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The countdown to Thor: The Dark World is slowly clicking down and the powers that be at Marvel and Disney‘s promotion and marketing departments are beginning to stir from their deep, dark pits into the glaring sunlit internet.  It’s not like I needed another reason to go see Thor: The Dark World, I’m already on the Asgardian bandwagon, but now I’ll get the added treat of seeing the first trailer for Captain America: The Winter Soldier.

Although, most likely I’ll have already seen the teaser and full trailer on the internet. Thor: The Dark World opens internationally before the November 7th USA opening, and we all know some enterprising YouTuber will get their hands on some grainy, shaky phone footage.

You can’t beat seeing it on the big screen though, that’s often the time when people who might not have been planning to see the movie, or even knew it existed, make up their mind about seeing it or not.

Here’s a synopsis if your just now finding out about the sequel:



What does it say about humanity when we, the fans, idolize villains more than the heroes? I really can’t imagine the answer, or maybe I just don’t want to.  Whether I’m awe inspired at the seething madness and animalistic behavior of Heath Ledger’s Joker, (Dark Knight) or swooning over the charm, guile and burdened purpose of Tom Hiddleston’s Loki (Thor, Avengers) I’m finding it’s so good to be bad.  I guess Darth Helmet (Spaceballs) put it best when he eloquently said, “Evil will always triumph because good is dumb.”

Speaking of Tom Hiddleston, the fan loyalty to him and his Loki character is fierce. Humanity has pledged their undying allegiance to him. Given the response his appearance at this summer’s San Diego Comic-Con drew from the Hall, we (apparently) do wish to be ruled by him. Well, at least the hordes of naive fan-girls do. Anyway, you trickster supporters are about to get Loki’d. Provided your faithfulness rings true, that is. What am I talking about? Well, more than 11,000 people have signed a petition demanding that Loki get the solo movie from Marvel Studios he deserves.

Here’s a quote from

We feel Loki (as portrayed by Tom Hiddleston), due to the astounding following both the character and actor have earned as a result of the Marvel films, more than warrants further exploration of his story,” the petition at states. “We believe such an endeavor would not only be profitable and successful, but provide a larger view for general audiences of the incredibly complex and diverse personality a well-known villain of the Marvel universe is gifted with. To explore this darker side of the Thor storyline would be to give credit to a compelling individual, his remarkable portrayer and an appreciative audience that feels a fierce loyalty to both in an unprecedented way. Simply put: He has an army.

Nobody can deny that Loki’s portrayal in the Marvel Cinematic Universe comes across as a mischievous and understandable villain, but his own movie? I don’t think so. Too many other marvel characters that need a solo movie. On the other hand, to see a movie thru the villains eyes? That’d be mildly interesting. That’s never been done before in a comic book movie, it could change everything.

If you wish to sign the petition, go to this LINK



There’s some new character posters from director Alan Taylor‘s Thor: The Dark World making the Internet rounds. First off is Christopher Eccleston as Malekith the Accursed pictured above. Then we get another look at Chris Hemsworth and Natalie Portman as Thor and Jane.


In conjunction with the release of Thor: The Dark World, Gameloft will release a free to play game for phones and tablets. Check out the game play trailer below. If there’s a line for tickets when you go to see the movie, you could play the game to kill some time.

In this free-to-play game, Thor must restore order to the Nine Worlds. Perform all of the God of Thunder’s iconic combat moves as you lead Asgardian forces, including the Warriors Three, in over 100 exciting and varied missions against Marauders and Dark Elves. Gameloft’s stunning HD game engine brings to life the beauty of the Thor universe and worlds like Jotunheim and Asgard. Thor: The Dark World will also include a compelling social multiplayer element where fans join forces to earn victory. An original story inspired by the film and co-written by famed Marvel writer Christopher Yost provides a gripping narrative for the game.

Via: Comicbookmovie


With Iron Man wrapped up and Captain America on the sidelines until 2014, another Marvel hero must rise – and let loose the golden locks of justice. While containing plenty of what was seen in it’s first trailer and SDCC, Thor: The Dark World released it’s first official TV spot with several new pieces of footage (though, I didn’t see any) from the Alan Taylor directed sequel.

After the events of The Avengers, Thor (Chris Hemsworth) has since become a hero to two worlds, but this time he faces a force that even he might not be able to defeat. With the fabric of reality and the protection of the nine realms at stake how far is Thor willing to go to save the universe? Check out the first spot below:

Marvel’s “Thor: The Dark World” continues the big-screen adventures of Thor, the Mighty Avenger, as he battles to save Earth and all the Nine Realms from a shadowy enemy that predates the universe itself. In the aftermath of Marvel’s “Thor” and “Marvel’s The Avengers,” Thor fights to restore order across the cosmos…but an ancient race led by the vengeful Malekith returns to plunge the universe back into darkness. Faced with an enemy that even Odin and Asgard cannot withstand, Thor must embark on his most perilous and personal journey yet, one that will reunite him with Jane Foster and force him to sacrifice everything to save us all.

The lack of new footage disappoints  me, but still, I’m looking forward this. Seeing a golden haired man speak medieval gibberish, flying around by spinning a hammer around really fast. T’is awesome. Verily.

Source: CBM

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If you’re going to make a movie these days, it’s essential to keep the marketing machine a-rollin’.  Today, we here at Nerd Bastards bring you the latest blitz from the upcoming Thor: The Dark World.  This featurette brings us a brief look at both what’s going on behind the scenes as well as some of the actual footage from the film.  Check all the Thor goodness out below:

Check out the entire flick when it hits theaters in just a few months, on November 8th.


Thanks to GeekTyrant for the heads-up.

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Well, it looks like Marvel and Disney may have stumbled onto a good idea with regards to making more cash with Thor: The Dark World.  Instead of just having the movie hit on its appointed November 8th release date, they’re trying to rake in more money from those that wish to see it on opening night.  If you don’t mind paying the extra bucks, you too can check out the new Thor flick nearly two weeks early, though only in IMAX 3D.

The official press release is as follows:

IMAX Corporation (NYSE:IMAX; TSX:IMX) and Marvel Entertainment, a division of The Walt Disney Company (NYSE: DIS), today announced that Marvel’s Thor: The Dark World, starring Chris Hemsworth, will be digitally re-mastered into the immersive IMAX® 3D format and released into IMAX® 3D theatres internationally beginning Oct. 30.

It sounds like a plan and if successful could really help Marvel get back some of the millions they’ve spent on creating the film.  I have to wonder, however, if this could end up biting them in the ass in the long run.  In addition to playing some serious havoc with their opening weekend sales numbers, if the early release generates bad reviews or lets loose too many spoilers into the Internetz, it could turn off a whole crowd of folks that may have gone to see it during the opening weekend but couldn’t afford the $30 for the IMAX 3D.

If it works out though, it could become a new trend in the industry.  Guess we’ll see what happens.


Thanks to Geek Tyrant for the heads-up.

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It’s pretty common these days for movies to end up tacking on some additional shoots or reshooting a scene or two that doesn’t seem to work.  Considering the massive budgets of some of these films, it’s a better idea than crossing your fingers and hoping that everything turns out for the best.  Now, Thor 2: The Dark World is the latest to put some last minute icing on their super hero cake.  According to director Alan Taylor, they’re cleaning up some character relationships and even bringing a bit more Tom Hiddleston and Anthony Hopkins into the mix.  Check out everything Taylor had to say in this brief interview video:

And check out what Taylor manages to do with all the pieces when Thor 2: The Dark World hits the big screen on November 8th.


Thanks to collider for the heads-up.

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The latest Thor: The Dark World trailer hit the other day and, if you ask me, it’s looking pretty good so far.  Now, just in case you needed a little help understanding what was going on in the trailer (or are just interested in some of the behind-the-scenes chatter), some of the cast and crew of Thor 2 have gotten together and made some comments about a few of the shots we saw.  Check out the images and what people had to say below.  <after the jump>



With just about two months until the November 8th premiere of Marvel StudiosThor: The Dark World we should see a lot more clips, interviews, and other production treats soon. Let’s start the whole thing off with a new trailer! It’s got everything we’ve been waiting for as the $h!ts about to hit the fan in good old Asgard as those dastardly Dark Elves do Malekith’s dirty deeds.

Everyone is back for this sequel, Chris Hemsworth, Natalie Portman, Tom Hiddleston, Stellan Skarsgård, Idris Elba, Christopher Eccleston, Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje, Kat Dennings, Ray Stevenson, Zachary Levi ( The new Fandral), Tadanobu Asano and Jaimie Alexander with Rene Russo and Anthony Hopkins as Odin.

I’ve got to say that IMHO and from what I’ve seen, Tom Hiddleston is going to steal the show in this movie. I can’t wait to see more of Loki and Thor, plus Loki and all the other cast of characters. And don’t forget Odin’s wife Frigga, it looks like she might get a great scene to throw down against some Dark Elves.

Take a look and let us know what you think about the trailer below.

Via: Coming Soon


Yesterday, even though Warner Bros. had a big announcement with their planned Superman/Batman movie, it was again Marvel Studios who owned the Hall H. Not only were their two upcoming films, Thor: The Dark World and Captain America: The Winter Soldier, well represented but the entire cast of Guardians of the Galaxy appeared and we learned who each of them are playing. Oh! And there was footage from all of these films shared, yes even Guardians which has only been filming for 13 days. OH! And can I forget Joss Whedon‘s bombshell that Avengers 2 will officially be known as Avengers: Age of Ultron!

Marvel, as usual, held a show-stopping panel. We’ve already shared videos of a couple of the highlights, like Loki (a.k.a. Tom Hiddleston in full Loki costume) berating the audience, as well as Karen Gillan revealing her newly bald head for her role in Guardians. We even held a live blog of the panel that I urge you to check out to refresh yourself of the panel’s details. But now, thanks to YouTuber, Emergency Awesome, video for the entire panel (obviously excluding any footage shown) is now available online.

What are you waiting for! Hit the jump to watch.