Thor: The Dark World may not be coming to theaters for another year, but that doesn’t stop fans from wanting to know more about it right now. Luckily for us, Marvel’s International VP, Nigel Cook, was showing off some raw footage at a cinema convention in Italy. Some people who saw it decided to tweet it out to the rest of the world, and we are going to tell you what they had to say.
Warning! Spoilers ahead!
With that out of the way, we’d like to thank GeekTyrant for dealing with the translation on this one, bless their souls. It may still be a bit of a choppy read, but it’s understandable enough:
In the preview, a voice-over is heard with the oath of the God of Thunder as the new supreme ruler. We see a clash between Thor and the enemy army, in a world that is neither Asgard let alone the Earth. We see Chris Hemsworth wielding his hammer and Tom Hiddleston as Loki first wounded without a helmet, with long, loose hair and then imprisoned; his anger increasingly desperate and irrational. Then there’s a scene later in which he is free again, but still furious.
Against the backdrop of a forest, in the middle of a clearing, among the dust, we in fact face off anthropomorphic creatures, but also a big “gorilla” krosan tusker: a rather alien fauna varies so, although not extreme in size (there are also some envoys/ambassadors of a people mysterious, with oval face and black eyes, elongated and sunken)
The rest of the images show glimpses of Asgard, with Anthony Hopkins as Odin and Natalie Portman in clothes that seem more like a princess; an Asgardian princess. In between, there are images of an epic battle on horseback, who seems to have left an epic cloak-and-dagger. The threat to the Asgardians is certainly a new alien race pale (now identified as the dark elves).
A black spaceship shaped irregularly looks like a serious threat to Asgard. More sequences show Natalie Portman then alongside Thor lying on the ground, probably overwhelmed in a clash.
So until Marvel releases an official trailer or someone leaks some juicy video version of the above-mentioned footage, it’s all you’re gonna get.
Or you can just ignore all the spoilery-hype and wait to check out Thor: The Dark World on November 8th of 2013.
Thanks again to GeekTyrant for the heads-up.
Thor 2: The Dark World is gearing up for production, bringing on board the old cast as well as adding some new faces. One of the originals, actor Idris Elba, was recently talking about his reprisal of Heimdall, the guardian of the Bifrost bridge. Despite the bridge being blown to bits and Heimdall looking like he might be perusing the want-ads, Elba says he’s getting an expanded role in the Thor sequel.
In an interview with examiner.com, he had this to say:
In the new film we’re going to get to know Heimdall the Asgardian a bit better, and we’re going to get to know Asgard a bit better. I can’t say too much, but the expansion of Thor in his world is going to be huge. My part was very small & functional in the first film, but I still felt very privileged to play him — especially since Heimdall looks a certain way & has a Nordic lineage — & here I was playing this character and bringing him to life in a different way. It felt quite groundbreaking to be a part of that.
Aside from that, we’ll just have to wait and see what sort of extra stuff the writers have put together for Heimdall when Thor 2 releases on November 8th, 2013.
Thanks to ComicBookMovie for the heads-up.
The filming for Thor 2: The Dark World is going to be starting up soon, so naturally people are grabbing at every bit of information they can find to figure out what’s going on behind the scenes. The latest news consists of a revelation that the crew will be using the underground tunnels of London to do a fair amount of filming for the new flick. Of course, with a name like The Dark World, I guess it comes as no surprise that they’d need some dark places.
But why so dark, Thor? Speculation abounds, much of it concerning the possible use of the Dark Elves of Svartalfheim as one of the main antagonists of the new film. Fans of the comics know that the Dark Elves sometimes have dark homes and this latest report would seem to confirm the aforementioned rumor. Unless, perhaps, this is just the first stage in a Thor / TMNT cross-over.
What do the fair Nerdreaders have to say about this one? Are the Dark Elves a good choice of baddie to pit the hammer-wielding Asgardian against this time around?
For those that would rather just wait and see, expect Thor 2: The Dark World to hit theaters November 8th of next year.
Thanks to bleedingcool for the update.