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Let's Watch Thor: The Dark World's New Trailer

Bob "MovieBob" Chipman | 9 Aug 2013 16:00
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01:45 - WHOA! Speaking of not ending well, Malekith levitates a visibly-terrified Jane Foster before his men, an incapacitated Thor and an oddly-passive Loki. Uh-oh.

All earlier joking aside, I would not be surprised in the slightest to see Jane Foster buy the farm or otherwise exit the franchise in this one. There really was a question-mark over Foster returning for quite awhile. Remember: She signed on as a supporting-player for this series before anyone knew Black Swan was going to be a hit and garner an Oscar nod, thus re-establishing her as a bankable and in-demand adult dramatic actress. The gossip was that her main reason for returning was to work with director Patty Jenkins - who subsequently left the production over "creative differences" to be replaced by Game of Thrones mainstay Alan Taylor.

I don't know any more than anyone else, but I will say that, as much as I like Portman in this series, killing-off Jane makes creative sense. It would be a major stakes-raising moment for the series, and the Marvel movies more broadly. It would leave Thor in an interesting place for Avengers: Age of Ultron, and his own third movie after that. And it's not like the Marvel Universe doesn't already have more helpful-scientist sidekicks than it knows what to do with.

Oh, one more thing: Jane has died at least once in the comics. She was saved by having her life-force merged with that of Sif, who was actually more interested in the opportunity to figure out what Thor thought was such a big deal about this particular girl. So there's that.

01:47 - Malekith in London, or at least somewhere on Earth.

01:48 - Lets all just take a moment to acknowledge that this trailer involves Dark Elves attacking the home of the Viking Gods... with spaceships.

01:51 - Blink-and-you'll-miss-it, but it looks like Jane has reconnected with Dr. Selvig. Good.

01:54 - Can't tell what Jane is looking at here, but it looks like some kind of model for how the Nine Realms fit together (or don't, according to the dialogue.)

01:55 - Yay! Darcy is back, too! That's good news because I like that character and want to hear her mispronounced "Mjolnir" some more, and also because it means we can all enjoy Kat Denning in something that isn't the inexplicably still-popular TV series "Did They Get It On Yet? No? Nevermind, Then." Which I believe some of you might be more familiar with under its colloquial title of 2 Broke Girls.

01:57 - Hm. Really brief shot that looks like it might be part of a happy ending. Oddly placed, if so.

01:58 - Loki Versus, at least it looks like, Malekith. You think they're going to put Hiddleston and one of The Doctors in a movie and not have them tangle? You don't know this movie as well as this movie knows its audience.

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