I get home from a long day of doing stuff and I get home and see that lo and behold! THERE’S A SHINY NEW THOR TRAILER!
Marvel said Phase 2 was going to get personal for their Avenging Heroes and while this summer’s Iron Man 3 dug down deep into what makes Tony Stark tick (in more ways than one!). Thor: The Dark World looks set to take everything Thor holds dear and put it all on the line in a true Asgardian epic for our times!
I think out of all the Marvel movies the original Thor was the one that was most surprising for me. It stood apart from Cap, Iron Man and the Hulk due to its more fantastical nature but it also had something else to it. It felt like a good old fashioned adventure movie and this sequel looks set to build on that and develop every character seen in the first film a lot more. Which is AWESOME! Also there seems to be a lot more fighting in this one which is even more awesome!
The trailer also features a menacing, and slightly northern, voiceover from new big bad, Christopher Eccleston (The 9th Doctor for those who care) along with the prerequisite Loki scheming and everyone threatening to kill him stuff. Which is all really rather good even if everyone’s hair has grown to ludicrous lengths.
I await the final film with bated breath while clutching my Nerf Mjolnir.
OH! I almost forgot! That giant rock monster thing thing that is not quite The Thing at the end of the trailer? That is a Kronan.
They have played a few bit roles in Thor stories in the past and are actually quite interesting if you take the time to read up on them. The most well known Kronan in the comics is probably Korg from my favourite Hulk story, Planet Hulk. Still it is really cool to see Marvel casually throw in these smaller references, characters and in this case; cosmic alien races into their movies to help build out the cinematic universe. It also has me exited to see more of Guardians of the Galaxy because that promises to be absolutely rammed to the ceiling with little things like this!