THOR: THE DARK WORLD
The Comic-Con panel begins:
Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige is introduced as “the master of nerd puppetry” by moderator Chris Hardwick.
Asked what he has in the works, Feige says: “Well, we have a movie called Thor: The Dark World.”
A cavernous boom! And then total darkness as the billboard-sized screen in 6,000-seat Hall H goes blank.
“Humanity … look how far you’ve fallen. Lining up in the sweltering heat for hours … chattering together in the dark … LIKE BEASTS!!!”
Aaand LIGHTNING FLASH as Tom Hiddleston appears in character as Loki.
“Stand back, you mewling quim!” He declares. And everyone rises in fealty, cheering.
“You should have let me rule you when you had the chance.”
Hiddleston, er, Loki unleashes an Asgardian-style Don Rickles routine, insulting the miserable mass of humanity before him. Then asks: “Say my name?”
LOKI!!! the crowd roars
“Say my NAME!” he says, no longer asking.
The crowd chants: LOKI …! LOKI …! LOKI ….!
Hiddleston smiles: “Then I have an army.”
A clip of Thor: The Dark World begins to play, showing Chris Hemsworth’s hammer-swinging hero in an epic, galactic battle. It’s a vast expansion on the previously released trailer above.
At one point, Natalie Portman’s character is shown in Asgard, delivering a fearsome slap to Loki’s face. “That was for New York,” she says.
Again, Loki smiles.
The clip ends and bow power has been restored. Feige begins introducing the cast of …