Lucca Comics to Host 'SaTHORday' for Italy's Premiere of New 'Thor' Film

"Thor" is coming to the Lucca Comics & Games Fest.

Nov. 2 will feature screenings of both "Thor" productions and "The Avengers," as well as a dress-up event based on the latest "The Hunger Games" movie.

ROME -- The new film from the successful Thor superhero franchise will have its Italian premiere at the upcoming Lucca Comics & Games Festival, organizers said Tuesday.

The Oct. 30-Nov. 3 Tuscan event, dubbed Saturday, Nov. 2, "SaTHORday," with the day's activities rotating around the premiere of Thor: The Dark World, directed by Alan Taylor and starring Chris Hemsworth reprising his role as the muscled Norse god from the original Thor and The Avengers -- both of which will screen ahead of the premiere of the latest film.

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The festival will also give priority entry to any moviegoers dressed like any of the superheroes from the Marvel universe.

On the same day, the Lucca fest will also play dress-up with another anticipated blockbuster: The Hunger Games: Catching Fire, with models and one festival attendee invited to dress like characters from that film with the help of an acclaimed stylist and a designer. The selected festivalgoer will also be awarded a trip to Rome for the world festival premiere of the new Hunger Games film at the Rome Film Festival on Nov. 14.

Thor: The Dark World will open wide in Italy Nov. 20 under the umbrella of The Walt Disney Co.-Italia.

The Hunger Games: Catching Fire will be released in Italy a week later.

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