Thor: The Dark World will see the Warriors Three.
In the original film Thor, Asgard was mostly at the height of peace in spite of Loki’s treachery. The Warriors Three hadn’t had that big a role in the film as they weren’t needed on the most part.
In Thor: The Dark World, Asgard is involved in a war among the nine realms. The threat of Malekith the Accursed draws closer, and dark times approach the world that Thor and his old friends the Warriors Three call home. Fans will see more of the braggart Volstagg than they did in the first film, so we might get to see some godly slapstick.
Ray Stevenson, the actor who plays Volstagg, told The Wall Street Journal that the Warriors Three will have a different role in Thor: The Dark World than they did the first time:
“[Volstagg’s] great on a battlefield. He is one of the Warriors Three and doing what they do, their time is spent fighting on many different fronts. They’re not always fighting together. Volstagg is struggling, he has a brood, they are fighting for hearth and home as much as for the idea of Asgard itself. That’s where he has trouble. He’s all too aware of how potentially threatening this new enemy is on both the home front and the battlefield.”
In the comics, Volstagg is actually the oldest of the Warriors Three, and his prime is well past him. Thor: The Dark World might not show him in the same context, though.
Ray Stevenson adds:
“In the first ‘Thor‘ Asgard had this tremendous peace among the nine realms. They were riding at the heights. Everything is working and looking as it should be. In this one, the realms are being whipped up into various rebellions. There is a darker malignant force out there and we are in the process of engaging in long protracted skirmishes and battles. The luster and shine of the city has been taken off and it all leads to a huge assault, an attack at the heart of Asgard. It could be completely wiped out, the stakes are a lot higher.”
Are you excited to see the Warriors Three in Thor: The Dark World?