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 Skarsgård, 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.