‘Thor: The Dark World’ TV Trailer: Wartime for the Nine Realms

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Iron Man 3 kicked-off “Phase 2″ of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, but filmmaker Shane Black’s Tony Stark adventure was mostly a standalone comic book movie (with some Avengers references for good measure). The next Phase 2 installment, Thor: The Dark World, takes a different approach; that is, the God of Thunder’s sequel not only addresses Loki’s (Tom Hiddleston) fate after he launched an attack on Earth, it also reveals in full the breakdown of stability in the Nine Realms (after the Bifrost was destroyed in the first Thor movie).

The Dark World director Alan Taylor’s experience serving as an executive producer and director on Game of Thrones seems to have benefited him on the Thor sequel, judging by early trailer footage that suggests this flick will be closer to the grand viking-fantasy adventure that many fans wanted director Kenneth Branagh’s Thor movie to be (lest we forget, the Thor sequel is Screen Rant’s #2 pick for our Most Anticipated of 2013 list).

Unfortunately, as it often the case with Marvel Studio releases, the new minute-long TV trailer for The Dark World doesn’t include any material that wasn’t included in either of the two theatrical trailers released to date; rather, it rearranges the previously-unveiled footage, especially that which was included in the Loki-heavy second trailer. Still, as much as everyone loves Thor’s trickster step-brother, it may be for the best to have a TV preview that focuses on the actual protagonist of the film (i.e. Chris Hemsworth as the eponymous, hammer-swinging Asgardian).

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On a relate note, it’s interesting to note the big difference in marketing approach between Iron Man 3 and Thor: The Dark World, especially with regard to the main villain’s prominence. Chrstopher Eccelston (Doctor Who) as the Dark Elves’ leader Malekith the Accursed has been presented as much more of a traditional (read: not all that unique) baddie in the Dark World trailers, unlike how Ben Kingsley as the Mandarin in IM3 was presented as a more flamboyant antagonist – and we all saw how that turned out, right?

Point being, with Loki soaking up more than his fair share of the spotlight – plus supporting characters like Sif (Jaimie Alexander) and Heimdall (Idris Elba) playing a larger role alongside returning stars like Natalie Portman and Anthony Hopkins – it might not matter too much if Malekith turns out to be something of a lackluster foe in The Dark World (though, obviously, we’d prefer for that not to be the case). Not to mention, seeing the entire Nine Realms at war might be compensation enough for shortcomings in certain departments of the film (read: the Thor-Jane romance).

Agree/disagree? Be sure and let us know in the comments section!


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: Marvel [via CBM]

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  1. *yawn*

    • Stfu

      • The Southern Tenant Farmers’ Union (STFU) was dissolved in 1960.

        • Just a contracted version of the second trailer. Wat.

          • “Dying is easy. Comedy is hard.”
            — Edmund Kean

  2. Awesome, can’t wait.

    What’s wrong, trailer didn’t have enough Affleck for ya?

    • …and here you are, mentioning the DC movie in the Marvel thread…

      …for no reason at all…

      Looks like Affleck is ALREADY getting the job done.

      WB/DC thanks you FILTHpig.

      • +1 to you, good doctor.

      • Don’t troll me doctor, you wouldn’t like me when I’m trolled. ;)

        How many times do I have to repeat it, I enjoy (some) WB/DC movies. I’d just enjoy them even more if they could get out of their own way.

        • Is that like “Don’t tase me, bro!”?

  3. why is that they are so objective?.,,,

  4. Seems pretty dope!

  5. They should have Hemsworth and Hopkins make a cameo in the Vikings tv series

  6. “the fabric of reality will be torn apart”
    Yeah, well, okay. If you say so, sugar.

    • haha that line did come off kina cheesy

      • Thanks for getting the joke., Will.

        “Dying is easy. Comedy is hard.”
        — Edmund Kean

    • Not familiar with too many comic book movie plots I see? Check out the Annihilation: Conquest story featuring Thanos, GotG and others as they try and deal with the energy rift called The Fault (rip in time and space) left over from the Kree/Phalanx war. Pretty good read.

      • It was the unconvincing delivery, not the plot line.

        • I can see that… but there has SOME cheese in a comic book movie!

          • You say you see that yet you accused me of not
            being familiar with too many comic book movie plots.
            You could not have seen my point with your first reply.

            • Didn’t mean to hurt your feels bro.

              • Feelings not hurt :D
                No worries. Just clarifying.

    • Oooohhhh, Fudge-ums!!!

  7. Not really excited about this or the second cap movie jus sayn

    • The change in directors for both films, especially
      for Cap, has diminished my interest as well.

  8. Personally, I think this looks like a good time. That’s all I’m really looking for in these movies. The Marvel movies are just that for me, a good time. This, doubtfully, will disappoint with that in mind.

  9. Thor 2 will be just as good as the first but I question Cap, X men and GoG.

  10. I beg to differ. But then again..as a Thor fan I would, wouldn’t I? If we’re talking about cheese I’d say ” Have you come to die with your city?” ranks way up there. Very 80s Seagal-ish. I literally cringed when I heard it. After Games of Thrones, I have little doubt that there’ll be a lot of wit in Thor 2: something we admired in such series as GoT, Spartacus and Rome. Rest assured, cheesy Thor 2 will not be..

    • The Bane line wasn’t the problem there imo, it was Batman’s obvious retort that was so stupid. I think this movie looks promising.

  11. Why do i have feeling that the giant golem at the end of trailer will re-assemble :D

    • I have that feeling too. I think it’s gonna put itself back together and will whip Thor back.

  12. I’m ready to watch this now!

  13. It looks like fun to me. Not really a comic book or comic book film fan but liked the original Thor. Dialogue and humour have always been a bit one dimensional but the Loki/Thor storyline gives the film a lift into something more intriguing. To be honest with out Loki I would probably wait for it to happen on TV.I am also an Eccleston and Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje, fan so will be looking forward to seeing them in it.

    • Anyone else think that Jane will die soon after she’s been levitated? I know nothing of her other then what’s in the first Thor.

      • I’m hoping.

      • It is time for her to go no matter how she does.
        Portman acts like she’d rather not be there anyway.

        • I agree, eventhough she’s probably contractually committed to the series and would have to do a third film if Marvel insisted, I would rather they killed her off than to have her return unhappy and not putting forth her best effort in the film. Besides Thor has other love interests like Sif & Amora The Enchantress among others.

  14. Don’t you believe it mate, that Anna is a known liar.

  15. action full trailer looking forward for movie …

  16. I’m definitely looking forward to seeing “Thor: TDW”, but there’s no need for more trailers or TV spots for me, i’m already sold. I’ll just wait until November 8th baby. In some ways I think this film might be the most important in Phase 2 leading into “Avengers: AOU”. Of course IM3 is the most popular singular film at Marvel Studios, so it was destined to be a big smash following The Avengers last year. While it certainly doesn’t have to reach IM3′s box office numbers, Thor 2 has to show a strong Avengers post bump as well, if it can reach 700-800 million worldwide, Marvel Studios is probably sitting pretty for many years to come.

  17. Why did Thor “go Emo” with the black eyeliner? Anyone?

    • Maybe it goes morein tune with the darker tone of this movie.