Hello everyone and welcome to a quick bite of some “Food for Thought”! This week was fun for Thor 2 fans as exclusive set photos were systematically released, and just like any good thing to happen within the growing mix of casual-fans-invading-old-comic-book-fan territory, there was even some drama at the end — so here’s a brief recap of what’s been going down, and what we can expect from Thor 2: The Dark World:
These pictures are from the Thor set in England where they seem to be filming a battle between the Aesir and an ally, and perhaps, the dark elves? Speculations abound, of course, but what is nice to see is that hey — that’s returning actress Jaimie Alexander as Lady Sif and she’s doing things. My sincerest hope for this film is that there is a bit more character development, just like those instances of character development that were unfortunately cut from the original Thor film, but alas we’ll just have to see what the future brings.
Interestingly enough is the stylistic mix that I like to refer to as “Scandinavian kitsch”, that inevitable hodgepodge of some vague Norse themes like the typical horned helmet, but also weird mixes of plate-armor and kitschy-space-tech that just… somehow… fits? Bonus points for the development or costuming team for including some clothing points that sort-of-kind-of-maybe-very-loosely resemble those of the Sami people.
If you haven’t noticed there’s a distinct lack of Tom Hiddleston/Loki in this post, but unfortunately for fans this past Friday, they were tricked by the Thor 2 unofficial Twitter account, who promised them “Pics of Loki on-set” but then linked them all to an image that pretty much screamed “Loki’d”. A bit of a practical joke and some mischief swiftly turned into fandom hate as the fans turned their ire to the actual actor himself, apparently sending him several hate Tweets for tricking them. And it seems he’s taken it well enough, as seen here:
Hiddleston’s sharp rise to popularity has won him some incredibly forward fans who are willing to do things like: pretend to be his old makeup artists to get in touch with him, run in front of his car to get him to stop, claim in an obviously fake interview he was bisexual etc. etc. It’s sad but it comes with the territory of not only being a celebrity, but also owning your own public Twitter account; hopefully though the Loki-madness will die down when he is eventually killed off in this movie.
Okay, that’s a big “JK”, but as you already may know, there are reports that Thor 2 will feature a “major character death”, and since Thor himself already “died” in the first movie, the new pool for which-main-character-will-possibly-die is up for debate.
Anyway, I hope you’re all as excited about Thor 2 as I am — so keep on the lookout for some more “Food for Thought” and behind-the-scenes looks at what the newest Marvel movies might entail!