Thor: The Dark World has an embarrassment of riches as far as actors with real gravitas go.
That's a boon for the folks putting together TV spots like this latest one, which has Chris Hemsworth, Idris Elba, Tom Hiddleston, and Christopher Eccleston all making it clear that very important things are afoot in the latest from Marvel Studios.
Buff dudes in comic book movies are a dime a dozen, but two new posters for Thor: The Dark World put the fairer sex first, giving both Natalie Portman and Jaimie Alexander front and center.
It's a Thor: The Dark World buffet worthy of an Asgardian diner!
Not only has director Alan Taylor revealed that The Avengers writer-director Joss Whedon put his prints on several scenes of the Thor sequel, but he's also talking about the visual differences between his take on the God of Thunder and its predecessor. And for the visual learners out there, Marvel Studios has also dropped a slightly tweaked extended trailer for this November's cosmic romp.
Great Odin's Raven!
We've got character posters from this November's Thor: The Dark World, but on none of them will you find Chris Hemsworth as the titular Asgardian. Instead, these three new posters promoting the upcoming sequel sidestep the Asgardian Avenger in favor of his father and adopted brother, played once again by Anthony Hopkins and Tom Hiddleston.
Robert Downey Jr. is, of course, the resident rock star of the Marvel Studios universe, but he's getting plenty of competition from Tom Hiddleston as Loki, who has emerged as a fan favorite, the kind of villain you don't entirely want to see lose.
Thor: The Dark World is just two months off, but we recently learned that additional photography added even more God of Mischief material into the sequel, which finds Chris Hemsworth and Hiddleston in an uneasy truce following Loki's full-blown villainy in The Avengers.
No less a source than Hiddleston himself has revealed some new insight on the nature of these Loki-centric reshoots, which he says ensure that the Thor sequel isn't just putting "the old recipe in the microwave."
Me Thor, you Jane.
Just yesterday, Marvel unveiled a Thor: The Dark World character poster featuring the villainous Malekith the Accursed in crispy close-up. Today, things are a whole lot prettier, as Chris Hemsworth and Natalie Portman look beautiful even in peril on an international poster for the Marvel Studios sequel.
Step aside, Loki.
The latest poster for this November's Thor: The Dark World shines a spotlight on the sequel's heavy hitter of a villain. Onetime Doctor Who Christopher Eccleston is grimacing plenty hard as Malekith the Accursed, leader of the Dark Elves.
A comic book movie TV spot, even an extended one, has to get down to business, cramming as many broadly appealing elements into a fun-size package.
The first Thor: The Dark World TV spot is jumbo-size, clocking in at a minute. But it's still a comic book movie TV spot, so it leads off with the reunion of Chris Hemsworth and Tom Hiddleston as Thor, the God of Thunder, and Loki, the God of Mischief.
As summer closes out, Marvel Studios is cranking up its promotion for Thor: The Dark World, which continues Phase Two in theaters on November 8th.
The latest examples of sequel promotion are two new character posters featuring Chris Hemsworth and Tom Hiddleston as the gods of thunder and mischief.
A bumper crop of exceedingly pretty stills from Thor: The Dark World have descended upon the internet today. All fourteen official images included here suggest that incoming director Alan Taylor has upped the ante visually from Thor's first theatrical outing.