Look! A ‘Thor: Ragnarok’ Synopsis at Last!

Disney has finally released a synopsis for Thor: Ragnarok that at least hints at how the movie will tie together the dangling plot threads from Thor: The Dark World, the “Planet Hulk” comic book story and the “Twilight of the Gods” tale from Norse mythology not to mention a guest appearance by Doctor Strange, the villainous plotting of Hela, queen of the underworld, and, of course, Loki.

Fans have known for some time that these story elements would be involved on the third Thor solo (or “solo”) movie, but not how. Check this out to see if it helps:

In Marvel Studios’ Thor: Ragnarok, Thor is imprisoned on the other side of the universe without his mighty hammer and finds himself in a race against time to get back to Asgard to stop Ragnarok — the destruction of his homeworld and the end of Asgardian civilization — at the hands of an all-powerful new threat, the ruthless Hela. But first he must survive a deadly gladiatorial contest that pits him against his former ally and fellow Avenger — the Incredible Hulk!
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Deleted Scene: Thor Fights While Loki Sneers

Here is a brief fight sequence that was deleted from the theatrical version of Thor: The Dark World. In it, Thor (Chris Hemsworth) battles some Asgardian guards to escape the palace with a captive Loki (Tom Hiddleston). Clearly, the scene was left unfinished, as the “heroic” sound effects have not been added.

Thor: The Dark World is out on DVD/Blu-ray and whatever other technology is out there…

S.H.I.E.L.D. Will Do a Crossover With New Thor Movie

thorlokiAttention, fans of MARVEL’S AGENTS OF S.H.I.E.L.D.! Get thee to a cinema forthwith to view Thor: The Dark World, which opens today — because the Nov. 19 episode of AoS is going to pick up on plot threads left over from the movie.

According to Entertainment Weekly, the AoS episode, called “The Well,” most likely will not feature any Thor cast members (barring a surprise cameo), but rather some “connective tissue” in the storyline.

Check out the official synopsis from ABC:

“In the aftermath of the events chronicled in the feature film Marvel’s Thor: The Dark World, Coulson and the Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. pick up the pieces – one of which threatens to destroy a member of the team.”

Putting this together with what we’ve all seen in the various trailers, it looks like there will be lots of Asgardian/Elf technology expended in all the fighting, so Agent Phil Coulson’s team most likely comes across something dangerous in some wreckage while cleaning up after the battle.

With a lot of the film’s action set in Greenwich, England, it seems like a natural setup for a crossover with TORCHWOOD, doesn’t it? If only that reconstituted UK team was still in action, that is…

New Trailer Boasts More Thor and Loki

This totally awesome new trailer has me really looking forward to the release of Thor: The Dark World on Nov. 11.

There’s a lot of Loki in this clip, and next to no Malekith, so even though the Dark Elf is the nominal Big Bad in this sequel, one begins to wonder who will get more screentime in the actual film?

I’m sold. Anyone else?

First Trailer for Thor: The Dark World

Wouldn’t it be great if the Thor sequel is really good and Marvel continues its cinematic winning streak? The more I see of this flick, the more I like it.

As this bombastic trailer shows, Thor: The Dark World will be full of demigods hitting/throwing/smashing things, Malekith and the evil Dark Elves, shouting, Sif, Odin — and a lot more Jane Foster than I was expecting, given Natalie Portman’s widely reported reluctance to return for the sequel. But I guess the Oscar winner is being a trouper and fulfilling her contractual obligations. On the plus side: Natalie’s unhappiness could translate into real peril for Jane — she might actually be killed off!

This looks like a clever way to inject Loki into the story when the main villain is someone else: Make him the Hannibal Lector of Asgard. Malekith is such a formidable foe that Thor is forced to seek help from the greatest evil the Eternal Realm has ever known: Kenny G Loki!

Look for the movie Nov. 8.