Loki Steals the Show.
Thor: The Dark World is now in theaters, which signals the arrival of the second Marvel Phase Two movie, and the continuation of Thor’s solo films. Nearly the entire cast from the original Thor return to confront a new threat to the nine realms – Malekith and his Dark Elves. The opening of Thor: The Dark World (T:TDW) provides a Cliff’s Notes recap of what this troublesome realm is about, and how Malekith and his Dark Elves almost encapsulated the known universe in darkness. Thanks to the intervention of Thor and Odin’s ancestors, Malekith’s forces were defeated, and his universe ending Aether substance is forever hidden by the Asgardian army. Little did they know though that Malekith and one his ships escaped to sit and wait until the time was right to strike again.