Marvel has released two new posters for Thor: The Dark World, one featuring a mighty action shot of Thor (Chris Hemsworth) and the other revealing a more relaxed, yet still sinister-looking, Loki (Tom Hiddleston). While the poster with Thor pretty much just confirms the continued existence of the titular hero’s hammer, the poster of Loki might be sightly more revealing.
In the image, it’s difficult to definitively determine on which planet Loki is located. Regardless, he’s surrounded by destruction, yet he maintains his signature smarmy smirk. The trailer for the Thor sequel implies that Loki will be helping Thor, but this poster sure doesn’t look like it. However, it does confirm that Loki will be a prominent character in the film. Lastly, Thor’s hammer is passively sitting in the corner of the image, below Loki’s feet, potentially symbolizing Thor’s inferiority to Loki.
Thor: The Dark World was directed by Alan Taylor as opposed to Kenneth Branagh, the director of the first Thor film. Hopefully the sequel will maintain the likability of the franchise’s two main characters, which was further continued by Thor and Loki’s presence in The Avengers. The Thor franchise is unique within the Marvel film framework in that its recurring villain is possibly its most adored character, as clearly evidenced by any Tumblr tag search for “Loki.” Given Taylor’s successful history directing television, I’m not too concerned.
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