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Thor 2 might have a release date and some new villains

May. 19, 2011by: Paul Tassi

Flame me if you will, but I thought THOR was just a touch overrated, as the visuals don't quite distract enough from a rather poorly structured story.

But none of that matters, as the movie was a hit with most, and has so far made gobs of money. A sequel is obvious, but itís a matter of when and how. According to a source via Cinema Blend, we might have answers to both those questions.

The sequel will join IRON MAN 3 sometime in 2013, post-2012 AVENGERS. No firm date is set yet, but presumably itíll be during the typical early blockbuster months. Additionally, thereís info about who the possible villains would be in the follow-up.

The source says that Enchantress and Executioner are being considered. Sheís an Asgardian who uses her beauty to seduce and control, and heís a brutish warrior loyal to her because of her charms.

Fans of the comics, how does that sound to you?†

Extra Tidbit: Priority number one of a sequel: Give Kat Dennings skimpier outfits.
Source: Cinema Blend

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3:16PM on 05/19/2011
Poorly Structured? In what way, considering most heroic epics (including Beowulf, The Odyssey, and Henry IV pt. 1) are structured in the same way? Were you trying to talk about pacing? Acting? Because the structure was a tried and true formula that unlike many other blockbusters had a heart and soul within it with believable performances and some kick ass action sequences intertwined within it.

Seriously, is there no pleasing the staff of this site anymore? First we get a review of Pirates 4
Poorly Structured? In what way, considering most heroic epics (including Beowulf, The Odyssey, and Henry IV pt. 1) are structured in the same way? Were you trying to talk about pacing? Acting? Because the structure was a tried and true formula that unlike many other blockbusters had a heart and soul within it with believable performances and some kick ass action sequences intertwined within it.

Seriously, is there no pleasing the staff of this site anymore? First we get a review of Pirates 4 that was nothing more than a dig at 2 and 3 and now Thor, the first superhero movie in a while that was a good film by itself as opposed to just a good adaptation, can't even get a sequel announced without getting crapped on by a vague and meaningless dig.
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1:07PM on 05/19/2011
I fucking loved Thor, and I felt like it was the perfect summer blockbuster. It had just enough heart and emotion to keep us invested and connected to the outcomes of the characters but also had its exciting action scenes. The jokes all hit for me, and with the exception of Dennings and her awful one-liners (why was her character even there?) I had a blast from beginning to end.

I'm totally down for a THOR sequel on one condition.. BRING BACK IDRIS ELBA!!
I fucking loved Thor, and I felt like it was the perfect summer blockbuster. It had just enough heart and emotion to keep us invested and connected to the outcomes of the characters but also had its exciting action scenes. The jokes all hit for me, and with the exception of Dennings and her awful one-liners (why was her character even there?) I had a blast from beginning to end.

I'm totally down for a THOR sequel on one condition.. BRING BACK IDRIS ELBA!!
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3:20PM on 05/19/2011
Bring it on! One thing about Thor, he has better villains than most other characters. Better than Iron Man or Superman etc. You can fill up six films without even trying. Enchantress/ Executioner, Surtur, the Wrecking Crew, Ulik, etc.
Bring it on! One thing about Thor, he has better villains than most other characters. Better than Iron Man or Superman etc. You can fill up six films without even trying. Enchantress/ Executioner, Surtur, the Wrecking Crew, Ulik, etc.
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4:54PM on 05/19/2011

Bring Branagh back

I'm looking forward to the Directors Cut Branagh talked about. Hopefully it's 30 minutes longer and has more character building. (Extra tidbit: Exactly. She's in New Mexico and wearing layers and layers of clothes...)
I'm looking forward to the Directors Cut Branagh talked about. Hopefully it's 30 minutes longer and has more character building. (Extra tidbit: Exactly. She's in New Mexico and wearing layers and layers of clothes...)
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5:46AM on 05/20/2011

FUCK YOU PAUL!!

Great news for me. Thor was an amazingly fun movie and it stood on it's own quite nicely. It must be the cool thing to do like shit on fans and give off handed comments that no one could give a shit less about. Give me a nice article followed by the link you self righteous prick. Suck it long and suck it hard Paul you fucker!
Great news for me. Thor was an amazingly fun movie and it stood on it's own quite nicely. It must be the cool thing to do like shit on fans and give off handed comments that no one could give a shit less about. Give me a nice article followed by the link you self righteous prick. Suck it long and suck it hard Paul you fucker!
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1:53PM on 05/19/2011
I really enjoyed Thor and while not familiar with the comic that much, as long as they do a good job, these villains sound fine to me.
I really enjoyed Thor and while not familiar with the comic that much, as long as they do a good job, these villains sound fine to me.
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1:15PM on 05/19/2011
I agree, Thor was a blast. Everything you could want in a fun summer movie.
I agree, Thor was a blast. Everything you could want in a fun summer movie.
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10:22AM on 05/20/2011
i liked this film...bring it on...it's fluffy fun...it's complete fantastical bullshit...i really liked it.
i liked this film...bring it on...it's fluffy fun...it's complete fantastical bullshit...i really liked it.
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5:11PM on 05/19/2011
I'd rather see Surtur and Hela, although I would still love to see the Enchantress.
It would be great and could truly be epic to see Thor and the Warriors Three fight their way trough Hel and back to eventually find Surtur's sword and then who shows up? Surtur himself who everybody thought was dead (but wasn't for some comic book reason) and Thor and his friends must fight to the death with Surtur. And why not throw Hercules in there as well? Cause you know, Thor needs ALL the help he can get
I'd rather see Surtur and Hela, although I would still love to see the Enchantress.
It would be great and could truly be epic to see Thor and the Warriors Three fight their way trough Hel and back to eventually find Surtur's sword and then who shows up? Surtur himself who everybody thought was dead (but wasn't for some comic book reason) and Thor and his friends must fight to the death with Surtur. And why not throw Hercules in there as well? Cause you know, Thor needs ALL the help he can get to defeat Surtur so he asked his dad to ask Zeus to tell his son to go help. Oh and throw in a dragon, some dark elves, dwarves and a troll or two, thank you!
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3:38PM on 05/19/2011
I bet they end up recasting Natalie Portman's role.
I bet they end up recasting Natalie Portman's role.
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2:06PM on 05/19/2011
I thoroughly enjoyed Thor despite some minor nags (too many dutch tilts, Stevenson blew as Volstagg, score was limp). What's important is that the big stuff worked and worked extremely well. It entertained me from tip to toe. I'd be pumped for another Thor!

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I thoroughly enjoyed Thor despite some minor nags (too many dutch tilts, Stevenson blew as Volstagg, score was limp). What's important is that the big stuff worked and worked extremely well. It entertained me from tip to toe. I'd be pumped for another Thor!

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6:13PM on 05/19/2011
Let's have part 2 all on Asgard this time.
Let's have part 2 all on Asgard this time.
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4:45PM on 05/19/2011
The Enchantress is the obvious choice... sexy villainess? Hell yeah!
The Enchantress is the obvious choice... sexy villainess? Hell yeah!
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12:59PM on 05/19/2011

Thor was decent, not awesome

I agree. Thor was entertaining, fun, and decent at best. The visuals were pretty cool. But I'm still taken aback at all the rave reviews it has been getting. Did I like it? Yeah. Did I love it? Absolutely not. It was cool, but it had loopholes all over the plot and the entire story-structure was weak. That being said, I'd definitely want a Thor 2. Great news.
I agree. Thor was entertaining, fun, and decent at best. The visuals were pretty cool. But I'm still taken aback at all the rave reviews it has been getting. Did I like it? Yeah. Did I love it? Absolutely not. It was cool, but it had loopholes all over the plot and the entire story-structure was weak. That being said, I'd definitely want a Thor 2. Great news.
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6:43PM on 05/20/2011

Full of shit!

Totally agree on the extra tidbit, but Thor was by far better than 90% of the super hero movies that come out these days. That being said I'm all for a sequel. Thor was cool and a lot more fun than Paul will ever be!
Totally agree on the extra tidbit, but Thor was by far better than 90% of the super hero movies that come out these days. That being said I'm all for a sequel. Thor was cool and a lot more fun than Paul will ever be!
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6:58PM on 05/19/2011
Thor was far from perfect, and jjrakman comment is quite right.
But I still had a blast with this movie.
Those villains are OK by my book, but Hela needs to be in Thor 2, and most importantly BALDER !
Thor was far from perfect, and jjrakman comment is quite right.
But I still had a blast with this movie.
Those villains are OK by my book, but Hela needs to be in Thor 2, and most importantly BALDER !
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6:04PM on 05/19/2011

I say thee yay!

As long as Loki is in it, I am happy.
As long as Loki is in it, I am happy.
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4:13PM on 05/19/2011
i think with those two villains and a decent writing staff, they'll be able to churn out something wholly entertaining.
i think with those two villains and a decent writing staff, they'll be able to churn out something wholly entertaining.
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3:10PM on 05/19/2011
+ Firelord and Thor's old comic book buddy,a godling like Thor-Hercules! These would make for cool additions to a sequel.
+ Firelord and Thor's old comic book buddy,a godling like Thor-Hercules! These would make for cool additions to a sequel.
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4:09PM on 05/19/2011

BETA RAY BILL

thor not only managed to build marvels avengers franchise, but also give us the first taste of the marvel cosmic U.(the infinity gauntlet and eye of agamotto were in the weapons vault scene)
they should keep that sci-fi space aspect going hand have him focus on his curby era space villans, as opposed to his mythology based villians, which might conflict with the direction they took the character.

thus, beta ray bill, galactus, EGO the living planet, the high evolutionary, Adam Warlock, ect.
thor not only managed to build marvels avengers franchise, but also give us the first taste of the marvel cosmic U.(the infinity gauntlet and eye of agamotto were in the weapons vault scene)
they should keep that sci-fi space aspect going hand have him focus on his curby era space villans, as opposed to his mythology based villians, which might conflict with the direction they took the character.

thus, beta ray bill, galactus, EGO the living planet, the high evolutionary, Adam Warlock, ect. this allows marvel to keep the sci-fi theme with thor and open up their cosmic franchises
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4:47PM on 05/19/2011
That's a good point. "curby"? or u mean Artist Jack Kirby's era?
That's a good point. "curby"? or u mean Artist Jack Kirby's era?
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1:20PM on 05/19/2011
I liked Thor enough, coulda been worse, but coulda been better and it felt like a Masters of the Universe remake, although I'm down for more.
I liked Thor enough, coulda been worse, but coulda been better and it felt like a Masters of the Universe remake, although I'm down for more.
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3:53PM on 05/19/2011

Ulik please

Cause yellow trolls are badass. And I like the idea of throwing Hercules in there as well.
Cause yellow trolls are badass. And I like the idea of throwing Hercules in there as well.
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2:38PM on 05/19/2011
I think it's on par with the 1st Iron Man, which I iniially thought was overrated, but I came to appreciate both as solid adaptations. I was getting a little tired of Origin stories, and anticipating The Dark Knight.
I think it's on par with the 1st Iron Man, which I iniially thought was overrated, but I came to appreciate both as solid adaptations. I was getting a little tired of Origin stories, and anticipating The Dark Knight.
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1:37PM on 05/19/2011

Meh!

Not sure if I care or not.
Not sure if I care or not.
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2:37AM on 08/05/2011
Despite the poor reaction you are getting for your comment, I somewhat agree with Thor being overrated. It was paced funny to me, and the acting (cough Natalie Portman cough) was not amazing.

With that said, unlike some people, I think even bad movies should get sequels to redeem themselves (cough Green Lantern cough).

I'm fairly certain this will not be agreed with, but God forbid someone disagrees with someone else.
Despite the poor reaction you are getting for your comment, I somewhat agree with Thor being overrated. It was paced funny to me, and the acting (cough Natalie Portman cough) was not amazing.

With that said, unlike some people, I think even bad movies should get sequels to redeem themselves (cough Green Lantern cough).

I'm fairly certain this will not be agreed with, but God forbid someone disagrees with someone else.
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10:40AM on 05/20/2011

Extra Tidbit

Tell Kat Dennings to stay home. She was useless in that movie. I, for one, could do without a pointless "comic relief" character, because the rest of the cast handled humor just fine. iPod and Facebook jokes? Come on.
Tell Kat Dennings to stay home. She was useless in that movie. I, for one, could do without a pointless "comic relief" character, because the rest of the cast handled humor just fine. iPod and Facebook jokes? Come on.
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7:22AM on 05/20/2011

I'm with you Paul...

...Thor was off-mark for me, but the masses shelled out their cash and that's all the studios care about.

As for Thor 2, I hope it has a bit more action.
...Thor was off-mark for me, but the masses shelled out their cash and that's all the studios care about.

As for Thor 2, I hope it has a bit more action.
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2:52PM on 05/19/2011
I'm a huge comic book fan, and I'm usually that guy who thinks every comic book movie is genius (yes I even liked Daredevil), but found this movie to be underwhelming. I thought the story dragged and found some character motivations to be unconvincing.

All that said, I am still excited for a sequel.
I'm a huge comic book fan, and I'm usually that guy who thinks every comic book movie is genius (yes I even liked Daredevil), but found this movie to be underwhelming. I thought the story dragged and found some character motivations to be unconvincing.

All that said, I am still excited for a sequel.
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1:14PM on 05/19/2011
I won't flame you. I agree. Thor was poorly scripted. The 2nd act dragged like a hammer stuck in a muddy crater.
I won't flame you. I agree. Thor was poorly scripted. The 2nd act dragged like a hammer stuck in a muddy crater.
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3:59PM on 05/19/2011

Worst Plot Hole in the Film

So Thor and Loki were babies when the Asgardians roamed the Earth.

So how did Earthlings then develop legends of Thor and Loki as the God of Thunder and Mischief? How did Earthlings know that Thor wielded the hammer Mjolner and Loki was a liar?

Since the Earthlings did have these legends in their mythology, and passed them on from generation to generation, wouldn't some Asgardian have come to Earth and heard their tales?

Wouldn't they then know to be wary of Loki? How could the
So Thor and Loki were babies when the Asgardians roamed the Earth.

So how did Earthlings then develop legends of Thor and Loki as the God of Thunder and Mischief? How did Earthlings know that Thor wielded the hammer Mjolner and Loki was a liar?

Since the Earthlings did have these legends in their mythology, and passed them on from generation to generation, wouldn't some Asgardian have come to Earth and heard their tales?

Wouldn't they then know to be wary of Loki? How could the Asgardians be so clueless?

But then it's back to the beginning as to how the Earthlings knew anything about Thor and Loki in the first place.
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4:44PM on 05/19/2011
I believe they mentioned the Gods returning to Earth from time to time...
I believe they mentioned the Gods returning to Earth from time to time...
5:14PM on 05/19/2011
Also - Norse gods don't really exist.
Also - Norse gods don't really exist.
7:49PM on 05/19/2011
Okay. So if the gods returned to Earth from time to time, wouldn't they have heard the stories about Loki being the God of Mischief and a lair, and learned not to trust the dude?
Okay. So if the gods returned to Earth from time to time, wouldn't they have heard the stories about Loki being the God of Mischief and a lair, and learned not to trust the dude?
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1:58PM on 05/19/2011
The best part was Renner's cameo. Made me excited for the Avengers and a potential Hawkeye flick, as long as he isn't decked out in the purple garb.
The best part was Renner's cameo. Made me excited for the Avengers and a potential Hawkeye flick, as long as he isn't decked out in the purple garb.
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2:41PM on 05/19/2011
I thought it was a bit over rated as well. it was ok
I thought it was a bit over rated as well. it was ok
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1:56PM on 05/19/2011
Thor was pretty overrated. I thought the script made no sense, the plotholes were bigger than the crater the hammer landed in, the effects were cheezy especially next to the ridiculous costumes. CGI Backgrounds with CGI action and cheezy ass costumes is a recipe for disaster. If Thor 2 takes place 99% on Earth I'm fine with it, I thought Thor's ignorance to Earth culture was the most interesting part (which is totally abandoned and it seems like he's lived there his whole life near the end).
Thor was pretty overrated. I thought the script made no sense, the plotholes were bigger than the crater the hammer landed in, the effects were cheezy especially next to the ridiculous costumes. CGI Backgrounds with CGI action and cheezy ass costumes is a recipe for disaster. If Thor 2 takes place 99% on Earth I'm fine with it, I thought Thor's ignorance to Earth culture was the most interesting part (which is totally abandoned and it seems like he's lived there his whole life near the end). The stuff in Asgaard was painfully bad especially in the beginning.
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