Li’l Thor Follows in the Footsteps of Li’l Darth Vader

In a brilliant new ad for Thor, Marvel Studios pays homage to the Volkswagen Super Bowl commercial that we all fell in love with earlier this year. If you haven’t seen it yet, check out Li’l Thor walking in the footsteps of Li’l Darth Vader, and make sure to stay through to the end to see how the God of Thunder upstages the Dark Lord of the Sith.

Now, is this going to resonate as widely as the VW spot? Probably not. As we’ve said before, we don’t think Thor has the mass-market appeal of something like Star Wars. But maybe we’re wrong. What do you think? How does this tribute stand up to the original?