Out of all the films released from the Marvel Comics movie stable, Thor happens to be one of my favourites. Sure, it has issues, but what film doesn’t? Still, I love the damn film, from its sweeping Asgardian vistas to its massive battles in a small town just south of the border with Me-hee-Co.
And in the sequel, it looks like we’re going to be witnessing a fight for all of creation across the nine realms of the Yggrssadil world tree. Yes, I’m a nerd.
Marvel’s “Thor: The Dark World” continues the big-screen adventures of Thor, the Mighty Avenger, as he battles to save Earth and all the Nine Realms from a shadowy enemy that predates the universe itself. In the aftermath of Marvel’s “Thor” and “Marvel’s The Avengers,” Thor fights to restore order across the cosmos…but an ancient race led by the vengeful Malekith returns to plunge the universe back into darkness. Faced with an enemy that even Odin and Asgard cannot withstand, Thor must embark on his most perilous and personal journey yet, one that will reunite him with Jane Foster and force him to sacrifice everything to save us all.
Whereas the first Thor was bright and glimmering, this sequel looks a lot darker in tone overall. Sure, Asgard is a beacon of golden splendour as usual, but in contrast, Earth and the other realms are grayer and more muted in the colour department. But it’s also looking like a big action movie starring the OdinSon, with some massive battles ahead of him.
That on it’s own is pretty rad. But seeing Thor team up with his brother Loki to take on the menace of Malekith? I’m freakin’ sold. Thor: The Dark World is out in November, and stars Chris Hemsworth, Natalie Portman, Tom Hiddleston, Anthony Hopkins, Idris Elba and Christopher Eccleston, with Alan Taylor directing.
Last Updated: April 23, 2013