By Andy Khouri
Based on the Asgardian war goddess devised by comic book creators Jack Kirby and Stan Lee, Lady Sif emerged from 2011′s Thor motion picture as something of a breakout character, with fans complaining that the charismatic performer Jamie Alexander didn’t get enough screen time and asking that she star in a spinoff of her own. Marvel Studios seems to have listened, with early reports indicating the character’s role has been beefed up in the sequel, Thor: The Dark World. In addition to her typical ass-kicking duties, Sif will supposedly become a romantic rival to whoever that earthling doctor or whatever Natalie Portman plays is. Obviously Lady Sif could win any sort of contest under literally any circumstance, so it’s safe to assume Portman’s character will just, like, go back to wherever they hid her in Avengers and let the third movie be about Sif and Thor punching astro-orcs and making out as space lighting crashes romantically in the distance.
Maybe I’ve been on Tumblr too long, but considering Joss Whedon and other Marvel bigwigs’ remarks about the probable lack of Loki in future Marvel movies, I think it may have been a mistake not to call Thor: The Dark World ”Thor 2: Look at Tom Hiddleston While you Can, Screaming Fans.” That’s not a diss. I genuinely worry about how many hearts might break from a lack of fresh Loki supply following The Dark World's November 8 release. Funko's got at least a little bit of a solution, though, with its upcoming rollout of Pop! Vinyl figures based on Thor, Loki and an armored Dark Elf.
You gotta give the fans what they want.
And when it comes to the Asgard of Marvel’s Cinematic Universe fans want Tom Hiddleston’s Loki. Perhaps as a salve to fans begrudged by the news that Hiddleston won’t be appearing in Joss Whedon’s Avengers: The Age of Ultron, director Alan Taylor is shooting additional scenes for Thor: The Dark World prominently featuring everyone’s favorite trickster god.
By Joe Hughes
Debuting as part of YouTube’s “Geek Week,” Marvel Studios has unveiled a brand new trailer for Thor: The Dark World. Focusing largely on Loki and Jane Foster, and featuring Heimdall and Malekith, it’s a collection of much of the footage shown at the Marvel Studios’ Comic-Con panel last month. But if you weren’t at the panel (and most of us, obviously, were not) this is all new to you, as the trailer shows Dr. Foster interacting with Norse Gods — including a confrontation with Loki, the guy who kind of wrecked New York City — and Thor attempting to form an uneasy partnership with his brother. It’s about two and a half minutes of new footage, and about two and a half more inches of hair on seemingly every character, and you can check it out below.
By Josh Wigler
It was only a matter of time before the Disney toons got themselves mixed up with the greatest heroes of the Marvel Universe. The first two on that hit-list: Phineas Flynn and Ferb Fletcher.
Following last week’s official poster reveal for Thor: The Dark World, the live action followup to the 2011 Thormovie starring Chris Hemsworth, Tom Hiddleston, Natalie Portman, Jamie Alexander, Anthony Hopkins and more, Apple Trailers has debuted the first full trailer for the film. While the cast from the first film is certainly present and accounted for, so too is the first appearance of former Doctor/Destro Christopher Eccleston as Malekith (the Accursed). What’s the dark elf got in store for Thor and Mjolnir when the movie opens on November 8?