Thor – Chris Hemsworth

With a new week comes the promise of a new Marvel movie teaser, trailer for a trailer, full trailer, or talking head feature selling the latest in Marvel’s “Phase Two” of superhero films.  Today, it’s the teaser for Thor: The Dark World, in which our favorite Asgardian with the Fabio hair and flying hammer returns to smash some CGI bad guys and make puppydog eyes at Natalie Portman.

The teaser is pretty much the standard fare that you’d expect after seeing the first film—some big and hammy narration from Anthony Hopkins, a lot of heavily CG’d environments, Natalie Portman looking at things in constant surprise, and Thor smashing stuff with a great big hammer.  Stay tuned until the end of the teaser, though, for a fairly significant twist.

So it seems that Thor will be teaming up with Loki, giving Thor: The Dark World a narrative connection to both Thor and The Avengers, while at the same time allowing Tom Hiddleston to show up with yet another unfortunate Loki hairdo.  Really, it’s just awkward.

Thor: The Dark World was directed by Alan Taylor, and stars Chris Hemsworth, Natalie Portman, Christopher Eccleston, and Tom Hiddleston, and is set for a November 8 release.

What did you think of the trailer?