Thor: The Dark World is just a few months off from release, but Marvel President Kevin Feige which he calls “plus the movie”. This means that with any Marvel film, while in the post-production process, if extra scenes are felt to be needed, then they are encouraged to be added. Loki has become a character who director Alan Taylor felt needed more screen time, and for good reason.
Since his appearance in the first Thor movie, Tom Hiddleston’s portrayal as Thor’s evil brother Loki has proved popular with fans, and after his magnificent role in last years The Avengers, Loki has become a sort of Darth Vader type villain icon. Fans adore him, and this was proved at Comic-Con last month when the Thor panel went wild once Hiddleston took to the stage dressed as Loki.
Planning to capitalize on this, Thor: The Dark World director Alan Taylor has decided to add more scenes involving both Loki and Odin (Anthony Hopkins). Naturally, with Loki being such a big draw, the plan to add more of him to the sequel makes perfect sense. His role will be slightly different in the film too as he will not be playing the films key villain. Thor (Chris Hemsworth) will be calling for his brothers help to fight the Dark Elves, led by the vicious Malekith (Christopher Eccleston). What we are expecting from this team up of Thor and Loki is a sort of buddy movie where Thor is the straight, down the line hero, and Loki can be the troublesome partner who will probably cause Thor a massive headache.
Naturally Thor: The Dark World is not intended as one of those buddy comedies, but we have already seen how well the two characters can banter over their ego’s, so more of them on screen together should prove a very wise decision. Collider caught up with the director, and posted their brief interview for everyone to see:
Directed by Alan Taylor (Game of Thrones), the sequel will see Thor (Chris Hemsworth) battling against the villainous dark elf Malekith The Accured (Christopher Eccleston).
The film also also stars Natalie Portman, Tom Hiddleston, Stellan Skarsgård, Idris Elba, Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje, Kat Dennings, Ray Stevenson, Zachary Levi, Tadanobu Asano, Jaimie Alexander, Rene Russo, and Anthony Hopkins.
Thor: The Dark World is due for release on 30th October 2013
Marvels “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 Marvels “Thor” and “Marvels 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. Faced with an enemy that even Odin and Asgard cannot withstand, Thor must embark on his most perilous and personal journey yet, one that will reunite him with Jane Foster and force him to sacrifice everything to save us all.