‘Thor: The Dark World’ trailer puts Tom Hiddleston’s Loki center stage

Aug. 07, 2013 | 10:04 a.m.
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Chris Hemsworth, right, on the set of "Thor: The Dark World" in London on Nov. 16, 2012. (Simon James / FilmMagic)

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Chris Hemsworth, right, and Jaimie Alexander on the set of "Thor: The Dark World" in London on Nov. 16, 2012. (Alex Moss / FilmMagic)

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Chris Hemsworth, right, and Jaimie Alexander on the set of "Thor: The Dark World" in London on Nov. 16, 2012. (Alex Moss / FilmMagic)

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Chris Hemsworth, left, and Chris Evans in "The Avengers." (Zade Rosenthal / Marvel)

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Chris Hemsworth plays the title character in the 2011 Marvel film "Thor." (Zade Rosenthal / Marvel Studios)

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Loki (Tom Hiddleston) and Thor (Chris Hemsworth) in the 2011 film "Thor." (Marvel Entertainment)

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Chris Hemsworth, left, director Kenneth Branagh and Anthony Hopkins on the set of "Thor." (Marvel Entertainment)

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Chris Hemsworth plays the title character in the 2011 Marvel film "Thor." (Marvel Studios)

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Chris Hemsworth plays the title character in the 2011 Marvel film "Thor." (Marvel Studios)

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Chris Hemsworth plays the title character in the 2011 Marvel film "Thor." (Marvel Studios)

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Chris Hemsworth plays the title character in the 2011 Marvel film "Thor." (Marvel Studios)

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Chris Hemsworth as Thor and Natalie Portman as Jane Foster in the 2011 Marvel film "Thor." (Zade Rosenthal / Marvel Studios)

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Chris Hemsworth plays the title character in the 2011 Marvel film "Thor." (Marvel Studios)

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Thor (Chris Hemsworth) and Agent Coulson (Clark Gregg) in a scene from 2011's "Thor." (Zade Rosenthal / Marvel Studios)

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Chris Hemsworth plays the title character in the 2011 Marvel film "Thor." (Zade Rosenthal / Marvel Studios)

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Chris Hemsworth plays the title character in the 2011 Marvel film "Thor." (Mark Fellman / Marvel Studios)

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Loki (Tom Hiddleston), left, and Thor (Chris Hemsworth) in the 2011 Marvel film "Thor." (Marvel Studios)

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Chris Hemsworth plays the title character in the 2011 Marvel film "Thor." (Marvel Studios)

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Chris Hemsworth plays the title character in the 2011 Marvel film "Thor." (Marvel Studios)

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Chris Hemsworth as Thor, left, and Anthony Hopkins as Odin in the 2011 Marvel film "Thor." (Zade Rosenthal / Marvel Studios)

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Chris Hemsworth plays the title character in the 2011 Marvel film "Thor." (Marvel Studios)

The new trailer for “Thor: The Dark World” has just been released, suggesting an ominous, epic scale for the sequel, which sees Chris Hemsworth’s Viking god turning to his wicked brother Loki for help against a great evil – namely, the dark elf Malekith, portrayed by Christopher Eccleston, and Algrim (also known as Kurse), played by Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje.

It’s Tom Hiddleston as Loki who can be heard first in the latest clip for the new film, directed by “Game of Thrones” veteran Alan Taylor, chiding Thor from his cell in Asgard, where he’s been locked away after the events in “The Avengers.”

“After all this time, now you come to visit me, brother. Why? To mock?” Loki asks.

“I need your help. And I wish I could trust you,” Thor answers.

“If you did, you’d be the fool I always took you for.”

The trailer then focuses on Thor reuniting with Natalie Portman’s Jane — he rescues her from rampant destruction in modern-day London as a dark force arrives in the city, and whisks her to Asgard where she has a chance to see firsthand the majestic vistas of the magical realm — and to give Loki a piece of her mind about his earlier attempt to subjugate Earth.

The collaboration between Thor and Loki promises to be especially interesting. Hiddleston, of course, made quite an impression last month at Comic-Con International in San Diego with a surprise stunt during Marvel’s panel presentation in which he appeared in full costume as the character, prompting the audience at one point to begin chanting “Lo-ki! Lo-ki! Lo-ki!”

In an interview with Hero Complex, Hiddleston said Marvel movie chief Kevin Feige actually approached him with the idea of opening the panel in character, though the enthusiastic reaction from the fans surpassed what he might have imagined.

“It was absolutely amazing,” Hiddleston said. “To go out there in costume, adrenaline was coursing through my body in a way that I haven’t had in a while.”

“Thor: The Dark World” is due in theaters Nov. 8. Click through the gallery above for a look at Thor on set and on the big screen.

– Gina McIntyre

Follow us on Twitter: @LATherocomplex

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Comments


4 Responses to ‘Thor: The Dark World’ trailer puts Tom Hiddleston’s Loki center stage

  1. ivonne says:

    Love Chris and Nathalie

  2. helen says:

    Preening peacock.

  3. mandy james says:

    I look forward to seeing Tom Hiddleston as Loki and Adewale Akinnuoye Agbaje as Algrim / Kurse,
    they are great actors and I am sure will bring power to this movie.

  4. Whitecrow says:

    I truly wish they would introduce Sigyn as a nod to the old Marvel Comics as well as Mythology. Introducing Loki's wife would help broaden the character so much more.

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