment. He
reaches through the hole in his shirt to touch his healed
(to Jane, re: Thor)
I'm really starting to like him.
Jane turns to Thor to find he's
132 EXT. DOWN THE STREET 132 132
Thor reaches Sif, who lies dazed, battered, and bloodied on
the ground. He pulls her behind a burning vehicle.
Go, while you can!
But the others...
You can't help them now. Your job
is to survive.
She struggles to sit up.
No! I will die a warrior's death.
Stories will be told of this day--
He gently takes her shield from
Live and tell those stories
At last, she nods. Thor spots Volstagg lying unconscious,
with Hogun and Fandral lying nearby. Thor makes his way
towards them. Volstagg is barely breathing. Thor tries to
pull him to safety, but it's no use. He won't budge. He
rouses Hogun and Fandral.
Get him out of here!
No. We can still fight!
But not win. Move Volstagg, or
Thor looks at them, grins.
Don't worry, my friends. I have a
The two Warriors reluctantly grab their fallen friend and
drag him away from the battlefield. After they go, Thor
turns to back to the Destroyer, then tosses Sif's shield
aside. He strides down the street towards the behemoth,
Brother... for whatever I have done
to wrong you, whatever I have done
to lead you to do this, I am sorry.
But these people have done nothing
to you. They are innocents. He
continues towards the Destroyer.
Take my life, and know I will never
return to Asgard.
Thor reaches the Destroyer, extends his arms. The Destroyer
hesitates, sizing up the defenseless Thor, then swats him
with its enormous arm. We hear the sickening CRACK of
breaking bones as Thor goes flying. Thor lands in a
crumpled, broken heap in front of Smith Motors, before Jane,
Selvig, and Darcy. The wounded Asgardians watch helplessly
from down the street, a look of horror on their faces. Jane
tries to rush out to Thor's aid, but Selvig holds her back.
He pulls her into Smith Motors. A RAVEN flies overhead,
watching the scene --
133 INT. ODIN'S CHAMBERS - SAME TIME 133 133
Odin lies in the Odinsleep. A single tear rolls down the
134 EXT. SMITH MOTORS - DAY 134 134
Thor's eyes close, his last breath leaving his lips. The
Destroyer stands over Thor's body, lowers its head towards
him. It opens its faceplate, locks it in place, readying to
unleash its fiery blast.
135 EXT. SHIELD DESERT BASE 135 135
Inside the crater, the RUNES of the side of Mjolnir
reappear, burning bright. Electricity starts to CRACKLE on
the hammer's surface. SCIENTISTS beside it take notice as it
vibrates, and a RUMBLE comes from overhead. They look up.
Clouds form in the sky above. Just then, with a CRACK and
flash of lightning, Mjolnir flies straight up into the air
like a rocket.
Scene 42 - The Battle Against the Destroyer
136 EXT. MAIN STREET 136 136
The Destroyer unleashes its blast at Thor's body, when --
A blinding BOLT OF LIGHTNING strikes down from above,
colliding with the Destroyer's blast. The explosion is
massive. The Destroyer is hurled backwards, a cloud of dust
enveloping the street. As the smoke clears we see --
Oh. My. God.
THE MIGHTY THOR
Clad in his full battle armor, holding Mjolnir in his hand --
the God of Thunder once more. Thor kneels, brings Mjolnir
down onto the ground.
Lightning strikes the Destroyer. It convulses. Thor swings
Mjolnir around, takes off straight up into the air, as the
Destroyer gets back on its feet and looks up at the Thunder
God. Storm clouds gather around Thor as he summons gale
force winds. Debris from the battle begins to rise up into
the sky. The Destroyer stays there, kept grounded by its
It lifts its head up at the Thunder God, opens its
faceplate, locks it in place, unleashes its blast. Thor
dives downwards straight at it, with Mjolnir before him.
Mjolnir collides with the Destroyer's fiery energy blast,
overpowering it, pushing it back, forcing it downwards at
the Destroyer. Thor jams his hammer deep into the
Destroyer's faceplate. The fiery energy within the creature
builds up and EXPLODES within him, firing out of all his
openings. Thor smashes the Destroyer to the ground in a
tremendous heap, the fiery energy within it extinguished
forever. Thor pulls Mjolnir from its faceplate, walks away
from its lifeless carcass. As he does, the other objects and
debris pulled into the air by the gale winds drop down from
the skies, around the Destroyer, burying it. Jane and Thor's
comrades, now roused, stand to join him. A battered Coulson
approaches with several SHIELD AGENTS.
Donald... I don't think you've been
completely honest with me.
137 EXT. BIFROST LANDING SITE (EARTH) - DAY 137 137
Thor, Jane, Darcy, Selvig and the other Asgardians stand in
the desert with Thor, Coulson, and several SHIELD AGENTS.
Darcy turns to Volstagg.
So, how can you speak our language?
Your language? Ha! Silly girl,
you're speaking ours. Thor calls up
to the sky.
Heimdall! Open the Bifrost!
138 EXT. RAINBOW BRIDGE - DAY 138 138
Heimdall stands frozen.
139 EXT. BIFROST LANDING SITE (EARTH) - DAY 139 139
Thor looks to the others with concern.
He would open it if he could. I
fear the worst.
Then we're trapped here forever.
Then I suppose we'd best start
settling into our new lives. He
looks to Darcy, turns on the charm.
Are all earth maidens as fair as
Darcy enjoys the attention.
Thor shouts back up to the sky.
140 EXT. RAINBOW BRIDGE - DAY 140 140
From inside the ice, Heimdall hears Thor calling to him.
Knowing that the fate of Asgard depends on him, he musters
all his strength. The ice around him begins to CRACK. With a
tremendous effort, Heimdall SHATTERS free from the ice.
Weakened, near death, he drags himself inside the
141 EXT. BIFROST LANDING SITE (EARTH) - DAY 141 141
The Asgardians begin to lose hope. Volstagg eyes a SHIELD
Agent's machine gun.
Primitive. Good enough for hunting
small game, I suppose. Suddenly,
the Bifrost EXPLODES down from the
sky. Thor grins. The mortals look
on, amazed. Fandral turns to Darcy.
Sorry, my love. These things
He joins the other Asgardians at their side. Thor turns to
Know this, son of Coul. You and I,
we fight for the same cause -- the
protection of this world. From this
day forward, count me as your ally.
If you return the items you have
stolen from Jane Foster.
Not stolen. Borrowed. Jane shoots
him a look. Coulson quickly
You'll get your equipment back.
You're going to need it to continue
your research... which, after
today's events, SHIELD would like
to fully sponsor. If that's all
right with you.
Thor takes Jane's hand, kisses it tenderly. She looks at
him, her eyes filled with the fear that she may never see
Whatever fate lies before me, you
are part of it.
He takes her in his arms, kisses her passionately. Thor and
the Asgardians leap into the Bifrost.
142 INT. HEIMDALL'S OBSERVATORY - DAY 142 142
The Asgardians emerge from the Bifrost to find Heimdall
slumped over his controls.
(to the others)
Get him to the healing room! Leave
my brother to me.
Thor bolts out the door.
143 INT. ODIN'S CHAMBERS - DAY 143 143
Odin lies in the Odinsleep, Frigga at his bedside. She hears
the SHOUTS of Guards outside, the sound of a battle. Frigga
grabs a sword. A Frost Giant bursts in. She swings the sword
around hard, cleaving into his shoulder. He swats her aside
angrily. Laufey and the Brute Frost Giant enter. Laufey
looks at Odin lying helpless on the bed.
144 EXT. RAINBOW BRIDGE - DAY 144 144
Thor rides the winds over the Bridge, speeding towards the
145 INT. ODIN'S CHAMBERS - DAY 145 145
The Jotun king stands over the unconscious Odin, relishing
the moment. He forms an ICE BLADE.
Scene 43 - The Battle on the Rainbow Bridge
146 EXT. ODIN'S PALACE - DAY 146 146
Thor races through the entrance to the palace.
147 INT. ODIN'S CHAMBERS - DAY 147 147
Laufey stands before the sleeping Odin.
It's said you can still see and
hear what transpires around you,
even in this state. I hope it's
true, so that you may know your
death came by the hand of Laufey.
He raises his blade above Odin's
body, when --
A BLAST OF ENERGY
Hits him from behind. As the Jotun king falls to the ground,
we see it is not Thor standing behind him, but Loki, holding
And your death came by the son of
Laufey dies as the other two shocked Frost Giants move for
Loki. He fires Gungnir at one, blasting him against a wall,
taking him out.
The Brute is nearly upon him, when the Jotun stops suddenly,
his eyes going wide. The Brute falls to the ground,
Standing behind him -- the sword
stuck in his back. She looks to
Loki, takes him in her arms.
I swear to you, mother, they will
pay for what they've done today. I
will end the Jotun threat, now and
He looks to Odin.
And I will make you proud. Loki
savors the moment, but it's short-
lived, as Thor bursts in. He's
thrown by the scene before him --
Odin safe, Laufey and two Jotuns
dead, Frigga regarding Loki with
pride and respect. Stunned and
delighted to see Thor, Frigga
She moves to Thor and hugs him, but Thor's eyes remain fixed
on his brother. Loki looks at Mjolnir in his brother's hand.
Found its way back to you, did it?
No thanks to you. Frigga picks up
on the tension building between her
Why don't you tell her? How you
sent the Destroyer to kill our
friends? To kill me? Frigga looks
to Loki, alarmed and confused.
It must have been enforcing
Father's last command.
You're a talented liar, brother.
Always have been.
It's good to have you back.
Now, if you'll excuse me, I need to
destroy Jotunheim. Loki suddenly
raises Gungnir, FIRES it point-
blank at Thor. Thor goes flying
backwards, SMASHING through the
chamber walls, into...
148 INT. ODIN'S PALACE - CORRIDOR 148 148
Thor flies from the blast through ANOTHER wall on the
opposite side of the corridor, to...
149 EXT. PALACE GROUNDS - DAY 149 149
Thor plummets from the palace and CRASHES into the
reflecting pools below.
150 EXT. HEIMDALL'S OBSERVATORY - DAY 150 150
Loki speeds on horseback down the Rainbow Bridge, then
quickly dismounts and enters the Observatory.
151 INT. HEIMDALL'S OBSERVATORY - DAY 151 151
Loki operates the Observatory's controls. The massive turret
152 EXT. PALACE GROUNDS - DAY 152 152
Thor awakens to the sound of the Bifrost. He stands, sees
the Observatory firing the Bifrost energy into space. He
looks to where the Bifrost is aimed.
153 EXT. RAINBOW BRIDGE - DAY 153 153
Thor soars on the winds above the Rainbow Bridge, the
Bifrost energy roaring through Bridge, feeding into the
Observatory. He lands before the Observatory's huge doorway.
Scene 44 - The Battle with Loki
154 INT. HEIMDALL'S OBSERVATORY 154 154
Thor enters, shields his eyes from the brilliant light of
the Bifrost energy blasting towards Jotunheim.
He looks over to the controls, sees that they're frozen in
an enormous block of ice. Loki stands atop it.
All these years, and no one's ever
dared to use it as a weapon. Thor
hurries to the ice, raises his
hammer to SMASH through it to get
to the controls frozen within.
Before he can, Loki fires Gungnir.
The blast hits the ice in front of
Thor, blasting him back across the
floor. Loki steps down from the ice
as Thor staggers to his feet.
You can't stop it. The Bifrost will
build until it rips Jotunheim
Why have you done this?
To do what Father never could. To
destroy their kind forever. When he
awakens, he'll see the wisdom of
what I've done.
He won't! You can't kill an entire
What is this newfound love for the
Frost Giants? You, who would have
killed them all with your bare
So have I.
Loki hits Thor across the face with Gungnir.
He swings Gungnir at Thor again. Thor catches it in his
hand, rears back his hammer as if ready to return the blow,
but instead takes to the air and flies past Loki, back
towards the frozen controls. Loki spins around, aims
Gungnir, and fires a blast which immobilizes Thor in the
air. He hangs there, suspended.
Is the throne really worth what
you've done? What you would become?
I never wanted the throne. I only
wanted to be your equal. Now fight
With a gesture of Gungnir, he flings Thor to the ground.
Thor rises to his feet, turns to Loki.
I will not fight you, brother.
I am not your brother. I never was.
Loki, this is madness... Loki
He FIRES Gungnir at Thor. Thor dodges the blast, rolls to
What happened to you on earth that
turned you so soft? Don't tell me
it was a woman.
It was. Perhaps when we're finished
here I'll pay her a little visit
That did it. Loki and Thor rush at each other. They and
their weapons collide. The two battle -- Loki unleashing
years of pent-up rage and jealousy, Thor having no choice
but to defend himself.
155 EXT. JOTUNHEIM - DAY 155 155
It's mayhem. The growing Bifrost TEARS through the ice of
the planet like a destructive wave, breaking it apart.
JOTUNS go running in terror, others fall through the
156 EXT. BIFROST LANDING SITE (EARTH) 156 156
Jane, Selvig, Darcy, and Coulson look up with concern at the
hole in the sky, where excess Bifrost energy builds up
157 INT. HEIMDALL'S OBSERVATORY 157 157
Thor and Loki battle savagely. Loki fires Gungnir, sending
Thor sliding across the floor and knocking Mjolnir from his
hand. The hammer flies into the Bifrost towards Jotunheim.
Thor raises his hand towards his hammer, tries to summon it
back to him, to keep it in this Realm, but the Bifrost is
too powerful. Mjolnir disappears into the maelstrom as Thor
himself slides towards the Bifrost.
If you care so much for the Jotuns,
then die with them. The Bifrost
stretches every cell of Thor's
body, trying to drag him away. He's
nearly swallowed by the vortex,
when he concentrates, mustering his
will. He reaches out his hand
towards the Bifrost. MJOLNIR flies
back through the maelstrom, into
Thor's hand. The hammer pulls him
free. Loki tries to fire off
another blast at him, but Thor
takes to the air, speeds towards
Scene 45 - The Final Showdown
158 EXT. HEIMDALL'S OBSERVATORY 158 158
Thor and Loki come CRASHING through the Observatory dome and
land hard, rolling across the Rainbow Bridge. As Thor gets
to his feet, he sees Loki dangling off the Bridge's edge.
Thor! Help me!
Thor steps over to the side of the Bridge, sees Loki looking
up at him desperately.
Loki's fingers start to slip. Thor reaches down to grab his
brother's wrist, but his hand passes through Loki's. Just
then, the REAL LOKI materializes behind him. Thor whirls
around as Loki STABS him in the chest with Gungnir. Loki
lifts Thor into the air, impaled on the spear, and hurls him
across the bridge.
Thor, bleeding, rises to his knees. Loki strides up behind
him to finish him off, when Thor swing his hammer around. It
passes through him. Instantly, another Loki appears next to
him, Thor swings his hammer, but that too is an illusion.
Loki after Loki appears, Thor futilely swinging at each one,
never making contact. Thor falls back to his knees. The
Lokis grin as their raises their spears, encircling him.
I was always more clever than you.
Yet still not clever enough. With
that, Thor raises his hammer,
rising into the air, summoning
lightning. A massive bolt strikes
Mjolnir, then channels outwards,
splitting up, striking each one of
All of them dissipate into nothingness, save one -- the real
Loki -- who's sent flying back across the Bridge, Gungnir
knocked from his grasp. Thor steps over to his fallen
brother, lying dazed on his back. Loki winces, prepares for
the worst, when Thor steps away. Loki opens his eyes, tries
to stand, but can't. He looks confused, then sees what the
problem is -- Mjolnir rests atop his chest. Struggle as he
may, Loki can't lift it off. He's pinned to the ground. Thor
looks about him desperately -- at the Bifrost firing towards
Jotunheim, gaining in strength, at the surge of energy
moving through the Bridge. He's at a loss of what to do.
Loki watches him smugly.
Look at you, the Mighty Thor. With
all your strength, what good does
it do you now? Thor knows Loki's
right. He's powerless to stop
He looks down at the Bridge beneath
his feet, VIBRATING from the force
and speed of the Bifrost energy
feeding into the Observatory. Then
he gets an idea. He realizes what
he must do -- and what he must
sacrifice. Thor extends his hand
towards Loki, summoning Mjolnir.
The hammer goes flying to his
grasp. Loki looks confused.
Thor raises Mjolnir in the air. Clouds form above him,
thunder RUMBLING. Lightning arcs off of his hammer, as he
channels the power of the storm into it, then -- He strikes
Mjolnir down upon the Rainbow Bridge. The blow is massive,
causing a rumbling along the whole bridge, shaking the
Observatory itself like an earthquake. A crack appears where
the blow struck. Loki rises to his feet.
Stop! What are you doing?! Thor
lifts the hammer again, brings it
down harder. BOOM! The crack grows
bigger. The Bifrost energy starts
to stream out from it. Loki thinks
If you destroy the Bridge, you'll
never see her again! Loki grabs
Gungnir, runs towards him, ready to
pierce Thor through the back.
Summoning every bit of strength he has left, Thor raises
Mjolnir one last time, drawing lightning to it from all
sides, and brings it down with a final, terrible blow --
KRAKABOOM! The Bifrost SHATTERS, rainbow energy EXPLODING
out of it. Both Loki and Thor are hurled into the air by the
force of the blast. A wave of destruction moves forward
along the Bridge towards the Observatory, breaking it apart
as it goes. The Observatory RIPS ITSELF APART. As Loki and
Thor fall together, Thor grabs hold of one end of Gungnir,
while Loki still clutches the other. They both fall towards
the MASSIVE WAVE of Bifrost energy which spews out from the
broken Bridge. They're an instant from being blasted by the
destructive force of the energy, carried away by the
current, pulverized by the debris, when --
A POWERFUL HAND
Catches Thor's leg. Thor dangles there, holding onto Gungnir
as Loki hangs onto the other end. Loki looks up, shocked to
Standing on the edge of the broken
Bridge, awakened from the
Odinsleep, restored to his full
strength. Loki searches his
father's face, looking for some
kind of approval, some kind of
redemption, but all he sees is
disappointment and regret. Loki
But it's too late. Odin and Thor can only watch as Loki
falls into the rushing torrent of Bifrost energy. It carries
him away, along with the debris of the Bridge and the
Observatory, disappearing out of sight. Odin pulls Thor up
onto the Bridge. Drained, Thor falls back into his father's
It is over.
159 BIFROST LANDING SITE (EARTH) - DAY 159 159
The Bifrost energy explodes in the sky like fireworks firing
in all directions. Jane, Selvig, Darcy, and Coulson stand
watching in amazement. Jane looks back up at the sky,
distraught. She knows the significance of what's just
Scene 46 - Asgard's Hope
160 INT. ODIN'S PALACE - BANQUET HALL - NIGHT 160 160
A FEAST is in progress as Thor, Sif, and the Warriors Three
sit amongst the gathered Asgardians. Hogun sits between
Fandral and Volstagg, who is in the middle of recounting
their battle with the Destroyer.
...and then, with a mighty bellow,
I flew at the great metal beast and
laid it low...
Is that another way of saying you
fell on your huge a--
As a matter of fact, falling down
was a tactic. Lulling the Destroyer
into a false sense of security!
Well, I was the one who had to drag
your enormous carcass off the
battlefield. That makes me the real
hero. Doesn't it, Hogun? Hogun
points to Volstagg.
(points to Fandral)
The other gathered Asgardians laugh. Volstagg and Fandral
look to Hogun. The grim warrior gives just a trace of a
Well, how about that? A smile! I'd
say that calls for another drink!
They laugh and raise another round. Frigga sits nearby, lost
in thought, her face betraying the sadness she struggles to
conceal. Sif notices, approaches Frigga, bows her head.
My Queen. I am so sorry for your
Frigga takes Sif's hand appreciatively.
Thank you, Sif.
She looks to Thor, who's unable to enjoy the merriment
How is he?
He mourns for his brother. And he
misses her. The mortal.
Frigga sees the trace of regret in
Sif's face as she looks at Thor
with new feelings. He rises and
leaves the hall.
He will need his friends now more
I will always be at his side.
Frigga understands, puts her arm
around Sif gratefully.
161 EXT. PALACE BALCONY - NIGHT 161 161
Thor stands alone on the balcony, lost in thought. Odin
walks up behind him.
You'll be a wise King.
There will never be a wiser king
than you. Or a better father.
I have much to learn. I know that
now. But some day, perhaps, I will
make you proud.
You've already made me proud. Odin
leaves, Thor consoled by his words.
162 EXT. RAINBOW BRIDGE - NIGHT 162 162
Out of the broken, jagged Rainbow Bridge flows the Bifrost
energy, drifting off into space. Thor walks out to its edge,
where Heimdall stands watch. Thor stares out at the stellar
Can you see her? Heimdall turns,
gazes out towards Earth.
How is she?
163 EXT. SMITH MOTORS - LAB - NIGHT 163 163
Through the window into Jane's lab, we see an enlarged
ILLUSTRATION from her notebook pinned to a board. As we pull
away, we see a computer terminal displaying a program
clearly inspired by the illustration. We pull further back
to see that the lab has been transformed into a well-funded
research facility, abuzz with activity. SHIELD SCIENTISTS
and AGENTS work with impressive, state-of- the-art
equipment. Selvig orchestrates the process, giving
instructions to the SCIENTISTS. We continue to track right
outside the glass windows and rise up to find Jane sitting
at the front of the roof, working at a small, improvised
workstation, notebook at hand, as always. She sets up an
impressive, HIGH-TECH DEVICE before her, which bears the
"STARK INDUSTRIES"¬ù logo. From behind, Darcy approaches,
hands her a flash drive.
Here you go.
Jane inserts the flash drive into the device.
He would have come back if he
I know. But if he can't get here on
Jane hits a switch on the device. Suddenly, a 3-D
HOLOGRAPHIC PROJECTION bursts to life over the device,
bathing the two women in its glow. We recognize what it is --
YGGDRASIL, in all its beauty.
...maybe we can help him find his