With less than a month until the Thor sequel drops on November 8th, Disney is working overtime to ensure that it's first release outside of the summer months keeps Marvel's commercial hot streak alive. So far, we're seen that the go-to strategy positions the next Thor as a direct follow-up to The Avengers, largely by playing up the dynamic between the gods of thunder and mischief.
Despite featuring a Spanish voiceover and whatnot, this new TV spot retains English dialogue, offering up some new lines for fans to chew on over the next month. There's also quite a bit of previously unseen footage from director Alan Taylor's Asgardian adventure. That includes Loki appearing in a scene that's shown up in virtually every trailer and commercial, but without Loki. We know that additional photography peppered more Loki throughout Thor: The Dark World. Does the conclusion of this TV spot show off added Hiddleston material?
"Hitting doesn't solve everything." So it would seem, until Thor apparently solves everything through hitting.
Thor: The Dark World finds Thor hurling Mjolnir at the Dark Elves, an ancient race with a formidable grudge against Asgard. But the Dark Elves and Loki aren't the only characters Thor is clobbering.
"Asgard at the beginning of the first film was at a time of peace," producer Craig Kyle explained back in August. "Now our guys have been fighting for over a year, constantly. It's a time of war."
"When the Bifrost was broken at the end of the first film, Odin had to conjure a lot of dark energy and go through a lot of personal sacrifice to try and get his son back to Earth. And it was a one-shot deal," he continues. "If Thor didn't succeed, without the Tesseract he couldn't have got back again. And in our film, finally the Bifrost has been rebuilt, but during that time, when the cops were largely cut off from the rest of the universe, you had miscreants that came in from outside the Nine Realms, pillaging and destroying and causing havoc. So that's what our guys have been doing now - trying to put all these fires out across the Nine Realms."