Last night, Thor: The Dark World had its US premiere at the El Capitan Theater in Hollywood. The Walt Disney Studios sent us a slew of images from the event, that you can check out, after the jump.
The release date of the next installment in the Marvel Cinematic Universe is closer and closer every day and Marvel is content to let you psych-up yourself. Three new clips from Thor: The Dark World arrived at Major Spoilers today and it’s time that we share them with you!
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The first trailer for Thor: The Dark World has arrived, and it asks the big question, “What will Thor sacrifice?”
Also – Loki.
Millions of fans flocked to theaters to see him as the God of Thunder in the blockbuster film THOR last summer and are eagerly anticipating his next potential hit Marvel movie, THE AVENGERS, in the spring. This June, they can meet Chris Hemsworth as he headlines Wizard World Philadelphia Comic Con at the Pennsylvania Convention Center on Saturday, June 2, where he will sign autographs, pose for Photo Ops and greet well-wishers.
If you are the San Diego Comic Con, you’ll want to get your tickets for the Marvel Avengers signing event taking place on Thursday and Saturday.
THURSDAY, JULY 21st
10:30 AM – 11:30 AM
CHRIS EVANS – CAPTAIN AMERICA
SATURDAY, JULY 23rd
4:30 PM – 5:30 PM
CLARK GREGG – AGENT COULSON
6:00 PM – 7:00 PM
JOSS WHEDON – WRITER/DIRECTOR
Head over to the Marvel booth (#2329) for more information and get tickets for each of the events.
Or at least according to the exclusive announcment that popped up on Deadline Hollywood.Â Chris Hemsworth, of the J.J. Abram’s Star Trek Hemsworths, has been tapped by Marvel Studios’ Kevin Feige and director Kenneth Branagh to wield the hammer, and speaketh ye olde English.
TheÂ 25-year-old Australian hunk is a virtual unknown here in the United States. But he played “Kim Hyde” on 171 episodes ofÂ Home and Away, the successful OzÂ TV seriesÂ where Heath Ledger started.Â Hemsworth is repped by partner and co-founder William Ward at ROAR management and agent Ilene Feldman.
The story of how Hemsworth landed the title role is an interesting one, and deserving of the link following.Â Thor is scheduled to bring the Krak-o-dooooooom! to theaters on May 20, 2011.
Variety is reporting that Tom Hiddleston has been tapped by Kenneth Branagh and Marvel Studios to put on the curly yellow horns of Loki to torment Thor in the upcoming movie.Â This news is hot on the heels of the confirmation that Chris Hemsworth (Star Trek’s George Kirk) will play the hammer weilding Norse god.
Kenneth Branagh, who is prepping to direct “Thor” for a May 20, 2011, release, already had a relationship with Hiddleston, having co-starred with the actor in the BBC miniseries “Wallander.” The two were in a London stage production of “Ivanov.” Hiddleston also played Winston Churchill‘s son in HBO’s “The Gathering Storm.”
I’m glad things are finally starting to move in the right direction with this film.Â I think Branagh will bring the right look and feel to the story that will partly be set in ancient times.Â And while Hemsworth didn’t get a lot of face time in Star Trek, I was impressed enough to know Marvel Studios picked the right low profile star to bring the character to life.