‘Thor: The Dark World’ Trailer: Earth Under Attack Again

Published 2 years ago by , Updated April 25th, 2013 at 7:47 am,


Thor gave his word that he would return and he did in The Avengers. Now he owes Jane Foster (Natalie Portman) another return to Earth and a very good explanation as to why he didn’t visit last summer.

With Iron Man 3 opening in select markets this week, the marketing campaign for Thor: The Dark World has begun and we already have the first teaser poster, new photos and a few key plot details to go with the very first Thor 2 teaser trailer.

An early description of the Thor trailer from a presentation in Italy and the more recent latest teaser description from another presentation in Mexico highlight similar key moments and themes. As it turns out, these were only partly accurate.

Thor is back, now more of a veteran viking warrior with a great sense of leadership and responsibility. He’s got longer hair to go with his ever-so-slightly redesigned armor and Mjolnir hammer. More importantly, he must face his greatest threat yet.

Official Thor: The Dark World synopsis:

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.

It’s not just the Dark Elves that Thor must battle, but the wrath of an angry stranded human love interest in Jane Foster, and the love triangle that forms thanks to Thor’s history with Sif. This is only teased in the first Thor: The Dark World trailer.

Along with brief shots of action on Asgard, Earth and other locations, we see Jane Foster taken to Asgard, a close-up of Malekith’s (Christopher Eccleston) scarred face, brief shots of Earth under attack, and a mysterious space vessel. The biggest highlight and the “hook” of the teaser is the rugged, imprisoned Loki, and Thor warning him that if he again attempts betrayal, he will be killed. After his scene-stealing role in The Avengers, Tom Hiddleston is essential to helping market the Thor followup.

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Even from the disjointed teaser which serves more as a brief sizzle reel, the overhaul of tone and style is evident. Director Alan Taylor’s influence is not only fitting, but welcome, and a touch of Rome and Game of Thrones is exactly what Marvel Studios needed to deliver the next chapter in the space viking superhero story. It’s more polished, more detailed and more fleshed out – and that’s key since Asgard (and the other realms) have an expanded role in the sequel.

What’s going on in the scene with Jane Foster caught in some sort of vortex sandstorm? Why is that truck floating in the intro? How does Thor travel freely between realms?

Iron Man 3 opens in U.S. theaters on May 3rd, 2013, followed by Thor: The Dark World on November 8th, 2013. Captain America: The Winter Soldier opens April 4th, 2014, Guardians of the Galaxy on August 1st, 2014The Avengers 2 on May 1st, 2015,  Ant-Man on November 6th, 2015 and Doctor Strange sometime after.

If you’re excited for Thor’s return, follow me on Twitter @rob_keyes for more!

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  1. “Lightning cracks the blackened sky
    Hear the thunder champion ride
    All the men with hearts of war
    Ride the path of mighty Thor!” -Amon Amarh

    Sooo pumped for this!!!! Can’t wait to see Thor arise!!!!!!!!!!

    • If you want a good Norse mythology quote, you can’t go wrong with Amon Amarth. However, the trailer does have the look of a “first” trailer. Really no idea what’s going on. The final one should hopefully give more of an idea and, as well, sell the movie better. I’ve no doubt it will be good, and an improvement on the first.

      • Another thing, I wish that we could have one superhero movie trailer where the villain is not doing a voiceover where he asks the hero what he is willing to do/sacrifice for his loved ones?

        • Obviously the Dark Elf was sacrificing her and 8 others (we don’t care about) bcuz only 9 animals of each kind (including Humans) can be sacrificed to please a Gods. Lady Sif will be pleased.

  2. Seriously… This needs to not be on Apple. Anyone have a non quicktime link for this?

    • Huh? just watch it in VLC.

      phhh, quicktime…

      • It’s the file format. Its proprietary. At my current location I can’t view it.

        • install VLC.
          go to itunes trailers, to the Thor trailer.
          There will be a blue button with an arrow next to it.
          click the arrow, it will give you several sizes.
          right click on the one you want to download
          open file with VLC.

          you don’t need quicktime.

          • I’m sorry but I should’ve also added that at my current location I “shouldn’t” install anything either. At home, at the PC I don’t use, I have all the necessary components to view this lovely piece of art, but not at my current location. Nor does it work on an Android cell phone. Not even through MX player.

              • Thank you sir/ma’am! My nerves are now at ease!!!

  3. Looks cool to me. How much you wanna bet that Beta Ray Bill will show up in a post credits scene? Since we are exploring the cosmic universe, it doesn’t seem too farfetched IMO.

    • That would be… wild.

      • Are you gonna make a breakdown of the trailer at some point like IM3 and MoS? that would be fantastic :)

    • That would be awesome, I personaly would love for him to show up in the movie, but post credits scene could work

  4. Definitely a disjointed trailer. The footage itself looks great though.

  5. This trailer is way better than any trailer I have ever seen (maybe with the exception of MoS, and the fight scenes truly look amazing.

    So pumped right now

  6. Loving this. I wonder when a full trailer will be released. I’d guess summer.

  7. Must has Natalie Portman and Gwenyth Paltrow sammich!

    • I can has Kat Dennings?

  8. It’s on youtube marvel uk put out the video

  9. Someone better tell me how and why that truck is floating at the start of the trailer because It’s bugging me real bad

    • My guess would be antigravity bubbles, because of the invasion force arriving. Something must keep that big black thing in the air, right? 😉

      • I’m a little spent with regards to invasion forces on Earth. Hopefully this so called attack on Earth is just a minor event while everything else takes place on Asgard and the other Nine Realms

        • Same here. The more Thor gets away from Earth and the rest of The Avengers, the happier I am.

      • That’s what she said!

        • lol

  10. Oh boy! This looks more than awesome! I wish it was coming out this summer. I can wait… maybe

  11. Btw, am I the only one to think that the narrator at the start of the trailer sounds so much like Michael Caine haha

    • It’s Anthony Hopkins (in case you didn’t know)

  12. All the years I bought the Mighty World of Marvel comic in the UK for The Hulk stories – I never got into Thor – but now I just find the character/s and landscapes amazing. Never thought I’d say that , but they’ve managed to make a solid story-line since the 1st Thor film. I love all that myth & lengend stuff…but in outer-space.. ! How clever was that idea !

    Then it all connects to Thanos !

    Can’t wait !

  13. …and the best part of it all is Loki, of course. 😀

  14. I’m guessing they used the Tesseract to rebuild the Bifrost

    • They still have the Casket of Ancient Winters too, which the Frost Giants used to invade Earth during the time of the Vikings.

  15. 😀 😀 😀 😀 😀

    Oh, yeah. Lookin smokin.


  16. I thought Xanos was supposed to be in this one?? I wanna see Xanos.. =\

    • Do you mean Thanos?

  17. This trailer is better than the entire first movie. Thor looks badass, Sif looks badass, Loki has a Crow look going on, action looks awesome. I’m psyched. Most anticipated superhero film of the year for me.


    • That would be very interesting if so, but it’s hard to tell from only seeing the bottom of it. Could be one of the Dark Elf ships.

  19. WOW.

    That trailer makes me think that this Thor will be about 100 times better than the first movie. Looks to be Thanos’ spaceship on earth. I can’t eff’n wait for this!

  20. It looks alright. I’m probably still on a high from last week’s Man of Steel trailer. But this looks pretty good, too.

    I don’t think Sif likes Jane Foster.

  21. By the looks of things, I am the only one who thinks this trailer isn’t very good.

    Hope the film is better.

    • How? What wasn’t good about it?

    • You’re not. But remember this is a teaser. I think one/two more trailers will be released before the movie comes out.
      So there’s still more. :-)

      • It’s way better than that first MoS teaser.

      • Agree!.. is early give it sometime

  22. “You must be truly desperate to come me for help” I was def expecting it to switch to a comical dating scene with Loki giving Thor dating advice while Thor is on a date with Jane. MCU films usually are heavy on the jokes lol

  23. My guess is that Sif makes the save for Jane late in the movie, then Loki kills Sif. Beta Ray Bill must be mentioned, explained or teased in some capacity. Can’t wait.

  24. Oh and Loki looks like Tommy Wiseau

    • Actually, if you give him glasses, he’ll sort of look like skrillex

    • You’re tearing me apart, Lisa!

  25. Y’know, the title of this page “Earth under attack again” does point out the redundancy of that particular angle. Before Thor 2, we are going to see it under attack in MoS… and obviously we all saw the same thing last year in Avengers.

    I keep saying that a good Superman movie will be good for all comics… but what if it actually has an opposite effect? What if MoS is SOOOO good, that it makes everything else that isn’t MoS look incredibly silly?

    Whatever, it’s not going to effect me one way or another I’m first in line for all comic movies, but I also realize that the general public views this stuff under a much different light. Guess we’ll just have to wait and see, huh?

  26. Thor didn’t say “if” Loki betrays him again. In fact, he said, “when” Loki betrays him. Critical difference.

    • Not meaning to sound rude, but that has always been a given about Loki. He betrays EVERYONE, hence the title God of Mischief. Thor falls for the sympathy and compassion lies all of the time, only now is he starting to realize that Loki will never unite with him as a good guy.

      • Keyes wrote “if” not “when” in his commentary. That’s what led to my comment. Get it, now?

  27. Aw man! Obviously it was just a teaser but that footage looked fantastic! It will definelty top the first film! It looks more grounded but it almost looks like the same style at the same time as the first one. I can’t wait. Malekith looked freaky as hell.