The Marvel Cinematic Universe continues its expansion with the upcoming Thor: The Dark World, marking the third major events in the MCU this year following Iron Man 3 premiering in theaters and Agents of SHIELD beginning to air on ABC just last week. Things aren’t going to slow down in 2014, either, between the next solo adventure with Avengers Captain America and Black Widow, followed by the introduction to a new crew of heroes and baddies in James Gunn’s Guardians of the Galaxy.
Today, in our Marvel roundup, we have a brief interview with Guardians costar Karen Gillan – best known for playing human Amelia Pond opposite Matt Smith as the eleventh Doctor from Doctor Who – talking about the film (in relation to The Avengers), with the additional bonus of the latest TV spots released online for the Thor sequel
Gillan, with a shaved head for her role in Guardians as the villainess Nebula, took a couple Avengers-related questions from Total Film, before she offered the following quote about what distinguishes Earth’s Mightiest Heroes from the ragtag team of intergalactic rogues that are the Guardians:
“Well, I play a villain, so I’m just antagonizing heroes in ‘Guardians of the Galaxy… Also, what’s different about ‘Guardians’ [compared to 'Avengers'] is that everybody is a bad guy. it’s just good guys within the bad guys.”
Speaking of morally-ambiguous characters: both of the two newly-unveiled Thor: The Dark World TV spots feature key appearances by the God of Thunder’s brother, Loki (Tom Hiddleston), who continues to dominate the marketing campaign for the next installment in “Phase 2″ of the MCU – and, has even been given additional screen time during reshoots for the Thor sequel - ones that incorporated even more scenes with Hiddleston into the mix, no less.
Director Alan Taylor’s Thor: The Dark World brings back Hiddleston’s fellow main cast members – Chris Hemsworth, Natalie Portman, Anthony Hopkins – in addition to expanding the roles for returning supporting players like Idris Elba (Heimdall), Jaimie Alexander (Sif) and even Darcy (Kat Dennings) – all while introducing the villainous Malekith the Accursed (Christopher Eccleston) and his Dark Elves.
Check out the latest Thor: The Dark World TV spots below:
Thor: The Dark World opens in theaters on November 8th, 2013, followed thereafter by Captain America: The Winter Soldier on April 4th, 2014, Guardians of the Galaxy on August 1st, 2014, The Avengers: Age of Ultron on May 1st, 2015, Ant-Man on July 31st, 2015, and unannounced films for May 6th, 2016, July 8th, 2016 and May 5th, 2017.
Source: Total Film