Thor: The Dark World launched its first teaser trailer at midnight, bringing promises of an epic battle between Thor (Chris Hemsworth), Loki (Tom Hiddleston), and a race of Dark Elves led by the vengeful Malekith (Christopher Eccleston). It's a beautifully contained 90-seconds of fantasy action that looks to live up to Marvel's The Avengers and Iron Man 3. But can it?
The Thor: The Dark World trailer is winning over the hearts of fanboys across the globe, and it certainly looks to be an improvement over 2011's Thor. But will it keep the Mighty Marvel Machine rolling into 2014, when we'll get Captain America: The Winter Soldier and Guardians of the Galaxy? We'd like to think so. And here are the five things that must happen to push it there.
1 Thor and Loki Team-Up to Fight Against Malekith and the Dark Elves
Tom Hiddleston has become a beloved member of the Marvel movie universe, playing Loki for a third time in Thor: The Dark World. In Thor, and even more so in Marvel's The Avengers, Loki was the penultimate villain, and slightly more intriguing and interesting than his heroic counterparts because of it. More than anything, he was human and relatable. The brother of Thor, he has long lived in the shadow of this Godly being with Farrah Fawcett hair and a perfectly sculpted body. It's about time that he slid over to the good side. If only for a moment. Thor: The Dark World must have a battle that sees Loki teaming up alongside Mjolnir (who really should be getting his own credit by now) for the ultimate showdown against the Dark Elves. That's the one thing that will really will push this movie into the realm of legend. One request though? Please don't let him lose his dark side. Loki needs to remain a mischievous, unpredictable spirit, and he should never show his hand. He can be an all-star this time out, and still be a shady snake capable of turning on his brother at any minute. He is fighting for his homeland after all, which we learned was more important to him than family in that first outing. So he's not really breaking character fighting against Malekith. We want to see him use his tricks to beat the bigger enemy. We also want to see Thor and Loki side by side in a climax that could give the end of Marvel's The Avengers a run for its money.
What do you most want to see happen in Thor: The Dark World ?