We’ve seen set photos, but Marvel Cinematic Universe fans are getting their first real, polished look at the upcoming Thor: The Dark World thanks to a teaser poster released online Saturday.
Iron Man 3is just a few weeks away, and the studio is already moving on with promotional duties for the next film in the “Phase Two” canon, Thor: The Dark World.
Thor, played by Chris Hemsworth, was last seen in 2012’s The Avengers, leaving Earth for Asgard with his brother Loki (Tom Hiddleston) and the powerful Tesseract in tow. We’re just ignoring the fact that the end of the 2011 film Thor made his presence on Earth impossible, because: Shut up, do you hate fun?
Anyway, here’s the official synopsis:
“Set one year after The Avengers,Thor battles to save all the Nine Realms from a mysterious enemy older than the universe itself. However, a primeval race led by Malekith, who is out for revenge, intends to plunge the universe into darkness. Confronted by an enemy that even Odin and Asgard cannot overcome, Thor must reunite with Jane Foster and set out on a dangerous journey that will force him to make the ultimate sacrifice.”
The film will see the return of most of Thor‘s original cast, including Natalie Portman, Anthony Hopkins, Ray Stevenson, Jaimie Alexander, Stellan Skarsgard, Idris Elba … seriously, everyone. Even Kat Dennings.
Zachary Levi of Chuck fame will take over the role of Fandral from Josh Dallas, and Christopher Eccleston joins as a new villain: Malekith the Accursed, who thankfully looks much cooler in the film than he does in the comics.
You don’t see any of that in the teaser poster, which just shows Hemsworth’s Thor charging his hammer in the rain, but we won’t have to wait long to see more. The first teaser trailer for Thor: The Dark World drops Tuesday, April 23. The film will be released on November 8.
Check out the teaser poster for Thor: The Dark World below, and let us know what you think!