Marvel (in addition be skilled at planning and money making) is also a big fan of cameos and tying together all of the films in their universe. Robert Downy Jr.’s Tony Stark appeared in The Incredible Hulk and Jeremy Renner’s Hawkeye in Thor, not to mention all the excitement-generating teases that came along with their now-infamous post-credits sequences.
On an appearance in Thor: The Dark World, Evans has this to say:
“[Chris] Hemsworth and I even talked about that. I would love to do a little thing in Thor 2. It is obviously going to be tricky trying to work out the plot, the reason why I am not there to help him, and why he is not there to help me. But the best thing about Marvel is that, like I said, the movies were so good and we had such a good time making them.”
Presumably, with both Kat Dennings and Stellan Skarsgård returning, some of Thor: The Dark World will have some scenes set on Earth as well as in the land of the Dark Elves, Svartalfhiem (the realm that is currently being brought to life in Iceland).
Thusly, it’s completely feasible to have Captain America make an appearance, perhaps as Evans said, to help explain how these solo conflicts can exist after the team effort world-saving that was The Avengers.
Still up in the air is if Natalie Portman will return as Thor’s love interest Jane Foster. She was mentioned as “being kept safe” in The Avengers so it appears as if she hasn’t been written off entirely. Her presence would also hint at some Earth-bound sequences where Cap could surface for a cameo.
So there you have it, early word on what we could expect for two of Marvel’s most anticipated sequels. If even half of this turns out to be true, we can expect a few more exciting years of superhero adventures.
Thor: The Dark World comes from director Alan Taylor and will arrive in theaters November 8, 2013 and Captain America: The Winter Soldier from Anthony and Joe Russo on April 4, 2014.