Thor: The Dark World Trailer: Start Praying To A New God
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Thor: The Dark World Trailer: Start Praying To A New God

By TK | Trailers | April 23, 2013 | Comments ()


It's about god damn time.

I've been eagerly awaiting the trailer for Thor: The Dark World for quite some time now, desperate to see how it would look. I quite enjoyed the first one, and have high hopes for the second. My hopes are bolstered by the fact that Alan Taylor is directing. Taylor is currently most well-known for directing several episodes of "Game Of Thrones," including some of the best episodes of an excellent series.

The sequel to the 2011 film brings back Chris Hemsworth, Natalie Portman, Kat Dennings, Stellan SkarsgÄrd, Idris Elba, Anthony Hopkins, Ray Stevenson, Jaimie Alexander, Rene Russo, and of course Tom Hiddleston. It adds Christopher Eccleston as Malekith, Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje as Agrim, and Zachary Levi takes over the role of Fandral. So yeah, the cast is pretty intense.

The trailer? Wellll, it's OK. Interesting, but give little insight into the movie other than "something bad is happening, it takes place in Asgard, and Thor may need Loki's help." The shot of Loki at the end is great, and the film looks gorgeous. I always love to see what great, small-budget directors can do when they get a pile of money dumped into their laps, and so it'll be fun to see how this turns out. For now, the trailer really is a tease. I'll take it, but I'm going to need to see more, and soon.

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  • Long_Pig_Tailor

    Hey, you guys remember, like, just a couple of years ago when Natalie Portman was kind of a total movie star and critics liked her and she did good movies?

    And now she's the love interest of a comic book demigod. I mean, don't get me wrong, I love me some Marvel verse movie, but at the same time-- poor Natalie Portman. She'll be guest-starring on Two Broke Girls because Kat Dennings felt bad for her in, like, six months.

  • cgthegeek

    I really hope they don't try to create a love triangle between Jane, Thor, and Sif. Sif is so much better than that. Thor and Jane aren't, but Sif is.

  • Mr_Zito

    I can't wait for the after-credits Beta Ray Bill cameo.

  • cruzzercruz

    A comment that isn't about these men's flowing locks or being catty about Natalie Portman?


  • Robert

    I'm worried that it's not going to be nearly as tongue in cheek faux-antiquity without Kenneth Branagh at the realm. I'll see it, but I'm worried.

  • MrsAtaxxia

    Oh, oh disheveled Loki. You are delicious. And you're already IN A BUNK. I'll just get in with you, shall I? Good then.

  • Cazadora

    ok, so I'll admit this is a little obsessive, but at second 53, there's a very brief shot of Loki from the back in his Avenger's costume. All three in the shot act a little worse for wear.

  • stardust

    I noticed that, too. Of course, I'm also obsessive.

  • Hmm. It looks pretty damn exciting, except for the Portman part. I don't want to see her boring ass just stand there being the helpless damsel in distress again. Why doesn't he go for Sif? She's way more interesting, and hot, and a warrior!

    Or, you know, me?

    And eesh, I didn't think Hiddleston could look any uglier or more lizard like, but guess I was wrong.

  • stardust

    No, you're just wrong about Hiddleston, period. But that's to be expected from someone who has the hots for Hamm.


  • You're clearly broken, and I'm downvoting you out of sadness.

  • Hee-I think he's handsome in real life, but as Loki? He looks like Sir Hiss wearing a wig out of your mother's chest hair.

  • DYING. I love you so much, Julie.

  • Pants-are-a-must

    Hiddleston is serving Milli Vanilli realness there.

  • OH YES PLEASE LET JANE DIE. I cannot stand Natalie Portman in this world, she pulls me right out of it all.

    Winter is coming.

  • Right? She looks completely wrong for the part. So blah.

  • MrsAtaxxia

    She is wrong for almost every part. I can honestly say the last thing I liked her in was Leon. That she then became a sanctimonious vegan is not helping matters (no shade on veganism, just don't be an asshole about it).

  • I was about to make this post on my own and then I saw your comment and decided it needs to go in this thread: Has anyone else thought that the best chemistry Natalie Portman has ever had with a male lead was when she was underage? Specifically with Jean Reno in The Professional and Tim Hutton in Beautiful Girls.

  • MissAmynae

    Leon is a nearly perfect film, and agreed- it is the last one where she contributed much of anything.

  • Irina

    Spent the first minute and a half wondering "Where the hell is Loki?" After he appeared, I needed a cigarette.
    This looks awesome. And Chris Hemsworth's hair is magnificent. I'm a happy happy girl.

  • MrsAtaxxia

    There is so much magnificent hair in this movie. I imagine the hair people were embarrassed by the riches.

  • DataAngel

    Needs more Eccleston....

  • Mythra Sun

    .....and less Portman

  • zeke_the_pig


  • Snath

    Very excited for this. I've been forgetting that we are getting new Marvel movies this year. Phase 2 is something I've been ridiculously anxious for.

    Also, apparently people in the UK are getting Iron Man 3 on Thursday? Bastards.

  • stardust

    I am an intelligent, self-actualized modern woman with a college degree and all I can muster to say about this little bit of beauty is:


  • PuraPuma

    I'm right there with you!!

  • Resa Anderson


  • MikeRoorda

    SPLOSH. Or whatever the male equivalent of Sploosh is. Which I guess is just sploosh. Only with semen.

  • stardust

    Well, that and some excited inarticulate squeaks.

  • Samantha Klein

    OMG, I haven't been this excited about boys with long hair since high school!

  • He looks much more attractive!

  • Samantha Klein

    I, too, find him somewhat goofy in real life, but for some reason, Loki is totally drool-worthy. Hemsworth, on the other hand, is drool-worthy across the board. Much more my type. :)

  • Guest

    Nope.... unless Nic Cage from Con Air is your type.

    Side note: Loki is a sh*tty villain and it would have been better if he had died in the Avengers. I get the Hiddleston love but there is only so much he can do with all that suck.

  • I find him rather goofy looking in his natural state.

  • Pants-are-a-must

    The implosion online last night as the first images of Loki came out was almost worth my case of eyes-not-quite-opening this morning.

  • Strand

    "I always love to see what great, small-budget directors can do when they get a pile of money dumped into their laps."

    Dune. I still can't forgive David Lynch for turning one of the best novels of all time into one of the worst movies of all time. He's a talented guy who was given truckloads of cash and the result was a bizarre tour into his brain and Sting's codpiece.

  • Fabius_Maximus

    Come on, it's not that bad. If you take it for what it is (that exact brain tour), it is quite enjoyable.

  • God Of Bal-Sagoth

    Also, EVERY Lynch movie is a bizarre tour into his brain. It's the only kind of movie he knows how to make. Blame the producers of Dune for hiring him - David Lynch only makes David Lynch movies, so I don't know what they were expecting.

  • Strand

    I'm disappointed he agreed to do it, not so much that it turned out exactly like what everyone expected a big budget David Lynch movie to be. Not sure how the studio got to thinking he was their guy.

  • Pants-are-a-must

    But, on the other hand, Chris Nolan.

  • God Of Bal-Sagoth

    And Whedon.

  • duckandcover

    - More Sif, less Natalie Portman. ffs, she's just a big doe-eyed drag on what can be an awesome franchise.

    - I don't remember Skrillex being in Thor.

  • zeke_the_pig

    I thought the big deal was that Neil Marshall directed Blackwater... Or am I getting that completely wrong?

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