UPDATE: I still have Comic Con brain, I had forgotten Mads Mikkelsen had jumped off Thor 2 to go to Hannibal TV series (like we lost David Slade from Daredevil). Everything else stands. Hannibal? What’s up? Get off my Marvel movies.
“The Dark World?” was my thought when I heard the subtitle for ‘Thor 2.’ Why? Because it would seem like it would be a Dark REALM the way people label things in Asgard and I would have told you before today that we were getting Niffelheim, Hel, the lowest world of the dead.
Why? Well, because Thanos – teased at the end of ‘The Avengers’ is all about impressing Death with his many exploits. That’s why there’s a pun at the end of ‘The Avengers’ about “courting death” which should be written “courting Death” because Thanos looooooooves Death. The person.
And unless ‘Guardians of the Galaxy’ also has time to explain a wholly new Marvel Death God to us, the easiest way to get Death into Phase 2 is to make her Hela, Loki’s daughter and ruler of Niffelheim, the underworld.
we know that Mads Mikkelsen, Danish actor with creepy face, will be playing a villain, we know there is a part for a male villain and Hela is most certainly female.
So imagine my surprise reading this from I Review Too:
However what we don’t know is which intergalactic foe or group of foes The Mighty Thor will be aiming his hammer at. Thanks to a brief chat with Hollywood stunt man James Grogan, we may have our answer. Whilst discussing the importance of acting chops in stunt work, Grogan related the experience to a certain Marvel film that he’s currently training for. “The other day for example, this is quite random but I was working on Thor 2,” he explains, “I had a load of stunt guys in and the director came in and he said ‘Look, we want you all to be elves,’ and I was like ‘What the hell is an elf anyway?’ and he said ‘I want you all to walk around like these supernatural animals,’ honestly it was the most ridiculous thing ever but you just have to not be self aware and get on with it.”
OHHHHH! (Forehead slap) Dark WORLD like DARK ELVES.
The Dark Elves live in Svartalfheim (movie bloggers, learn how to spell it) and have a certain degree of magic. They’re humanoid (no ‘Guardians’-like tree beings here) and have magic faire powers. It’s ok, they were created in the 80s, so they’ve gotten less stupid since then.
The Dark Elves are ruled by Malekith The Accursed, a super-magic elf who is usually after the Casket of Ancient Winters (a Phase One ‘Thor’ object of desire for Frost Giants). The other thing he did once was enter a deal with Loki and … HELA! … to distribute enchanted fruit so he could control the people of Earth.
Anyway – Dark Elves are happening, which means
(tongue twister time!) Mads Mikkelsen may be Malekith and the sub-title ‘The Dark World’ doesn’t bother me anymore…because it’s a subtle hint about Dark Elves.
But, seriously, Marvel – Hela’s in this movie, right? RIGHT? I’m calling my shot.
‘Thor 2′ is supposed to start production in August to pay attention to all female casting. Chris Hemsworth returns in the title role and Game of Thrones director Alan Taylor is at the helm, we’ll see it November 8th next year.