The Disney Parks official blog today confirmed earlier speculation by Stitch Kingdom that the Disneyland Resort will soon be introducing its first official Marvel meet and greet this year, that of Thor.
Earlier this month, we noted that the Disneyland Resort had issued a casting call for a mysterious, unnamed meet and greet to take place in an immersive environment. Specifically the role called for a ’6’0” – 6’2” male to play 20 – 30 years old. Look is handsome, athletic, muscular build with broad shoulders. Be able to portray a hero type with a commanding presence. Acting experience is a plus.’
Given the description, we assumed (correctly) that this could possibly represent Marvel’s first foray into Disney theme parks. Indeed, the Disney Parks blog confirms the immersive environment will be Thor’s native home, Asgard.
Depending on when Thor makes his Disneyland debut, this could actually be the second Marvel character to make appearances via Disney Parks and Resorts. Starting in October, Captain America will perform meet and greets aboard the Disney Magic as part of its Avengers Academy. CA made his debut earlier this year at the D23 Expo, from which we have videos and photos here.