As we saw with Iron Man 3, the effects of The Avengers is still reverberating throughout the Marvel Movie Universe, and that's quite evident in the trailer, as we see Loki in Asgard prison for his crimes, and gotta love Jane Foster slapping him across the face with, "That's for New York!" And we have been told that Jane's absence during The Avengers will be explained.
We're going to be spending a lot more time off-Earth this time out, as a mysterious new force threatens to plunge the universe into darkness, and Thor needs to pursue it across the Nine Realms in order to stop it. Of course, Jane gets to come along for the ride, and they're forced to team up with Loki along the way.
Pretty much all of the original cast is back...Chris Hemsworth returns as Thor, Natalie Portman is back as Jane, Tom Hiddleston returns as Loki, and Anthony Hopkins as Odin. What's piqued my interest is the villain, the Dark Elf Malekith the Accursed, is being played by the Ninth Doctor himself, Christopher Eccleston!
Behind the cameras, Kenneth Branagh is not back as director. Replacing him is Alan Taylor, a veteran TV director who's done episodes of The Sopranos, Mad Men, and, what no doubt landed him this gig, Game of Thrones.
Anyway, here's the trailer!
Looks pretty good to me. It looks like this one's going to be bigger on superheroics and spectacle, which I felt the first Thor was kind of lacking...got too caught up in powerless Thor stuck on Earth. And I love that bit at the end with the giant rock monster. Put me down as cautiously optimistic.
Thor: The Dark World hits theatres on November 8.
Ooo, but before I got, in case you haven't seen this yet, here's some Thor: The Dark World concept art they released a few weeks ago at the San Diego Comic Con. I think it would make a pretty good movie poster in and of itself. Ya know, a classic, 1980s-style, hand-painted poster.