Does anyone remember this ‘massive spoiler’ that a Marvel employee, Andrew Lawden, leaked out a year or so back? The finished movie was not as he described after all, but damn… I can’t help but think ‘if only’..
Thor becomes reunited with Jane who becomes possessed by a Dark Spirit, which is connected with the Dark Elves; a race the Asgardians have fallen out with many years beforehand […] The Dark Elves attack Asgard, and they take a huge hit. So Thor has to rebuild Asgard by putting together an army to go and take the battle to the Dark Elves and defeat them. But the only way he can do this is — he needs to cross over to the Dark World, and the only person who has access to the dark side of Asgard is his old brother Loki, who at the beginning of the film is locked up in prison.
So what happens is Thor basically has to negotiate this truce with Loki, and he goes on this great trek with Jane, all three of them. They go to this far side of Asgard, which is being shot in Iceland, where they train and assemble an army to go and attack the Dark Elves’ world.
So as it turns out, Andrew Lawden was either mistaken about the whole ‘ they go on a great trek and train and assemble an army to attack the Dark Elves’ thing, or it was one of the many story-lines TPTB changed/discarded from this movie along the way.
SPOILERISH RAMBLE FOLLOWING….
Although Thor, Loki and Jane did journey to Svartelfheim, the ‘great trek’ was actually incredibly short. It started off promising – a fun Star Wars-like chase scene, a convenient hole in a cliff, an even more Convenient Sleep for Jane; allowing Thor and Loki opportunity to confront each other over their weighty emotional issues (one of my favourite parts of the movie for that matter) and then BAM! They’re there.
For all that I did enjoy Thor 2, I was most disappointed about how short the journey to Svartelfheim was. The interactions between Thor and Loki provided some of the best parts of the movie (am I right here?). From the confrontation, to the sense that Loki was wanting to repair his relationship with his brother, to the hope that they could eventually have some real moments of camaraderie.
I mean, just imagine if this ‘great journey’ had played out to its full potential? Imagine if there’d been more action sequences together where they could at last be fighting on the same side?
What do you think? Would have liked to have seen Andrew Lawden’s original ‘spoilers’ play out? Would have liked to have seen more of the journey to/through Svartelfhiem? Are you happy with Thor The Dark World just the way it is?
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