More Hemsworth! More Hiddleston! More Hopkins! More THOR!

…oh yes and more Elba!

Chris Hemsworth, Thor, movie

courtesy Marvel via imdb

I know we just talked about it last week, but  this new trailer for Thor: The Dark World has a good deal more of everything we’re looking for than that teaser we were given a few months ago.

At the top of the list is gravitas. Perhaps it is because the comic book Thor is based on long cherished Norse mythology, but he is both more serious and taken more seriously than a lot of the denizens of the Marvel canon. They’ve got Sir Anthony Hopkins playing Odin for Asgard’s sake!  Of course, the somber tone was set when this sequel was titled Thor: The Dark World.

The new trailer also does a better job of reminding us how visually stunning Thor’s world is, plus it gives us a better look at the key players, including Natalie Portman’s Jane, making it clear that her relationship with Thor is  at the heart (pun intended) of this story. We get more of  Ray Stevenson’s Vollstagg (who appears, thankfully, to have lost some of the curl in his hair), and Jaimie Alexander’s Sif.  Idris Elba’s profile has increased a hundred-fold since the first film and so naturally we get a better look at Heimdall, Also of note, is the trailer time given to Tom Hiddleston’s Loki. It was recently confirmed that Loki will not be a part of the upcoming sequel to The Avengers (which, despite the fact that it makes sense in terms of the character, is a still a bummer), so enjoy him while you can.

Watch this:

First, I have to say that I am always surprised by how deep Chris Hemsworth’s voice is.  Second, I love the way they tied this to last summer’s The Avengers. Five words (and a slap) lets us know where this movie falls in the timeline and that the characters are aware of the events from that film.

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.

Thor: The Dark World also stars Stellan Skarsgård, Christopher Eccleston, Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje, Kat Dennings, Zachary Levi, Tadanobu Asano, and Rene Russo and will be in UK theaters on 30th October and in the US on November 8, in glorious 2D!

edited to add pics! D’oh!

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