Chris Hemsworth is one of Australia’s finest imports (along with his brother). He is a good actor and I look forward to seeing him in movies. But when I saw the new trailer for Thor: The Dark World, supporting players Tom Hiddleston and Idris Elba are what revved my engine (vroom, vroom) . These new leading men have been quietly making their mark in Hollywood over the past few years. Hiddleston has appeared in Woody Allen’s Midnight in Paris and as villain Loki in Thor and The Avengers. At this summer’s Comic Con in San Diego, Hiddleston showed up as Loki in Hall H and berated the audience in character. Elba has popped up on The Office (U.S. Version) and as leader Stacker Pentecost in the underrated Pacific Rim. When he bellowed, “Today, we are cancelling the apocalypse!” in the film, I got goosebumps. And they both are British. What’s not to love??
Back to Thor: The Dark World. The sequel is set to release in November, just in time for the holidays and ensure big box office numbers. In the film Thor is trying to save his lady love, scientist Jane Foster (which, as hard as I try, I cannot buy her in this role). This time he needs his brother’s help, the evil Loki.
The trailer gives us battle scenes, humor, and romance between Thor and Jane (gag). Here it is:
Pay the overpriced ticket or park your butt on the couch and wait for the Blu-ray?: It’s a superhero film and the first one was pretty decent. Get thee to the theater!
Have a great week!