Well, Marvel Comics is now in the full throes of their "Phase II" when it comes to their films. To recap, the time table looks like this:
Iron Man 3 - Next week! May 3, to be specific
Thor: The Dark World - November 2013
Captain America: The Winter Soldier - April 2014
Guardians of the Galaxy - August 2014
The Avengers 2 - May 2015
I kind of liked Thor when it came out in 2011. Being a DC guy at heart, I walked out of the theatre going, "C'mon, Warner Brothers! How hard would it be to make a Wonder Woman movie like that?" I mean, in both of their respective pantheons, both Wonder Woman and Thor find their roots in mythology. Wonder Woman from the Greek, and Thor from the Norse. In fact, Stan Lee even said when he created Thor, he chose Norse mythology because Greek had become too well-known in pop culture.
If I had one complaint about Thor, though, that would be it had a lack of superheroics. The middle section kind of dragged as Thor was back on Earth, learning humility and gaining his powers back. But other than that, enjoyable.
And hopefully, things will turn around in its sequel, Thor: The Dark World, due out this November. In this one, we find Thor gathering his Earthbound love Jane Foster and heading through the Nine Realms when it looks like all the realms are threatened by a great evil.
Of course, Chris Hemsworth is back as Thor, Tom Hiddleston is back as Loki, and Natalie Portman is back as Jane Foster. For a new villain this time out, we have the Ninth Doctor himself, Christopher Eccleston as Malekith the Accursed, leader of the Dark Elves.
Let's take a look at the trailer, shall we?
My thoughts on this trailer? It looks pretty good...we're definitely expanding this universe a little more and we're going to be seeing more of Thor's world. Which is nice. I mean, post-Avengers, how do you make each film different now? How do you have these solo adventures without calling in others for help? So moving off-Earth is a good way to do that.
Thor: The Dark World hits theatres on November 8, 2013.