As we get closer and closer to the release of the first trailer for Thor: The Dark World new images and story details have emerged and its making me go all crazy over here! The following information comes from superherohype:
“Last week saw the release of the first poster for the upcoming Thor: The Dark World and now we’ve learned a little more about the upcoming film, thanks to USA Today.
In the film, Thor returns to Earth where he meets up again with Jane Foster (Natalie Portman) and don’t think she’s forgotten that he didn’t come see her the last time he was here.
“Thor still has a lot of explaining to do, and a lot of making up,” says star Chris Hemsworth. “Even demigods end up in the doghouse, mate. So none of us is safe.”
To make matters worse, Foster’s life is in danger and Thor must bring her back with him to Asgard.
“So while Thor was a fish out of water on Earth in the first two films (Thor and The Avengers), this time Jane is very much a fish out of water in Asgard,” says Marvel producer Kevin Feige.
Not only will Thor have to worry about the Dark Elf Malekith, played by Christopher Eccleston, he’ll find himself in a love triangle with himself, Jane, and the warrior Sif with his disapproving parents watching.
“It’s superhero action, but it’s the familiar territory of a love triangle where the parents think your girlfriend is wrong for you,” says Feige. “That’s how the best of these movies work.”
With all that in mind, the film will still have plenty of action and fighting to boot.
“I really wanted to ramp up his skill set in battle,” says Hemsworth. “He’s not just this Viking throwing the hammer. Here he’s more demigod with dynamic moves we haven’t seen before.”
To further complicate things, Thor must seek the help of his brother Loki, who is still serving time in an Asgard prison.
“Needing Loki’s help turns everything on its head,” says Hemsworth. “And it allows us to explore the underlying complexities of their relationship. It really ends up being a kind of chess match.”
Check back tomorrow when the first trailer for Thor: The Dark World is set appear online!
Starring Chris Hemsworth, Natalie Portman, Tom Hiddleston, Stellan Skarsgård, Idris Elba, Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje, Kat Dennings, Ray Stevenson, Zachary Levi, Tadanobu Asano and Jaimie Alexander with Rene Russo and Anthony Hopkins as Odin, the film is set for release on November 8, 2013.”
So what have we learnt today? Well story-wise a good deal really. Firstly it seems like Thor isn’t completely in the clear for his actions though I’m not sure why he’d be trouble I mean he did just help save Earth from being destroyed by an alien race. I reckon he should be congratulated, but I guess that’s not the way things work in Asgard. Also I’m interested to see how Jane handles being taken to Asgard and seeing all of this stuff she heard about there right in front of her eyes. And then there’s talk of a love triangle and you know I really like love triangles, when done properly it can add drama, tension and mess with a man’s head forcing him to make a decision between two women. I’m glad this is being addressed in the film, it was a very big element of the comics, Thor’s been romantically involved with Sif and Jane Foster before and to bring those kinds of love complications into a film for Thor would be really interesting. I really want to see what Jaime Alexander does with this material because she is beautiful and deserves to let audience members know how she really feels about the god of thunder.
There’s also talk of action and as an action junky I LOVE me some action. I like how they say that it’s not just viking stuff but characters doing things we haven’t seen before, and that’s good to hear. These are god-based warriors who have skills beyond that of humans so I expect some badass, unique and over-the-top battles of a chaotic nature! And lastly there’s talk of Thor going to Loki for help and that should be interesting too, maybe there’ll be arguments or more information based on their past relationship. Either way this’ll be cool.
As for the two pictures that were released, they’re nice. In the first one I find it just funky to see Thor and Jane together just chilling in Asgard in Asgardian attire. They look like they’re having fun though. As for the second picture it’s just Thor holding his hammer looking all cool and stuff probably during a battle of some kind.
Now I seriously can’t wait for tomorrow when the trailer comes out, I need me some Thor right now. BRING ON THE LIGHTING! XD