Aug 7 2013 9:45am

Watch the Stylish, Swaggery New Trailer to Thor: The Dark World

Thor The Dark World trailer Loki

So here’s the thing about this new trailer for Thor: The Dark World. 1.) It’s awesome and 2.) We want to watch this movie right now. 3.) Pretty much every shot of this trailer looks gorgeous, possibly because every person in this trailer looks gorgeous. (Even when they’re punching Loki? Especially when they’re punching Loki.)

Excuse us, we’re going to go watch the trailer again then swagger around the office promising to protect people. Watch it with us below!

Kellen Periwinkle
1. Mithrandir42
Well if I wasn't excited for this before, I certainly am now! Come November! This looks great!
Mordicai Knode
2. mordicai
How awesome is it that Norse religious figures are still getting their stories told on the biggest stage of the world? & how WEIRD the story of Thor & Loki & Odin has become...
Kent Aron Vabø
3. sotgnomen
Well, if it is real norse you want, apparently we can look forward to Leo playing king Harald Hardråde in the near future. I am sure that will be accurate.
Mordicai Knode
4. mordicai
3. sotgnomen

Usually historical movies are SUPER accurate & NEVER hyperbolic!
Chris Nelly
5. Aeryl
So let's play, Who's Gonna Get Fridged?

With three powerful and strong women in Thor's orbit, this can't last.

My first thought is Jane, cuz they are implying a love triangle and death's always a "simple" solution to that, in addition I know Portman wanted out of her contract.

But seeing Frigga get all badass makes me suspect her days are numbered. Of course, it won't be in scene they are showing in the trailers. She'll survive that scene, so fans will think she's safe. And then, 20 minutes later, she'll throw herself in front of something to save......Loki.

This will of course give him all kinds of conflicted feels, because he's managed to convince himself no one loves him, he was just a pawn, so to see Frigga sacrifice herself for him will mess him up.

So that's my theory.
Mordicai Knode
6. mordicai
5. Aeryl

Maybe I'm an optimist, but I think my prediction is-- Thor gets dumped by Jane.
Chris Nelly
7. Aeryl
I wanna be an optimist. But I don't trust 'em.
Chris Lough
9. TorChris
Oh, I bet Jane's totally dying. But I actually think that would be the best way to service the story.

Whereas the first Thor film was about Thor gaining a human perspective and humility by being on Earth, the sequel seems to be about Jane gaining the Asgardian perspective on the universe. (I'm going off the trailers and SDCC coverage here.) There's a larger theme that Jane's presence in Asgard brings to the fore, though, in that her actions would result in the Asgardians learning to see humanity as a race that is coming to equal them, whereas only a few hundred years before humans were worshipping them.

So Jane, essentially, has to earn their respect. Considering that the trailer shows her scientific knowledge appearing to be key to solving the crisis at hand, and that she's punching Loki, and sailing off the edge of Asgard, I'm assuming that she throws herself into that task with vigor.

And all of that will be super fun to watch, but for there to be any dramatic stakes to it there have to be consequences. i.e. Jane has to die for "equating" herself with gods. Not only to underscore the differences and similarities between Asgardians and humans, but to give Thor the opportunity to prove that this perspective is utterly wrong, and that humans are every bit as worthy, which would help flesh out why Thor feels the need to protect them so strongly. Killing Jane serves a lot of purpose in this story.

Also, they don't need to outright kill her. I wouldn't be surprised if she dies and Thor and co. go on a quest to retrieve her soul or whathaveyou. I also wouldn't be surprised if Jane is all, "That was INSANE and I can't date you okay!!!!" afterwards.
Chris Nelly
10. Aeryl
@TorChris, that's a way to do it that would serve the story and not just Thor's angst, so I could accept it.
yo sil
11. catperson
@8 I'm guessing you were at Comiccon then? :P
12. jesusolmo
If you look closely, you’ll see that this is Chris ‘Thor’ Hemsworth and his brother Liam...:

Chris Nelly
13. Aeryl
And the rest of their ridiculously handsome family.
Melissa Shumake
15. cherie_2137
i hadn't really been on the loki bandwagon previously (sure, he's a great character, but the amount of fangirling i didn't really get). after jane slaps him and he's all "i LIKE her," i totally get it.
16. pootle
All good points, especially Loki's sick grin. He really is the god of Botheration more than your average villain.

Also no-one has mentioned that the big spaceship that attacks London is cutting right through the 0* Greenwich Meridian. Surely not a coincidence, although I can't imagine what god-aliens want with latitude.
17. pootle
Longitude, gah what a fool.
18. Tezza
"All yours"....." Anyone else? ". aaahhhh now that's the humour that i love in action movies like this. Can't we see it NOW? Even though Loki is nasty/evil, you've gotta love him. I can't help but like him more and more.
19. Parallax
Wouldn't it be wonderful to hear this parley between Thor & Loki?

Thor: " would use your power to destroy."

Loki: "Evil? Your evil is my good. I am Loki the Destroyer! Where I tread I leave nothing but dust and darkness; I find that good!

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