‘Thor: The Dark World’ Clips: Loki, Sif & Malekith

Published 10 months ago by , Updated October 18th, 2013 at 12:19 pm,

Following in the footsteps of the mammoth box office performance of Iron Man 3 earlier this year, Marvel’s second comic book offering, Thor: The Dark World, could well be in line to dominate among the fall 2013 releases. Chris Hemsworth returns as the titular Norse god of thunder, facing a brand new threat that will bring him back together not only with his human sweetheart Jane Foster (Natalie Portman), but also with his disgraced (but adopted) brother Loki (Tom Hiddleston)

The first clip shows Thor’s close companions, Sif (Jaimie Alexander) and Volstagg (Ray Stevenson), keeping everything under control (sort of) in the midst of battle before Thor himself shows up just in time to deliver a one-liner. The enemies they’re fighting don’t look like Dark Elves and quite a few shots from this battle have been shown in the trailers, including one where Thor easily takes out the marauders’ biggest warrior, so it’s quite likely that this is an action setpiece from early on in the movie.

Another clip shows a more full version of Thor proposing a temporary truce to an imprisoned Loki, who has been locked up in yet another transparent cage and whose hair length acts as a handy guide to how much time has passed since The Avengers. The relationship between the two brothers is apparently going to be central to Thor: The Dark World, and since Loki won’t be in The Avengers: Age of Ultron, this might be the last we see of Hiddleston in the role for at least a couple of years.

The most recent clip, courtesy of IGN, gives us a good look at Christopher Eccleston (Doctor Who) in makeup and prosthetics as Malekith, the leader of the Dark Elves. Malekith wakes up from what looks like a very long slumber and is immediately ready to start delivering speeches to his minions – now that’s the sign of a real go-getter.

Thor: The Dark World looks like it could be at east on par with the first film, based on the clips and trailers so far, but some concern has been caused by talk of its slightly chaotic production. The script and story have been evolving throughout the shoot, with Joss Whedon called in to perform screenwriting CPR on certain scenes and Hiddleston called back for reshoots less than three months before release. Taylor also told us in an interview that he heard Thor: The Dark World was going get a 3D release after production had already begun and didn’t particularly bother factoring this into the way it was shot.

The willingness to continually adjust and tweak Thor: The Dark World‘s script even after post-production had already begun could either work in the movie’s favor and give it more polished feel, or – if Taylor failed to pull it all together in time – it may have just made the whole thing even messier than if it had been left alone. Luckily, we won’t have to wait too much longer to find out which it is.

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Thor: The Dark World will be released in 3D IMAX theaters worldwide from October 30th, 2013, and will be out on general release November 8th.

Source: IGN

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  1. Even though i loved the first thor (its my third favorite MCU film) and this looks good, i find myself actually more anticipating Captain America and GotG which I havent seen any footage for. and thats with the first Captain America being one of my least favorite MCU films.

  2. http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=WpTMf2tYBj8&feature=c4-feed-u
    For all the X-Men fans. The Days of Future Past teaser.

    • Sweet! I cant believe these havent been taken down yet. I guess they dont care as much as Legendary with Godzilla.

  3. I knew Christopher Eccleston’s voice was going to be perfect for this movie! Very excited to go see it!

  4. looks good. i saw the 2nd trailer the other day in 3d when i went to see Gravity, and it looked pretty cool in 3d. hopefully i can get my daughter [who works for the theater] to take me for [almost] free, even though she detests comic book movies, she can go in and leave after the previews.

    • Are you telling us that you are not going to see it if you are not getting in for free?!

  5. When did Malekith have time to hijack a Borg ship?

    • He does bear a striking resemblance to the Borg Queen…perhaps they are related and Picard will show up with some Moby Dick quotes!

  6. Malekith wakes up–nothing! I wakes up, and I is a’ready for this film!

  7. Im not really into this film, sadly. Im just waiting for a good post credit scene.

    However It´s a completely different story if we are talking about Cap. America 2 ;)

  8. I am so stoked for this movie. I unfortunately work nights and will not be able to go to the midnight showing but I will be seeing it next day. Everything I see of Sif in this movie continues to make me think that Jaimie Alexander should be Wonder Woman.

    • Of course. At the moment, I think she’s the only one who could pull it off. Sadly, she said she wasn’t interested in the role anymore.

      B

  9. Kind of a shame that we probably won’t see Tom Hiddleston as Loki again for a few years. He’s really making it an iconic role if he hasn’t already…

    But I’m relatively sure we will be getting a third (and probably final) Thor film at this point. Hoping for Surtur as the villain in that one.

  10. Malekith looks like a reject from Underworld.

  11. I am getting nervous about this movie. The run time is only 111 minutes. I have a bad feeling that the battle scenes will be short and underwhelming. That being said, Thor is my favorite MCU character so hopefully Marvel proves me wrong!

    • Hmm, yeah. It does seem like they have a lot to cram in a relatively short time. Once again I question the wisdom of putting the useless Kat Dennings character in. I’m sure I will cringe again every time she’s on screen.

      B

    • Really? i hope thats not true, because that is extremely short. I think thats the shortest for a MCU film isnt it?

      • It is almost exactly the same as the first Thor movie and the Incredible Hulk (margin of about 4 min.), which both told a satisfying amount of story even with a smaller, tighter focus. I think T:tDW will be fine as long as the story moves forward at a proper pace the whole time.

    • Damn 111 minutes is short for a blockbuster like this.That’s only a hour and 40 minutes,and 8 to 10 minutes of that will be the end credits.I knew X-Men The Last Stand would be a mess when I found out it was the same run time as this.Hopefully this won’t turn out the same way.

  12. Gotta edit this stuff if anyone is going to take this website seriously. You lose credibility when you don’t spell check or look over what you type.

  13. I really hope this is as good as it looks.Phase 2 has already gotten off to a bad start for me personally. how could Alan Taylor not take into account that they would want to convert the movie to3D? nearly every movie in the past decade has been released in some form of the format

    • It hasn’t even been four years, actually.

      B

  14. I’m sure this will be a bigger dissapointment than the 1st Thor. It will probably be better than Garbage of the Galaxy or Antman but that’s not saying much.

    • Yeah, but it’ll still be a billion times better than the awful Man of Steel movie. lolololol

    • Youre such a troll. Why even post a comment on this article if your intention is to sh*t all over it. Which is the same thing you did on the Guardians Of The Galaxy article. You must live a sad, lonely, life bro.

      • You mean truth teller. If you cant handle the truth about the major flops about to take place maybe you should wipe your eyes put your bigboy pants on and man up. At Leats Avengers 2 will be decent. Be happy about that.

        • You can’t be the “truth teller” when the movie hasn’t even opened yet. You’re just hoping for the Thor2 movie to flop, so you will feel better about the mess that was MOS. People didn’t like it, critics hated it, and the only reason it made some money is because it was treated as an event. That’s why Warner Bros. thought it best to fast track everything and use BATMAN for the sequel, because at this point, the Dark Knight is the only viable character DC have in its roster. Getting Ben Affleck to play Bruce however stinks of desperation on DC’s part, anything for free publicity. When Batman kicks Superman’s ass in World’s Finest movie, I will beone of those doing the LOLOLOLOLOL….bank on it.

  15. Man of Steel was the best movie of the year. When Thor flops i’ll be the one with the lololol. I mean how many times can you use Loki for real.

    • Thor won’t flop, I expect it to surpass Man of Steel financially. Loki is the second most popular character in the MCU behind Iron Man.

      I liked Man of Steel a lot more the second time I saw it. It’s quite ok to like both movies. :)

      Looking forward to the new film!

      B

  16. I really love Thor’s cockiness in these films, especially the first Thor.

  17. Malekith looks badass

  18. The Malekith clip gives me a Alien/Predator Vibe and I’m sure it ain’t just me.

  19. I am so looking forward to this.I have booked at my local Imax for October 30th.I love the visual images and the cast is just epic but what really makes it for me is the Thor/Loki dynamic.Wiyth out it I would probably loose interest.

  20. Box Office tracking for this movie came this morning and the opening estimate is said to be about $75 million.

    Source : http://www.deadline.com/2013/10/marvels-thor-2-comes-on-tracking-very-strong-but-projected-75m-nowhere-near-iron-man-2/

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