New ‘Thor: The Dark World’ Trailer Will Arrive Next Month

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Marvel’s Thor: The Dark World is not just the first non-Iron Man sequel that will be released as part of Phase 2, it’s also the studio’s guinea pig for testing out a Fall season launch date. The film boasts Chris Hemsworth’s third performance as the God of Thunder and was included as part of Marvel’s 2013 Comic-Con panel lineup, despite Hemsworth being unable to attend the event in person. Unfortunately, The Dark World ended up gaining more attention for costar Tom Hiddleston’s Hall H appearance in character/costume as Loki, more than the accompanying sizzle reel presented (complete with never-before-seen footage).

Meanwhile, the other remaining Phase 2 films – Captain America: The Winter Soldier, Guardians of the Galaxy and the newly-titled Avengers: Age of Ultron - hogged the spotlight, by making a stronger impression overall (according to members of the Screen Rant staff who were in attendance). The Thor sequel will get a second chance to get the Marvel fanbase stirred up soon enough, as the film’s next trailer will be released online – and (simultaneously?) in theaters – next month (i.e. August 2013).

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Christopher Eccleston as Malekith the Accursed in ‘Thor: The Dark World’

Youtube has announced a special week of programming from August 4-10th known as “Geek Week,” which is a seven-day period that is dedicated to highlighting geek content. The event will include talent from popular Youtube channels, such as The Guild creator/cast member and Supernatural costar Felicia Day’s Geek & Sundry (series like Tabletop and Fetch Quest), in addition to Stan “The Man” Lee’s World of Heroes (programs includes Stan Lee’s Super Model and UnCONventional).

Marvel will premiere the new Thor: The Dark World trailer on Wednesday, August 7th, in conjunction with Youtube’s Geek Week festivities. It’s not yet confirmed, but the general expectation is that part of the footage shown at the Marvel’s 2013 Comic-Con will be included in the new theatrical preview (though perhaps not the semi-spoilery clips that were contained in that sizzle reel).

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The Dark World Comic-Con footage, like the material shown in the first trailer, is described as having a Game of Thrones-esque vibe, thanks to the overall grittier filmmaking style and tangible production design favored by director Alan Taylor (a former co-showrunner on HBO’s popular Medieval fantasy series).

Returning cast members Tom Hiddleston (Loki), Natalie Portman (Jane Foster) and Anthony Hopkins (Odin) will each have an important role to play in the sequel. In addition, some of the characters who were sidelined or under-used in the first movie – like the lady warrior Sif (Jaimie Alexander) and the powerful Asgardian gatekeeper Heimdall (Idris Elba) – may get a more significant amount of screen time, based on past interviews and the footage shown to date.


Thor: The Dark World opens in 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.

Source: Marvel Studios

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  1. Hell Yeah! I think this movie is going to blow both the first one and Iron Man 3 out of the water in terms of quality. And I’m looking forward to see Jaimie Alexander kick ass and prove to the world that she is more than capable of playing Wonder Woman! Not that that movie is gonna happen any time soon…

    • Jaimie Alexander—ahh! Dinner and dancing for two, my dear? Call me, girlfriend!

    • It won’t be very hard to beat Iron Man 3 in terms of quality.

      • Good point.

  2. Eagerly awaiting how different this trailer will look compared to the original teaser.

  3. Ready for that trailer, bring it on and prime the pump. And I am pumped!

  4. i hope surtur and the enchantres will be the villain in thor 3.

    • That would be fantastic.

  5. Thor vs. Surtur.

    nuff said.

  6. Can’t wait for the next Phase 2 Marvel movie! I’m hoping this will make me forget all that was wrong with the first Thor.

    • Was there that much wrong with it? It was my favorite phase one solo film.

  7. I hope they show a shot or two of Kurse. I think I saw a photo of his movie look inspired action figure the other day, which looked awesome, but I want to see how he’s gonna look on film.

  8. Ive heard both sides lf the spectrum regarding the comic con trailer. Were i heard only grat things about cap 2

    • You drunk, bro?

  9. I much prefer the look of the costumes in this compared to “Thor” and “The Avengers”. They look more nordic and medieval. More texture and burnishing as opposed to the clean, fiberglass sci-fi look.

    • I think they’re just improving over time. Remeber, the first Thor was the first serious attempt at live action (not an an easy job) and I’d say they pulled it off. The costumes here look even better.

    • Except Asgardians are meant to look otherwordly and not medieval. Asgardians inspired the wardrobe and culture of ancient Norse/Nordic people of Earth, not the other way around. Asgardians are not Norse nor from Earth, they just were worshiped by them.

  10. what a tricky headline haha

    New ‘Thor: The Dark World Trailer’ …

    *clicks article and scans through the page looking for video link*

    *rereads title*

    *face palm*

    *waits an entire month*


    • It’s only two weeks away.

      • damn ur mom.

  11. Can’t wait to see Loki on the big screen again :)

  12. Bring on the new trailer, should just release it with Wolverine.

    • i heard it’ll release with “Elysium”.

  13. Finally I want a new trailer more awesome than the first

  14. O_O Is it announcement of a trailer ? Advertisement of advertisement, oh god, lol

  15. as soon as screenrant puts out an article on possibly tyler hoechlin being
    batman, the comments section will blow up! lol

  16. well getting on the thor 2 trip, i think for this film to be a success it
    has to do 250 million domestically and 450 million worldwide. my hope is that it will makeup for that last 40 minute mess that defined iron man 3.
    if thor 2 is great i can see it doing 800 million to 1 billion. making itself surprise billion dollar movie of the year much like last year’s

    • Iron Man 3 was great, dude. The Mandarin twist was brilliant. Admit it, you never saw it coming.

      • Agree, and I hope everyone will also be ready (read: not whining by the time it happens) for a sudden (probably huge) twist in Thor: Dark World as well, considering one of the rumor had spawned before: death of a certain character.

      • No, i was not looking for stupidty in a movie, i can watch an adam sandler movie for that. I was looking for a madarin with real power. The only people who think this was brilliant are those who dont know the mandarins rich history or those that are 15 and under. MOS,star trek and pacific rim were far better stories.

        • Well, I’ve been Iron man fan for 30+ years now and still think that Mandatin twist was brilliant.
          So please, don’t speak in the name of other prople.
          And btw, Pacific Rim was a big pile of Wtf moments witb a cliche characters and unbelievable physics, even for summer blockbuster standatds.

          • Pacific Rim was awesome.

          • Unbelievable physics?! So humans getting so hot they can burn through metal and even breath fire is believable?!

            (face palm)

            • Well, in the context of superhero movie, I really don’t have problem with people having superpowers :-/

              Where in a movie about fighting robots vs. monsters, I have trouble believing that a giant robot, made of metal, falling from a stratosphere can save itself by farting.

              And the ending was ridiculous to say at least. Iron man was at least semi smart, even if he angered ‘true’ fans.

              • “Save itself by farting.”
                Too funny.
                Iron Man 3 was a great Shane Black movie, but an odd slightly off-kilter Marvel movie. I new what to expect from good ole Shane going in, so nothing surprised me. He checked off literally everything on his list of Blackisms when making that film.

  17. I cannot wait for the new trailer. Thor and Loki are back! October cannot come soon enough!

    I think this movie will rock.

    • It won’t be in theaters until November.

      • Europe gets to see it in late October, while for North America is in November.

        • You pond-people are really getting on my nerves! :-D

  18. Ah, the movie I’ve been waiting for all year. And with GOT’s Alan Taylor? A certified hit, I tell you! Can’t wait.

  19. I do want to see this but just cannot get excited? I really do want to see the Enchantress a Thor film tho.

  20. If they kill off jane foster and her best friend in thor 2, good riddance to useless

    • I’ve been disagreeing with many things you said concerning Marvel, but on this one, we agree.

  21. I wonder if this new Thor movie will have blatant sponsors like the previous ones like Dr Pepper and Kashi cereal. The first Thor was a lousy movie with ad placement everywhere

    • Like every action genre movie ever made in the last 20 years? Get over it.

      And I don’t believe they drink Dr. Pepper in Asgard. Better yet, maybe Thor will ride up the Rainbow Bridge in a Ford SUV chugging a Mountain Dew while listening to Robin Thicke singing on the radio as the announcer advertises the Fall ABC/Disney line-up.

      Until it gets that bad, I couldn’t care less.

      • Haha that’s amazing! I think I would watch it just for seeing Thor drive an SUV down the bifrost while drinking a Mountain Dew!