Tuesday, 23 April 2013

New Trailer: Thor: The Dark World

So today we have a quick article to highlight the Thor 2: The Dark World Trailer that was released about twenty minutes ago when I started writing. The reason this has come out now is because I believe it is showing in front of the Iron Man 3 Cinema release. While clocking in at just under two minutes, I think it still counts as a teaser trailer but there are some nice reveals in there which I will talk through now. Immediately below is the trailer for those of you who haven't already seen it.


Thor 2 actually probably holds more interest compared to Iron Man 3 for me as a Marvel fan because A) I already know the Comic series that Iron Man 3 is said to be channelling and B) Thor generally deals with the items and artifacts that end up in the broader, more ground breaking continuity stuff. I suppose it is because Tony Stark is both a bigger personality and also a more down to earth (in most senses) character who inhabits a more grounded world. Irrespective of why, it is save to say Mandarin probably won't be popping into Avengers 2, but there is a good chance Malekith and Loki might. Onto the Trailer



So we have Chris Hemsworth still looking like a god, and being back on Earth with the ominous voice over of him saying "I gave you my word, I would return"...Which at this point seems to be all the justification he needs to just turn up on Earth whenever. It is a good thing he is so perfect, else I might be annoyed.




And then I guess we have, the Dark World? Maybe, whatever it is it crashes through Earth, blows out a bunch of windows and makes some people run away. I don't have much more to say about this, so now is a good time to mention that this is being directed by Game of Thrones director Brian Kirk.


Jane Foster doesn't look overly happy at the idea of meeting the parents, though perhaps she had no idea and assumed, like the continuity did that the Bridge was still broken and Thor was just going to look at the sky for a while. Either way, it is nice to see one of the MarvelMovieVerses few functioning couples reunited.


The next 20 seconds of the trailer can be easily summed up with this picture. To the credit of the film though, the action looks as good as ever, though I do question how effective Thor's "slam hammer on the ground so everyone falls over" move is in the movie universe.

And then we have the "Brief Glimpse of the New Villain Action Shot" as he is busy floating Natalie Portman around. This is Malekith the Accursed, or Malekith to his friends. He isn't the most regular of Thor villains, but he is a surprisingly lethal one, and he and Loki have a fairly good working relationship when it comes to pissing off the big T.



Then Thor falls to his knees and boom, the title comes up. So do we assume Natalie Portman is dead? That seems to be what the scene chronology is suggesting. But then, a silky smooth voice echoes across my speakers, and hopefully yours to.


Bang! Loki reveal. With the line "You must be truly desperate to come to me for help". Which implies they shall be teaming up, almost definitely for something Portman related if we believe these scenes to be chronological.

So yeah, I was slightly worried about the Post-Avengers MarvelVerse, I thought they might have proverbially blown their load and that everything after would feel hollow, or worse, just try and be more of the Avengers, but between the tones of this, and Iron Man 3's barrage of trailers, then I'm feeling pretty confident that Marvel are onto a good thing here.

Now if only DC could put their act together....

Still "Coming Never" to a Cinema near you.

9 comments:

  1. This looks like proper hero=so=good=looking, villain-with-bad-skin-condition rollicking escapism that has to be seen on a big screen. Can only be fun!

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    1. True, not like Thor 1 where they were both just dreamy...Who said that? I was originally said that Mads Mikkelsen couldn't play Malekith, but looking at the make-up, I can barely tell it is Christopher Eccleston anyway

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    2. Do you think Loki will redeem himself?

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    3. If I had to guess (and as a man on the internet, I have to guess), I'd say it'll be the exact opposite. Malekith and Loki planned this whole thing so Thor would have to trust Loki to get Foster back, allowing Loki to escape, now in Asgard, so he can enact the plan he began in Avengers.

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    4. If I'm right it means the marvel writing staff are way too predictable

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    5. Not that this wasn't the case already

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  2. If they want to inject a realistic feel, Jane Foster will run off with Loki to get married and have the good looking children. Married life punctuated by the occasional awkward visits from uncle and embarrassing silences at Christmas gatherings.

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    1. I would watch that. Though when that becomes pleasant escapism you know life didn't go as planned.

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