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Thor: The Dark World plot reveals

ThorTheDarkWorld.jpgThe plot for Thor: The Dark World has been revealed, or rather specifics about what will happen in the film have. The most positive part of it all is that it seems as though the film is going to be developing the characters and the relationships instead of just relying on those that have been created and throwing bigger villains against them.

Saying that there are bigger villains being thrown at our hero but it looks like there's going to be more than just that.

I like this about the latest breed of superhero adaptations, they've gone from just taking the paper thin character and throwing camp and action at them, now we're getting proper stories, developed characters and plots, we're getting proper films. Now why can't they just do the same with the videogame adaptations? They aren't that different.

Anyway, that's not why we're here, it's for the plot of Thor: The Dark World, so let me get to that. It comes from actor and Marvel employee Andrew Lawden speaking to the Bombad Radio Podcast through Screenrant and /Film. Here's what he had to say:

"Thor becomes reunited with Jane who becomes possessed by a Dark Spirit, which is connected with the Dark Elves; a race the Asgardians have fallen out with many years beforehand...The Dark Elves attack Asgard, and they take a huge hit. So Thor has to rebuild Asgard by putting together an army to go and take the battle to the Dark Elves and defeat them. But the only way he can do this is - he needs to cross over to the Dark World, and the only person who has access to the dark side of Asgard is his old brother Loki, who at the beginning of the film is locked up in prison...

...So what happens is Thor basically has to negotiate this truce with Loki, and he goes on this great trek with Jane, all three of them. They go to this far side of Asgard, which is being shot in Iceland, where they train and assemble an army to go and attack the Dark Elves' world."

There's something else, a definite spoiler that I'm not going to reveal here, other than to say there's an event that occurs that makes Thor's judgement clouded by revenge and anger. Looking at the plot it makes me think that this something might just be a bit of a catalyst to bring together Loki and Thor, perhaps for the film and perhaps for something longer term, it's not clear.

I'm glad to see though that the writers just aren't resting on where they've brought the characters but this also raises other questions, where in the character timelines for Loki and Thor does Avengers Assemble (Filmstalker review) fit in? Will Loki and Thor turn out as allies come the end of the film?




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