‘Thor: The Dark World’ and ‘Kick-Ass 2′ Cameos Revealed

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Two comic book movie sequels arriving this year – Thor: The Dark World and Kick-Ass 2 – feature new blood, with different filmmakers assuming the helm. Expectations are high for director Alan Taylor’s Game of Thrones-inspired vision of the Nine Realms in the Thor sequel, which is our second most-anticipated release of 2013; meanwhile, everyone’s waiting to see how well writer-director Jeff Wadlow mixes deranged violence, humor and satire in the Kick-Ass followup.

Today, however, we shift our attention to the fan-favorite actors and artists who are making special ‘guest appearances’ in these sequels (and no, we’re not talking about the inevitable Stan Lee cameo in Thor: The Dark World). If you would rather save the surprises for until you’re sitting down and watching these movies in the theater, STOP READING NOW.

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Thor: The Dark World

After helping The Avengers to protect Earth from his disillusioned half-brother Loki (Tom Hiddleston), the Son of Odin (Chris Hemsworth) returns home to Asgard to face an even greater threat: Malekith the Accursed (Christopher Eccelston), the leader of an ancient race, whose quest for vengeance sets in motion a larger power struggle that threatens the entire cosmos.

Meanwhile, Thor has competition for the affections of human scientist Jane Foster (Natalie Portman)… in the shape of a guy who looks like Roy Trenneman from The IT Crowd (Chris O’Dowd).

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O’Dowd spilled the beans about his Thor: The Dark World cameo during a recent interview with Indiewire, before Collider subsequently connected the dots to a Tweet the actor released last year (“So today I’m filming a date scene with Natalie Portman. #UpTheRossies”).

It should amount to a simple, but amusing, comedy moment, especially for anyone who recognizes the actor from his memorable socially-inept nerd characters on TV series like The IT Crowd and Girls; not to mention, funny supporting performances in the films Bridesmaids, Friends with Kids and This Is 40. O’Dowd says he’s only in one scene, though, so no need to worry about him overstaying his welcome.

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Kick-Ass 2

The Kick-Ass sequel deals with an escalating street war between Kick-Ass (Aaron Taylor-Johnson), Hit-Girl (Chloë Grace Moretz) and vengeful Red Mist (Christopher Mintz-Plasse), who now operates under the moniker of ‘The Motherf***er.”

However, Jim Carrey as Colonel Stars and Stripes is the scene-stealer in the Kick-Ass 2 red band trailer; in fact, I suspect he and the sequel’s other new additions – like John Leguizamo (The Lincoln Lawyer) and Donald Faison (Scrubs) – playing deluded pedestrians-turned costumed heroes, could prove to be the best elements of the film.

It turns out Kick-Ass comic book creators Mark Millar and John Romita Jr. will be among the capable (and hapless) ordinary people who fight for justice, as you can see from the photos below (click for full-sized version):

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Here is what Romita Jr. told IFC, about his and Millar’s appearance:

“[Mark] and I were supposed to… have some close-ups of us in the [final] battle scenes. So even though we weren’t going to say anything, we weren’t going to utter any words, we were going to be in the big fight scene, so they had both of us costumed. It ended up Mark couldn’t stick around for the close-ups because he had meetings with Fox, believe it or not. That day he had like five meetings with five different studio heads and was too busy, so our close-ups were gone.

… Here’s the problem: They put us in the fight scene and I was supposed to beat the snot out of Mark in the battle scene, and then they were going to do close-ups of us fighting, and Mark couldn’t make it. So we’re in the fight scene, but it’s really difficult to see us. The director said when we do ['Kick-Ass 3'], he said, “I’ll get you all the close-up.”

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Kick-Ass 2 open in U.S. theaters on August 16th, 2013.

Thor: The Dark World arrives in theaters on November 8th, 2013.

Source: Indiewire, IFC

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  1. I’m probably alone in this, but often I find when very or even fairly famous people cameo in a film it totally shatters the suspension of my disbelief. I’ll end up thinking ‘hey it’s the guy from scrubs’ rather than seeing them as whatever character they’re supposed to be.

    I’m not sure why it happens, it reeks of vanity rather than dedication to telling the tale.

    Every time Stan pops up in the Marvel franchise it’s the same, I can just about forgive that as he’s pretty much earned the chance to do it.

    • Sorry about your mental block. Hope you manage to resolve it.

  2. Chris O’dowd was great in The Sapphires.

  3. i thought they were talkin about CHARACTER cameos…

    • can you be more stupid?

      • Well that was uncalled for.

      • That’s what I thought, too.

  4. OH MY GOD, Chris O’Dowd in Thor 2?? YOU HAVE TO BE KIDDING THAT IS THE GREATE-

    ..are you serious? Thank you ScreenRant for getting many people excited.. for nothing. Dumbest news about a cameo ever.

    • You’re welcome?

  5. Cool. It would be nice to see Ulik the Troll make a cameo to…

    • Make a cameo to what?

  6. I was expecting someone like dr strange or someone in the cosmic world. But a date scene with an actor that few don’t know about is unexciting

    • That’s like saying I’m going to cameo in the expendables movie which won’t happen

  7. Is O’Dowd going to be playing Donald Blake?

  8. If i remember with kickstarter you do get something in return based off of the amount of money you donate like set visits swag dvd’s walk on roles ect

    • I think you posted in the wrong comment section, bruh.

  9. Well, that was.. was.. was.. um, wasn’t what I expected.
    Non Spoiler Spoiler.

  10. EPIC FAIL

  11. I love the IT crod

  12. I love the IT crowd and chris but not anything exciting

  13. People are upset because

    1.) It isn’t foreshadowing to a future movie
    2.) One of them wasn’t revealed to be Stan Lee

    Im happy about this though, it’ll be cool to see both Romita Jr. and Millar onscreen as characters in universes they make for a living

  14. I’m cool with O’Dowd having a cameo. Could mean they want some comedy but don’t want Thor to be the one to provide the laughter like he was in the first one with his fish out of water thing.

    Kick-Ass 2 cameos….meh, I won’t be watching that crap anyway, hated the first one so I guess it’s good news for those who actually enjoy it.

  15. Chris O’Dowd – Who?

    Miller and Romita… meh, good for them.

  16. I find Mark Millar difficult to like. I’ve never met the guy, nor had any disagreements with his work, but for some reason I really don’t like him, yet loved the Kick Ass movie. Weird.

    • Smug? Seemingly self centered? I dunno, maybe he’s a nice guy, but from what I’ve read about him, he seems like an arse.

  17. Can you tell us more about this? I’d care to find out some additional
    information.