Thor: The Dark World (2013), Loki (Tom Hiddleston) in prison cell Source  
This post is part of the "Norse gods blogfest" and features my absolute favorite comic book Norseman: Thor.

Thor: The Dark World opens next month on November 8, 2013, and just released a new clip for the film called "When Do We Start?" featuring Thor (Chris Hemsworth) and Loki (Tom Hiddleston). Watch it below.

The new clip is less than a minute long, but there are a bunch of things we learn. Here are six things we learned in the clip:

1. Thor is Trapped on Asgard
Thor asks Loki to help him "escape Asgard." In the first Thor film, Loki finds a way into Asgard without using the Bifröst Bridge saying there are many ways into Asgard. In Avengers, Loki asked, "How much dark energy did the All-father have to muster to conjure you here?" Thor was able to leave Asgard thanks to Odin's help, but apparently it was temporary. In an interview Tom Hiddleston said, "The Bifrost is still down, he can’t just be riding down the rainbow bridge, Heimdall [is gone], it’s all changed since the end of 'Thor' so it’s obviously cost Odin a significant amount to get there."  In Thor 2, finding another way out of Asgard is the main reason he goes to Loki for help.

2. Thor Let Loki Win the Last Fight
In Avengers, Thor briefly fought Loki but the fight ended before it could even begin. From Thor's comment, it turns out he held back before. But that "glimmer of hope" that Loki was still his brother is gone. No free punches this time.

3. Loki's Prison is in the Deepest Hole in Asgard
Thor promises that he'll give Loki "the sun" meaning that wherever he is, he doesn't get a lot of rays. That also explains his pasty complexion.

4. Loki's Redemption
In the first Thor movie and the Avengers, Loki was set up as the ultimate villain. This conversation sets up Loki's redemption. "When I met Alan [Taylor], he asked me how I thought I could do Loki again without repeating myself and I remembered talking with Kevin Feige when we were on the Avengers promotional tour." Hiddleston told Total Film in the November issue, "I said, ‘OK, you’ve seen Thor and Loki be antagonistic for two films now. It would be amazing to see them fight side by side. I’ve been the bad guy now twice, so I can’t be again, or otherwise I shouldn’t be in the film. So we have to find a new role for me to play."

5. Vengeance Unites Them
"You seek vengeance as much as I do." Thor says. The two are united in a common enemy of the Dark Elves. What did they do? We don't know, but it must be big.

6. Loki's Hair Looks Terrible
In Thor and Avengers, Loki had close-cut hair, but now his hair is growing out of control. Fans have already started making memes of Loki's hair, but apparently Asgard prisons don't have quality shampoo.

About Thor the Dark World
Marvel’s "Thor: The Dark World" continues the big-screen adventures of Thor, the Mighty Avenger, as he battles to save Earth and all the Nine Realms from a shadowy enemy that predates the universe itself.  In the aftermath of Marvel’s "Thor" and "Marvel’s The Avengers," Thor fights to restore order across the cosmos...but an ancient race led by the vengeful Malekith returns to plunge the universe back into darkness. To defeat an enemy that even Odin and Asgard cannot withstand, Thor sets upon his most dangerous and personal journey yet, forced into an alliance with the treacherous Loki to save not only his people and those he loves…but our universe itself.

Starring Chris Hemsworth, Natalie Portman, Tom Hiddleston, Stellan Skarsgård, Idris Elba, Christopher Eccleston, Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje, Kat Dennings, Ray Stevenson, Zachary Levi, Tadanobu Asano and Jaimie Alexander with Rene Russo and Anthony Hopkins as Odin, Marvel’s “Thor: The Dark World” is directed by Alan Taylor, produced by Kevin Feige, p.g.a., from a story by Don Payne and Robert Rodat and screenplay by Christopher L. Yost and Christopher Markus & Stephen McFeely, and is based on Marvel’s classic Super Hero Thor, who first appeared in the comic book “Journey into Mystery “ #83 in August, 1962.

“Thor: The Dark World” is presented by Marvel Studios. The executive producers are Louis D’Esposito, Victoria Alonso, Craig Kyle, Alan Fine, Nigel Gostelow and Stan Lee. The film releases November 8, 2013, and is distributed by Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures.

About the Blogfest

This post is part of Siv Maria Ottem and Alex J. Cavanaugh's "Norse gods" blogfest. Anyone who buys her book Secrets of the Ash Tree during this blogfest can email her and she'll send them an autographed print of the Freya illustration made by her daughter Maria Bech. This illustration is not available anywhere else and is not included in the book.  She'll also be giving away a signed copy of her book to who-ever actively parties the most today. So, if you want to join in, spread the word, use her banner, visit as many blogs as you can, and write a great post! She's giving away special points if you visit her new web page http://sivmariaottem.com/ and like her Facebook Author page!

Secrets of the Ash Tree is available at most online retailers including Amazon and Barnes and Noble.
Official Description: 'Secrets of the Ash Tree' is the story about Liv, a young woman who discovers her true nature through the unraveling of hidden secrets. Her adventures begin when she digs up a chest that was buried by her father under the old ash tree in her garden. What she finds inside the chest changes her life forever. Liv discovers one secret after another and is thrown into a world full of dangerous and strange creatures, mighty Norse warriors and perils beyond her belief. What started out as a fairy tale in her father's journal was to become her legacy, a guide line to survival, and a map to the world she was about to enter. Each day, each mystery, each encounter will ultimately reveal her true destiny and behind the edge of a sword awaits a young god who is willing to share that destiny with her.

Have you noticed anything else in the new Thor clip? Who's your favorite Norse god? Are you looking forward to Siv's book?

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Michael Di Gesu said...

Thanks for your take on Thor... Great way to introduce Siv and her blogfest.

I picked Baldr... I admire his kind strength and light.

Congrats to Siv!

I read the book... It's wonderful!!!!

Joy Campbell-Chambers said...

Not a Sci-Fi Geek but I realize the blogging world is awash with people who like all things Sci-Fi. I knew Thor would be a popular god for the blogfest. Now I kinda want to see the movie you've mentioned - interesting line up, including Elba. :)

Suzanne Furness said...

I am learning a lot about Norse Gods today, hopping around the blogfest.

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Great entry for the blogfest, guys!
A common enemy can unite the polar opposite of people.
Can't wait for this film.

Amalia Dillin said...

I'm really hoping that the Thor movie will be great, but I'm nervous about how they're going to use Jane -- I had always kind of hoped that she'd find a way to Asgard first and then help the gods fix Bifrost and humble them all with her brilliance, but it looks like I'm going to be out of luck!

If Thor is your favorite, I hope you'll take part in my ThorLove bloghop on November 5th, too! it's about your favorite version of Thor in pop culture! :)


sivmaria said...

Looking forward to this new Thor movie! Marvel comics has taken Thor in a different direction than Norse Mythology but still very entertaining! Thanks for joining us today!

Yolanda Renee said...

Great clip! Thanks for the background on the movie. Congratulations to Siv and her birthday blog hop!


Loki needs his own spinoff movie. Just for the fan girls.

MPax said...

You'd think Asgard would have better access to hair care. lol Thor looks pretty.

Mary Aalgaard said...

Great observations from the movie trailer. Loki does look terrible! I am looking forward to Siv's book.

Maurice Mitchell said...

Ladies love Thor Pat.

Donna Hole said...

Yes, Loki should be freed. And he isn't all bad - he has his place in the scheme of the universe. Just as Thor can be petulant and impulsive at time. Temper temper!

But, I must admit, they are fine looking specimens of male flesh :)


Cecilia Robert said...

Oh loved these Facts!! I'll go with Loki. He's always out there, fighting, tossing around conflict and insulting People and he is so determined..lol He's so much fun! Can't wait to see The Dark World.

Cecilia Robert said...

Congrats, Siv! Looking forward to reading your book! :)


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