Isn't it annoying when your boyfriend comes to town for a visit and has time to fight an army of aliens, but not enough time to come and visit you? Astrophysicist Jane Foster may not have been around to join the fray in The Avengers, but she and Thor will finally be reunited when the Norse god comes back to Earth to find her in Marvel's next superhero sequel, Thor: The Dark World.
Whereas last time it was Thor who find himself a stranger in a foreign land, this time it's Jane who gets whisked away to Asgard in order to help Thor and Loki take on Malekith the Accursed (Christopher Eccleston) and his army of Dark Elves. Fans who missed Jane in The Avengers, however, will at least get to see the pair thrash out the issue of her non-involvement before they set out on their journey.
This new extended TV spot for Thor: The Dark World begins with the scene of Thor and Jane's reunion, with Jane challenging him over the fact that she saw him fight alongside the Avengers, but that he didn't take time out to come and see her while she was in S.H.I.E.L.D. custody. Thor explains himself and fortunately it seems like they get past the issue without too much conflict.
Beyond that are a number of clips that we've seen before in both TV spots and trailers, including Jane's fiery first interaction with Loki, and indications that the battle between Thor's forces and Malekith's will impact upon both Earth and Asgard. The Dark Elves still look quite a bit like Doctor Who monsters, but Eccleston is a solid choice to play the villain and Thor: The Dark World definitely looks like it has a lot of potential.
Were you also disappointed that Jane wasn't in The Avengers, or do you think that the movie's plot was already too full to find room for a romance subplot?
Thor: The Dark World is out in theaters on November 8th, 2013.