In addition to the Age of Ultron news we received at the end of Marvel’s panel tonight, we also received considerable updates on Thor: The Dark World, Captain America: Winter Soldier, and Guardians of the Galaxy. Entertainment Weekly had a pretty solid breakdown, but here are the highlights from each!
Thor: The Dark World
Tom Hiddleston delighted the audience to a live performance as Loki, wherein he basically subjugated the entire crowd.
Hiddleston, er, Loki unleashes an Asgardian-style Don Rickles routine, insulting the miserable mass of humanity before him. Then asks: “Say my name?”
LOKI!!! the crowd roars
“Say my NAME!” he says, no longer asking.
The crowd chants: LOKI …! LOKI …! LOKI ….!
Hiddleston smiles: “Then I have an army.”
I know what you’re thinking. “Ohemgee I’d give anything to see that.” Well, thanks to Slashfilm’s Instagram, you can.
It opens with a battle on Asgard between Thor, the Warriors Three, and Sif against the Dark Elves. Thor and Sif have a flirty repartee going during the battle, which ends with Thor taking on a rock monster from Journey Into Mystery #83, Thor’s debut issue. We then see the carnage being wrought on Earth by Malekith’s ships. Thor rescues Jane Foster (Natalie Portman) and takes her to Asgard, where we get a reversal of the fish out of water story of the first film.
And apparently, at some point Jane slaps Loki and says, “That’s for New York.” Hell yes. With any luck, we’ll have the footage up before the weekend is out!