Originally Posted by jaqua99
Yes, they were making Thor king. I assume the king gets the throne. King, is ruler of the realm. However, after the events of Thor 1, it was clear early on that Thor wasn't ready to be king yet. I take it as, since Loki got sent away, and we didn't get a ceramony again at the end of thor 1 (they wouldn't skip thor's LEGITIMATE coronation), that for now, Odin has taken his place back atop the throne of asgard as king.
Thor will probably be crowned in thor 2. But there is 0% chance he is ALREADY king. Come on now Vartha :P they wouldn't just skip thor getting truely crowned
Vartha's got a point.
In Thor 1, Odin was abdicating to Thor. It most likely wasn't just as a gift to Thor; it was probably because Odin felt he was getting too old or weak to do his duties anymore. (And maybe he sensed the Odinsleep coming on, too...who knows.) So, fast forward through: exiled prince; comatose king; evil usurper; prodigal son returning to set things right in the kingdom again. It's likely that Odin sees now that Thor has matured significantly during the last two movies, and is more than capable of assuming the throne now.