Update: Amazon has now made Thor available to pre-order ready for its September 13th release:
Marvel Studios and Paramount Pictures have announced the release date for Thor on DVD and Blu-ray will be September 13, 2011.
To date Kenneth Branagh’s effort has made $443 million at the worldwide box office which, combined with the positive reviews, makes it officially a success. Because of this success Marvel didn’t need to wait for the DVD and Blu-ray sales to decide whether or not to make a sequel, and they’ve now re-hired Don Payne to write the script for Thor 2.
Here are the DVD/Blu-ray details from IGN:
The Thor three-disc Ultimate Set includes the film on Blu-ray in high-definition 3D and high-definition 2D, as well as on standard-definition DVD with a digital copy. The two-disc Blu-ray/DVD combo pack includes a high-definition presentation of the film, plus a standard-definition presentation with a digital copy. Both sets come fully loaded with over 80 minutes of immersive bonus materials including an exclusive special feature that goes deeper into the Marvel Universe, a sneak peek into Marvel’s The Avengers, an unprecedented look inside the world of director Kenneth Branagh and much more.
In the film Thor, a powerful but arrogant and reckless warrior, is cast down to Earth by his father Odin (Anthony Hopkins) and forced to live among humans as punishment. Once here Thor meets a young scientist, Jane Foster (Natalie Portman), and learns what it takes to be a true hero when the most dangerous villain of his world (Loki, played by Tom Hiddleston) sends the darkest forces of Asgard to invade Earth.