Marvel will release two movies in 2013, “Iron Man 3” on May 3 and “Thor: The Dark World” on Nov. 3, that will not only deal with the fallout from “The Avengers” but also will set up “The Avengers 2.” The two other Marvel Phase Two movies, “Captain America: The Winter Soldier” and “Guardians of the Galaxy,” will be released in 2014, with “The Avengers 2” scheduled for 2015.
The “Thor: The Dark World” teaser trailer reunites Thor (Chris Hemsworth) with Jane Foster (Natalie Portman) as an ominous voiceover by Odin (Anthony Hopkins) sets up the main conflict and villain in the movie.
The trailer for the “Thor” sequel also gives viewers their first glimpse of Malekith (Christopher Eccleston), ruler of the Dark Elves, Asgard and a large-scale battle. The teaser trailer ends with an unlikely pairing as Thor asks his imprisoned brother Loki (Tom Hiddleston) for help.
Marvel Phase Two is the term given to the four movies that will lead up to the sequel of 2012’s “The Avengers.” Each of the movies will build on certain themes, including end-of-credits footage, called stingers, that will link to new plot points or new characters.
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It has been rumored, for example, that Tony Stark (Robert Downey Jr.), will meet the cast of “Guardians of the Galaxy” in the “Iron Man 3” stinger that will get audiences a chance to get familiar with new characters and sets up the idea of outer space being important in “The Avengers 2.” Expect similar rumors to surface as the release date for “Thor: The Dark World” gets closer.
Watch the “Thor: The Dark World” trailer below; the movie will be released on Nov. 3, 2013.