A writer has filed for an emergency injunction against Marvel Studios, hoping to delay the release of Thor: The Dark World, after learning that the movie allegedly contains elements that first appeared in an online fan fiction story. Andrea Thompson, a 26 year old trainer from San Antonio Texas, learned from friends that the new Thor movie, which is set to debut next week in North America, was suspiciously similar to her story "Thor, Loki and Legolas: A Threeway to Remember".
"One of my friends over in Great Britain saw the movie and realized that it had the exact same plot as my story," Thompson said in an exclusive Outhouse interview. "She sent me an email and encouraged me to find spoilers online to confirm her suspicions."
At first Thompson was skeptical, as her story involved Thor, Loki and Legolas from the popular Lord of the Rings trilogy engaging in a series of romantic hijinks across several worlds. "But then I read the spoilers, and I realized they were basically the same thing!"
A cursory read of Thompson's story, written under the penname 'MagnoliapetalsacrossLokisbutt" does raise some suspicions. In her story, Thor is forced to go to Loki for aid after his new elvish lover from another world is cursed with a mystery affliction. After several tawdry, overly detailed sex scenes, it's revealed that Thor's elvish lover was the villain all along, hoping to destroy the Nine Realms in revenge for the death of his dead former dwarf lover.
Thompson admits that Marvel changed some elements of the film, which she claimed was to hide that they stole her story. "They split Legolas into two characters: Jane Foster and Malekith the Accursed," she said. "And they also removed a lot of the romance scenes, especially the ones between Loki and Thor, which I thought were pretty integral to the plot. And they really got the part where Thor throws his hammer at Loki wrong, too. I wasn't talking about an actual hammer! How silly is that?"
Despite the differences, Thompson has moved forward with a lawsuit against Marvel, and is hoping that a US Federal Judge can delay the release of the film until she is fairly compensated.
Marvel alleges the lawsuit is delusional and hopes that it is quickly dismissed. "We are hurt that a fan would make such hurtful claims about our company," said Marvel in a press release. "Marvel would never unfairly compensate creators in order to exploit their creations, as evidenced by Thor's creators Stan Lee and that work for hire ne'er do well who tried to rise above his station. We hope that a judge quickly rules in our favor."
However, Thompson feels otherwise and believes the judge will either rule in her favor, or order them to settle. When asked how she'd like to be compensated for her story, Thompson had a modest proposal. "I'll pull the lawsuit if Marvel delivers me Tom Hiddleston and Chris Hemsworth shirtless and kissing in my living room. With tongue. For at least 90 seconds."