‘Thor: The Dark World’: New Odin & Loki Posters; Kat Dennings Talks Expanded Role

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Marketing for Thor: The Dark World has picked up in recent weeks, as the next installment in “Phase 2″ of the Marvel Cinematic Universe will test the Thor brand name’s durability away from the comic book blockbuster-friendly summer by releasing in November (where other popcorn movie franchises like James Bond have thrived in years past).

Besides having The Avengers‘ coattails of success to ride on, the Thor sequel will also benefit from the massive surge in popularity of Loki (portrayed in the MCU by Tom Hiddleston) since its predecessor hit theaters – part of the reason why the Dark World reshoots have beefed up the screen time even more for Thor’s (Chris Hemsworth) untrustworthy sibling in the sequel. Indeed, there’s a good reason why the film’s trailers have focused heavily on scenes with Hemworth and Hiddleston, despite there being many other characters and big developments that transpire in the superhero/fantasy adventure.

Speaking of other (read: not Loki) players in The Dark World: the villainous leader of the Dark Elves, Malekith the Accursed – portrayed by former Doctor Who star Christopher Eccelston – got his own poster a week ago, as did Thor with his arms wrapped around his dear (human) lady love Jane Foster (Natalie Portman). Today, though, Yahoo! Movies premiered yet another one-sheet featuring Loki; one which bears a resemblance to the German poster from a couple days ago, with a backdrop that suggests the treacherous god has just escaped from his Asgardian prison cell. In addition, Marvel has unveiled a poster with Odin (Anthony Hopkins), looking as dignified, noble and beard-faced as ever he did.

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Meanwhile, Kat Dennings – who played Jane’s comic relief sidekick Darcy Lewis in director Kenneth Branagh’s Thor movie – has spoken to the Press-Telegram about her character in The Dark World, beginning with Darcy’s perspective on the whole (literal) star-crossed romance between the God of Thunder and her science-minded boss lady:

“Darcy’s a political science major who’s interning with Jane for credit. She’s really bad at real science in this first movie. In the second movie, she’s more interested, but she still doesn’t know anything about it. She loves Jane, she really wants Jane and Thor to be together. It’s almost like her own little soap opera that she watches.”

Dennings also hinted that Darcy get to do more than crack wise and serve as the audience’s proxy in the Thor sequel:

“Darcy does many amazing things, the content of which I will probably get snipered if I reveal. But there are a lot of awesome sequences involving Darcy that I think fans of the movie will be excited to see — and that I, as a fan, was spoiled to be doing. You’ll see Darcy as you’ve never seen her before.”

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Films like The 40 Year Old Virgin and Nick & Norah’s Infinite Playlist, in addition to the TV series 2 Broke Girls, show that Dennings possesses more screen charisma and personality than her turn in Thor – a mostly one-note source of sitcom-style humor – might suggest. In others words, although learning that Darcy has more to do in The Dark World than before might not be so interesting as hearing about expanded roles for Asgardian warriors like Heimdall (Idris Elba) and Sif (Jaimie Alexander), it’s at least encouraging to hear that Darcy won’t feel so dispensable to the story this second time around.

Alan Taylor is directing Thor: The Dark World from a script written by Christopher Yost, along with Christopher Markus and Stephen McFeely (Captain America: The First Avenger). The film stars Chris Hemsworth, Natalie Portman, Tom Hiddleston, Stellan Skarsgård, Idris Elba, Christopher Eccleston, Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje, Kat Dennings, Ray Stevenson, Zachary Levi, Tadanobu Asano, Jaimie Alexander, Rene Russo and Anthony Hopkins.

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Thor: The Dark World opens in select IMAX 3D theaters on October 30th, 2013, before it begins a general release a week later on November 8th.

Source: Yahoo! Movies, Press-Telegram 

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  1. I hope it doesnt go to far with what darcy does. The fans arent here to see darcy we wanna see thor and sif and the warriors three

  2. I wonder if she’ll be Enchantress… That would be such a cool twist.

    • We’d never be able to take her seriously as a villain. At least I wouldn’t anyway.

      • Well as her goofy self yeah… But a little bit of acting and a change in personality due to the deception, it’s possible. I’d just love to see her in the classic green cleavage showing outfit. :)

        • That last part, AGREED! 100%

  3. Oh I’d take her, seriously!

  4. Hopefully Heimdall’s role is expanded greatly. Idris Elba is way too awesome of an actor to be wasted on such an insignificant role in the MCU. I wish they would’ve saved him for Black Panther.

    • ^ true that.

    • No worries. If they actually want to get serious about a BP flick, I don’t think there would be a massive outcry because he had a ten second roll elsewhere. I’m all for it. He deserves it.

      • He would never be black panther he is to old. Ta’challa is a prince he should be in his twenties

  5. I think there was a reason Jane (Natalie Portman) and Thor met. Because Odin banished Thor to Earth in the first Movie. Specifically, Odin banished Thor to “Mother Earth.” Thor’s birth mother (in Marvel and Mythology) is the Elder Goddess of the Earth Gaea (who often disguises herself as a young women with dark hair and blue eyes). Darcy is Thor’s Mom in disguise I’ll bet.

    • Interesting

  6. damnnn rt didnt think about that… but i doubt they would do that, as would make things too complicated in the movie… but anyway thor looks great, more loki cna only equal greatness ~~ here’s to loki putting up a good fight (whether against thor or malekith) and not getting smashed like a ragg doll

  7. Loved Thor but didnt really understand what she was doing in the movie in the first place. Wish they had just cut her out altogether for the sequel. Oh well.

  8. As long as they show more and more of Kat Denning’s nice rack, sign me up.

  9. I think Kat Dennings got an expanded role because of her boobs.

  10. thor ans jane foster romance will expanded in thor:the dark world and darcy in thor :the dark world will be more serious in that new thor movies and kat dennings will be more amazing in thor:the drak world.

  11. WHO CARES ABOUT KAT DENNINGS? She’s not interesting AT ALL. It’s not called Darcy: The Dark World. Kat Dennings isn’t a household name. There’s no reason to talk about her. At all.

    • Two big wrong things on the front of her say other wise….

      • Round*** damn auto correct.

    • Yeah OK buddy!!!!

      SHE IS HOTT AND HER BOOBIES ARE AMAZING, That is PLENTY of “REASON” to talk about her and even show her more too!
      what is your deal? you don’t like hot chicks with big boobies? It is NOT like we are witnessing the greatest movie of all time, IT IS A COMIC BOOK MOVIE, take your chill pill dude!

      anyway it sounds like you are in the minority here jack! 99.9% here are FINE with MORE Kat Dennings and her boobies, if that bothers you, I’m SURE you can find more movies with Hemsworth’s boobies!!
      ALSO i’m a poet and didn’t know it..

  12. More Kat Dennings is never a bad thing.

  13. Why is Thor not with Siv(Sif)? It’s his wife in norse mythology. Instead he is fooling around with an earthling :D

    Maybe the Marvelverse has a different take on it all.

  14. I think Darcy should get her own spin-off movie.

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