New ‘Thor: The Dark World’ Trailer: More Story, Loki, and Hammer-Swinging Action

Published 2 years ago by , Updated August 8th, 2013 at 6:35 pm,

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[Watched the footage? Check out our Trailer 2 Analysis Article.]

Marvel brought new footage from Thor: The Dark World to the 2013 Comic-Con, in order to keep building hype for the next installment in Phase 2 of the Marvel Cinematic Universe (which began with Iron Man 3). The Thor sequel was directed by Alan Taylor – a former co-showrunner on HBO’s Game of Thrones – and will delve further into the mythology/history of the Nine Realms than its predecessor.

The newly-released Dark World trailer features some of the material that was shown at Comic-Con, which includes more scenes with the God of Thunder (Chris Hemsworth) reunited with his human love Jane Foster (Natalie Portman), fan-favorite Asgardians like Heimdall (Idris Elba) and Sif (Jaimie Alexander) – and, of course, everyone’s favorite trouble-making “god,” Loki (Tom Hiddleston).

 To refresh your memory, here is the official synopsis for Thor: The Dark World:

Marvel’s “Thor: The Dark World” continues the big-screen adventures of Thor, the Mighty Avenger, as he battles to save Earth and all the Nine Realms from a shadowy enemy that predates the universe itself.  In the aftermath of Marvel’s “Thor” and “Marvel’s The Avengers,” Thor fights to restore order across the cosmos…but an ancient race led by the vengeful Malekith returns to plunge the universe back into darkness.  Faced with an enemy that even Odin and Asgard cannot withstand, Thor must embark on his most perilous and personal journey yet, one that will reunite him with Jane Foster and force him to sacrifice everything to save us all.

thor dark world trailer New Thor: The Dark World Trailer: More Story, Loki, and Hammer Swinging Action

Among other things, the second Dark World trailer provides a sneak peek at new cast addition Christopher Eccelston’s vocal mannerisms as Malekith the Accursed, while teasing the rocky interactions between Loki and his step-brother. We learned more about the Thor-Loki dynamic in particular, during our visit to the Thor: The Dark World set.

Much has been made when it comes to Taylor’s more tangible and grounded approach to constructing the Thor Universe – which features a more even ratio of fantasy sets versus CGI than director Kenneth Branagh’s first movie. The latest Dark World footage also suggests that the humor from Taylor’s darker and grittier installment actually might feel more organic to the proceedings – compared to the fish-out-of-water comedy in Branagh’s film (see: Thor’s Indiana Jones-style casual takedown of a massive enemy in the trailer’s conclusion).

Screen story credit for Thor: The Dark World belongs to Robert Rodat (creator of Falling Skies) and the late Don Payne (Thor), with the script having been co-written by Christopher Markus and Stephen McFeely – the duo that penned Captain America: The First Avenger – and Christopher Yost (The Avengers: Earth’s Mightiest Heroes TV series). The new trailer doesn’t shed too much additional light on the story, beyond the basic details – hopefully, the final payoff will prove worth the buildup and mystery.

To learn more about the film, read our Thor: The Dark World set interview with Chris Hemsworth.


Thor: The Dark World opens in U.S. theaters on November 8th, 2013, followed by Captain America: The Winter Soldier on April 4th, 2014, Guardians of the Galaxy on August 1st, 2014Avengers: Age of Ultron on May 1st, 2015, Ant-Man on November 6th, 2015, and unannounced films for May 6th, 2016, July 8th, 2016 and May 5th, 2017.

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  1. I thought that rock dude at the end was a pretty fitting tribute to the Stone Men from Saturn that where featured in the very first apperance of Thor in Journey into Mystery.

    • Lmao! I love how you know the history of the Kronans but refer to them as “rock dudes” lol

  2. Ok, just seen the trailer. Fantastic. Can’t wait.

  3. Is it just me or does it sound like Odin’s dialogue was recorded on an old gramophone?

    • I thought the same thing

  4. love it

  5. Wow! this trailer looks impressive. Im glad that Loki is getting a lot of screen time. He’s my favourite MCU character next to Tony Stark

  6. I’m so excited! I can’t wait until November!!!

  7. Epic!

  8. 1:46
    Malekith holds Jane in the air while Kurse and Loki stand by. In the bottom right corner you can clearly see that Thor is on the ground. My guess is that Thor was just about beat Malekith when Loki finally decided to betray him– cutting off his brother’s hand.

    • Why would you think Thor gets his hand cut-off? or is this just your figure of speech?
      Is this something that happens in the comics?
      Im not a comic book reader so I don’t know all of the history but I love reading the comments from people that do know the history!

      • He should have tagged some SPOILERS in there. For my post I will be courteous and do so.


        The comic-con trailer shows a part set in this same location where it seems as though Loki is about to cut off Thor’s hand when it ends.

        • Thank you Kris!

  9. I have been following screenrant for the past 3 years and I can honestly say that there is a direct correlation between the number of comments and box office success. Safe to assume that this is true 90% of the time. So seeing all the positive comments regarding this trailer is very promising. Trolls included because they will watch the film regardless

    • Hahaha troll included… nice one! ;)

  10. Great Trailer. “That’s for New York.” Easter Egg from The Avengers reference = $50 million more at the box office minimum. See IM3, that got $500 million for its reference.

    • “I like her.”


      One of the best lines/scenes of any Marvel movie yet! That did get me even more excited to see Thor 2.

      • I know that’s my favorite part in the whole trailer

        • I liked seeing Loki fighting Malekith, I really hope Loki proves to be NOT such an A**hole, Don’t get me wrong I love the character but I want to see him helping Thor at some point if only to serve himself in some fashion is fine by me but I don’t think Loki will want to see Asgard destroyed!
          (and if this is Loki’s final appearance) I would really like to see him redeem himself…..I would rather see him join forces to help the Avengers just so he can screw with Thor some more but I don’t think that will happen! so seeing him help Thor in this film will have to do!!

    • Your math is wrong

  11. Awesome trailer! Better than the first! So excited for this movie. Curious how it looks like the final battle will be on Earth… definitely stoked!

  12. Meh.

    • I thought it was meh also. Not sure what got all of these Marvel fanboys hyped up for? Look at Iron Man 3 and this trailer is just meh. Phase 3 is doomed if they keep it up this way.

      • Marvel fanboys?

        Some of us love both companies (Marvel and DC) and know a good movie when we see it trailed.

        Just find it hilariously condescending and immature that because it doesn’t excite you, out come the lame insults at those who like the look of it.

        • Jessica is a troll dude, just ingnore her. She says the same thing about evey Marvel trailer.

        • I noticed that you like almost any garbage that is thrown to you, Dazz. You have some horrid taste in movies and that is a fact, good sir. Not praising DC, but so far they do have way better films than anything Marvel has done. DC still has bad films, their older ones. Marvel just started crap and it’s getting worse with every movie they release.

          • Yeah, Marvel/Disney is crying all the way to the bank.

            • Love it when someone mentions box office when there’s discussions about film quality. People are stoooopid

          • Man of steel was not that good. Green hornet was terrible, green lantern sucked, oh thats right there is nothing else so what are you even talking about. Outside of the nolan batman trilogy you have nothing. Dc has their heads up their rears and have no idea how to put together a movie universe. I mean batman as a supporting character in mos 2 please.

      • Meh was my reaction to the first teaser.
        But this one allowed me to see more potential that I am going to like this film way more than its underwhelming predecessor and some of the other Marvel films.

        I like both companies. They have strengths and weaknesses in their particular areas of film. While I find myself defending DC more often than not as of late, and I am equally excited by both side.

        True, I have preferred the Batman Begins, The Dark Knight and Man of Steel over some to most of the Marvel films, but it does not mean I choose DC over Marvel. I proudly enjoyed Iron Man and The Avengers over Green Lantern and Superman Returns and Catwoman.

        Captain America and The Dark Knight Rises are the perfect examples of films I am lukewarm-like, but far from loving or hating.

        As long as this trailer is not misleading as Iron Man (and to a lesser extent Man of Steel) in terms of tone and approach, then I am liking what is there to be seen so far as it is an improvement.

        • Top-notch comment Archer
          Agree with all of it – except the first bit
          but I’ve been looking forward to what this film could be since the director was chosen (I’ve been hoping that Alan Taylor would bring a bit of the GoT look/feel to Asgard and it looks like he may have)
          This sequel looks to be a substantial improvement on the first film

      • jesabelle here must be a DC slacker, but its all good we have 7 very good movies! she is butt sore she only has 1….. poor girl! Lifes a beeotch when your a DC fan, but hopefully in 10-15 years you will get another decent movie to hold you over until the next decade!

        I personally hope DC does just as good as Marvel but I cant stand these peeps that have to rip on one side or the other…..SOOO Childish, LMAO

  13. Color me impressed…
    Even though we’ve only seen mere seconds of what takes place on Earth it’s a big improvement from what we saw in Thor.
    My biggest issue with Thor was that everything that happened on Earth seemed to take place in a town with population of about 15. So for me it hampered the consequences and any urgent feeling you’d have.
    But what we see here looks epic in scope and I really like the color pallet. Gone is the glossy, sunshine look of most of Marvel’s films which is a plus IMO.

    • Plus the switch between Earth and the other realms is not as jarring as in the first film.

  14. I am part of the minority of viewerz who preferred Thor to Iron-Man and am excited for the sequel. I tend to lean towardz the cosmic side of Marvel Vs. the more grounded Earthly characterz. I can’t wait for Guardianz but until then this is the film I’m most looking forward to seeing…

    • You ruined your gimmick by not having every S replaced by a Z, only half of them.


      • hahaha

      • Loool

      • I only use Z at the end of wordz, not in the beginning nor the middle, as I feel certain wordz ending in “S” sound better to me as a “Z” Sorry to disappoint or ruin your idealz of gimmicky spelling. Perhapz you should have read the sentence more thoroughly, I can only assume you’re not very adept at code deciphering or simple riddlez or you would surely have noticed. Thankz for commenting regardless…

  15. So Thor has the witty banter like Tony? “Anyone Else?”.. DUHFUQ is that..

    Still loved the trailer though..

    • My good soldier that is called Thor’s natural arrogance, its been around for over 5 decades.

    • He had it in the first movie as well. When he hit the Frost Giant, he said, “Next”; he also said, “Make it more of a challenge for me”.

  16. loki will make the ultimate sacrifice…. i can almost taste it

    • I said this a few days ago and it seems nobody agreed.

      • I can see it happening.
        Totally makes sense with what all the actors and filmmakers have been saying. It fits.

    • Not according to Marvel.

  17. Thor: The Dark World looks to be an improvement in every way to the first Thor film of 2011. While I was entertained by the first film. overall I felt it was a weak film from a character standpoint & spectacle. Plus, the forced comedy did not do it for me.

    I was whelmed with the teaser for Thor:The Dark World but this trailer gets me excited. I like the serious and grounded approach which make the settings of Asgard and the other realms seem tangible and not so jarring juxtaposed to Earth. The Thor and Loki interaction look promising as well of course from the acting of those main leads. Natalie Portman seems to be more tough and less goo goo eyes this round as well.

    I am really excited for this film more than I thought I would be prior to watching the full length trailer.

    I just hope the tone and approach here is representative of what we can expect in the film rather than a completely different tone a la Iron Man 3.

  18. epic!!

  19. I am very anxious to see this film! I always thought deep down, that this movie could be the sleeper hit out of all the superhero movies this year.

  20. Awesome!!

    This will make WAY more money than MoS, but less than IM3. 700-800 million range.

  21. I must be in the minority here who think that this trailer was alright, maybe i’m just tired of seeing all these trailers with the basic explosions/end of the world crap recently. Or just kinda tired of all these Marvel films. Anyways I think the film will be fine but i’m not gonna lie and say i’m looking forward to it, but i’ll check it out to see if it’s nice

  22. I just want it to be better than IM3, that’s all I want.

    • I hope so Rick. The IM3 trailers were so amazing and the movie was pretty blah for me. These Thor 2 trailers are fairly tame, so I hope the movie is just awesome!!!!

  23. Love the Port. Can’t wait!!

  24. Great stuff!
    Has a certain GOT’s vibe about it.

  25. Looks very good to me even more epic than the first movie I believe.

  26. Nice trailer. I just hope the movie doesn’t suffer from over-exposure like the first where all the best parts were seen in the many trailers released prior.

  27. YES !!!…I’m glad there’s comic book left for this year

  28. EPIC! I’m really loving the fact that Thor and Loki seem to be in the focus. Of course this is just the trailer and the Thor-Jane romance will get a lot of attention, but I do hope that Thor and Loki’s relationship will be also have a central role.

    It’s what made the first movie so good, especially Loki’s story. So focusing on them is a good idea. The romance in the first movie was so bad, quick and forced and I don’t know, I’m not feeling it like Tony/Pepper or Steve/Peggy or even Bruce/Betty.

    Thor, just got for Sif, much better match.

    I love how amused Loki is about all the threats, he’s clearly enjoying himself.

  29. kind of boring.

    and the trailer seemed bland.

    it’s cool, but so what

    • And the ending? Pft. Brad Pitt did it better

      • I always thought Brad Pitt (after watching Troy) or paul Walker would have made Good Thors. This guy is Good. But….. Just being a little Biased

        As far as the Trailer, this looks real good, they can only go up after the first movie, the same with captain america