There’s been a lot of up in the air of what we can expect from Thor: The Dark World. While we know there is going to be more epic fighting between the Gods and that it wouldn’t be on Earth, we really didn’t know what else to expect. One thing we do know thanks to USA Today’s interview with Chris Hemsworth is that there will be at least one human in the movie – Jane Foster.
It would appear that Jane’s life is in danger and Thor has to bring her to Asgard with him. With his parents unhappy with his interest in a mortal and Sif making an attempt at his affection, it looks like we’re going to get a ton of relationship humor mixed in with everything else. Of course Jane is going to be a little angry with Thor since he didn’t happen to stop by while he was helping out ‘The Avengers’ save the world. Oh the complicated lives of Superheroes.
The fun part though is apparently we’re also seeing a lot of Loki and Thor on screen together. When they do the job right in the comics, Loki and Thor actually trying to be brothers (in their own twisted way) is some of the best writing that Thor has been placed in. As they are describing Loki’s release from prison, setting up the dynamic of their relationship as a “kind of a chess match” you know that I’ll be waiting for that scene to come up.
We’re still stuck waiting until November 8th of this year to check the movie out but I am dying to see how it’ll all be playing out!
You can check out the actual quotes below:
“Thor still has lot of explaining to do, and a lot of making up,” says star Chris Hemsworth. “Even demigods end up in the doghouse, mate. So none of us is safe.”
At which point he needs to bring Jane Foster back to Asgard to help save her life.
“So while Thor was a fish out of water on Earth in the first two films (Thor and The Avengers), this time Jane is very much a fish out of water in Asgard,” says Marvel producer Kevin Feige.
So with Anthony Hopkins reprising his roll as Zeus, we’re going to see him and his wife unhappy with the situation. As well as seeing Sif falling into a love triangle between Thor and Jane.
“It’s superhero action, but it’s the familiar territory of a love triangle where the parents think your girlfriend is wrong for you,” says Feige. “That’s how the best of these movies work.”
That being the case though there is an entire set of fighting involved too though. Don’t forget that the main enemy is going to be the Dark Elf Malekith (Christopher Eccleston) so they’ll be plenty of on screen battles.
“I really wanted to ramp up his skill set in battle,” says Hemsworth. “He’s not just this Viking throwing the hammer. Here he’s more demigod with dynamic moves we haven’t seen before.”
And what I am most waiting for is Loki’s return. While he’s had some bad runs in the comics he’s always been one of my favorite villains, because he isn’t inherently evil depending on the writer. Quite often he’s just trying to do what he feels is good but has to live out his roll as the God of Mischief to do so.
“Needing Loki’s help turns everything on its head,” says Hemsworth. “And it allows us to explore the underlying complexities of their relationship. It really ends up being a kind of chess match.“