Review: Thor: The Dark World

Review: <em>Thor: The Dark World</em>

Thor: The Dark World opens with a monologue from Anthony Hopkin’s Odin explaining the plot of the movie. That was pretty much that; I settled in for a fun, dumb romp through the world of Asgard and I was not disappointed. 10,000 years ago, a bunch of dark elves (why elves is never explained) discovered an ultimate weapon called the Aether which will destroy all life everywhere on all worlds, but looks suspiciously like a rejected CGI effect of the blood vampire at the end of Blade. The elves, led by Malekith, are defeated by Thor’s grandfather and the Aether imprisoned in a box somewhere in another realm. Malekith and a small group of his people escape to a dark hole somewhere and bide their time, presumably to wait until they’re needed as a plot point.

New stills from Thor: The Dark World show off the Dark Elves

New stills from <em>Thor: The Dark World</em> show off the Dark Elves

Check out the latest officially released stills from the upcoming Marvel sequel Thor: The Dark World starring Chris Hemsworth. After the events of The Avengers, Thor will take on a new villain named Malekith, a dark elf, who is fighting to destroy Asgard. Check out the newly released stills below. As always let us know what you think in the comments. Click the images to enlarge:

Comic Review: Thor: God of Thunder #11

Comic Review: <em>Thor: God of Thunder #11</em>

Jason Aaron was already one of the brightest names in comics, but with the conclusion of his first arc on Thor: God of Thunder he is now a made man. If Marvel NOW is an attempt to produce more memorable stories GodBomb is definitely a step in the right direction. With artist Esad Ribic, Aaron creates a tale that feels just as legendary as the Norse God himself.

Action Picks Up in the New Thor: The Dark World trailer

Action Picks Up in the New <em>Thor: The Dark World</em> trailer

Here we go, the first full trailer for Marvel Studios anticipated sequel, Thor: The Dark World. Picking up after the events of The Avengers we catch up with Thor, Loki, and Jane Foster in the throws of a new battle to save humanity. The villain Malekith and his Dark Elves are the center piece to this struggle. Check out the trailer below and let us know what you think in the comments:

The Nerdpocalypse Podcast – Ep 93: Dear Nerds, Enjoy the Ride

The Nerdpocalypse Podcast – Ep 93: <em>Dear Nerds, Enjoy the Ride</em>

This week on The Nerdpocalypse Podcast the guys talk about a Fight Club sequel in graphic novel form, Japanese body pillows get an upgrade in creepiness, J.J. Abrams rumored to possibly leave Star Wars, San Diego Comic Con announcements, and nerd culture critiques.

Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje talks about his role in Thor: The Dark World

Adewale Akinnuoye Agbaje talks about his role in <em>Thor: The Dark World</em>

In the upcoming Thor: The Dark World Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje will portray duel roles as Algrim the Strong and Kurse. Not much is known in how the two characters will look or act but we do get some bits of information from Akinnuoye-Agbaje himself. He even mentions the fact that his character might be sticking around for future MCU involvement, sounds good to me! Check out the video below and find out just what Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje has had to go through to bring the two character to light. What would you like to see from Algrim/Kurse? Let us know in the comments:

The Nerdpocalypse podcast – Episode 63: Welcome to the Bone Zone

The Nerdpocalypse podcast – Episode 63: Welcome to the Bone Zone

This week on The Nerdpocalypse podcast, the guys make their triumphant return. After a week off the guys get back into the swing of things with silly bike accessories, 3D printing of cartilage, the WiiU and Wii Mini releases, a woman’s need to have sex with a skeleton, erotic zoos, a review of Thor: God of Thunder #1, a review of Bomb Queen, Star Trek gets an official synopsis, Justice League news, some X-Men: Days of Future Past casting updates, and much more.

Christopher Eccleston will play Malekith in Thor: The Dark World

Christopher Eccleston will play Malekith in <em>Thor: The Dark World</em>When the full title for Thor 2 was announced at San Diego Comic Con in July there was a slight clue as to where the Asgardian would be going on his next adventure. That clue has now been completely flushed out of the darkness so to speak. Thor: The Dark World will take our hero to Svartalfheim, the home of the dark elves. It was announced some time ago that Mads Mikkelsen was to play the villain. However, due to a scheduling conflict he was forced to drop out. Now we are getting reports that Christopher Eccleston (Doctor Who) will be taking over for Mikkelson, and now we know for sure what role he will be playing. It seems Marvel is ready to introduce the villain Malekith the Accursed who is the leader of the dark elves and all around bad guy and pain in Thor’s ass.

The Nerdpocalypse podcast – Episode 33.5: Road to Avengers

The Nerdpocalypse podcast – Episode 33.5: Road to AvengersThis is a special episode where the guys break down Ironman 1&2, The Incredible Hulk, Thor, and Captain America in depth. We talk likes and dislikes and what we expect in The Avengers.

HULK SWEAT SMELL GOOOOD!

HULK SWEAT SMELL GOOOOD!

Ever have that not so fresh feeling? Haven’t you always wanted to smell like radioactive sweat! I know I have. In one of the strangest merchandising moves yet cologne scents are being released for the upcoming Avengers film directed by Joss Whedon. Apparently you can purchase the whole set for only 59.99. Click here to see the website. See more after the jump!