Loki gathers an army at the Comic-Con panel for THOR: THE DARK WORLD

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While it was certainly enjoyable enough, there are admittedly many things wrong with the first Thor movie. Tom Hiddleston being cast as the manipulative Loki, is simply not one of them. He stole the show in that movie, and if wasn’t for a certain green rage monster would have done the same in The Avengers.

So it was only fitting that when it come to opening Marvel’s Comic-Con panel on their upcoming movies, that once again Loki was the one who stole all the limelight. And an army, apparently.

While Marvel’s biggest announcement was undoubtedly the new title for Avengers: Age of Ultron, that actually came much later in their presentation (we just posted the story first for headline grabbing effect) and they actually opened with the panel for Thor: The Dark World in dramatic fashion, as this vid from ComingSoon.net shows off.

Here’s another fan-recorded version of Loki’s speech which may boast lower quality sound and video, but also boasts a couple rather cool snippets of dialogue that were cut out of the official version for some reason.

After that godly intro, some new, rather dramatic footage from Thor: The Dark World was shown off. Here is Collider‘s breakdown of the clip.

It begins with a battle in a burning village with Sif and Warriors Three fighting masked warriors.  Thor beams in, makes some quips with Sif, and slays a rock monster.  We then see London attacked, Thor beams in, nd beams Jane Foster out to Asgard.  We see him recruiting Loki, and the Warriors Three and Sif threaten to kill Loki if he betrays them.  This is interspersed with loads of action.  It’s tough to go beat by beat, but it looks exciting and finally lets Thor be Thor in a world that fits him.  It’s the grand tone we only briefly saw in the beginning of the first movie.  While I can’t go through every moment, I will say that the trailer ends with Loki slicing off Thor’s hand, a moment that was greeted with a collective gasp from the audience.

Damn it, Thor! Never trust a god of mischief! Now how are you going to get you Hammer-time on?!

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And with that bombshell of a reveal, the Thor: The Dark World panel was surprisingly over, with no cast and crew Q&A. I guess Loki calling the boss a “mewling quim” is enough for these things.

Thor: The Dark World will not be handing out high-fives on November 8, 2013.

[Sources: ComingSoon, Collider, RabidMovieFan]

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Last Updated: July 22, 2013

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