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SDCC 2013: Loki Takes Over The ‘Thor: The Dark World’ Panel
Marvel Studios knows what they’re doing when it comes to San Diego Comic-Con panels and it was no different today when Marvel Studios president and producer Kevin Feige showed off a ton of footage from Thor: The Dark World, the much anticipated next film in the Marvel film universe.
Tom Hiddleston was the first to come out in full Loki regalia, and had the crowd in the palm of his hand from the word go. He taunted the crowd for waiting in line for Hall H, and said so in true Shakespearian style. You could tell that Hiddleston was loving every minute (having to hold back laughter) and promised that he would present the Avengers if the crowd would acknowledge him as leader by saying his name, which the fans were more that happy to do, now becoming enlisted in Loki’s Army. Loki’s new minions were rewarded for loyalty by being shown a brand new trailer for Thor: The Dark World.
The new trailer had plenty of new footage, complete with a large battle scene that ended with Thor (Chris Hemsworth) fighting a Rock Giant. From there, the trailer showed large chucks of the plot, with Thor returning to Earth to pick up Jane Foster (Natalie Portman), and show Asgard off to her. He then has to reluctantly team up with Loki to fight off an invasion led by Malekith. Anyone who enjoyed Hiddleston’s performance in the first Thor and The Avengers will be pleased to see how big a role Loki seems to play in the sequel. A warning to everyone, the trailer ends with a huge spoiler, so if you want to avoid seeing a large plot point revealed, you may want to avoid the new trailer.
Thor looks to be picking up right where The Avengers left off, and looks to improve on the first movie, taking the movie more into the fantasy realm of Asgard and the other Nine Realms, while still finding a way to keep the drama grounded.
Sadly, no one from the cast aside from Loki came out during this part of Marvel’s panel, but it was still a blast for anyone there.
Thor: The Dark World is out on November 8th, 2013.