I’ll admit, I really didn’t get into Marvel at first. You see a face like this enough times, it kind of starts to turn you off the whole superhero thing for a while. Plus there’s so many of them! I think I’ve seen maybe a dozen on this list, only a handful in theaters, and I’m pretty sure I fell asleep during at least half. (Nicholas Cage as a flaming skeleton? What did I expect? Worst rental ever.)
I have to credit The Avengers for thawing my icy disdain for the whole genre. Well, that and the decision to erase constipated Tobey from our minds by replacing him with an adorable Brit who fell for one of the most fabulous actresses of my generation, both in the movie and IRL. Both movies took the summer of 2012 for an epic thrill ride, but the superhero-movie-on-steroids really surprised me. It wasn’t something I would have ever expected to even go see, let alone like as much as I did. But anything with enough humor (and hot men) can win me over and they did an excellent job of infusing the nonstop action with some hilarious moments, like when the Hulk beats the shit out of Loki.
Speaking of Loki … thank you Marvel, for introducing me to Tom Hiddleston! I kept thinking to myself, there’s something strangely attractive about this greasy evil guy. Oh, that’s why—an accent to die for and he normally looks like THIS:
It speaks a lot to Hiddleton’s magnetic portrayal of Loki that the “bad guy” character literally has legions of fans. He showed up at Comic-Con to introduce the new trailer (above) for Thor: The Dark World and Hall H exploded. Along with approximately 6,500 ovaries.
All of this has been leading up to me telling you that I am actually really excited for the Thor sequel. It looks to be pretty Loki-heavy and while I don’t care so much about the world of Asgard, these “brothers” are my favorite Marvel characters. Plus, Hiddleston has confirmed that this is the last we’ll see of Loki for a while.
Thor: The Dark World will be released November 8. Are you excited or what?